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Wales, United Kingdom (PRWEB) June 27, 2013
Love Hope Strength Foundation(LHSF), the world’s leading rock and roll cancer foundation’s Co-Founder, two-time cancer survivor and UK Rocker Mike Peters (pictured below) is emerging as one of the most visible advocates and activists for those living with and beating cancer around the world. Over the past three years, his organization has found 560 bone marrow donor and peripheral blood stem cell matches; built the first ever children cancer center in Tanzania; supported the Nepal Cancer Center with life saving equipment; and registered over 35,000 new donors through its Get On the List! program. More than 9,000 international recording artists now support the charity from holding marrow and blood stem cell registries at their concerts and from donations from select recordings.
Peters, front man of Welsh rock band The Alarm is once again facing the illness himself as he performs for three months with Scottish rock band Big Country on their first US tour in four years. Peters is meeting with politicians, filming his second documentary, climbing mountains, performing at shows where donors are being registered, all while undergoing chemotherapy.
Ultimately, Peters may indeed need his own marrow donor.
The idea to climb mountains and perform concerts came when Mike was in the hospital going through his second battle with cancer. Peters said, “I could see Mt. Snowdon from my hospital window and thought to myself, ‘When I recover, I’m going to march up that mountain as my symbolic climb back from cancer and raise money from my fans to support the cancer center and nurses that helped save my life.’”
After much petitioning by Peters and LHSF, for the first-time ever, members of the House of Commons and MPs had their cheeks swabbed earlier this month in London inside Parliament. The symbolic drive illustrated the new regulations which include the launch of the first cotton swab testing program, previously only available via blood donation, and increase in eligible donor age limits from 30 to 55. Half the people in Britain who need a lifesaving blood stem cell donor do not ever find a match and this initiative will open the registry to millions of new potential donors. In the US, the WWE has jumped in to support, and for the first-time ever, held a bone marrow registry at one of their sold-out wrestling events in Connecticut that will be broadcast later this summer. Adding donors from the UK and US will not only save Brits and Americans but can save other people of English descent around the world.
This past weekend, Peters participated in a climb with 400 hikers, performing with other artists and survivors at Vail Rocks, Brett Dennen, Miles Zuniga of Fastball, Big Country, and The Fixx. The annual LHS event raised $ 100,000 and featured a Schomp MINI dedicated to Get on the List, the mobile campaign that comes to concerts, events and Vail Rocks, looking for donors.
Cancer survivor and successful bone marrow recipient James Chippendale from Dallas, whose life-saving bone marrow transplant was featured in the recent documentary, More to Live For, co-founded the charity with Peters.
Peters said, “Chippendale’s German donor was 42 when he saved James’ life. If Germany had the same regulations as Britain did, than James would not be alive. We had to make this change, which will save thousands more lives!”
This duo have taken their message around the world, performing concerts atop some of the world’s highest mountains such as Mt. Everest (chronicled in a documentary Everest Rocks), Kilimanjaro, Machu Picchu, Mt Fuji, Pike’s Peak, Mt. Snowdon, and more.
“Thousands of people from around the world die every year simply because they can’t find a match. The match is out there for everyone; they just have not been found. That is our life mission-seeing that everyone that needs a donor has one. It’s that simple! Equally simple is the process – a simple cotton swab of the cheek – to get on the registry. In most cases, it is similar to donating platelets or plasma, but most don’t know this and it is our job to get the message out to as many people as possible,” said Chippendale.
Founded in 2006, Love Hope Strength Foundation is a US and UK-based foundation saving lives through hosting a bone marrow peripheral blood stem cell international registry and fundraising campaign to establish cancer treatment facilities in underdeveloped areas around the globe. Over the past 3 years, LHS has conducted drives at 900 concerts and festivals each year (Bonnaroo, Austin City Limits, Lollapalooza ) and have enlisted top recording artists such as Enrique Iglesias, Linkin Park, George Strait, Kenny Chesney, Robert Plant, and more. You do not have to go to a concert to register just go online here. They are currently expanding their reach by establishing a campaign in Mexico to register donors of Mexican descent.
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Atlanta, Ga. (PRWEB) June 27, 2013
Volcanoes are among one of the most picturesque, natural phenomena on the planet. Many people make a point to visit (and even climb) them each year. But, what are the most worth-while volcanoes to visit? Protect Your Bubble has created a list of the three most amazing volcanoes to see in the world (Source: Weather.com).
1. Mount Kilimanjaro (Tanzania) Nearly 20,000 feet high, Mount Kilimanjaro is arguably the most well-known volcano in the world. This mount is known as a top attraction for climbers world-wide, as about 35,000 come each year in hopes of reaching the summit. While not particularly difficult by some standards, the altitude sickness makes this a tough volcano to complete. But, the sunrise views from the top are breathtaking.
2. Mount Fuji (Japan) Not only is it a renowned volcano, Mount Fuji is a national, cultural, religious icon in Japan. The volcano rises about 12,000 feet above sea level. Surprisingly, more than 200,000 people climb it each year, thus making it the single most visited attraction in the country.
3. Katla, Hekla and Eyjafjallaj
(PRWEB UK) 16 January 2013
As Generation X approaches middle age and the Baby Boomers move into the twilight years, the idea of a Gap Year Holiday becomes more and more appealing. Destinations to travel abroad are numerous. Australia, Thailand and New Zealand have proven popular in the past but Protect Your Bubble, travel insurance company, has compiled a list of top places to visit for a gap year that may not have been considered.
1. South Africa -More and more gap companies are finding this African country extremely popular. Safari in Kruger National Park, dive with the famous leaping great white sharks of False Bay, there are enough activities here to keep a gap year very busy and full of activities.
2. India Himalayas, Goa, Kerala and the Taj Mahal are only a few of the attractions India offers. Volunteers find plenty of work in the form of elephants in Jaipur or building projects in the Himalayas.
3. Borneo Relatively untouched, Borneo is one of the WWFs main collaborations with rainforests, unique flora and fauna an aquamarine seas. Professionals seeking a break may find gap year company, Camps International, appealing. Taking professionals and volunteers to this unique country, they work on various projects for the people and the wildlife, including orang-utan rehabilitation.
4. Tanzania Big game hunting and national parks, Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa and the famous Serengeti are all in Tanzania. Most do not realize, but scuba diving and spice tours are also available.
5. Kenya Find The Big Five Lion, leopard, rhino, elephant and Cape Buffalo in the parks. Rainforests, coral reefs in Malindi Marine National Park and mountains are all features of this country. Mount Kilimanjaro is visible from Amboseli National Park and enjoy Rift Valley and Hells Gate National Park. Work can range from nature preserves to nomadic community efforts, many offered by gap year company package deals.
6. Cambodia New kid on the block, Cambodia has everything necessary for a gap year: mountains, jungle, beaches and volunteering. The temple of Angkor Wat is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the worlds largest religious centre. Visitors come here annually, so it is a site not to be missed.
A gap year is a great way to spend time away, but before shipping out, research destinations fully, make detailed travel plans and include some travel insurance from Protect Your Bubble. Annual worldwide travel insurance start from just
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Toronto, Ontario (PRWEB) October 09, 2013
Departures magazine has named Butterfield & Robinson Director of Private Travel Brad Crockett a Safari Specialist in the magazines October 2013 Africa Now issue.
Having first travelled to Africa as a backpacker in 1989, Brad returned 10 years later as a guide in the continents south, spending the better part of a decade guiding trips. Now Butterfield & Robinsons Director of Private Travel, he specializes in unique, unusual and active experiences in southern Africa.
Its a thrill to get the nod by a magazine like Departures, as they cover not only the best in travel but also food, culture and lifestylekey ingredients to travel, Brad says. Most of the lodges and guides listed are people and places that Ive looked up to and have worked with during my time in Africa. It is an incredible community and Im honoured to be mentioned in the same pages as them.
In addition to his South Africa Family Private, South Africa Culinary Private and South Africa Active Private itineraries, Brads Africa portfolio has recently expanded to include Tanzania Biking Private, Tanzania Walking Private and Tanzania Family Private Ready-to-Book trips, along with Bespoke trips to Botswana and Namibia.
Butterfield & Robinsonthe worlds premier active travel companydesigns incredible journeys to the worlds most amazing places. Crafted from the finest ingredients (exceptional lodgings, incomparable access, stellar wines and food, experienced guides and more than a few secrets), B&R trips combine adventure with unparalleled cultural immersion in the worlds greatest destinations.
For more information on this trip and more visit http://www.butterfield.com.
Jackson, WY (PRWEB) August 01, 2013
Wilderness Ventures, the longest running and most experienced adventure travel program offering teen summer camps, offers teens a unique opportunity to learn valuable life skills that can help prepare them for life beyond school. Through their innovative teen adventures, Wilderness Ventures offers students ages 6th grade through college, hands-on, real life experience in the form of adventure travel in fascinating destinations around the world. Through a combination of engagement with the great outdoors, teambuilding activities, cultural immersion, philanthropy, and fun, Wilderness Ventures trips can prepare teens for life as an adult by teaching them valuable life skills:
How To Be A Leader
Through Wilderness Ventures worldwide Leadership Adventures, young people can gain self-confidence and learn to be young leaders as they explore the great outdoors in places like Alaska, Montana, Colorado and more. These leadership adventures invite teens to be part of a small, non-competitive group of fellow students. Through a variety of activities like kayaking, hiking, volunteering, rafting, fishing, and more, participants learn wilderness survival skills, build self-confidence, and learn decision-making and leadership skills.
How To Be Part Of A Team
With Wilderness Ventures small group teen tours, students have an opportunity to be a part of a highly supportive team in wilderness areas around the world. Learning how to be a positive, valued, contributing member of a team is an invaluable skill in the workforce, and students have ample time to practice this while participating in a variety of wilderness adventure activities with fellow teammates.
How To Be Self-Reliant
Survival in the wildernessand in the real world after college—is very dependent on being self-reliant and being able to make responsible, practical decisions. With Wilderness Ventures teen summer camps, young people learn the value of self-reliance by being presented with opportunities to learn wilderness survival techniques, strategies, problem solving skills, and more.
How To Expand Personal Boundaries
In todays competitive job market, being able to step outside of ones comfort zone and expanding personal boundaries can be a very attractive attribute. Wilderness Ventures tours, besides being exhilarating and fun, can challenge teens to push past their own personal boundaries. Nothing can be more exciting or more challenging then summiting Mount Kilimanjaro, for example, or navigating the Mighty Colorado River in an inflatable kayak. Teens that travel with Wilderness Ventures can learn to expand their personal boundaries through adventure travel.
How To Be ConsiderateOf The World
Many of Wilderness Ventures trips focus intently on philanthropy, volunteering, wildlife conservation, community service, and more. Teens that have a global awareness and a healthy appreciation for other cultures and the natural world around them may be more prepared for life during or after college when they encounter new people and places. In addition to learning about other cultures and seeing beautiful places around the world, some tours offer students an opportunity to earn up to 60 service hours through hands-on volunteer projects.
To learn more about Wilderness Ventures, visit http://www.wildernessventures.com.
About Wilderness Ventures:
Pioneering outdoor adventures for young adults and with more than 21,000 student alumni, Wilderness Ventures has paved the way for domestic and international teen adventure travel. Wilderness Ventures four decades of unwavering values of community, wholesome environments, safety, wilderness education, conservation, and exploration have resulted in an unmatched and trusted reputation.
Chico, California (PRWEB) August 26, 2013
Ivy Street Distributing, the exclusive distributor of Lassig products in the United States, announces today the availability of the new Wildlife Collection, the newest line of backpacks, trolley bags, washbags, dish sets, and bibs that all support the Momella Foundations Sparkling Elephant Project.
The Momella Foundation aims to contribute towards the positive development of the Mount Meru and Kilimanjaro regions to enable it to consciously and proudly carry the name Momella which means shine or sparkle in the local Maasai language. The Sparkling Elephant Project is a conservation project focused on raising the awareness of local endangered wildlife and enhancing the creativity and education of children in Eastern Tanzania.
The new designs feature elephants, lions, tigers, turtles, giraffe, rhino and ostriches in vibrant colors that children enjoy. The bags are all consistent with the Lassig legacy of marrying design and functionality like no other. The bags are made of eco-friendly materials, and are free of PVC, nickel, AZO dyes, cadmium, and phthalates.
This line is particularly intriguing given the requests from real parents who have expressed their childs interest or adoration for wildlife characters, says David Beerman, CEO of Ivy Street Distributing. Being able to bring a line that kids will love, and parents will find make their lives easier, is only enhanced by knowing that we are able to give back to a global foundation.
The bags will be available starting August 15, 2013 and can be found at lassigusa.com as well as specialty boutiques. The price of the product is set to be: $ 19-$ 50. The accessories will be available the end of August including bibs $ 9-$ 12 and dish sets $ 27.
About Lassig/Ivy Street Distributing
Ivy Street Distributing Inc. was founded in 2011 by the owners of Moby Wrap Inc. to bring quality products to the US market. Ivy Street Distributing is pleased to be the exclusive US distributor of L
(PRWEB) October 09, 2013
The AfricaExperts for over 40 years, Goway Travel first began opening up the worlds most mysterious continent with Overland expeditions. Its product range has since grown to include safaris, exotic beach destinations, romantic rail journeys and more, to help Globetrotters see the real Africa.
Packed with over 200 travel ideas, many inspired by personal travel experience, Goways new Africa brochure offers a wealth of ways to explore the continent!
Tanzania and Kenya remain two of Africas most popular safari destinations, and are a great pairing for a longer trip. Goways Essential Kenya and East Africa Safari itineraries now include visits to Samburu National Reserve and Lake Elmenteita. Along with these exciting additions, Goway is pleased to introduce private, daily departures for small groups of four passengers or more at no extra cost. These departures are available on seven of Goways most popular safari itineraries with more to come.
Globetrotters craving an East Africa experience with a difference can participate in a volunteer program in the Masai Mara, spending 13 days working alongside locals. Projects range from lion research to helping improve facilities at a local school, to training and educating budding safari guides. Volunteers will also learn from their Masai colleagues about life in the African bush, before embarking on an unforgettable Serengeti and Ngorongoro adventure, finishing on the spice island of Zanzibar.
These experiences and many others are waiting to be discovered in Goways 2014 Africa brochure, including a stay at the unique Giraffe Manor, where guests never know who may pop in (through the window) for breakfast!
The new brochure also features a range of new travel ideas and favourite itineraries for Southern Africa, North Africa including Morocco and Egypt, and the Middle East.
Since 1970, Goway has been providing unforgettable travel experiences to Africa, Asia, Australia and New Zealand, idyllic island destinations and Latin America. Today Goway is recognized as one of North America’s leading travel companies for individuals, families and groups to select exotic destinations around the globe. Goway has offices in Los Angeles, Vancouver, Toronto, and Sydney (Australia).
For reservations and information, visit http://www.goway.com, call your Travel Professional or 1-800-387-8850.
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