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The Bureau of Justice Assistance Grant Program Helps Project Lifesaver Protect Patients & Attributed to Alzheimers Rescue Last Month


Port St. Lucie, FL (PRWEB) April 14, 2015

During the past five (5) years, Project Lifesaver International has expanded its program into new territories across the United States. This was made possible through a Federal grant from the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) under the Missing Alzheimers Patient Assistance program. Since 2010 this grant has helped provide funding for 205 new Project Lifesaver public safety agencies. In 2014 alone there were 33 new member agencies that benefited from the BJA grant.

"We are truly grateful for our partnership with the BJA. Over the past five (5) years the Missing Alzheimers Patient Assistance program has given public safety agencies the opportunity to establish or expand a special needs protection program." said CEO/Founder of PLI, Gene Saunders.

The BJA grant program has paved the way for public safety agencies, which previously did not have the funding, to provide protection and support to the families and caregivers of individuals with Alzheimer's or dementia who are prone to the life threatening behavior of wandering.

Project Lifesaver began more than 16 years ago. Over those years we have seen the program grow in membership to nearly 1,400 public safety agencies with nearly 50,000 special needs individuals being protected across North America. Since 2010 Project Lifesaver has distributed 2,476 transmitters to public safety agencies under the BJA Grant.

Just in the past two months (February and March 2015) there have been three rescues by Project Lifesaver member agencies that began their program with BJA Grant funding. One of those rescues was by the Citrus Heights Police Department of California. Their Project Lifesaver trained search and rescue team recovered a 78-year-old woman with Alzheimer's who had wandered away from her caregivers. She was located within 25 minutes and safely returned to her family.

Another grant agency from the Laramie County Wyoming Sheriff's Department has worked closely with State legislators, crafting a Bill that provides funding to all County Sheriffs Departments for the Project Lifesaver program. The Bill was passed at the end of February 2015. Its referred to as "Kevin's Law".

Project Lifesaver is the most widely used and effective program in the nation that is specifically designed to protect the At Risk populations in our communities. Project Lifesaver has trained thousands of public safety agencies, not only in search, rescue and the use of our electronic locating equipment, but also in the methods necessary to communicate with a person who has Alzheimers disease, Autism or a related cognitive disorder.

About Project Lifesaver International:

Project Lifesaver International is a 501 (C) (3) community based, public safety, non-profit organization that provides law enforcement, fire/rescue, other first responders and caregivers with equipment and training to quickly locate and rescue individuals with cognitive disorders who are prone to the life threatening behavior of wandering, including those with Alzheimers disease, Autism, and Down syndrome. To date Project Lifesaver agencies have conducted over 2,965 successful rescues. Most who wander are found within a few miles from home, and search times have been reduced from hours and days to minutes. Recovery times for PLI clients average 30 minutes 95% less time than standard operations.

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Goettl Good Guys Air Conditioning Dedicated to Autism Awareness Week


Phoenix, Arizona (PRWEB) April 14, 2015

In honor of Autism Awareness Month, Goettl Good Guys Air Conditioning is thrilled to be a sponsor of the 17th Annual Community Breakfast in Phoenix hosted by Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center (SARRC.) The event, "Take The Next Step" will be held from 7:30 to 9:00 a.m. on Friday, April 24th, 2015 at the Arizona Biltmores Frank Lloyd Wright Ballroom. The goal of the Breakfast is to raise funds for SARRCs outreach, education and research programs and inform individuals about autism, which is now the most prevalent child developmental disorder in the United States, affecting one in every 68 children born today.

The entire staff at Goettl Good Guys Air Conditioning is thrilled to contribute to the outstanding work of SAARC and to help raise funds for the education and research of autism, said Ken Goodrich, principal of Goettl Good Guys Air Conditioning. Being part of our great community is extremely important to me, so I am pleased that Goettl Good Guys Air Conditioning continually strives to help make an impact in the Valley and beyond. Last years Breakfast, More 2 Me, was attended by nearly 1,700 Valley notables. This years Breakfast is expected to be just as impactful in raising funds and informing the Phoenix community on autism awareness issues.

About SAARC

Established in 1997, the Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center (SARRC) is an internationally recognized nonprofit organization dedicated to autism research, education, evidence-based treatment and community outreach. They are one of the only autism organizations in the world that provides a lifetime of services for individuals and their families while also conducting cutting edge research.

SAARC is an entrepreneurial nonprofit, with less than three percent of annual revenue coming from state and federal funding. Their 18,000-square-foot Campus for Exceptional Children and 10,000-square-foot Colonel Harland D. Sanders Center for Autism Studies, co-located with the Vocational & Life Skills Academy, are state-of-the-art clinical centers that serve as models for similar research and resource facilities. For more information, visit http://www.autismcenter.org.

About Goettl Good Guys

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From a well-maintained heating system and efficient duct system, to an indoor air quality system, Goettl Good Guys Air Conditioning completely services all of your HVAC needs. Goettl Good Guys Air Conditioning offers customers guarantees on all repairs, 24/7 emergency services and complete 26-Point system evaluation with every air conditioning call. For more information, visit http://www.goettl.com.







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Albany Mayor Dorothy Hubbard and Easter Seals Southern Georgia Met to Proclaim April is Autism Awareness Month


Albany, Ga. (PRWEB) April 10, 2015

Mayor Dorothy Hubbard proclaims April to be Autism Awareness month, Thursday morning in a ceremony in her office. The proclamation stated that Autism is the fastest growing developmental disability in the United States, impacting more than 13 thousand people in Georgia ages 3-21. The incidence of autism is an urgent public health crisis that demand support from all levels of government.

Easter Seals Southern Georgia, which serves over 700 people with Autism, says that every day, the millions of Americans living with autism and their families face unique and daunting challenges. Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a developmental disability characterized, in varying degrees, by persistent difficulties in social communication and restrictive and repetitive behaviors, interests, or activities.

Autism Awareness Month is a time to promote autism awareness, inclusion and self-determination for all, and assure that each person with ASD is provided the opportunity to achieve the highest possible quality of life.

Easter Seals Southern Georgia creates solutions that change the lives of children, adults and families with disabilities or special needs by offering a variety of programs and services that enable individuals to lead lives of equality, dignity and independence.

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Billboard Premieres Seth Glier’s “If I Could Change One Thing” Music Video


New York, NY (PRWEB) April 09, 2015

Singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and activist Seth Glier has been consistently honing his craft over the course of his young career, leading up to the April 7th release of his latest album, If I Could Change One Thing (MPress). The album debuted in the top 50 on the Singer Songwriter album chart on iTunes and American Songwriter featured Glier as a Daily Discovery artist on the homepage of the site. Billboard.com premiered the music video to the title track If I Could Change One Thing featuring American Idols Crystal Bowersox on April 8th.

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Glier kicked off an extensive headlining US tour March 28th in Connecticut in advance of If I Could Change One Thing, and will continue across the East Coast through April and May. Full list of tour dates are below.

On his newest album, Glier leans towards a genuine modern-pop direction, marking a bold departure from his previous, more acoustic recordings. If I Could Change One Thing merges genres seamlessly, with universal songs about falling in and out of love and social action that capture a songwriter and performer at the peak of his young abilities. Available now via iTunes and the MPress Records store.

Gliers recent session for tastemaker music blog Daytrotter is live and offers listeners a great sampling of tracks from the new album. Listen to three exclusive songs here.

On this new release, the gifted young troubadour has teamed up with producer Bill Lefler (Ingrid Michaelson, Joshua Radin). This album is one I am most proud of to date, says Glier. Making If I Could Change One Thing was such an inspired process from writing almost 100 songs throughout the year to recording my favorite twelve in LA with Bill. Leffler notes, Its not often you get to work with an artist with such musicality and real ability. Seth is a true stand out. A true musician, songwriter and singer.

On tour, Glier performs with a non-traditional lineup, which includes Marc Seedorf (Stephen Kellogg, J. Mascis) on bass and Joe Nerney, a blind, 62-year-old sax player, whom Glier met when he was 15. Nerneys contributions add another layer to Gliers captivating live show. Each performance when I look to my left and see Joe slaying the audience with a solo and I watch him smile after the audience applauds, it remains to be the most authentic thing I've ever seen in my life, admits Glier.

Glier attended and performed at the Folk Alliance in Kansas City and on February 18, 2015 he performed on Foxs Kansas City Morning Show, to start off the music festival. Check out the clip here.

In addition, a key element of Gliers music and life in general is activism and autism awareness. He is an advocate for Musicians On Call and a LIVE! artist partner for ChildFund International who has helped hundreds of children find sponsors. He is also very involved with his non-verbal autistic brother and is focused on sharing his ways of communicating to the non-verbal through music.

At only 26 years old, Glier has released three albums prior to If I could Change One Thing, including his Grammy

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38th Annual Guiding Eyes Golf Classic with NY Giants Quarterback Eli Manning Tees Off June 8th


Westchester County, N.Y. (PRWEB) April 09, 2015

NY Giants quarterback Eli Manning returns on Monday, June 8 to host Guiding Eyes for the Blinds 38th annual Golf Classic alongside the countrys best blind golfers and magnificent Guiding Eyes dogs. The two-day outing, anticipated to raise more than $ 700,000, will be held at two of the regions most esteemed courses Mount Kisco Country Club in Mount Kisco, NY and Fairview Country Club in Greenwich, CT.

Founded by PGA legend Ken Venturi in 1977, the Guiding Eyes Golf Classic has raised over $ 10 million since its inception. As part of the Classic, Guiding Eyes will also present the Corcoran Cup, the Masters of blind golf, on Sunday, June 7. Fourteen top blind golfers from around the world, including Israeli golfer and former World Blind Golf Champion Zohar Sharon, will vie for the coveted trophy. On Monday, blind golfers will challenge their sighted counterparts to experience golf as a visually impaired person by inviting them to take a shot at hitting the ball blindfolded.

Manning was first introduced to Golf Classic through family friend and 24-time Corcoran Cup champion Patrick W. Browne, Jr., who taught Eli and his son, Patrick III, how to golf as boys. This is my ninth year hosting Guiding Eyes Golf Classic and its very special to me, says Manning. Since Ive been a part of this, Ive learned so much about how these dogs affect lives. Every year, I listen to people tell their story about how theyre able to accomplish so much more, and to fulfill so many different talents in their lives because of having guide dogs. Thats been very rewarding for me.

Joining Manning on the course this year will be Guiding Eyes pup Wrangler, who is currently being raised on the set of NBCs TODAY show. For someone without sight, Wrangler will one day be a priceless, life-changing gift providing independence, companionship and mobility.

Current sponsors for the 38th annual Guiding Eyes Golf Classic include:

Diamond Sponsors: Entergy, Gatorade

Platinum Sponsors: Canine Company, John Donnelly and Kinloch / EPIC

Gold Sponsors: A. DeVito & Son, Colgate / Hills, Empire BlueCross BlueShield and Skanska

Media Sponsor: Westfair Communications

Silver Sponsors: Aero Hardware, AFCO AvPORTS Management LLC (Westchester Airport), Citibank, Empire Merchants, Harriet and Bob Druskin, Ken Nilsen, The Stewart Family, Rolex, Paul Holland, Pepper Hamilton LLC and Wilson & Son Jewelers

During the Classic, Guiding Eyes will honor Paul Holland as Sponsor of the Year and Cathy Capasso as Volunteer of the Year. A member of the Guiding Eyes Board of Directors, Holland has contributed to the Golf Classic as silver sponsor for more than a decade and has donated his time and expertise as a consultant to Guiding Eyes development team. Capasso, a Scarsdale resident, hosts an annual car show fundraiser for Guiding Eyes and interviews the nonprofits newest graduate teams each month for website biographies. Capasso also volunteers in the campus gift shop and at numerous special events.

We are incredibly grateful to our generous supporters and dedicated volunteers for making the Golf Classic an overwhelming success year after year, said Michelle Brier, director of marketing and communications at Guiding Eyes. There are many ways to get involved in this unique event and make a difference in someones life.

Guiding Eyes online auction, which goes live on June 1, includes everything from signed sports memorabilia to exotic vacations and exclusive experiences. Items can be viewed at http://www.biddingforgood.com/guidingeyes.

In addition, Guiding Eyes will raffle a new 2015 Lexus ES 350 and Rolex watch. Only 1,000 tickets will be sold at $ 100 each. Tickets can be purchased online at http://www.guidingeyes.org/raffle or by calling 914.761.7111. The Lexus is sponsored in part by Lexus Mt. Kisco. Watch provided by Rolex.

Hole sponsorships and journal advertising are also still available. Spectators are welcome at the Corcoran Cup; registration is required for gallery seating. For more information on the Golf Classic, contact Tricia McTernan at 914.761.7111 or tricia@hrginc.net.

Guiding Eyes for the Blind is located at 611 Granite Springs Road in Yorktown Heights, N.Y. They can be reached at 914.245.4024 or by visiting http://www.guidingeyes.org. For the latest news, please visit Guiding Eyes on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/guidingeyes and on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/guidingeyes.

About Guiding Eyes for the Blind

Guiding Eyes is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that provides guide dogs to people with vision loss as well as service dogs to children with autism. The organization is passionate about connecting exceptional dogs with individuals and families for greater independence. Since its inception in 1954, Guiding Eyes has grown to be one of the foremost guide dog schools in the world, known for its accredited training programs and lifetime commitment to its graduating teams. Guiding Eyes is dependent upon contributions to fulfill its mission and provides all services free of charge. The organizations Headquarters and Training Center is located in Yorktown Heights, N.Y. and its canine breeding center is in Patterson, N.Y. For more info, visit http://www.guidingeyes.org, like Guiding Eyes on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/guidingeyes) or follow @guidingeyes on Twitter.







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Temecula Valley’s DePortola Wine Trail Association Announce their 2015 Multi-Winery Wine Tasting BIG RED FEST on April 26, 2015 Benefiting 3 Charities


Temecula, CA (PRWEB) April 08, 2015

This is the sixth year for the DWT Big Red Fest in Temecula Valley's wine country. Loyalists to the trail say Its a relaxed day, with fellow wine lovers. With all of the wineries on one street, it is easy to get around. The food pairings are great and you actually get a chance to sit outside with incredible views.

This nirvana of wine-tasting offers three fine RED wines from each winery along with and an appetizer. Participating wineries include Keyways, Fazeli Cellars (pouring at Keyways), Robert Renzoni, Gershon Bachus, Oak Mountain, Leoness Cellars, Danza Del Sol Winery, Cougar Winery, Frangipani Winery and Masia de la Vinya. Appetizers are selected by the winery and feature local artisan chef's to be paired with its wine. It will be a foodie and wine-lovers feast.

Patron's interested in participating in this tasting experience should go to the DePortolawinetrail.com website. Wine-tasting and food pairing tickets are $ 59.00 plus tax. (until 4/15/15). Designated Driver tickets are $ 20.00 plus tax. The DD will be served appetizer portions and soft beverage at each stop. Purchase your ticket and select the winery where you would like to begin your day. The DWT will give each wine-tasting a logo glass, and a ticket for the 10 winery tasting. The DWT is only 5 miles with easy access and parking at each winery.

For outside shuttle transportation, the DWT recommends that you contact Grapeline (gogrape.com) or Brewen's Empire Trolley. They can provide individual seats or a group charter. Taxi service is also available in town. Private limousine service providers must contact DWT after tickets are purchased for routing to each winery. Temecula wine country is UBER friendly. Special lodging rates available at the Temecula Creek Inn.

This event has limited ticket sales and will take place rain or shine. A portion of the proceeds benefit American Cancer Society, Nicholas Foundation Autism awareness, and Cause for Paws treating pups with Diabetes. This is an adult experience. 21+ please. For additional information visit http://www.deportolawinetrail.com or call 855-398-9463







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