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8th Annual “Freeze Your Gizzard” 5K Cross Country Race and 1-Mile Fun Run Scheduled for Saturday, No

 Race will begin at 9:00 a.m. at the Gazebo in the front field of Ida Lee Park

Leesburg Pharmacist Honored with Patient Advocate of the Year Award

The following was sent to us by Mike Gross of Jack Horner Communications:

DURHAM, N.C. (Oct. 26, 2010) – Dr. Lisa Strucko,with Leesburg Pharmacy in Leesburg, Va., was honored with the Patient Advocate of the Year award by the Next-Generation Pharmacist Awards at a national awards event hosted at The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia last night. 

The Next-Generation Pharmacist program was created by Parata Systems and Pharmacy Times to salute the future vision of pharmacy, and those professionals who are helping define that future by their innovative practices. 

The Patient Advocate of the Year award, among the program’s 10 categories, recognizes Strucko’s commitment to getting to know patients and their families personally, and providing the support needed to manage both emotional and physical tolls.

Testing One of the Latest, Greatest Innovations in Skincare Technology: The Vi Peel

Last week, I met with Dr. Peter Klainer, a board certified plastic surgeon with one primary goal: providing top-of-the-line patient care that produces stunning results.

Based in Sterling, Virginia, Dr. Klainer founded Chrysalis Plastic Surgery in 2000. He is the son of a doctor who specialized in infectious diseases and ultimately served in the military. Dr. Klainer graduated from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City. Thereafter, he completed his residency in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at St. Louis University, as well as a Fellowship in Aesthetic Surgery in Indianapolis.

I confess that, at first, I thought I'd come across a little known Northern Virginia secret, but I soon realized my error. Indeed, Dr. Klainer has been performing injections since 1997, and he was voted one of "America's Top Surgeons" by the Consumer's Research Council.

Two NoVA Cancer Non-Profits Will Represent Washington, D.C., at Academy Awards of Philanthropy

The Brad Kaminsky Foundation (TBKF) has won the distinction of being named Charity of the Year for Washington, D.C.,  by StayClassy. TBKF now moves onto the national round in California to compete with charities from seven other U.S. cities for the Classy Award and title of National Charity of the Year.

The Classy Awards are sponsored by StayClassy.org, an innovative outlet for non-profit organizations. The awards recognize the philanthropic work of charitable foundations, businesses, and individuals.  Awards are given in one of ten categories including Charity of the Year, Small Charity of the Year, and Most Creative Awareness Campaign.  The Charity of the Year winner will receive a $25,000 prize, while other winners will receive $10,000. Presented in downtown San Diego on November 7, the Classy Awards are the Academy Awards of philanthropy.

TBKF went up against 10 other Washington, D.C. based charities in the first round of online voting. First round voting took place from October 9 through October 22. The final stage of voting is happening now and will continue through November 5.

Lisa Millar, founder of TBKF, said, “We are so honored to represent the brain tumor and cancer community and to be able to increase much needed awareness. We are fighting for everyone touched by cancer and for all the angels taken too soon.”

DC Candlelighters, an organization for childhood cancer awareness and support was also awarded Small Charity of the Year for Washington, D.C.  The DC Candlelighters an all-volunteer charity that supports families of children fighting cancer and was started by families whose own children had been diagnosed with cancer. 

TBKF was born out of love, by Lisa Millar, for her 29-year-old brother who died from a brain tumor and for her need to avenge the disease that took him. TBKF co-founded a national branding and unification movement to join all those working towards a cure for brain tumors. Over 71 non-profits have united under the Heroes of Hope Grey Ribbon Crusade campaign. TBKF, along with its many D.C. Metro events, including their Kids Helping Kids event for Pediatric Cancer Awareness, is developing a new project that will motivate and guide members of communities to join together and do their part to help put an end to all cancer.

Both The Brad Kaminksy Foundation and DC Candlelighters are founded by women whose personal lives have been impacted by cancer.  These charities are informing and motivating our communities to get involved and raise awareness to beat cancer.

Ghost, Goblins & Ghouls Spooktacular 5k

The following was sent to us by Lesley Green of logisticsmb:

With Halloween in the air, the Inaugural Ghost, Goblins & Ghouls Spooktacular 5k and Scarecrow Sprint Fun Run will take place at the Village at Leesburg on Saturday, October 30, 2010 with a 5 PM start time. The event will center on the spooktacular theme of Halloween and incorporate a costume contest, Halloween themed entertainment, store trick or treating and MORE!

Runners are encouraged to run in costume and enter the costume contest after the race or just come as a runner! All registered runners will receive a technical long sleeve race t-shirt and a Halloween goodie bag. Kids can get signed up for the Scarecrow Sprint Fun Run! All registered participants will receive a long sleeve non-technical shirt, a medal and a goodie bag. Register on-line at www.ghost5k.vpweb.com

Inova Loudoun Hospital is the place to be this Thursday

This was sent to us by Angela Domer of the Northern Virginia Fall Prevention Coalition:

Senator Mark Herring, Delegate Tag Greason, Loudoun Area Agency on Aging, Loudoun Fire and Rescue, the Loudoun County Commission on Aging, and 100's of local healthcare professionals including doctors, nurses, social workers and those who work with the senior population everyday will be at the 2010 Fall Prevention Summit to raise awareness of community based fall prevention programs from 10am-3pm.

72nd Annual Ladies Board of Inova Loudoun Hospital Rummage Sale

This was sent to us by Reneé Brohard:

Leesburg, VA – The Ladies Board of Inova Loudoun Hospital has set Friday, Oct. 15, and Saturday, Oct. 16, as the dates for its 72nd Annual Ladies Board Rummage Sale, held at Morven Park Equestrian Center, 41793 Tutt Lane (off Route 15) in Leesburg, VA. Hours are from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days. Proceeds benefit Ladies Board projects and nursing scholarships.