Go to a town hall meeting, leave with a new Cancer Votes volunteer!
This week, Cancer Votes volunteer Mandy Winton attended a town hall meeting for candidates for Oklahoma’s First Congressional District when a young woman overheard her telling one of the candidates she was a volunteer with the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network. Then young woman, Devin, told Mandy that her dad is battling cancer, and she came to the event because she wanted to ask the candidates if they would protect people with preexisting conditions who need health insurance.
Devin, who will turn 18 before November and will be voting in her first election, ended up leaving the event with a Cancer Votes palm card and the Cancer Votes shirt right off Mandy’s back!
Photo: Mandy (l) and Devin (r) together at the event.
how can this be happening?? heart breaking…
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that back seat is pretty crazy!
Got a Girl Crush On: Emily Finch, mother of 6 with no car and 1 incredible bike
Call her crazy. Call her a Portland stereotype—although she claims she doesn’t do it to save the world—“I cancel out my bike riding every day with all the other terrible things I do,” she admits. “I don’t compost, I stink at vegetable gardening”.
But, Emily (34) traded in her SUV for a bakfiets (a traditional Dutch cargo tricycle) to haul her brood of six (ages 2 to 11).
In three years, Emily estimates she’s spent about $135 dollars maintaining her bike.
It also saves her money on exercise equipment or a gym membership. She’s lost 25 pounds since she got the bike in 2009 and says she never thought she’d get back to her pre-birth weight after having six kids. When I asked her why she doesn’t get an electric-assist system, she replied with a big smile, “Because I like chocolate!”
Talk about a POWER-FREAKIN-HOUSE!
Moms are incredible!
Yes! And they are all wearing their helmets.