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Monza Supports Komen Race For Impact, Tues., Apr. 12; 10 Percent of Pizza/Flatbread Sales Donated

Monza Supports Komen Race For Impact, Tues., Apr. 12; 10 Percent of Pizza/Flatbread Sales Donated

Monza is supporting the Komen Race for Impact, to support breast cancer research on
Tues., Apr., 12, with 10 percent of sales of all pizzas, flatbreads, and a special pink beverage. For more information, go to or www.eatmonza.com.

“Breast cancer affects so many, whether it be a friend, mother, sister, daughter, and we’re committed to support any efforts to help eradicate and support breast cancer research,” said Alice Pires, owner of Carmello’s and Monza in Historic Manassas, Va.

How Horses are Helping Veterans Heal

How Horses are Helping Veterans Heal

Winston Churchill once noted, “The outside of a horse is good for the inside of a man.” This idea – that horses have the power to lift our spirits, make us feel loved, and create a sense of internal peace – is well known to many people across this country. What many people may not realize is that horses can play a critical role in empowering veterans to make the journey all the way home from war, and begin walking a new path – full of passion, purpose and service – here at home. There are remarkable programs all across the country leveraging horses healing abilities, and a range of other animals, to support our nation’s combat veterans.

Tips for Greening Your Business this Earth Day

Tips for Greening Your Business this Earth Day

It is estimated that the average office worker uses around 10,000 sheets of paper each year. Most people have no clue how much they are actually using, or how much is being wasted. But it doesn’t stop there. The corporate world is a hotbed of activity when it comes to using materials and ingredients that are not sustainable, recyclable or earth friendly. Earth Day is April 22nd, making it a great time for re-evaluating the office to see what steps can be taken to make it a bit more environmentally friendly.

Tips for Avoiding Nasty Germs on the Go

Tips for Avoiding Nasty Germs on the Go

It is estimated that the average commuter spends 42 hours per week in their cars. Along that path they often stop to grab a coffee here or a latte there, fill up the gas tank, and grab some breakfast at the local donut shop. Add to that the number of hours that people spend traveling each year and it’s easy to see that as a nation, we are seriously on the go, and often. Being so busy can put people on a germ-filled path as they make their way to and from their destinations. The good news is that there are things people can do help avoid those nasty germs and keep healthy.

LearningRx’s Top Brain Foods; Brain Awareness Week Mar. 14 - 20

LearningRx’s Top Brain Foods; Brain Awareness Week Mar. 14 - 20

Looking for a brain-power packed dinner? In honor of Brain Awareness Week, Mar. 14-20, LearningRx brain training centers of Northern Virginia have designed a dinner made up of the top 10 brain foods, including: salmon, olive oil, garlic, dark leafy greens (kale and mustard greens), garbanzo beans, and a dessert of dark chocolate-covered blueberries sprinkled with walnuts, accompanied with red wine. Visit LearningRx centers and get a free sample of chocolate-covered blueberries, and the recipe too. For more information, go to www.learningrx.com

One Veteran’s Tips on The Right Way to Serve Our Veterans

One Veteran’s Tips on The Right Way to Serve Our Veterans

Ken Falke, a veteran-turned-philanthropist, shares his vast experience on supporting our nation’s veterans

The past 15 years are the longest period of sustained conflict in America’s history. Never before have we asked so few to do so much for so long. While the Departments of Defense (DoD) and Veterans Affairs (VA) do what they can to support our combat veterans, it simply isn’t reasonable to think they will be able to help every service member, veteran, and family member. The private sector and philanthropy have an important role to play in addressing gaps and developing and delivering innovative programming that solve real problems.

Boulder Crest Retreat Announces 2016 Look Ahead at Fundraising Events

Boulder Crest Retreat Announces 2016 Look Ahead at Fundraising Events

Boulder Crest Retreat announces its upcoming events to support its mission and ongoing programs. The Retreat is the nation’s first privately funded wellness center dedicated exclusively to combat veterans and their families. Their mission is to help veterans and their families’ transition into civilian life by providing them with an intensive therapeutic stay that focuses primarily on the concepts of post-traumatic growth. The retreat’s programs have been hailed by experts and well received by those who have stayed and been helped.