Help Kids to be Courageous

I love children's books because illustration with words can become the most beautiful message. And if animals are some of the main characters, all the better!
If you haven't already seen it, pick up the book "Courageous Gilbert the Groundhog" at Local author Regina E. McCarthy and her illustrator, Sue Dettman, created a wonderful book of characters and important messages--including
anti-bullying! It's a great way to empower kids and build self-esteem. WTTW - TV (11) did a nice piece on it when I did the launch PR awhile back.
Unfortunately, bullies can be found everywhere. It's getting close to Back to School time, so pick up the book in case you need to bring up this tough topic with a young person. The groundhog is very brave and the book is an awesome tool to get kids talking about what's going on at school or on the bus.
Blue Stone Healing Books are developed to help hear the hearts of children so they may lead healthy lives as adults.
-Louise Edwards PR

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Sunday, May 16, 2010

Magellan Development Chicago Half Marathon

Always inspiring to start your Sunday with a half marathon...Granted, I didn't run it, but I did run around handling media relations. If you don't know where the Park at Lakeshore East, you need to find it. Walk or drive from Michigan Ave., head east on Randolph and after the intersection of Columbus, turn left on Field Dr. Magellan Development has created a city oasis of great living on the park, just steps from the lakefront running path.
The Magellan Development Chicago Spring Half Marathon sold out at 3500 participants. A shout out to Melissa Stockwell, a challenged athlete who is very well known in the triathlon circuit, and to brain tumor patient Jose Feliciano who participated in the race which helped raise money for the Northwestern Brain Tumor Institute.
It was a morning of great achievements and great fun. Chicago Street Musicians entertained at all the aid stations. Legend George performed in the park.
Look for a segment tonight to air on some of the local news stations. Bill Zwecker from the Sun-Times and Fox Chicago was a special guest and LNS covered the event for several local stations.
Although I want to keep this gem to myself, I will share a little about The Park at Lakeshore East...not only has free wi-fi, it has a great dog park, playground, water elements and much more. Great place to photograph the city....people will definitely be guessing as to where you were standing!

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