Veterans Crisis Line
If you're a Veteran in crisis or know a Veteran who is, confidential support is only a phone call, click, or text away-24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. The Veterans Crisis Line, online chat, and text-messaging service are free to all Veterans, even if you are not registered with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) or enrolled in VA health care.
The Veterans Crisis Line is staffed by caring, qualified VA responders-many of whom are Veterans themselves. They understand what Veterans have been through and the challenges Veterans of all ages and service eras face. Crisis feels different for everybody and can arise from a wide range of situations before, during, or after military service. Some Veterans are coping with aging, stress, or similar challenges faced during civilian life while others may experience difficulties in their relationships or transitioning back to employment or education. Whatever's got you down-chronic pain, anxiety, depression, sleeplessness, anger, or even homelessness-a Veterans Crisis Line responder can provide support, day or night.
The Veterans Crisis Line staff can connect you with VA services to help get your life back on track. Calls can be referred to local Suicide Prevention Coordinators and other VA providers who specialize in issues such as:
•Post-traumatic stress (PTS/PTSD)
•Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
•Military sexual trauma (MST)
•Family and relationship issues
•Issues related to OEF/OIF/OND deployments
Veterans Crisis Line
Carlos' Homestyle Bar-B-Que Sauce contest
Attention all barbecue lovers and foodies! Purchase a bottle of Carlos' Homestyle Bar-B-Que Sauce, use it to prepare your favorite recipe and you could win a $100 gift card to Kroger. To participate, take a photo of your prepared recipe with the Carlos' Homestyle Bar-B-Que Sauce bottle in the background. Before Aug. 1, 2013, post your photo and recipe on the Cook with Carlos' contest page accessible via the Kosair Children's Hospital Facebook page at www.facebook.com/KosairChildrens.
After the close of the contest, an esteemed panel of judges, including Larry Bloemer of Bloemer Food Sales Co., Chef Graham Weber of BLU Italian Grille and Champion's Sports Bar, Chefs Clay Cundiff and Mike New of Morrison Healthcare Food Services, and Chef Jason Pierce of Sidebar, will review the entrants and choose a winner and runner-up. Results will be announced on the Kosair Children's Hospital Facebook page by Aug. 16. The winner will receive a $100 Kroger gift card, and the runner-up will receive a $50 Kroger gift card.
Carlos' Homestyle Bar-B-Que Sauce is a gourmet sauce developed by beloved Kosair Children's Hospital cystic fibrosis patient Carlos Turner. It is available at 75 area Kroger stores throughout Kentucky and Indiana and online at www.bloemerfoods.com. The sauce's creation and distribution fulfills the last wish and dream of Carlos, who died in 2008.
The sweet, full-bodied sauce features honey, molasses, brown sugar and a smoke flavor with an array of spices - far beyond a run-of-the-mill tomato-based barbecue sauce. It also is free of anchovy derivatives, a common ingredient in many other barbecue sauces. Carlos' Homestyle Bar-B-Que Sauce was recently named a Kentucky Proud product. Proceeds from sales of the sauce benefit child life, art therapy and volunteer programs and services at Kosair Children's Hospital.
Carlos lived in the small central Kentucky city of Greensburg, and after being diagnosed with cystic fibrosis at a young age, spent the majority of his life at Kosair Children's Hospital in Louisville. Before he died at age 16, Carlos developed his recipe for barbecue sauce, which he kept secret from his family and friends. He even saved his allowance to purchase a safe in which to keep the recipe in his family's home.
Because of his life-threatening illness, Carlos was granted a wish through the Make-a-Wish Foundation that enabled him to go on a shopping spree to purchase cooking equipment, utensils and ingredients to prepare several special recipes, including his barbecue sauce. As his death neared, child life and expressive therapy staff at Kosair Children's Hospital worked with Carlos to discuss his legacy and ease his passing. He determined that legacy should be the production of his barbecue sauce, which would be sold to benefit Kosair Children's Hospital.
Beyond purchasing Carlos' Homestyle Bar-B-Que Sauce, additional donations can be made in memory of Carlos by calling (502) 629-KIDS or visiting HelpKosairChildrensHospital.com.
CenterStage is proud to present Legally Blonde: The Musical, as its first production of the season, from July 11 - July 21, 2013. Harvard's beloved blonde takes the stage by pink storm in this fun, upbeat musical about self-discovery.
Join CenterStage for the 2013/14 Season Launch Party, featuring Legally Blonde: The Musical, by dressing your best and getting ready to "Bend and Snap" to win some fabulous prizes, all while supporting the only theatre producing professional Broadway-style Musicals right in our own backyard.
Wednesday, July 10
6 - 9 PM
6 PM Cocktail hour and Best Dressed Contest
7 PM Final dress rehearsal of Legally Blonde: The Musical
9 PM Cast Meet & Greet and "Bend and Snap" Contest
CenterStage at Jewish Community Center
3600 Dutchmans Lane, Louisville, KY 40205
Tickets are $30 and can be purchased in advance at www.CenterStageJCC.org
Lenae McKee Price at (502) 238-2763.
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