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Advancements in reproductive medicine available at Shady Grove Fertility (SGF) can reduce the inheritance of genetic diseases like breast cancer

Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 1:45pm

Individuals and couples with known genetic diseases can turn to Shady Grove Fertility (SGF) to undergo in vitro fertilization (IVF) with preimplantation genetic testing for monogenic/single gene defects(PGT-M) to reduce the risk of passing genetic mutations to future offspring.

Key Points: 
  • Individuals and couples with known genetic diseases can turn to Shady Grove Fertility (SGF) to undergo in vitro fertilization (IVF) with preimplantation genetic testing for monogenic/single gene defects(PGT-M) to reduce the risk of passing genetic mutations to future offspring.
  • Additionally, patients at risk for dominant gene mutations, such as breast cancer or inherited forms of colon cancer, can have individualized testing for these diseases.
  • While Rose is not a carrier for the breast cancer gene, she is a carrier of a rare X-linked genetic mutation called Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome.
  • We are so fortunate to live in a world where we can now reduce the inheritance of deadly genetic diseases via IVF.

Dr. Newell-Harris Recognized for Distinguished Leadership

Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - 7:00pm

FARMINGTON, Conn., Oct. 13, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Dr. Glenda Newell-Harris, Corizon Healths Western Region Medical Director, has been recognized as a distinguished leader by Miss Porters School, a prestigious New England boarding school.

Key Points: 
  • FARMINGTON, Conn., Oct. 13, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Dr. Glenda Newell-Harris, Corizon Healths Western Region Medical Director, has been recognized as a distinguished leader by Miss Porters School, a prestigious New England boarding school.
  • The school will name its new student center, opening early 2022, as the Dr. Glenda Newell-Harris Student Center.
  • Dr. Newell-Harris is an internal medicine physician who is also an author, speaker and health care consultant in addition to her leadership position at Corizon Health.
  • Corizon CEO, James Hyman, said, Were so proud that our Corizon team-members demonstrate sustained leadership across their communities and are publicly recognized for their commitment and impact.

Proof® and Miss America Join Forces to Empower Women Ahead of Period Action Day

Friday, October 8, 2021 - 1:00pm

The partnership launches on October 8th, ahead of Period Action Day on October 9th, a national day of advocacy and action established by Period.org to raise awareness and funds to eradicate period poverty and empower women globally.

Key Points: 
  • The partnership launches on October 8th, ahead of Period Action Day on October 9th, a national day of advocacy and action established by Period.org to raise awareness and funds to eradicate period poverty and empower women globally.
  • To celebrate the launch of their partnership, Proof will donate 100 percent of proceeds to the Miss America Organization on October 8.
  • Plus, in a nod to Proof and Miss America's shared commitment to empowering and educating women nationwide, Proof will help fund college and post-graduate scholarships for Miss America candidates in all 50 states and Washington, DC.
  • The Miss America Organization, a 501(c) (4), is one of the most recognizable household names in America working to empower young women through education and service.

Miss HomeStreet Hydroplane Takes Second Place at the 2021 Bill Muncey Cup

Tuesday, September 21, 2021 - 1:59am

In the fourth and last unlimited hydroplane race of the season, the Miss HomeStreet boat driven by championship driver, Jimmy Shane has placed second at the Bill Muncey Cup Championship as part of this years San Diego Bayfair event.

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  • In the fourth and last unlimited hydroplane race of the season, the Miss HomeStreet boat driven by championship driver, Jimmy Shane has placed second at the Bill Muncey Cup Championship as part of this years San Diego Bayfair event.
  • In the final, Shane crossed the line first, but was penalized with an additional lap due to a false start.
  • Despite the loss, the Miss Madison racing team has taken the 2021 National High Points Championship and retains the U-1 series ranking.
  • The team also won the 2021 Gold Cup in Madison, Indiana over the July 4th weekend at the Madison Regatta Gold Cup.

Miss USA & Queenly Announce First of its Kind Partnership

Tuesday, August 24, 2021 - 1:36pm

The partnership has been spearheaded by the National Director of the Miss USA and Miss Teen USA pageant system, Crystle Stewart, who is passionate about female empowerment and inclusion.

Key Points: 
  • The partnership has been spearheaded by the National Director of the Miss USA and Miss Teen USA pageant system, Crystle Stewart, who is passionate about female empowerment and inclusion.
  • She also made headlines last year as the first Black woman and person to ever hold the licensing rights to Miss USA and Miss Teen USA.
  • "We are so excited to be working with Miss USA and Miss Teen USA," says Queenly CEO Trisha Bantigue.
  • The Miss USA Organization annually produces the Miss USA and the Miss Teen USA Pageants.

Miss Illinois International, Deepa Dhillon, Crowned Miss International 2021

Monday, August 2, 2021 - 3:00pm

KINGSPORT, Tenn., Aug. 2, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Miss Illinois International, Deepa Dhillon, 20, of Huntley, was crowned Miss International 2021, Saturday, July 31, at the annual Miss International Pageant.

Key Points: 
  • KINGSPORT, Tenn., Aug. 2, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Miss Illinois International, Deepa Dhillon, 20, of Huntley, was crowned Miss International 2021, Saturday, July 31, at the annual Miss International Pageant.
  • Deepa was crowned before a sold-out audience excited to be a part of this 17-year tradition, set in an environment that ensured the safety of contestants, guests and resort associates.
  • "I am so grateful to be crowned Miss International 2021, because it gives me the opportunity to expand my national and international reach by educating people on the need to bring clean water to all people in all nations," said Dhillon.
  • The Miss International Pageant system is owned and operated by Roanoke, Va.-based International Pageants, Inc., which also operates the Miss Pre-Teen International, Miss Teen International and Mrs. International competitions.

Marcelle LeBlanc of Alabama Crowned Miss America's Outstanding Teen 2022

Monday, August 2, 2021 - 2:55pm

ORLANDO, Fla., Aug. 2, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Miss Alabama's Outstanding Teen, Marcelle LeBlanc of Birmingham, was named Miss America's Outstanding Teen 2022 and awarded a $30,000 scholarship on Friday night, July 30, in Orlando, Florida in front of a sold-out crowd.

Key Points: 
  • ORLANDO, Fla., Aug. 2, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Miss Alabama's Outstanding Teen, Marcelle LeBlanc of Birmingham, was named Miss America's Outstanding Teen 2022 and awarded a $30,000 scholarship on Friday night, July 30, in Orlando, Florida in front of a sold-out crowd.
  • The new Miss America's Outstanding Teen was crowned by outgoing MAOTeen Payton May (Vancouver, Washington).
  • Candidates represented 50 states and the District of Columbia to compete for the title of Miss America's Outstanding Teen.
  • ABOUT Miss America's Outstanding Teen: Miss America's Outstanding Teen, the "little sister" of Miss America, is one of the nation's leading achievement programs.

Miss Teen Texas International, Katie Hoang, Crowned Miss Teen International 2021

Monday, August 2, 2021 - 2:38pm

KINGSPORT, Tenn., Aug. 2, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Katie Hoang, 17, of Keller, Texas, was crowned Miss Teen International 2021, Saturday, July 31, at the annual Miss Teen International Pageant.The event took place at the MeadowView Marriott Conference Resort & Convention Center, featuring contestants from around the globe competing in four categories, including interview, fitness-wear, fun fashion and evening gown.

Key Points: 
  • KINGSPORT, Tenn., Aug. 2, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Katie Hoang, 17, of Keller, Texas, was crowned Miss Teen International 2021, Saturday, July 31, at the annual Miss Teen International Pageant.The event took place at the MeadowView Marriott Conference Resort & Convention Center, featuring contestants from around the globe competing in four categories, including interview, fitness-wear, fun fashion and evening gown.
  • Hoang was crowned by Miss Teen International 2020, Jadyn Luberto, before a sold-out audience set in an environment that ensured the safety of contestants, guests and resort associates.
  • As Miss Teen International 2021, I now have the power of the sisterhood behind me that will help me take my mission nationally and internationally."
  • The Miss Teen International Pageant system is owned and operated by Roanoke, Va.-based International Pageants, Inc., which also operates the Miss Pre-Teen, Miss International and Mrs. International competitions.

Mrs. Maryland International, Yolanda Stennett, Crowned Mrs. International 2021

Monday, July 26, 2021 - 3:40pm

KINGSPORT, Tenn., July 26, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Mrs. Yolanda Stennett, 45, of White Plains, was crowned Mrs. International 2021, Saturday, July 24, at the annual Mrs. International Pageant.The event took place at the MeadowView Marriott Conference Resort & Convention Center, featuring contestants from around the globe competing in three categories, including interview, fitness-wear, and evening gown.

Key Points: 
  • KINGSPORT, Tenn., July 26, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Mrs. Yolanda Stennett, 45, of White Plains, was crowned Mrs. International 2021, Saturday, July 24, at the annual Mrs. International Pageant.The event took place at the MeadowView Marriott Conference Resort & Convention Center, featuring contestants from around the globe competing in three categories, including interview, fitness-wear, and evening gown.
  • "As an adolescent, a church mentoring program literally saved my life," said Stennett.
  • The Mrs. International Pageant is the only platform- based system and is owned and operated by International Pageants, Inc., which also operates the Miss, Miss Teen and Miss Pre-Teen International competitions.Mrs.
  • International showcases married women 21 to 56-years-old and includes their husbands as an integral part of the program.

Fairbanks, Alaska Hosts Annual World Eskimo-Indian Olympics

Thursday, July 15, 2021 - 2:00pm

FAIRBANKS, Alaska, July 15, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --The annual World Eskimo-Indian Olympic Games (WEIO) will take place at the Big Dipper in Fairbanks from July 21 through 24, 2021.

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  • FAIRBANKS, Alaska, July 15, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --The annual World Eskimo-Indian Olympic Games (WEIO) will take place at the Big Dipper in Fairbanks from July 21 through 24, 2021.
  • Two bush pilots, along with village elders and athletes, helped organize the first Olympics, which included a blanket toss, a seal-skinning contest and a Miss Eskimo Olympics Queen contest.
  • Spectators and participants can browse through booths of authentic Alaska Native crafts and meet the artisans who carved, sewed or beaded the items.
  • To learn more about the World Eskimo-Indian Olympics, visit weio.org.