Happy Haynes, Mary Haynes and Anna Jo Haynes. Photo courtesy of Destination Health
Teams of coworkers, church members and civic group colleagues will join hundreds of Denver area families for the third annual Destination Health: Walk/Run/Learn, July 27, in Denver’s City Park. Proceeds support The Center for African American Health, dedicated to improving the health and well-being of the African-American community.
This is a 5K event for the Destination Health Run/Walk. A Health Education Expo has more than 40 booths. A special Children’s Health and Safety Zone Entertainment stars Denver’s own Mary Louise Lee Band. As you all know, Mary Louise Lee is the wife of Denver Mayor Michael Hancock. DPS board chair, Allegra “Happy” Haynes is chairing the event.
More info, the list of sponsors and registration is at www.caahealth.org or you can sign up the morning of the event, starting at 7:30 a.m.
The Scientific and Cultural Facilities District is requesting nominations for the 2013 Rex Morgan Award. The award honors a resident living in the SCFD boundaries, Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Denver, Jefferson and [most of] Douglas counties who models civic leadership and volunteerism for the benefit of the cultural community. Morgan served as a leader, volunteer and advocate who pursued a regional vision, SCFD, for the benefit of the community.
Nomination forms may be downloaded at www.scfd.org. Completed nominations must be received at the SCFD office no later than 4 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 6. Forms may be emailed to email@example.com or delivered to 899 Logan St., Suite 500, Denver, CO 80203.
Friends of Warren Village needs chairperson
Friends of Warren Village began in 1990 to be ambassadors for the agency and now has merged into the parent nonprofit. They are seeking a chairperson for their 2014 All Star Breakfast. The patriotic red, white and blue letter is asking for longtime Friends members and the general public to contact Jo Ann Marsh to get more details. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at 303-320-5055.
Fun For the Whole family
Advocates for Children has a Young Philanthropist’s Project Superhero Kickball tournament Sept. 7 at the Schaefer Athletic Complex, 9750 W. Hampden Ave. “Superhero” costumes are encouraged. Not sure who qualifies as a superhero but don’t we all have one? There are thousands in the local nonprofit world and of course, if a grandparent, teacher, camp counselor or Dad or Mom qualify, go for it. Info at www.adv4children.org.
Also for family fun: the Cancer League of Colorado Race For Research, Aug. 18. You and the whole family will enjoy this charity event, which starts at 9 a.m. so you don’t have to wake up the sleeping little sweethearts at the crack of dawn to participate. The 5K Run/Walk is at Washington Park and more than 20 booths are involved as is a beer garden, a jumping castle, face painting, kiddie games, pancakes, the Morton’s Miracle Mile Sunday and live entertainment. There are several registration prices for families with smallfry. Lin McHaley is Race director. Reach her at email@example.com or visit www.cancerleague.org.
A popular TV show often runs a “What Would You Do” segment, sending actors into public places and doing something questionable, getting casual onlookers to react.
In that mode, as a writer as well as photographer, I often wonder whether or not to comment on one’s appearance before clicking the shutter button. We all love seeing ourselves on social media such as Facebook but sometimes I wish the “friend” would have warned me that my whole appearance is lopsided with jewelry hanging at an angle, my appearance resembling someone caught in a hurricane, tornado or auto-testing wind tunnel.
What would you do in my place if you were about to take a photo that will be published that has a standing shot of a man’s unbuttoned jacket? Would you gently give the subject the choice of buttoning it or just let the photo show the less attractive lopsided, open jacket or tie askew? In years of wondering, I’ve never felt easy about option A or B. That image conundrum is magnified when the man is in a fabulous tuxedo, off-kilter in the lens.
Personally, back to that Facebook photo, I’d appreciate the chance to stand up straight and adjust my attire. Ditto for hair and personally, I look better in a hat just hiding the offending locks that no matter what has that wind tunnel look.
Etiquette may come in here, judging whether or not the adjustment can be quickly be made or not. If the accessory or outfit cannot be adjusted right there and then, let it go.
Another question is what to do about a tie that’s just gotten a bit of food on it. Wet the dinner napkin and try to rub it off and thus call attention to the tiny spick or ignore it?
Ladies, what about runs in pantyhose? Yes, lots of us still wear them, especially when hiding skin imperfections.
Recently I was in a group setting and noticed a stranger’s two purple skin imperfections that looked like a photo in a magazine showing melanomas. Pondering my choices and figuring a loved one may have already noticed it, I didn’t say anything. Fast forward, if this was a person you knew well would you then quietly mention it in a public setting or not? Would the comment cause embarrassment or perhaps save a life?
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