Sanders for Congress - Keep Hope Alive!

Working In Iraq: Is It For You?
The US Army Corp of Engineers and numerous private companies are still looking for people to help rebuild Iraq's infrastructure. In fact, one Web site reports that there are currently 60,000 jobs available in Iraq for US citizens.

Maryland Merchandising Company Shares the American Spirit in Iraq
Maryland-based G&G Outfitters, Inc., specializing in merchandise solutions for large corporate clients, has joined the efforts of our troops in Iraq in spreading America's spirit of giving by providing American baseball caps to troops for distribution to children in Iraqi orphanages.

Reality 'Show' About Aliyah (Immigrating) to Israel Published as Book, MOVING UP: An Aliyah Journal, Published by Mazo Publishers, Israel-US
"MOVING UP: An Aliyah Journal" (http://www.aliyahbook.com), a first-of-its-kind book, highlights the good, the not-so-good and the crazy about making Aliyah to Israel. The story begins when Laura Ben-David, followed by reporters, photojournalists and TV newscasters, with their cameras rolling, packed up her bags, her family and her life to board the first Nefesh B'Nefesh plane and embark on her new life in Israel.

When at War, What Our Troops Want is THE Election Issue!
Watching the Towers Fall and Moving Beyond Stuck-On-Stupid!

Forming an Indiana Rivers Alliance, Goal of Indiana?s First Rivers Rally, June 7-9
The Indiana Rivers Rally, June 7-9, on the Purdue University-West Lafayette campus, offers more than 40 presentations, 14 workshops and five field trips and provides information and hands-on knowledge on ways to protect the state?s rivers and watersheds. A highlight of the three-day conference will be a special session, Saturday, June 9, 6:30-8:30 p.m., designed to organize the state?s first Indiana Rivers Alliance.

Senator Barack Obama presents the Wings of Hope Medal to Board President of the American Brain Tumor Association


Des Plaines, IL (PRWeb) December 7, 2006 -- The Midwest Children's Brain Tumor Center at Advocate Lutheran General Children's Hospital awarded John Hipchen, President of the Board of Directors of the American Brain Tumor Association (ABTA), the Center's Wings of Hope Medal. This award is presented at their annual gala to a member of the community who has made a significant impact in the care of children with brain tumors. John was honored to be given this prestigious award by Senator Barack Obama, who has two children of his own and was touched by John's volunteer efforts on behalf of children with brain tumors.

John Hipchen became involved with the American Brain Tumor Association 19 years ago when his son, John Jr. was diagnosed with a brain tumor. Because of the support of the ABTA, John and his wife were quickly brought up to speed on basic anatomy, current treatments and statistics. After his son's initial treatment, John Jr. enjoyed ten years of a cancer-free, healthy, high-quality life. Sadly John Jr. lost his life in 1998. As a tribute to his son and as a means of helping others, John joined the Association's Board of Directors to help ABTA achieve its mission of funding research and serving brain tumor patients and their families. John said, "it was a natural reaction for me to help with ABTA activites whenever I could. And now, as President of the Board of Directors, I look forward to playing a more active role in the tremendous progress and impressive accomplishments that have become common at ABTA."

The American Brain Tumor Association was co-founded in 1973 by Susan Kramer, who lost her 7-year-old daughter to a brain tumor. Susan was a past recipient of the Wings of Hope award.

John Hipchen is available for interviews. Please contact Peggy Kasprzak at 847-827-9910 to arrange this.

The American Brain Tumor Association exists to eliminate brain tumors through research and to meet the needs of brain tumor patients and their families. For information about this association visit www.abta.org.

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