Meet Passenger Angel

Today, Bill Dolsen is driving for Angel – a child who has been served by the wonderful programs and services that are available at Children’s Village. Here is an introduction to Angel’s story: Angel was born at 26 weeks and spent time in the NICU for management of respiratory distress syndrome and other concerns related Read more about Meet Passenger Angel[…]

Burning off that holiday meal, one calorie at a time

By Lindsey Woodkey, CPT   No, you cannot make up for poor eating habits with extra gym time. You can however negate some of those calories. To put it in perspective and possibly prompt you to make the wiser food choices on Thanksgiving, I’m going to show you just how long you have to work Read more about Burning off that holiday meal, one calorie at a time[…]

Nine Days Remain—Over Thirteen Thousand Raised!

Bill Dolsen’s Cape Horn for Kids has been active for a week and a half – and so far $13,215 has been raised. As Bill continues his journey towards the tip of Argentina, so will his appeal to others to join him in supporting the wonderful programs and services that change so many lives throughout Read more about Nine Days Remain—Over Thirteen Thousand Raised![…]

The benefits of animal therapy

The benefits of animal therapy   Animal-assisted therapy is often used to provide comfort to patients or as part of a treatment or rehabilitation program. For example, if you are recovering from a stroke, a physical therapist may use a dog to help you stand up and walk. You may be asked to stand while Read more about The benefits of animal therapy[…]

Philanthropy in Yakima: 2013

Anne Caffery, president of The Memorial Foundation, appeared on KIT 1280 Nov. 25, 2013 to express gratitude for Yakima’s philanthropic efforts in the past year. Donors increased their giving from $2.9 million in 2011/2012 to $3.4 million in 2012/2013. At The Memorial Foundation, we say thank-you for the philanthropic accomplishments and highlights in 2013: Cottage Read more about Philanthropy in Yakima: 2013[…]

Avoiding the holiday weight gain – Part 2

Avoiding the holiday weight gain – Part 2 By Lindsey Woodkey, CPT Make Your “Cheats” Wholesome: This often means choosing a homemade dish over one that’s prepackaged or processed, or choosing the item that will give you more nutrients. Skip the store bought cookies and go for the Grandma’s homemade Pumpkin Pie, forgo the packaged, Read more about Avoiding the holiday weight gain – Part 2[…]

Most pregnancy-related deaths caused by heart disease, study finds

Heart disease is the top cause of pregnancy-related deaths in California, one-third of which could be prevented. And in all likelihood, those numbers reflect what’s happening throughout the United States, according to research presented at the American Heart Association’s (AHA) Scientific Sessions 2013. “Women who give birth are usually young and in good health,” said Afshan B. Hameed, MD, of Read more about Most pregnancy-related deaths caused by heart disease, study finds[…]