UCI MIND ANNOUNCES MARIA SHRIVER AS CELEBRITY HONOREE FOR 8TH ANNUAL “A DECEMBER TO REMEMBER” GALA

All event proceeds will support Alzheimer’s disease research
Irvine, Calif., (October 5, 2017) — UCI MIND, Orange County’s only state and federally-funded Alzheimer’s disease research center, has announced that Maria Shriver, internationally renowned Alzheimer’s disease advocate, founder of The Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement, and former First Lady of California, will be honored at its 8th annual A December to Remember Gala on Saturday, December 2, 2017.

“Maria Shriver is a champion for Alzheimer’s disease research, and is a voice of strength for many families and individuals who are suffering as a result of this disease,” says Dr. Joshua Grill, Co-Director of UCI MIND. “We are proud to partner with Ms. Shriver and honor her important work that continues to shine a light on Alzheimer’s disease.”

Shriver is the founder of the Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement (WAM), a global alliance of individuals, organizations, researchers and industry leaders who are committed to studying Alzheimer’s disease and why it disproportionately affects women.
“Every 66 seconds a new brain develops Alzheimer’s. Two-thirds of them belong to women, and no one knows why that is,” explains Shriver, who began her advocacy for the cause when her father was diagnosed with the disease in 2003. “This is a devastating disease that must be stopped. Through the support of local communities and research organizations such as UCI MIND, we will continue to work towards a cure.”

Shriver’s organization seeks to bolster scientific pursuits to understand why women are at increased risk for Alzheimer’s disease, and to help all people take steps to improve brain health. WAM also raises money to support gender-based research, and shares stories and resources for patients and loved ones battling Alzheimer’s.

Dr. Frank LaFerla, Dean of UCI’s School of Biological Sciences and Co-Director of UCI MIND, notes that Orange County is particularly susceptible to the pressures of Alzheimer’s disease.

“More than 84,000 people in Orange County are living with Alzheimer’s disease, and that number is anticipated to increase 74% by the year 2030,” Dr. LaFerla explains. “The only way to avert this crisis is through research, which is precisely where the proceeds from this event will be applied.”

With support from the local community, UCI MIND funds projects that allow researchers to seek out scientific advances that will help identify ways to prevent or slow the onset of neurological disorders like Alzheimer’s.

“Thanks to the tremendous generosity of our attendees, last year’s gala raised over $375,000 to support innovative research on new studies and clinical trials,” says Dr. LaFerla. “This year, we’ve extended an invitation for guests to attend an exclusive pre-event cocktail reception with Maria Shriver prior to the Gala, along with various unique sponsorship opportunities that we hope will continue to support our research efforts surrounding Alzheimer’s disease.”

UCI MIND is one of only 30 NIH-funded Alzheimer’s Disease Research Centers in the nation.

“The research being done at UCI MIND provides hope for millions of individuals who are affected by this heartbreaking disease,” LaFerla adds. “It’s through attending events like our annual gala or participating in clinical research trials that Orange County residents can, in fact, make a difference and help researchers get closer to a cure.”

For more information about the 8th annual A December to Remember Gala, or to inquire about sponsorship opportunities, please visit gala.mind.uci.edu or contact Danny Harper, Senior Director of Development at UCI MIND, at 949-824-3793.

About UCI MIND (UC Irvine Institute for Memory Impairments and Neurological Disorders) 

            The UC Irvine Institute for Memory Impairments and Neurological Disorders (UCI MIND) is internationally recognized for its research accomplishments in disorders of the brain, particularly those that are age-related.

           UCI MIND is the University’s center for aging and dementia research, with its faculty seeking to understand the causes leading to neurological disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease, frontotemporal dementia, Lewy body dementia, and Huntington’s disease.

            For those suffering from age-related memory problems, its goal is to develop improved means for effective diagnosis and treatment and to provide help to families and caregivers.

            UCI MIND is home to one of 30 Alzheimer’s Disease Research Centers funded by the National Institute on Aging, and is one of ten California Alzheimer’s Disease Centers funded by the California Department of Public Health. For more information, please visit mind.uci.edu.

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Tom’s of Maine wild lavender deodorant review 

Good morning. I just wanted to share this awesome Tom’s of Maine wild lavender deodorant. Even before going vegan, I started getting terrible rashes in my underarm area. I would have to rotate deodorants and wash it off when I got home from work. Then I would try and fix my rash with tea tree oil. When we were on our second vegan shopping trip at @wholefoodsorangecounty I stumbled into their health and wellbeing aisles – and saw a ton of options. At first I was overwhelmed and then excited. I picked up this gem just to see if it would work and it has. It has lasted a few months and I use a lot of deodorant- I used to wear clinical strength. Plus, NO MORE RASH! I want to try other scents now. What kind of deodorant do you use? 


It’s unBOOlievable! Join Victoria Gardens for a Merry Halloween Celebration at its Upcoming Kidz Club Event!

* CALENDAR LISTING *
EVENT: It’s unBOOlievable! Join Victoria Gardens for a Merry Halloween Celebration at its Upcoming Kidz Club Event!

· It’s all treats and no tricks at the upcoming Victoria Gardens Kidz Club event! On Saturday, October 21st from 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., kids and families will gather in Chaffey Town Square to enjoy a “fang-tastic” Kidz Club event!

· This frightfully fun Halloween event will feature fun-filled games, entertainment, prizes and more!

· Kids will have the opportunity to decorate and design their very own jack-o-lantern pumpkins! Pumpkins will be provided by Sprouts Farmers Market.

· Shadow, the Victoria Gardens Kidz Club mascot, will also be making an appearance to join in on the “skele-fun” and spend time with the kids!

· DJ Jack Factory will also be present, providing ghoulish musical entertainment for the event.

· This is a free, ticketed event for children ages 3 to 10 years old. Tickets are available on a first come, first serve basis at the Victoria Gardens Guest Services office, beginning Friday, October 6.

· Please note that this event will consist of two time slots:
250 tickets are available for a 10:30am-12:00pm timeframe.

An additional 250 tickets are available for a 12:30pm-2:00pm timeframe.
 · Please also note, no reservations can be taken over the phone. Tickets must be physically picked up prior to the event.

· Parents who would like more information can call Victoria Gardens’ Guest Services office at (909) 463-2830.

DATE: Saturday, October 21, 2017

TIMES: Timeframe #1: 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m

Timeframe #2: 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

COST: FREE Ticketed Event

LOCATION: Victoria Gardens
Chaffey Town Square
12505 North Mainstreet
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91739

INFORMATION: (909) 463-2830

WEBSITE: http://www.VictoriaGardensIE.com

WINTER / HOLIDAY 2017 ZOYA NAIL COLOR – ZOYA PARTY GIRLS

WINTER / HOLIDAY 2017 ZOYA NAIL COLOR – ZOYA PARTY GIRLS

Mysterious, moody and electric in one, the PARTY GIRLS Zoya collection mixes a variety of finishes and tones to make sure all eyes are on you at any winter or holiday soiree.

AVAILABLE October 15, 2017. 

ZOYA.COM $10 ea.(US)

*10 FREE FORMULA: FORMULATED WITHOUT FORMALDEHYDE, FORMALDEHYDE RESIN, 

DIBUTYL PHTHALATE, TOLUENE, CAMPHOR, TPHP, PARABENS, XYLENE, ETHYL TOSYLAMIDE and LEAD.

LEGOLAND® CALIFORNIA RESORT INTRODUCES A NEW RIDE IN 2018 AND IT’S THE SINGLE LARGEST INVESTMENT FOR A LEGOLAND PARK YET!

LEGOLAND® California Resort’s General Manager Peter Ronchetti announced at today’s press conference that 2018 will be a year of enormous growth! In January, a new 4-D movie launches, followed by the opening of LEGOLAND® Castle Hotel in the spring and, just announced, LEGO® City Deep Sea Adventure submarine ride is opening in the summer! LEGO® City Deep Sea Adventure is Merlin Entertainment’s single largest investment in any LEGOLAND® Park and will take passengers aboard a real submarine where they will be submerged underwater and immersed in an ocean habitat. 


“I’m extremely excited for our guests to experience LEGO City Deep Sea Adventure submarine ride,” said Ronchetti. “For the first time in the United States, we are bringing our guests onboard a real submarine where they’ll go underwater to discover a truly amazing world filled with more than 2,000 different real sea animals, including several species of stingrays and a variety of exotic sharks.”

The ride will open in summer of 2018 and takes guests on a submarine ride looking for lost treasure on a sunken LEGO shipwreck. Among the real sea animals are bright LEGO octopi, marine tropical fish and LEGO scuba divers. Touchscreens at each porthole inside the sub are used by guests to help the LEGO minifigure dive team identify gems, pearls, LEGO gold coins and more throughout the journey. Up to 12 guests will board one of eight submarines that are designed after the LEGO City Deep Sea Adventure line of toys.

The summer exploration ride is opening shortly after LEGOLAND Castle Hotel opens in the spring of 2018. “We are excited to expand our LEGOLAND kingdom with LEGOLAND Castle Hotel, not only for the new adventures it will bring to our guests, but also the new jobs it will create for the community,” said Ronchetti. Ronchetti announced the hiring will start today for 200 new Model Citizens (employees) to work at new premium themed 250-room hotel. Thirty leadership roles are needed including Head Chef, Front Office Manager and Food and Beverage Manager. “We’ll be starting to recruit the other positions as early as December as we’d like to have everyone royally trained and ready to go by the Hotel’s opening in spring!” Some of the positions needed include cooks, valet, housekeepers, entertainers and more. Interested individuals can visit http://jobs.LEGOLAND.com/.

LEGOLAND Castle Hotel will feature three room themes: Knights and Dragons, Magic Wizard and Royal Princess. Bookings for LEGOLAND Castle Hotel begin in September. For more information, visit: http://www.LEGOLANDVacations.com.

Also opening in 2018: “LEGO® NINJAGO® – Master of the 4th Dimension” starting Jan. 12 in the LEGO® Showplace Theater. The short film combines dazzling 3D computer animation with 4D real-world effects offering guests the chance to go on an amazing new adventure with their favorite ninjas: Kai, Jay, Cole, Zane, Lloyd, Nya and Master Wu. 

LEGO City Deep Sea Adventure submarine ride and LEGO NINJAGO – Master of the 4th Dimension are both included in the cost of admission to LEGOLAND California Resort. For the most up-to-date information on LEGO City Deep Sea Adventure, visit http://www.LEGOLAND.com/deepsea2018. For LEGOLAND California Resort ticket prices, operating schedule and additional information, visit http://www.LEGOLAND.com or call 760-918-LEGO (5346).

The Lavanila Healthy Underarm Detox Mask

Lavanila is cruelty-free!

This is the first product on the market specifically created to alleviate concerns around aluminum and build-up in the underarm area, while also helping to ease and shorten the transition from chemical to natural deodorant, a growing movement. There is a heightened sensitivity around the use of aluminum-based products and a growing awareness of the importance of sweat and overall health of the underarm area.
The Healthy Underarm Mask is powered by highly effective, all-natural ingredients, this targeted underarm treatment effectively detoxifies the underarm area with a combo of Active Charcoal, Malic Acid and Silica which uniquely bind to dirt, bacteria, aluminum and excess oils trapped in the skin and like a magnet work to draw them out. With a mess-free, soft brush applicator, this mask is good for all skin types and a simple addition to your weekly regimen. 

Why you need this product:

1. You have chemical and impure build up in the underarm area

2. You are trying to switch from a chemical to a natural deodorant

3. You want a lighter, more beautiful underarm
The mask will launch in time for Breast Cancer Awareness Month on Sephora.com and Lavanila.com, Oct. 15th, for $26.00 and a portion of proceeds will go towards breast cancer awareness.

2017 SoCal VegFest is coming to Costa Mesa, Oct. 28 & 29!

This will be my first time attending the SoCal Vegfest at the OC fairgrounds. I just ordered my early bird tickets!

From the site:

3rd Annual SoCal VegFest, a one-of-a-kind non-profit event designed to engage curiosity and inspire awareness for those helping to make a difference in this world! SoCal VegFest is helping to change the world, and to have a really good time with your Tribe!

Our goal is for everyone in attendance to have a good time; vendors, sponsors, staff and attendees. We heard you loud and clear last year when you told us you wanted a better venue! This year we’re moving to The OC Fair & Events Center! We are super excited to put on an incredible 2-day festival, with lots of food and entertainment! Our venue is awesome and we have lots of fun planned for you. And this year we’re gonna need your help to make it happen!! We’re asking for a $5 admissions fee. Thank you for your continued support!! See you on Sat 10/28 and Sun 10/29 from 10am-6pm!