At 85-years-old, Alda Gamm thought she had overcome all of life’s challenges. Keeping busy as a regular volunteer at her local church, avid baker and exercise enthusiast, she wasn’t one to let her age slow her down. Having a long life filled with love from her family, and the occasional gardening session with her eight grandchildren, Alda was very content with life and always on top of her health.
The California Children’s Rehabilitation Foundation (CCRF) raises money each year for equipment and supplies needed for the Pediatric Rehabilitation Program at Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach to improve quality care and treatment of patients. This last year, CCRF raised $40,000 to purchase seven adaptive bikes for the Pediatric Rehabilitation Program, that provide strength and endurance training to patients who cannot ride bikes.
Downtown Long Beach's surly little neighborhood gym is challenging artists and athletes alike to capture movement in a local photography contest. As part of the "Keep LBC Fit" initiative to get people moving more often, the whole city is invited to get creative and take a picture of someone performing an exercise.
Most people are in denial about the possibility of getting any form of cancer, especially colorectal cancer. Colorectal cancer is an uncomfortable topic for most people to talk about, but even though people don’t talk about it, it’s a serious issue. About one-third of all people with colon cancer and cancer in the rectum die from the disease within five years of diagnosis. Colorectal cancer does deserve your attention because the more you know the better your chances are of beating it.