Are you wearing red Feb 1st? You should and here’s the reason why…

Heart

 

February 1st, 2013, is the kick off date for Go Red for Women Day and what better way to bring awareness to National Heart Disease Awareness month, than to wear a color associated with hearts. Show your support, wear red and decide how you can get involved, and let others know you have made the choice to promote awareness and educate in your own way.

Check out these documentaries on Heart Disease and see what filmmakers and others in the creative industry are doing to raise awareness.

Documentaries/Videos on Heart Disease:

Hidden Epidemic: Heart Disease in America

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/takeonestep/heart/video-preview.html

The Last Heart Attack

http://sanjayguptamd.blogs.cnn.com/2011/08/29/sanjay-gupta-reports-the-last-heart-attack/

Open Heart

http://www.hitfix.com/in-contention/oscar-nominated-documentary-shorts-profile-poverty-retirement-cancer-heart-disease-and-unemployment

Here is a Director’s Cut version of

Just a little heart attack

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RwGUOfge8NU

Websites for more in formation on Heart Disease

www.goredforwomen.org

www.heart.org

Check out the what’s happening on twitter:

#GoRed

@goredforwomen

#Heartmonth

Check out what’s happening on Pinterest:

http://pinterest.com/goredforwomen/

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Share what you are wearing to support National Heart Disease Awareness

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Birthday wishes

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It’s December the time of giving, gifting, gratitude and well if I must say, my birthday. (December 4th). Every year I like to give back on my birthday because I receive so much throughout the year, so I like to spread the love.

This year I’m sending an orphanage ten pairs of shoes, and creating a special luxury soap to benefit families displaced by Hurricane Sandy, and sending gifts for the youth at Homeless Youth Alliance.

If you are inclined to help please contact me and let me know which service project you chose for donation.

Please send HYA a donation in lieu of birthday gifts. Thanks so much to everyone who has continued to support this wonderful organization this year and in previous years. It truly makes for a wonderful birthday gift.

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Homeless Youth Alliance
1696 Haight Street
San Francisco, Ca 94117
Attn:Mary Howe
Suzette Mariel’s bday wish

Homeless Youth Alliance
POB 170427
San Francisco, Ca 94117

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If you can read this you are fortunate. Help others read, here’s how…

quote by Mark Twain

You are one of the fortunate people that can pick up a book, newspaper even a can of food and know what the label says. Reading is more that just learning it is imperative for life in today’s hectic age.

On occasion I feature a blog post called Sunday school books, a review about books that enhance my life as a solo entrepreneur. Ever since I was a small child I have always loved to read. My favorite gifts during the holidays and birthdays were books of all kinds, Scifi, classics, mythology, comics, and business books. I have never remembered a time when I couldn’t read or when I struggled to read. I was lucky. Looking back at my childhood I was fortunate to have learned to read. This gift expands everyone’s knowledge base and skill set.  Knowing how 26 letters are put together in different sequences and the ability to speak what is written can change lives. With that said I encourage everyone to read just a little bit more.

But imagine not knowing what signs say, or what the label states in front of you or the proper dosage on a medicine bottle. Now imagine going through life feeling ashamed because of your reading ability or lack thereof. This thought is what prompted me to take some action.

As a solo entrepreneur it’s important for me to give back in a way that is meaningful to me, hence helping children learn to read better. Two charities that I have come across that really make use of teaching children the importance of reading are:

http://www.readingpartners.org/

http://www.roomtoread.org/

If you are interested in another organization that helps light readers connect with books, check out World book Night USA. You can read about my experience with world book night here: Blog post 1 WBN and / or Blog post 2 WBN

To learn more about World book night visit their website here (World Book Night USA) to become a volunteer for next year.

To learn more about World book night UK/Ireland visit their website here (World Book Night UK/Ireland)

 

I will be holding a new and lightly used book drive to donate to Oakland Children’s Hospital, Homeless Youth Alliance and additional charities that foster the spirit of reading for children.

 

Details: Books should be in very good condition, no rips, no pages written on and should be for children between the ages of 3-17 years of age. If you are local feel free to contact me for the drop off point. Otherwise if you are interested in mailing your parcel send to Zette Media at P.O.B 2698 Danville, Ca 94526 Attn: charity book drive

I am running this book drive through the end of August 2012. This should give plenty of time for participation and to ask any question you may have.

If you are unable to donate books, another way you can help is to tweet this blog post or share on other social media to make it a success. Thanks for participating in your own way. Every little bit helps, I truly appreciate it and the kids you help will too.

Please feel free to use the hashtags to get the message out.

#charity #bookdrive #authors #book #giveback #kids #philanthropy

 

 

Book Tour Promotion – Lili’s Strawberry House Book

Lili’s Strawberry House

One of the greatest things in the world is to see a child’s face light up with enjoyment because of a book. Today I had the pleasure of producing Lili’s Strawberry House Book tour event with the Iron Horse Mother’s Group in San Ramon, California.

Book author, Sahar Berjis is a registered dietician in private practice and has written a delightful children’s book. The book is about a little girl who delights in fruits and vegetables that she grows in the garden. The story takes us on a nutrition journey through the eyes of a child.

Following the book reading, the attendees for the event were entertained with several activities promoting nutrition, healthy eating and just plain fun. Four signed books were given away at the event and autographed to make the book more memorable for each child.

To learn more about the book Lili’s Strawberry House visit the highlighted link. The book is available for purchase through Amazon or your local bookstore or through the link provided on the website.

If you are interested in activities or recipies related to the book connect with the author on Pinterest at this link. (SaharB Pinterest)

Event table

Sahar Berjis, Author at Iron Horse Mother’s Group

Nutrition activity for the event

More fun activities for the event with the author.

Photocredit: Suzette Mariel for Zette Media

World Book Night Event- Encourage reading!

It’s the World Book Night Event here in The United States for the first time and I am excited to be apart of this life-changing event. This event is an annual celebration to encourage the joy of reading by giving out free paperback books.

As a publicist reading is fundamental to every aspect of my work. Being a part of this event is my small way of giving the gift of reading encouragement to those who are light readers.

World Book Night was initially launched in the United Kingdom in 2011 and was such a success, that it has been given the green light to launch in the U.S. this year.

Each year there are dozens of specially produced paperback books to choose from for your participation in the event. This year I choose the title, “Ender’s Game” by Orson Scott Card. It is a science fiction novel written for youth about a very adult topic of saving the earth from invasion. I won’t divulge any details about the book except to say that the character Ender is particularly interesting in his development.

In 1985 the book won a Nebula Award for best novel and then was nominated for a Locus award in 1986. The novel has since gone forward and been adapted for a film, video game and comic series.

If you are interested in being apart of next year’s event visit the website www.worldbooknight.org and join the book crusade.  Or if you have received this book from me I hope you enjoyed it. Let me know what you liked about the book. Contact me on twitter @suzettemariel or leave a comment below.

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