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Central Alberta Child Advocacy One Day Challenge: One Day. One Ticket. One Child.

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We need your help! The CACAC 50/50 Cash Lottery is not just about the chance the win a guaranteed $80,000 – it is about supporting the children and youth of Central Alberta affected by child abuse. On Wednesday, February 26th every 50/50 Cash Lottery Ticket Package sold will be in recognition of the brave children that we have the served since opening – and all the children we will help in the future.

One Day Challenge: Wednesday, February 26th, 2020

Our Goal: 865 Ticket Packages for the 865 Children and Youth we have supported.

One ticket can make a difference – YOU can make a difference! Buy your tickets online or over the phone, and then challenge others to do the same! Make some calls, send texts & emails – get your family and friends to join you! Create a buzz on social media: add the custom One Day Challenge Facebook frame to your profile to show that you took part in the challenge. Use the hashtag #CACACOneDayChallenge : Facebook, Twitter, Instagram to show your support and SHARE, SHARE, SHARE!

“One day – that is all we are asking for. We want people to realize exactly why we’re doing this, this 50/50 Cash Lottery – it is for the courageous kids that have to come to our Centre because someone has hurt them. Each ticket package sold gives back the promise and possibility of a healthy future & recognizes the adversity these children innocently faced. Our community came together for us last year for our first One Day Challenge and we hit our goal, and we want to the same this year, but we need your help.” Mark Jones, CEO

Ticket Packages start at just $10 with the chance to win up to $200,000! To purchase tickets online or for more information visit our lottery website: cacac5050.ca or call: 587-272-2233.

Will you take the challenge? Visit our Event page for more details on our One Day Challenge:

https://www.facebook.com/events/2284553705182711/

About CACAC: The Central Alberta Child Advocacy Centre is a not for profit organization rooted in the protection and recovery of today’s most innocent and vulnerable – our children. The Centre is comprised of a collective that is driven by the courage to support children, youth, and their families affected by abuse, enabling them to build enduring strength and overcome adversity.

We work in a collaborative partnership with the Central Region Children’s Services, Alberta Health Services, Alberta Justice, Alberta Education, the Central Alberta Sexual Assault Support Centre and the RCMP. Together we harness our collective courage to provide children with supported recovery.

For more information on CACAC, please visit: centralalbertacac.ca | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

The Central Alberta Child Advocacy Centre is a not for profit organization rooted in the protection and recovery of today’s most innocent and vulnerable – our children. The Centre is comprised of a collective that is driven by the courage to support children, youth, and their families affected by abuse, enabling them to build enduring strength and overcome adversity. We work in a collaborative partnership with the Central Region Children's Services, Alberta Health Services, Alberta Justice, Alberta Education, the Central Alberta Sexual Assault Support Centre and the RCMP. Together we harness our collective courage to provide children with supported recovery. It takes courage and bravery for a child to share their story of abuse, for families to bring their children forward, to believe, to listen without judgement, and to seek justice. Supporting the Central Alberta Child Advocacy Centre today is an investment in the promise and possibility of a healthy future for our children and our community.

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On My Journey to Health

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I was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes in October 2020. I worked with the RDPCN family nurse to adopted a completely new lifestyle. I decreased my caloric intake, started carb counting, and started walking daily. At first I would walk for 30 minutes a day and now I am up to one hour per day. At times the winter weather has challenged me but I have persevered. Evenings were always family time but I steal an hour for my walking. Fortunately, my family is supportive and at times my daughter or a friend join me and give me motivation.

I have begun to feel lighter and in better shape. I have lost 30 pounds and I have normal blood glucose and blood pressure now. I am still awaiting results of a liver fibroscan. It has taken me a lot of work and willpower to stay the course and I am not done yet. I really feel that I have dodged the bullet. For me a prospect of serious illness, heart attack, liver failure, losing a limb or my family losing me… was petrifying.

So if I were to give advice to anyone who recently got diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, it would be this: first, make sure you understand what is going to happen if you don’t do anything and then think about the consequences it will have on you and your family, those you love the most. For me that was the biggest motivation. And second advice, find your support system:  family, friends, medical professionals… anyone that will be able to be there for you, give you advice, challenge you and prop you and push you when needed.

I hope someone finds my story inspiring. After all, for years I had used every excuse in the book, not enough time, I cannot give up this or that… until the prospect of getting seriously ill became all too realistic. It is not easy to change one’s ways, but it is more difficult to live with the consequences of the untreated diabetes, or even worse – to not live at all. My only regret is that I did not set on this journey sooner, before any damage was done.

To learn more about the RDPCN programs, visit www.reddeerpcn.com

Getting My Blood Glucose Back in the Normal Range Gave Me Tears of Joy

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Strategies to Manage Persistent Pain, September 16th

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Strategies to Manage Persistent Pain Thursday, September 16, 2021 1:00-2:00 pm
Red Deer Public Library Facebook Live

Come learn more about persistent (chronic) pain from our team at Red Deer PCN. You will learn about different types of pain, medication to manage ongoing pain, the effects and benefits of opioids, and the importance of non-medication strategies to help manage your pain.

Presented by Red Deer PCN’s Dr. Myburgh G.P, Jennifer Howe, Pharmacist & Jennifer Wallin, Psychologist.

Tune into Facebook Live at Red Deer Public Library Facebook page for this program.

This is one of a series of health-related programs co-sponsored by the Red Deer PCN and the Red Deer Library.
Watch for others in the series!

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