“I took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge for a family member and my good friend Brian Laird who we lost to ALS in 2012. Before he died Brian and his family established a fund at Community Medical Centers called “The Laird’s Gift” that helps patients with ALS and other neurological disorders. In honor of Brian, I directed my support for ALS to help patients here where I work.
If you are a gym newbie and nervous about your first time, there are some unwritten common courtesies or unsaid gym etiquette that you can follow to help make your first day in the gym a little less awkward or intimidating. These tips would be in addition to the usual fitness center rules that every gym has and abides by.
I am always so impressed by the generosity of our community and its donor-investors. We received a $75,000 donation that will double its dollar value to help burn survivors at Community Regional Medical Center’s Leon S. Peters Burn Center thanks to longtime donor JP Lamborn and Hanford couple Dave and Anne Bush.
Although DC insiders skewer each other all the time, it still can be fun to listen when someone who’s carried himself with the gravity of a deadly serious job – being Secretary of Defense – plunges into retirement, sells his memoir and lets loose with the snarkiness that he was forced to stifle during his lengthy government service. I’m referring to Robert Gates whose service included heading the Central Intelligence Agency and serving on the National Security Council.