HealthLink Initiative asks for your support for the Moody family. Belkis Moody, wife of author and co-founder of the Authors’ Round Table Society, John M. Moody, has recently been diagnosed with lymphoma. HLI has contributed through their GoFundMe page and asks anyone who would like to help, to please donate as well.
Autoimmune Disease effects 50 million Americans, 75% of which are women. It is one of the top ten leading causes of death for women and female children. There are over 80 diseases caused by the autoimmune system attacking cells, tissues, and organs. Because of it’s prevailing incidence, HealthLink Initiative has decided to focus on this issue with providing research and tools. We are focusing our articles on ways to prevent or fight autoimmune disease. We are also starting an online resource for products designed to assist with systemic inflammation. These will be vetted by doctors associated with HLI and who have a passion for fighting back against autoimmune.
The November Heart Healthy Weekend was also a tremendous success. We truly made a difference in people’s lives.
Heart Disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. It is indiscriminate of age, sex or race. Over 25% of all deaths will be due to heart disease. In 2011 it cost the USA over $444 billion.
The October Domestic Violence Drive went splendidly. We had hundreds turn out for a very successful two days. The shelters were thrilled with our contribution.
HealthLink Initiative is dedicated to relieving the strain of health and wellness costs for victims of abuse. One in every four women and one in every nine men will experience domestic violence in their lifetime. The annual cost of domestic violence exceeds $8.8 billion each year, of which $5.8 billion is for health-related costs. This financial burden in addition to the emotional cost can be a limiting factor in making a change to a new and safer life.
HLI will continue to support this need and save lives.
We just completed the drive for stuffed animals for the Children’s Advocacy Center. We received over a hundred new plush to be given to the children.
Thank you everyone!
On April 17th, 2013, West, a small Texas town near HLI experienced a devastating event. Our hearts and prayers go out to everyone affected. We are saddened by the tragic deaths of so many, hurting for the survivors who have to endure, and are inspired by the heroic efforts of so many.
Three of the schools have been heavily damaged, emergency vehicles have been destroyed, homes have been completely lost. While we can only offer prayers for the families affected by the blast, we can do this small thing of collecting funds to help with the rebuilding efforts that will soon follow. Texans are resilient and strong. They will recover with time and our help.
HealthLink Initiative has pledged that all donations collected through the end of May will be used for the “Rebuild West” fund.