Category Archives: Health & Care

One of The Very Few Black Female Therapists and Life Coaches in Alaska Opens Exclusively Virtual Private Practice

FAIRBANKS, Alaska – Dec. 18, 2020 – In a year fueled with surprises and uncertainty, one thing remains certain: the need for mental health care. On December 1, 2020, Winnie Bien Aime, Founder and CEO of Thrive Unburdened, LLC, launched her virtual private practice, providing mental health therapy and life coaching services to clients. Now more than ever, it is crucially important to prioritize self-care and managing life’s stressors when they come.  Oftentimes, it is difficult to do this alone. But you do not have to battle your mental health issues alone. Winnie has worked with people from all walks of life, including families, young adults, teens, and members of the LGBTQIA+ community. As a BIPOC woman, Winnie understands the challenges of navigating the experience of being a black person in America and uses culturally sensitive approaches in her work with clients. She seeks to empower and encourage individuals from diverse backgrounds and all walks of life to unburden themselves so they can thrive, just as they were created to.

Thrive Unburdened’stherapy services are offered to residents of Alaska and Florida, and life coaching services are offered to everyone, regardless of location. Take the next important step in your mental health and put yourself first by beginning therapy with Winnie! And advance beyond all limits in life by choosing Winnie as your life coach. You and your future self will thank you!

Winnie holds a Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Adams State University. She is licensed in the state of Alaska as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and is an approved out-of-state telemental health provider in Florida. Additionally, Winnie is a Board Certified Coach (BCC).

Contact Information
Winnie Bien Aime, Founder & CEO
[email protected]
844-676-3762

FedEx to Ship First Wave of COVID-19 Vaccines Across the United States

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) and the world’s largest express transportation company, announced today that operations are in motion to transport its first shipments of COVID-19 vaccines.

Following the Food and Drug Administration’s approval of Emergency Use Authorization for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, FedEx Express will begin transport of the vaccine using its FedEx Priority Overnight® service supported by FedEx Priority Alert® advanced monitoring. After months of preparation and close planning with Pfizer, other healthcare companies, and federal and state officials, the first COVID-19 vaccines will move to dosing centers in the United States. Vaccine distribution will be balanced among major cargo carriers, and FedEx is working closely with healthcare customers to prepare for additional vaccine shipments and transportation of critical vaccine-related supplies.

The FedEx network is well-positioned to handle COVID-19 vaccine shipments around the world with temperature-control solutions, near real-time monitoring capabilities and a dedicated healthcare team to support the express transportation of vaccines and bioscience shipments.

“This is among the most important work in the history of our company, and we’re honored to be a part of the effort to help end this pandemic,” said Raj Subramaniam, president and chief operating officer, FedEx Corp. “I am immensely proud of our dedicated team members who continue to go above and beyond to help ensure the safe movement of these critical COVID-19 vaccines, especially during our busiest holiday shipping season to date. This is who we are and what we do at FedEx.”

Transportation of COVID-19 vaccines is the next phase of ongoing FedEx efforts to support pandemic relief around the world. FedEx has a long history of supporting relief efforts when disasters strike, using its network and expertise to deliver for good.

“We are one of the few companies with the global network and capabilities to keep critical supply chains moving during this unprecedented time,” said Don Colleran, president and chief executive officer, FedEx Express. “Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, FedEx has delivered more than 55 kilotons of personal protective equipment, including more than two billion face masks, and more than 9,600 humanitarian aid shipments around the globe.”

To help reach underserved communities with the COVID-19 vaccine, FedEx has committed $4 million in cash and in-kind transportation support to several nonprofits serving communities in the U.S. and around the world. These include Direct Relief, International Medical Corps, and Heart to Heart International.

“Time-definite express transportation of critical shipments is exactly what our FedEx Express network was built to do when it launched in 1973,” said Richard W. Smith, regional president of the Americas and executive vice president of global support, FedEx Express. “Almost five decades later, we are proving true to our founding mission by delivering critical COVID-19 vaccines.”

“This is a historic moment and represents a monumental feat for vaccine development and expedient deployment,” said Mike McDermott, president, Pfizer Global Supply. “Outstanding logistics is critical to get our products to those who need them across the country, and we’re happy to partner with FedEx in this historic effort to save lives and put an end to the COVID-19 pandemic.”

About the technology:

At FedEx, the information about the package is as important as the package itself as it moves through the network. FedEx SenseAware ID, a Bluetooth low-energy sensor device, will be affixed to vaccine shipments, helping to ensure these temperature-sensitive deliveries move swiftly and safely through the FedEx Express U.S. network with FedEx Priority Overnight service. From origin to destination, dedicated FedEx Priority Alert customer support agents are using SenseAware monitoring technology to track the location of vaccine shipments in near real-time. This technology is complemented by the FedEx Surround platform, which leverages artificial intelligence and predictive tools to proactively monitor conditions surrounding the packages, allowing customer support agents to intervene if weather or traffic delays threaten to impede delivery times.

Quick stats about the FedEx network:

  • Built over 47 years, the FedEx network consists of more than 5,000 facilities, more than 670 aircraft, more than 180,000 vehicles, and – most importantly – nearly 600,000 dedicated team members worldwide.
  • At present, FedEx Express operates nearly 32,000 flights per month, and roughly half are missions flown by widebody aircraft.
  • FedEx Express has more than 90 cold chain facilities across five continents with plans to open additional facilities in coming years.
  • To the extent vaccine shipments may require the use of dry ice, FedEx Express is capable of safely handling those volumes. FedEx Express transports approximately 500,000 dry ice shipments a month.

About FedEx Corp.

FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) provides customers and businesses worldwide with a broad portfolio of transportation, e-commerce and business services. With annual revenue of $71 billion, the company offers integrated business solutions through operating companies competing collectively, operating collaboratively and innovating digitally under the respected FedEx brand. Consistently ranked among the world’s most admired and trusted employers, FedEx inspires its nearly 600,000 team members to remain focused on safety, the highest ethical and professional standards and the needs of their customers and communities. To learn more about how FedEx connects people and possibilities around the world, please visit about.fedex.com.

Contact Information
Isabel Rollison
FedEx Media Relations
901-434-8100
[email protected]

Atlanta nonprofit LHTYF and WalMart Team Up for 10th Anniversary Gala

ATLANTA – Dec. 5, 2020 — Live Healthy & Thrive Youth Foundation (LHTYF) announced the 10th Annual Pinnacle Awards & Scholarship Gala on Saturday, December 5th at the Holidays Event Center in Stone Mountain, GA just outside of Atlanta. The event marks the organization’s tenth year serving the Atlanta community while educating children on healthy lifestyle habits to help them avoid obesity, diabetes and hypertension. WalMart teamed up with LHTYF to sponsor this extraordinary occasion.

Live Healthy & Thrive Youth Foundation will honor local professionals who exemplify outstanding career achievement and philanthropy as well as award Atlanta area high school students with $1000 book scholarships for college. The 2020 Pinnacle Award honorees are: Dr. Sakia Franklin-Jones of Atlanta Public Schools, Kelli Stewart of the L.E.A.D. organization, Dr. Debbie Wallace of Emory University and 360 Health Broadcasting Network and Chef Rafih and Rita Benjelloun of Imperial Fez Restaurant.

“We are thrilled to honor such outstanding leaders and philanthropists doing extraordinary work in the community as well as give $1000 scholarships to deserving high school seniors for college,” said Lori A. Manns, founder and president of LHTYF, Inc.

Sponsors of the gala include: Walmart, Publix, Georgia Piedmont Technical College, Clover Health and Southern Barter Club. The 10th Annual Pinnacle Awards & Scholarship Gala will feature a gourmet dinner buffet  by Bridge Catering and exciting program with live entertainment. The evening will be hosted by mistress of ceremonies, Twanda Black of WPGN Radio and special guests: Teresa Hardy of NAACP-Dekalb County and Juandolyn Stokes of WAOK  Radio.  The gala will feature live entertainment provided by jazz recording artist and saxophonist, Richard Shaw Jr. The live auction including family vacations, exquisite art and more, will be facilitated by media personality and Marissa Daniel. Tickets and donations for the 10th Annual Pinnacle Awards & Scholarship Gala may be purchased on-line at https://www.livehealthyandthriveyouth.org

To make a tax-deductible donation or obtain more information, please visit the organization’s website. Media interested in covering the event should call the LHTYF team at (800) 551-3775.

About Live Healthy & Thrive Youth Foundation, Inc.

LHTYF was established in 2010 to teach kids healthy lifestyle habits and encourage active involvement of parents in the metro Atlanta area regarding the health and wellness of their children. The mission of Live Healthy & Thrive Youth Foundation is educate, activate, motivate and empower youth in the areas of academic achievement, health, nutrition, fitness and total wellness. LHTYF exists to educate children on healthy lifestyle habits so they are more likely to avoid obesity, diabetes and hypertension.  http://www.livehealthyandthriveyouth.org

Contact
Live Healthy & Thrive Youth Foundation, Inc.
1270 Caroline Street, Suite D120-307
Atlanta, GA 30307
LaTanya O’Kelly
(800) 551-3775

Female-Led Tech Company Set to Raise $1 Million to Support Moms Worldwide During Pandemic

Denver, CO, December 04, 2020 — This past week a team of women in Denver, CO were awarded a $250,000 grant to help develop the app that is changing the experience of motherhood and is providing support for maternal mental health.

The Mindful Mamas
The Mindful Mamas

The Mindful Mamas App, a meditation app made specifically for mothers, launched on March 19 – the same day that the governor of Colorado issued a lockdown for the state. The efforts of this passionate team of women have been recognized: Mindful Mamas was awarded an OEDIT Advanced Industries Grant by the State of Colorado and is set to raise a total of $1 million by the end of 2020.

Terra LaRock – child, family, and school psychologist, and the founder of Mindful Mamas – partnered with another Colorado-based, female-led company AppIt Ventures to develop an app made specifically for the unique mental health needs of mothers at every stage of motherhood. Terra drew upon her own experience with postpartum depression and OCD for the motivation to pursue this much-needed project. At a time when mothers need more support than ever, the app has already surpassed 50,000 downloads in over 50 countries with the average user using the app 2.4 times per day.

The Mindful Mamas App is outperforming industry standards for app downloads and usage. It is also changing lives for mothers across the world. As part of the grant application process, Mindful Mamas reached out to their audience for personal stories of how the app has provided support. Women wrote in who have endured miscarriage, financial hardship, postpartum mood disorders, abuse, divorce, child loss, added stress from the pandemic, and more. The Mindful Mamas App is helping all of them. These are a few quotes from the emails:

“There is no statute of limitations on emotional scars, and I am healing now with Mindful Mamas.”

“I recently experienced a miscarriage and I literally went running to this app. The exact content I needed was available at that very moment, literally as my body was miscarrying…it truly is life changing, life changing, life saving, life enhancing!”

“I found Mindful Mamas. And slowly, the light started creeping back in.”

“Mindful Mamas is not an app. It is a sanctuary.”

The women leading Mindful Mamas are navigating the tech industry to fill in a gap that is felt worldwide – the mental health of mothers. As the app grows, so too does the impact this small group of women can have on the world, one mother at a time.