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Powder Puff Game to Raise Money for the Loudoun Breast Health Network

The following was sent to us by Stone Bridge High School:

Ashburn, Virginia, October 13, 2010 -- Stone Bridge High School is hosting our sixth annual DECA Powder Puff Game, a junior vs. senior girls flag football game.  This popular homecoming event is being held on October 18, 2010.  The stands will be flooded with pink and the majority of the student body will be present.  We are raising money for the Loudoun Breast Health Network (LBHN) by selling pink t-shirts, neon sunglasses, raffle tickets for an autographed football signed by the 2010 Washington Redskins and $3 tickets to the game.  One hundred percent of the proceeds from this event will go to the LBHN.

This is the second year we have donated to Loudoun Breast Health Network, a non-profit, community based organization located in Loudoun County.  They support women diagnosed with Breast Cancer in Loudoun County.

In 2011, Loudoun County Public Schools Will Resume Before Labor Day

Yesterday, the Loudoun County School Board adopted a 2011-2012 calendar that provides for Loudoun County Public Schools to begin the week before Labor Day.

In September, Dr. Ed Hatrick, Superintendent for Loudoun County Public Schools, told School Board members that he intended to open schools before Labor Day for the 2011-2012 school year. And after seeking parent, student, and staff input, the School Board voted unanimously to adopt a new calendar. As a result, students will begin the new school year on August 28, 2011, and conclude the school year on June 8, 2012. They will have typical Thanksgiving, winter, and spring breaks.

Over $2,000 Raised for Breast Cancer Network of Strength

The following was sent to us by Melanie Ranalli of The Medical Spot at Nova:

In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, The Medical Spa at Nova and WD Designs Awareness Jewelry hosted a special reception at The Medical Spa at Nova (21785 Filigree Court, Ashburn) on Wednesday, October 6th, benefiting Breast Cancer Network of Strength®.  A large success, the event raised more than $2,000 for Breast Cancer Network of Strength®; approximately 55 people were in attendance, 15 of them breast cancer survivors.

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Chipotle BOORITO 2010: The Horrors of Processed Food

This was sent to us by Katherine Newell Smith KNS Promotion Inc.:

Chipotle is presenting “BURRITO 2010: The Horrors of Processed Food” ...and it is a bit different than BOORITO of years past.

Here’s how it works: stop by any Chipotle on Halloween, Sunday, October 31 between 6pm and closing time dressed up as a Horrific Processed Food item and, as a thank you for a $2 donation, you will get a huge, gourmet burrito made to your specifications. Chipotle will then donate up to $1 million dollars to Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution.

Local Ashburn Teacher Wins $25,000 Milken Educator Award

This was sent to us by the Milken Family Foundation:

Ashburn, VA (October 7, 2010)—The tables turned at a schoolwide assembly in Ashburn, Virginia, today when the Milken Family Foundation honored—and stunned—fifth-grade teacher Sean Patrick Griffin of Belmont Station Elementary with its Milken Educator Award, which comes with a no-strings-attached cash prize of $25,000. Foundation Chairman and Co-Founder Lowell Milken, Virginia Superintendent of Public Instruction Dr. Patricia Wright and Loudoun County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Edgar B. Hatrick were among the leaders participating in the surprise celebration.

Dubbed “the Oscars of teaching” by Teacher Magazine, the Milken Educator Awards program was conceived by Lowell Milken to recognize the importance of outstanding educators and encourage talented young people to enter the teaching profession.