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World Cancer Day – The Cures are #NotBeyondUs

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Wednesday, February 4th is World Cancer Day, when organizations and individuals around the world unite to raise awareness about cancer and work to make it a global health priority. Every year approximately 8 million people die from cancer worldwide.


This year the theme of World Cancer Day is “Not Beyond Us,” to emphasize that solutions exist and are reachable. The campaign’s goal is to implement what is already known in the areas of cancer prevention, early detection, treatment, and care.

In many countries, cancer carries a stigma that makes it harder for people to get accurate information about the disease. World Cancer Day 2015 has identified 4 main areas for education and action:

As taken from by Stacy Simon

FBCG Back-to-School Rally & Prayer Night

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School is underway … so let’s PRAY!

Join us tonight at 7 p.m. at the Worship Center for our Back-to-School Rally and Prayer Night!

When: Tuesday, September 2, 2014. Doors open at 6 p.m. for the Book Fair

Where: 600 Watkins Park Drive in Upper Marlboro, MD 20774

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Are These Money Myths Keeping You Broke?


Wealth Strategist, Financial Advisor, Author & CEO of Largo Financial Services, Douglas Eze, joins The Frank Ski Show to discuss money myths that keep you broke, the importance of including your children in discussions on family finances, why you don’t have to have wealth to create wealth, secrets to creating generational wealth and more. Listen to his personal story that took him from waiting tables at IHOP to the MDRT (Million Dollar Round Table)!


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FREE K-12 Tutoring & Academic Enrichment for MD/DC/VA Students

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2013_2014 SAEP Schedule and Information Sheet

FREE K-12 Tutoring & Academic Enrichment Services in Prince George’s County


FREE tutoring and academic enrichment for grades K-12! From elementary fundamentals through college prep, we’re here to help. Homework assistance, SAT preparation, high school success tools, organization, study tips, Maryland State Assessment test taking techniques (with drills and game play) and more. Math, English, reading, writing and additional content areas by request. Classes and individual tutoring available. Schedule, class descriptions, application and location info below. Please assist us in spreading the word and helping our children succeed!

2013_2014 SAEP Schedule and Information Sheet


The Best Gift Ever

pile-of-giftsAs parents we can sometimes feel the need to overspend and heap gifts, gadgets and goodies onto our children. Not that we’re necessarily trying to buy their affection, but it always brings a warm, tingly sensation when their little faces light up once they’ve ripped open the wrapping paper.

How about putting that money to use on a gift that matters today, tomorrow and for generations to come? Something that can’t be broken, destroyed and tossed to the side as our heart sinks thinking of the money that’s gone down the drain.

I’m not sure about anyone else, but I noticed early on that my daughter loved the boxes more than the gifts inside. Even at 9 years of age she grabbed a pair of scissors, glue, a marker and a newly unpacked moving box and constructed a 2-door convertible sure to inspire envy in any mid-life crisis circle. Like any loving parent, I have pics for when she’s ready to start dating 🙂. It just goes to show that kids are happy regardless of how much we spend on holidays and birthdays. They haven’t yet been corrupted by the marketing gimmicks of more money spent = greater love and self-worth. The joy of being a kid means boundless creativity and smiles brought on by the little things in life, like being tucked in at night, a good story in a loved one’s arms, a soft kiss on the forehead, warm cookies and cold milk and lots of other things that don’t require your first born as a down payment.

Of course it’s fine to give gifts and we all want them to have a better life than we had, but let’s keep priorities in place. They’ll outgrow the designer clothes and shoes, gadgets will be obsolete when the upgrade comes in 6 months and toys will break. While we’d love for them to stay sweet and little for forever, today’s children are tomorrow’s adults. Seeing the big picture and properly planning ahead for their financial future is the best gift ever.

The Best Gift Ever