Tuesday, May 23, 2017

THE GOSSIP - James Corden, LeBron Family Foundation, Ohio caregivers and Bunbury

VIDEO OF THE DAY - James Corden speaks out about yesterday's terrorist attack in Manchester, England.

FUNDRAISER TO HELP LEBRON FOUNDATION - Cedar Point and The LeBron James Family Foundation are teaming up to give water-lovers of all ages the opportunity to be the first to experience Cedar Point Shores Waterpark on Thursday, May 25. The First Slide VIP Charity Preview is a fundraising event at which guests can ride all-new attractions and preview the amenities at the beachfront waterpark before it officially opens to the public on Saturday, May 27. Tickets are available now and all proceeds will benefit The LeBron James Family Foundation.

Tickets are just $50 each and include access to the VIP preview event from 6 to 8 p.m., as well as admission to Cedar Point that same day. A limited number of tickets are available for this exclusive VIP preview event.

Tickets can be ordered at cedarpoint.com/firstslide.

LEGISLATION TO EMPOWER CAREGIVERS - Governor John Kasich recently signed legislation that will help Ohioans who provide unpaid care to loved ones. The Ohio Caregiving Act ensures hospital patients' designated family caregivers will be given crucial guidance on home care instructions once their loved one is discharged from the hospital.

Caregiving became an around-the-clock job for Andrea Tayek of Shaker Heights when her mother, who was suffering from a chronic pain disorder impacting her facial nerves, was admitted to the Cleveland Clinic. And she understands the complex medical tasks and decisions caregivers must undertake during stressful situations.

"Making sure her medications were given on time, same thing with her tube feedings," she said. "I was probably the biggest pain on the floor with the nursing staff but there's been plenty of times when there's been miscommunication."

BUNBURY FEST TO SPOTLIGHT MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS - PromoWest Productions today announced a partnership between the National Alliance on Mental Illness Southwest Ohio (NAMI) and Roochute during the 2017 Bunbury Music Festival in Cincinnati June 2-4, to raise awareness and spark conversations surrounding mental illness. The Roochute initiative promotes awareness of mental wellness through the use of a giant parachute and has been seen at other major music festivals (see video at roochute.com.)

Roochute and NAMI Southwest Ohio will be on site at the Bunbury Music Festival on Saturday, June 3 and Sunday, June 4 to provide festival attendees information about mental health resources and how people can seek help, and the parachute itself will be open for fan interaction throughout both days.

“We’re excited to partner with Roochute at Bunbury 2017 to bring awareness to mental health issues. Since one-half of all chronic mental illness begins by age 14 and three-quarters by age 24, it’s important for everyone to know that treatment works and resources and support are available,” said Heather Turner, Executive Director of NAMI Southwest Ohio.

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