Monday, February 20, 2017

Support Holly Cook and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

by Michael Strickland

I always marvel at those who have the energy to rise and excel in the professional world, while balancing family and community activities. When I first met Holly Cook, I was impressed by her charisma and willingness to really make a difference.

"Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, you’ll find one at the end of your arm," wrote Sam Levenson, in One Era & Out the Other. "As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands: one for helping yourself, the other for helping others!"

That is why I support this initiative by Holly who is extremely passionate about the noble efforts of Leukemia and Lymphoma Society that help to improve the quality of life for those fighting blood cancers, including promoting progress toward cures for Leukemia, Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin Lymphoma and Myeloma.
Support Holly in her fundraising efforts during the next 10 weeks of Man and Woman of the Year!
“Beauty is not who you are on the outside, it is the wisdom and time you gave away to save another struggling soul like you.” ― Shannon L. Alder

Public policy advocacy is also a passion of Holly's, and she seeks to help create potential solutions to problems such as out-of-pocket medical costs through LLS. Holly's largest goal is to raise awareness and funds for Leukemia and Lymphoma Society to continue the growth of efforts that benefit families affected by blood cancers.

"Now when Jesus had entered Capernaum, a centurion came to Him, pleading with Him, saying, “Lord, my servant is lying at home paralyzed, dreadfully tormented.” And Jesus said to him, “I will come and heal him.” The centurion answered and said, “Lord, I am not worthy that You should come under my roof. But only speak a word, and my servant will be healed." - Matthew 8:5-8

Here is a great chance for you to help with badly needed healing.

The world is a better place because of people like Holly. Will you donate today? 

Follow Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's Idaho and Montana Chapter on Instagram at @lls_idaho_and_montana

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Friday, February 17, 2017

What Makes the Mrs. Premier World Pageant System Unique and Valuable?

Mrs. Premier World  Janice McQueen-Ward
What, another pageant?  I have heard this question several times in my years of covering, writing about and judging in the pageant world.

Fortunately, my travels have allowed me to come across the stellar work of Kristen Jones Rossow.

The following are some things that are unique about Kristen's Mrs. Premier World Pageant system:

1. They have non-comparative numerical judging. The judge will score you 1-15 at the end of your presentation. In other systems they won't score you then. Instead they'll bring you back on stage as part of a group and at that point they will then score everyone, comparing you against everyone on the stage, especially those standing next to you. In our system you get an actual score. Panel interview 1/3 Fitness in Swimwear 1/3 Gown 1/3 From there the finalists will be selected and all scores set to zero. In finals On stage Question 1/3 Fitness in Swimwear 1/3 Gown 1/3 Because it is an international pageant interviews will be conducted in front of a panel of judges to accommodate language translators.

2. Delegates champion their own platform, not an organization's.

3. They're looking for the complete package, no age limit.

4. You get two shots at a crown, US (or other country) and World.

5. The Executive Director Kristin Jones Rossow has been a regional director previously had state pageants which were televised twice AND they are currently looking for sponsors for national and international telecasts.

Click Here for more information about how to register!