Health Promotion Series 2014-2015

Over 80,0000 Chemicals are generated by our consumer goods and commerce: Come See what Small Changes you can make to create a lasting difference for a Safer & Healthier Environment.

Tuesday October 14th 6:30 PM-8:45 p.m. – Wellesley Free Library, Wakelin Room

Free and Open to the Public

Presented by The Wellesley Cancer Prevention Project (WCCP) & The Wellesley Free Library

Wellesley Cancer Prevention Project is excited to present, in co-sponsorship with the Wellesley Free Library, our premiere education program for the 2014-2015 season for those of you who are interested in the environment and its impact on our health.

First we will show the 2013 film “Unacceptable Levels”, excerpt may be accessed here on YouTube @ http://youtu.be/PahlskiY4WA .  The film examines the results of the chemical revolution of the 1940’s through the eyes of affable filmmaker Ed Brown, a father seeking to understand the world in which he and his wife are raising their children.  This film was selected for many awards and has been the winner of the International Film Festival’s Filmambiente, Fife and Yosemite Awards. It is highly worth the 75 minutes it takes to watch it in how it can help open our eyes to the unseen chemicals in our home products from shampoo to makeup to beauty products to food that are having an impact on our bodies everyday.  Brown presents us with the story of how the chemical revolution brought us to where we are, and to where, if we’re not vigilant, it may take us.”  This film has won numerous international film festival awards and well worth the 75 minutes it takes to watch.  Ed Brown challenges us to choose one strategy to focus on to make our lives healthier.

On that theme, the film will be followed by a fun presentation by Wellesley’s own Stacy Kennedy, MPH, RD, CSO and LCD who is a full time nutrition expert and operating partner of Stacy’s Juice Bar in Needham. Stacy will discuss creative steps you can take to use food as medicine to try to decrease the risk of certain illnesses and improve your family’s health.  She will also demonstrate nutritious juicers and show us recipes that you can make to create a healthier diet for your family.

Hope you can join us for this lively event.

Wellesley Cancer Prevention Establishes Annual Scholarship Fund

On behalf of the WCPP Board of Directors and the Wellesley Scholarship Fund (WSF), we are pleased to announce our collaboration to establish our first annual WCPP Scholarship Award this year based on demonstrated stewardship to the environment and healthcare.

Our first recipient of this important scholarship that seeks to sustain healthy living through smart environmental choices goes to Troy Lindberg.  Troy actively demonstrates an interest in volunteerism as well as the environment and his community and will attend the University of Rhode Island in the fall.  He has a great interest in biology and hopes to pursue studies in wildlife or marine research, and working with animals.   Troy loves community service, and has found time to devote himself to his community in addition to continually holding paying jobs throughout high school since age 14.  Troy volunteered at the Audubon camp in Natick where he enjoyed helping educate young kids on the importance of respecting nature and animals along with living healthy lives to benefit ourselves and the planet.  Troy believes in volunteering at least 15 hours per month on issues and causes that matter to him.

Troy Lindberg’s selection to receive the WCPP Scholarship award for the next four years is a great match given the WCPP’s focus on environment, health and community and we congratulate Troy and we wish him the best at the University of Rhode Island and beyond.

Scholarship aid awards were presented to thirty WHS senior graduates. The highlight of the annual awards ceremony held on June 9th in the Great Hall in the Wellesley Town Hall was learning about the tremendous accomplishments of these students whom lead very active lives that include leadership roles and participation in sports, clubs, Student Congress, music ensembles and community service with local area nursing residences, the underprivileged and special needs children and coaching youth sports.  Student aspirations include: computer science, engineering, global politics, law enforcement, medicine, special education and theater arts. Next fall a sample of the colleges they will be attending are: Boston University, Bridgewater State College, Framingham State University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Hampshire College, Mass Bay Community College, St. Joseph’s University, Syracuse University, UMass-Amherst, UMass-Lowell, University of Rhode Island and Wellesley College.

The ceremony illuminated the deep historical traditions of providing for scholarship aid within the Town of Wellesley and named awards are in honor of respected Wellesley citizens, teachers, youth coaches, past WSF Board members and town residents, many of whom were also scholarship recipients themselves.   Read more here @ http://wellesley.wickedlocal.com/article/20140619/ENTERTAINMENTLIFE/140615682

WCPP is a 501c3 tax-exempt non-profit organization that supports public health initiatives, and provides informational and educational resources to Wellesley and surrounding communities regarding environmental factors that impact our health with steps we can all take to improve our family’s health.

GLYPHOSATE: THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM

Thursday May 8, 2014 – 7:00 PM – Wellesley Free Library Wakelin Room

According to researchers at MIT, the herbicide glyphosate ‘may be the most biological disruptive chemical in our environment.’ Yet, this chemical is routinely used on foods we eat, most notably corn and soy.

Come hear Dr. Seneff of MIT speak on this compelling subject. Sponsored by Wellesley Free Library and the Wellesley Cancer Prevention Project.

Free and open to the public!