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October 2011
Issue # 60
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October is awareness month for two causes that dominate headlines:
Breast Cancer and Domestic violence. Although women are thought to be the
primary victims, both issues affect men as well. Below you will find events,
important information and ways you can get involved and make a difference.
You will also see some fascinating and heart-warming stories that aired on CBS4,
a list of Family Halloween events and, as always, great deals in our Bargain
Have a safe and Happy Holiday!
Lynne Cameron
Executive Director
More About N4N
In This Issue
Workshop: How to Protect
Yourself From Home Repair
Contractor Fraud
WORKSHOP: "How To Protect Yourself From
Home Repair Contractor Fraud"
Breast Cancer Awareness
Free and open to the public!
Don't miss the free workshop on Thursday, October 20, 2011
on "How to Protect Yourself from Home Repair Contractor
Fraud." There will be many speakers and guests as well as
free give-aways and refreshments! Please RSVP by
emailing [email protected] or calling (855) 2-NOFRAUD. More
info here and on Oct. 20 in our Community Calendar
Did you know? SHINE stands for Serving Health Insurance Needs of
SHINE is a great statewide, volunteer-based
program offering free Medicare and health
insurance education, counseling and assistance to
people with Medicare and their families and
caregivers. If you're looking for information or have
any Medicare questions, visit their website or learn
more here.
Domestic Violence
Awareness Month
Halloween Safety & Events
Helping Feels Good
Lips Dinner with the Divas
In Your Community Stories
Neighborhood Hero
Under the Big Top Street Fair
& Tribute to Veterans Military
Room Makeover
Give Thanks. Give Life.
Volunteer in South Florida
Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Race for the cure!
The Bargain Corner
The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure is on October
15th! Over the past 16 years, the Miami/Ft. Lauderdale
community has raised millions of dollars to fund the
fight against breast cancer! To get involved, click
Here are some other great ways locals are finding to
spread the word about Breast Cancer this month...
The Wish List
Community Calendar
News 4 You
Helping Hands
The Palms AVEDA Spa Picks Pink!
Hopetober for Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Live Long Benefiting Livestrong
Pretty in Pink Challenge
A "Think Pink Teen Craft" program with artist Susan Buzzi
Writing Poetry, Kicking Cancer
Breast Cancer Prevention and Education Program
Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Did you know that October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month? One in
four women will be affected by domestic violence at some point in her
lifetime, and this devastating problem impacts women, men and children in
Broward County every day.
Neighborhood Hero
This month's neighborhood
heroes are the Knights of
Columbus North Miami
Chapter and an anonymous
donor from Hollywood,
Florida who helped give a
Perrine woman with Cancer a
comfortable place to rest
after Chemotherapy. The
anonymous donor donated
the bed in honor of his
Women In Distress of Broward County, Inc. (WID) is Broward's
only nationally accredited, state-certified, full service domestic
violence center, providing programs and services to families
affected by domestic violence. You're invited to join them for
the Women In Distress 13th Annual SAFEWALK-RUN 5K in
Sunrise on Saturday, October 29th. Key partners include Pollo
Tropical and BankAtlantic.
mother, Barbara Carver who
recently passed away. To
see the story that aired on
CBS4, click here.
There are many opportunities to come together this month. Visit
the Women in Distress website to learn more about these events,
as well as Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
If you or someone you know is no longer safe at home and needs safe refuge,
please contact the 24-hour crisis line for help at (954) 761-1133 or
Wishing our Neighbors a Safe & Spooky
Halloween is a fun, exciting time for kids and parents alike, from costumes
to candy. Be sure to follow these tips to have a safe and enjoyable time on
the 31st!
For tips on how to stay safe on this ghoulish day, take a look
at Safety At Home's Top 10 Halloween Safety Tips for Kids
and Parents and then take sit down with your kids and take
the Halloween Safety Quiz! Pets are family, too! Learn more
about the ASPCA's top 10 Halloween Safety Tips for Pet
There are lots of South Florida Spooky happenings for
Halloween this year and CBSMiami has a great list! Click here to find out what's
going on in your community.
Helping Feels Good!
Check out the latest addition to our Helping Feels Good YouTube Channel!
It's about a great organization, Lily's
WellN.E.S.S. doing wonderful things for
families with brain-injured children! See
how you can help them with their latest
fundraiser - a calendar that gives
encouragement and hope to the families
they help. You can watch the video here.
Under the Big Top
Street Fair &
Tribute to Veterans
Military Room
On November 5, South
Florida, Luxe Magazine &
BankAtlantic are uniting to
pay tribute to veterans who
have made such
extraordinary sacrifices for
our country.
The Military Room makeover
will give one deserving
veteran from each city a
FREE make over with a
professional Design Expert.
The street fair includes lots of
fun activities for the whole
family. The event benefits
theWounded Warriors Project
and iReachAmerica
Foundation, Inc. FREE
admission and FREE parking
available! Find more info on
November 5 in our
community calendar
Lips Dinner with the Divas N4N Event!
Come out and see the fabulous Divas of Lips Fort Lauderdale on
Wednesday, November 9, 2011 as they hold a special
event benefiting Neighbors 4 Neighbors! It's the ultimate in "Drag" Dining
Lips is putting on a special event, hosted by CBS4's
Jorge Estevez starting at 7pm to benefit Neighbors 4
Neighbors and we hope you'll join us!
Tickets include a dinner, 2 glasses of wine or a
specialty drink, and access to the fabulous show. VIP
tickets are also available and include a champagne
reception as well as premium seating. Click here to
purchase tickets and visit our Event Page for more
Here's a look at the latest as Neighbors 4
Neighbors goes "In Your Community"
Click the images to see the stories.
Give Thanks. Give
We are approaching that time
of the year when we gather
with our families to count our
blessings. It's an ideal time to
talk about becoming a
donor. "Give thanks. Give
life" is the theme of a national
campaign to bring the lifesaving issue of organ and
tissue donation into the
season of giving.
You can give the gift of
life! Sign up to become an
organ, eye, and tissue donor
Volunteer in South
Looking to help out in the
community but don't know
where to start?
If you live in Broward County,
check out Volunteer Broward.
If you're in Miami-Dade you
can get involved with Miami
Dolphins Special Teams.
The Bargain
Pediatricians help parents "reach
out and read" to their babies.
Cooking without looking, this story
is quite a "sight" to see!
Bring on the bears! Hundreds of
volunteers pound the pavement
and team up with teddy bears for
Miami Children's Hospital.
Miami-ReUseIt Network
Fighting back bullies, check out
how a local group is helping
bullied teens find their voice.
The Wish List
Neighbors 4 Neighbors is all about connecting those in need with those who can help and our list of
organizations with wishes is constantly growing. Many organizations in our community are in need of specific
items to help them operate to their fullest potential. Visit our Neighbors In Need page to see if you can help an
organization on our wish list!
Have you made a connection through our eNewsletter? We would love your feedback. Please e-mail
Lynne Cameron and let her know your results. We would like to post some of the Cause An Effectconnections
on future eNewsletters.
The Neighbors 4 Neighbors Family Fund helps families with anything from emergency food to making a dream
come true. Your support can change a family's life.
Community Calendar
We want to keep you up to date on what's going on in the community this month. Check out the great community
events going on in South Florida by visiting our website and clicking on the dates of the calendar in the lower lefthand corner.
News 4 You
If you would like to see the stories we've been working on with CBS4 and TV33,
click here.
Want to keep out of town friends and family members informed with the latest South Florida happenings? Guess
what, now you can! Just go to CBS4 for all the latest. is always on.
Helping Hands
Help is only a phone call away for a Neighbor in a crisis!
Miami-Dade 3-1-1
Broward County Commission 954-831-4000
Switchboard of Miami 305-358-HELP 2-1-1 First Call for Help of Broward
Both Switchboard of Miami & 2-1-1 Broward offer great services to make sure that seniors not only have the
physical support that they need, but emotional support as well.
Switchboard of Miami's "Seniors Never Alone Program"
211 Broward "Senior Touchline"
Neighbors 4 Neighbors
8900 NW 18th Terrace
Miami, FL 33172
Tel: (305) 597-4404
(305)593-0244 TTY
Lynne Cameron
Executive Director
[email protected]
Nicole Maristany
[email protected]
Lady Delgado
Executive Assistant/Special Projects Coordinator
[email protected]
Jackie Massie
Editor-in-Chief CAE
[email protected]
Neighbors 4 Neighbors is a non-profit organization 501 (c) 3 originally created by CBS4 in 1992 in the aftermath of Hurricane
Andrew. As South Florida recovered, CBS4 made a commitment to make Neighbors an integral part of its community service
program. Using the power of television to reach people who want to help and by forging relationships with important
community and business leaders, Neighbors has evolved into a valuable resource for individuals and families in our community
facing critical needs.
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