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  • National Immunization Awareness Month

    August is, among other things, National Immunization Awareness Month. It seems like a good time to discuss HPV Vaccines. There are actually three vaccines (Cervarix, Gardasil, and Gardasil 9), and two protect agains genial warts and anal cancer. I realize that the HPV Vaccine is still a hotbed issue. Partly because it is difficult and uncomfortable for parents to think about protecting their young children from a future sexually transmitted disease. Also because there are reports and concerns ...

    Posted at August 10, 2015 | By : | Categories : Events,News | Comments Off on National Immunization Awareness Month
  • Why Jill Hutchinson will conquer the TCS New York City Marathon for Elixir

    Another #TEAM KEVIN has formed and will be running the TCS New York City Marathon on Sunday, November 1, 2015. We will be highlighting each member of the team. First up, Jill Bartolini- Hutchinson: https://www.crowdrise.com/ElixirFundNYC2015/fundraiser/jillianhutchinson The New York City (NYC) Marathon is the marathon of All Marathons that every marathoner aspires to run. I started running Marathons because one of my best friends, Nancy Cimmino motivated and inspired me to do so with her 10 years ago. ...

    Posted at August 3, 2015 | By : | Categories : Events,News | Comments Off on Why Jill Hutchinson will conquer the TCS New York City Marathon for Elixir
  • Mission Impossible

    When we first decided to move forward with the creation of the Elixir Fund, one of Kevin's doctors said to me, "It is hard to do good." It was not meant in a negative way, but rather as words of encouragement to hang in there. While keeping the Elixir Fund going over these last 12 years sometimes seems like an impossible mission, we are a grassroots effort and continue to move forward because of many ...

    Posted at July 27, 2015 | By : | Categories : Events,News | Comments Off on Mission Impossible
  • TEAM KEVIN Rocked the NYC Tri

    TEAM KEVIN did it again! They rocked the NYC Tri and it was amazing to watch. Our sincere thanks to Suzie Baer, Jill McConnell, Rob Doolittle, Duncan Wilson, Susan Clifford and Jenny Godnick for braving the heat and swimming the Hudson River. This is one tough group. And they have almost raised $20,000! You can still support their efforts. Visit their fundraising page  to make a donation online or mail a check to: Elixir Fund, PO Box ...

    Posted at July 20, 2015 | By : | Categories : Events,News | Comments Off on TEAM KEVIN Rocked the NYC Tri
  • Ivan Basso’s story is a good reminder to men to check themselves.

    In this morning's sports news is an announcement that Ivan Basso had to withdrawal from the Tour de France because he has been diagnosed with testicular cancer. At 37 he is outside of what is considered the typical range for testicular cancer. That range varies but is somewhere in the neighborhood of 15-34. My ...

    Posted at July 13, 2015 | By : | Categories : Events,News | Comments Off on Ivan Basso’s story is a good reminder to men to check themselves.