Monthly archives of “September 2010

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Bike Tour on PARK(ing) Day – Fun Outdoor Activities

Last Friday, I participated in my first ever PARK(ing) Day. The best thing about living in Portland has been having the unique opportunity to experience new things that the city has to offer.  PARK(ing) Day is an annual, worldwide event with the idea to reclaim the city with greenery, and specifically environmentally conscious displays, in what would normally be a concrete parking spot. I was lucky enough to participate through ODS with a PARK(ing) spot and also take a city Bike Pedal Tour of other beautiful downtown PARK(ing) spots.   Read More

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Eat, Play, Jump! – Childhood Weight Stability Workshop

Are you a parent or caregiver? Are you a teacher or educator? Do you work with pediatric patients, are you a health promotion or wellness professional? Could you benefit form turn-key nutrition resources?

Then I’m betting Eat, Play, Jump! might just be of interest to you. ODS is hosting a FREEworkshop focusing on childhood overwight and obesity, healthy nutrition practices & food choices for kids. If you live in the greater Portland area, along the I-5 corridor or beyond please join us for this FREE event on October 21, 2010 8am -11am (Save the date) Read More

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Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure Portland

“Each week in Oregon 51 women are diagnosed with breast cancer and 9 will die from the disease. It is estimated that in Washington each week 86 women are diagnosed with the disease and about 15 will die. Oregon and Washington have some of the highest breast cancer rates in the county, although the specific reason is unknown.” – 2009 Breast Cancer Facts, Susan G. Komen for the Cure Oregon and SW Washington. Click here to learn more about Portland’s amazing breast cancer community in the Sept/Oct issue of portand Women.

The Susan G. Komen for the Cure of Oregon and SW Washington will be having their annual Race for the Cure on Sunday, September 19th in downtown Portland. Read More

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Tai Chi – Exercise For All Fitness Levels

The recent release of The Karate Kid remake has stirred quite an interest in martial arts. Similar to the story, our own Fred Bruderlin (left), Director of DMC here at ODS, has been a student of martial arts for over 25 years. He first received his black belt in Goju style Karate and has studied Yang style Tai Chi with Master Sik Hung Chan and Master Fu Yuan Ni. Read More