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For years, Charles D\u2019Angelo has worked with countless clients to help them achieve the life they\u2019ve always dreamed of. He\u2019s helped celebrities, teens, CEOs, stay-at-home moms and more to lose hundreds of pounds and discover their true potential as happy, healthy people.

When he was just a teenager, D\u2019Angelo transformed his life from one of misery, loneliness and obesity to one of success, happiness, health and love. After personally losing 160 pounds, D\u2019Angelo dedicated his life to helping others on the road to health and happiness. He says that clients commonly seek his coaching when they hit a wall in life, feeling like nothing else works. He found that people came to him thinking the problem was their weight, when in reality, the weight was a symptom of a deeper issue.

\u201cPeople get stuck in patterns to meet their needs and feel better,\u201d he says. \u201cAs you begin to master your physical health, you recognize that the disciplines you\u2019re using can transfer over to other parts of your life.\u201d

These principles are the focus of D\u2019Angelo\u2019s new book, Inner Guru: The Guide to Mastering Your Health, Wealth and Relationships From the Inside Out. D\u2019Angelo realized the way to achieve any and all goals is the same: Change the way you think, and you will change your life. The book, which hits shelves this month, focuses on helping the reader resolve the underlying issues as they come to understand their own behavior.

The book has been in the works for several years, and D\u2019Angelo began working on it before his mother passed away.

\u201cMy mother was my best friend and my biggest cheerleader,\u201d he says.

Unfortunately, D\u2019Angelo\u2019s mother had turned to prescription drugs and alcohol when he was about 10, and D\u2019Angelo watched her suffer through those addictions.

\u201cWhen you experience that type of sadness and see someone you care about struggling, it ignites a fire to help other people,\u201d he says. \u201cIn writing this book, I found I was being led to get even deeper into what generates a problem. There are so many tactics out there, but tactics aren\u2019t going to get you lasting change. There\u2019s a strategy to create the change you deserve.\u201d

D\u2019Angelo begins his new book by addressing foundations: Where are you putting most of your energy? Are you taking control of the parts of your life you can control?

\u201cOnce you understand the way you\u2019re thinking, you have to take responsibility,\u201d he says. \u201cFrom there, we talk about how health transfers into being financially secure.\u201d

D\u2019Angelo teaches how to take charge of your own life. All too often, he says, people let the past define their future and let their emotions influence their actions.

\u201cThis book came from seeing people I really care about go through really rough circumstances and letting their history define their choices,\u201d he says. \u201c[This book] is for the person who\u2019s stuck in a pattern.\u201d

When a person loses weight, it can be easy to fall back into old habits, D\u2019Angelo notes. When people feel as if they\u2019re stuck, D\u2019Angelo wants to help them figure out why, and address the problem head-on.

The book opens with a foreword from iconic broadcaster Larry King, a friend of D\u2019Angelo\u2019s, and is full-color, reading much like a magazine.

\u201cI think the impact this book is going to have will be monumental,\u201d he says. \u201cI hope to bring light to parts of people\u2019s lives they haven\u2019t considered. So many spend their time focused on their own history, but you don\u2019t want to live there. You have to lose the chains of your past and take control of your future.\u201d

To get your copy of the book, visit amazon.com or your local Barnes & Noble. For a free consultation to learn more about becoming a client, visit charlesdangelo.com.

Charles D\u2019Angelo, 314-495-3228, charlesdangelo.com

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MISSION

Strengthening families one step at a time, Epworth Children & Family Services tackles the many complicated goals one must achieve to live a successful life in today\u2019s society. \u201cEpworth Children & Family Services\u2019 mission is to help children, youth and families move toward self-sufficiency by focusing on health, housing, education and employment,\u201d Michelle Tucker, Epworth CEO describes. That mission is achieved through numerous community initiatives, inspiring a passion to serve throughout the St. Louis area.

HISTORY

\u201cFor more than 150 years, Epworth Children & Family Services has been one of Missouri\u2019s largest providers of social services for children and families,\u201d says Michelle Tucker, Epworth CEO. The Friends of Epworth are a group of dedicated women that have been supporters of Epworth for over 20 years.

COMMUNITY IMPACT

Serving more than 13,000 youth and their families each year, Epworth focuses on prevention and stability for those struggling. \u201cOur programs help children recover from emotional trauma resulting from abuse and neglect,\u201d Tucker says. \u201cWe help foster kids by preparing them for adulthood independence. We reach out to homeless youth through our Street Outreach program to provide food, clothing and shelter. We also help connect homeless youth with school, family and community support systems to help find accessible, secure housing.\u201d

Tucker also shares additional ways the organization remains invested in the community. \u201cIn partnership with local school districts, Epworth works with at-risk youth to prevent bullying and violence, develop positive character traits and experience a sense of purpose and pride through community service.\u201d

Epworth recognizes and understands what it really takes to be there for a child who feels without choices. The organization reaches out to protect children in more ways than one \u2013 and that\u2019s where Friends of Epworth comes in. \u201cWe go once a month to provide lunch to kids at the drop-in center, who are there to eat or shower or use the computers,\u201d says Karen Reese, president of Friends of Epworth. \u201cWe have \u2018guardian angels\u2019 who raise funds to provide things for summer camps or winter coats or clothing for prom. We also have \u2018Seeds of Hope,\u2019 where students plant a garden with the help of a master gardener. They then cook with whatever has been grown in the garden.\u201d

All of these valuable and important services come at a price, but not for the children and families they benefit. \u201cThe agency provides in-home family therapy at no cost to families with identified risk factors for child abuse or neglect. By building parenting skills and knowledge, and working with the clients in their home environment, Epworth keeps families strong and intact. It offers hope and healing to thousands of individuals,\u201d Tucker says. Friends of Epworth plans and presents fundraising events, and allocates funds to help with specific client needs.\u201d

The need to give back runs deep throughout the organization\u2019s network, from its leaders to its staff to its volunteers. Each person seeks to provide a place of safety and renewal to the community\u2019s children. \u201cWhat impresses me most about the work being done by Epworth are our people,\u201d said Tucker. \u201cFrom our passionate employees to the dedicated volunteers and tremendous supporters, each plays a vital role in our success and the impact we have on the youth we serve. They say it takes a village, and I cannot say enough about the outstanding \u2018village\u2019 we have in place, made up of caring and involved members of our community. We are thankful.\u201d

WHAT/WHEN/WHERE

Horses & Hats Derby Day May 6, 3 to 6:30 p.m.

The Upper Atrium at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center

\u201cIt\u2019s the ultimate Kentucky Derby party. There\u2019s a hat contest and mint juleps, a bourbon pull, and a silent auction,\u201d Karen Reese, president of Friends of Epworth, describes.

How to purchase tickets:

Visit 110 N. Elm Ave., call 314-961-5718 or go online at events.epworth.org

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Seeking synergy of the mind and body, PALM Health introduces St. Louis to an innovative solution for finding a balanced lifestyle through curative practices. \u201cPALM stands for \u2018personalized advanced lifestyle medicine,\u2019\u201d Dr. Lauren Munsch Dal Farra, founder and CEO of PALM Health, explains. \u201cThrough personalization, we provide proactive care, customized solutions and comprehensive support across time. \u2018Advanced\u2019 means we include state-of-the-art therapies and technology to prevent, uncover and treat root causes of illness. Within the \u2018Lifestyle\u2019 component, we seek to balance all aspects of a person\u2019s health and wellness through daily access to [an ultramodern] healing environment, which includes a fitness center and studio, a healthy caf\u00e9 and a spa.\u201d

This thoughtful approach to understanding clients\u2019 unique needs extends to medicinal practices as well, Munsch Dal Farra notes. \u201cMedical services also are provided by a team of multidisciplinary wellness experts who work together to address each person\u2019s health and improve quality of life,\u201d she says. \u201cWe\u2019re located at the former Busch\u2019s Grove, in the heart of Ladue, inside a beautiful facility. Under one roof, we [offer] a comprehensive range of lifestyle, naturopathic, preventative and medical services designed to transform your life.\u201d

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Clients\u2019 needs are managed through cutting-edge scientific methodologies, often incorporating natural resources, to better benefit the body. \u201cOne of our more popular services is the Himalayan salt room, which utilizes micro-ionized salt particles people inhale inside a beautiful room. People report it promotes relaxation, reduces inflammation and mucus in the lungs, helps with asthma and more,\u201d Munsch Dal Farra says. \u201cOur cryo-sauna rejuvenation cold therapy provides anti-inflammation properties for the joints and musculoskeletal system. It improves mood and energy by releasing endorphins. Many athletes and professional sport therapies use this to help with injury treatment.\u201d

For PALM Health, treatments involve deeper analysis to better understand how and what affects a person for more effective care and long-term health. \u201cWe\u2019ve taken the concept of a full-service wellness center to a whole new level,\u201d says Munsch Dal Farra. \u201cWe take time to get to know your history, lifestyle preferences and practices. We go beyond prescribing the latest pill or procedure to solve problems. Based on the best science available, we address your overall health risks and the real root causes of illnesses, with the goal of maximizing your well-being.\u201d

PALM Health, 9160 Clayton Road, Ladue, 314-801-8898, palmhealth.com

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The name is already familiar. Beyond that, SSM Health Medical Group has become a practice to which many entrust their well-being. Now, with its newest location open on The Boulevard, the medical association might as well be considered a next-door neighbor.

\u201cBeing located in the areas of Brentwood, Richmond Heights and Clayton, we have access to a variety of people who can use our services, including students, young families, retirees and a large workforce,\u201d Dr. Cristina Fernandez says. \u201cWe\u2019re really excited about [being a part of this] vibrant community.\u201d

SSM Health recognizes the value of integrating into the daily culture and flow of the neighborhood to which it has recently expanded. \u201cAs family medical physicians, the community is really important to us,\u201d Fernandez explains. \u201cWe focus on getting to know people both mentally and physically, from head to toe. We want to know what gyms they use, where they get their food, what schools they [attend], so we can better understand the context these families operate in.\u201d

Fernandez describes the facilities, which are designed to make patients feel at ease. \u201cAs soon as you walk in, you are greeted by a lot of natural light [ushering you] into an open welcome area, with the nicest support staff [waiting by],\u201d she says. \u201cIt\u2019s a beautiful space, which will help people feel comfortable in discussing their health care. We want them to feel welcome and supported \u2013 and I think [our environment] will help us achieve that. Our proximity to specialists, physical therapist offices and St. Mary\u2019s Hospital is an added benefit. People have access to a variety of medical practices with ours serving as a center point. And since we\u2019re located in a multiuse area, it really encourages people to bring their families to appointments, which encourages togetherness. They can have lunch across the way.\u201d

The medical team at SSM Health takes a unified approach to communication. \u201cWe all really take the time to listen,\u201d Fernandez states. \u201cWe want to build individualized relationships for people with all different types of issues and backgrounds. [Evaluating both] mind and body, we use overall wellness measures to maintain good health. Exercise, nutrition \u2013 we do women\u2019s health, pediatrics and geriatrics, as well as management of a lot of chronic diseases. We always focus on ways to stay healthy.\u201d With the community\u2019s wellbeing always on its mind, it looks like the neighborhood\u2019s latest addition will fit right in.

19 The Boulevard, Richmond Heights, 314-354-8810, ssmhealth.com

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Runaways deserve more than judgments, according to Covenant House Missouri, an organization that seeks to protect and support the community\u2019s youth. \u201cWe serve all of God\u2019s children with unconditional love. We help kids ages 16 to 21 who are not in the foster care system and falling through the cracks in our society,\u201d executive director Suzanne King says.

King delves deeper to discuss the root of this community crisis. \u201cTypically, kids come to us because of family dysfunction,\u201d she explains. \u201cThey might come for one night because they\u2019re not ready for structure. If they come back, our crisis center is all about stabilization. We have two residential programs: One is short-term, a 45-day stay, and [the other is] a transitional living [arrangement] where they can stay up to two years.\u201d

Some youth work with Covenant House to be reunited with their families. Others encounter issues which seem insurmountable. \u201cThere isn\u2019t a family [with a] healthy enough [environment] for them to come back to, so they move into our transitional program,\u201d King shares. \u201cIt is more about developing independent living skills, so when they leave our program, they can move into the community as a young adult.\u201d

Those skills come in the form of financial literacy, job training and employment opportunities. Big Picture School, the organization\u2019s small, independent high school, offers project-based learning. \u201cWe will never suspend any student,\u201d King states. \u201cA lot of these kids have too much pride to say they are struggling. Our therapeutic staff supports the teacher as needed with students.\u201d The children also develop work skills through community internships and employment programs, developing soft skills before moving to in-house job training. Community partners include Panera Bread and HM Dunn Aerospace.

\u201cThese kids have endured multiple traumas throughout their lives. Our staff is trained to recognize how that drives [kids\u2019] behavior, looking underneath and behind that behavior to address the trauma,\u201d King says. \u201cWithout impactful and intentional intervention, kids will fall through the cracks of the community and become chronic homeless adults. We could lose them to the streets, or they could lose their lives. This is really a prevention program. We\u2019re giving them a launching pad into adulthood they might not have without Covenant House Missouri.\u201d

Covenant House Missouri, 2727 N. Kingshighway Blvd., St. Louis, 314-533-2241, covenanthousemo.org

WHAT/WHEN/WHERE

Ninth Annual Stan Musial Hall of Fame Gala, April 29 at 6 p.m., Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis

The evening includes silent and oral auctions, plus a dinner. \u201cOne of our graduates will be the keynote speaker,\u201d executive director Suzanne King says. \u201cPeople [can] hear their story, what they\u2019ve accomplished and what they\u2019re still working towards.\u201d Call 314-450-7670 or visit covenanthousemo.org to learn more.

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Dr. C.C. Tung

This Memorial Day weekend, for the 38th year in a row, the St. Louis Senior Olympics will be taking place at the Jewish Community Center. Athletes will be participating in everything from badminton to pickleball to water volleyball across more than 90 individual, partner and team events.

Among them will be 96-year-old Gatesworth resident Dr. C.C. Tung. Tung\u2019s sport of choice is table tennis, an opportunity he\u2019s been actively pursuing for the past few years at The Gatesworth.

\u201cI played [table tennis] in China starting when I was 8 years old,\u201d he says. \u201cWhen I turned 15, I switched to soccer.\u201d

When Tung came to the United States for his graduate studies, he picked up tennis. He says he played tennis from age 40 to 87 and even competed in the St. Louis Senior Olympics in tennis. A few years ago, though, his friend Wally Bowell said, \u201cLet\u2019s play some Ping-Pong.\u201d

When Bowell came to The Gatesworth in 2014, she inquired about the table tennis lounge. She played tennis for 60 years and, as she grew older, was looking for something new. She found there weren\u2019t any competitive table tennis players at the retirement community and set out to change that. These days, she and a small, dedicated group meet weekly for competitive matches. Tung is a part of this group and has been playing three times a week, often with Bowell.

When asked about his technique and strategy, Tung says he mixes it up depending on who his opponent is.

\u201cI play it by ear,\u201d he says.

Though he has never played competitively before, Tung says he\u2019s looking forward to Memorial Day weekend and seeing what he can bring to the table.

\u201cI\u2019m looking forward to playing my best. That\u2019s all I can do,\u201d he says. \u201cI\u2019m interested to see how my opponents play and how it affects how I play.\u201d

Over Memorial Day weekend, Tung says his family will be coming into town to spend time together and watch him compete in the \u201c90+\u201d table tennis category. He\u2019s excited to have them here and show them what he\u2019s been working on.

Tung says that playing table tennis has been a lot of fun and that he enjoys it.

\u201cIt\u2019s a great exercise for my age,\u201d he says. \u201cI just play as well as I can and practice.\u201d

Choosing The Gatesworth has enabled lifelong athletes like Tung to explore the types of opportunities they\u2019re passionate about and find camaraderie in each other. To learn more about The Gatesworth community, call 314-993-0111 or visit thegatesworth.com.

The Gatesworth, One McKnight Place, Ladue, 314-993-0111, thegatesworth.com

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Planning a wedding is a huge task full of tiny details that can be tailored to completely fit the personalities of the couple getting hitched. In the bridal market, being overwhelmed with options can add unnecessary stress. Butler\u2019s Pantry helps take away this stress, allowing you to focus on what\u2019s really important: the celebration of your love and joining of lives.

Maggie Barton, chief development officer at Butler\u2019s Pantry, says couples are inundated with options for receptions and desserts, but lack options for rehearsal dinners.

\u201cThe rehearsal dinner is such a special part of a wedding,\u201d she says. \u201cWe\u2019ve found lately that rehearsal dinners are getting bigger and more elaborate. Couples are working harder than ever to make sure the day before the big day complements [the wedding].\u201d

Butler\u2019s Pantry has four venues that are perfect for rehearsal dinners, with the themes of iconic, unique, classic and charming.

Barton calls Bixby\u2019s iconic because of its location in the Missouri History Museum in Forest Park. It offers sweeping views of the park and a contemporary atmosphere. It\u2019s perfect for around 80 or 90 people and has a completely unique look.

Joule in Lafayette Square embodies uniqueness because of its history as a power plant. Its exposed brick and massive windows span the entire length of the space. \u201cThis space is totally modern and raw,\u201d Barton says. \u201cYou can do just about anything with it.\u201d

Piper Palm House in Tower Grove Park provides a classic location for a rehearsal dinner. This space has a greenhouse feel, with spilling natural light, stained glass and a lily pond out front. Inside can accommodate more than 150 people, and a combined indoor/outdoor space with tent can accommodate more than 200.

Last but not least, the St. Louis Community Foundation at #2 Oak Knoll Park is one of two stone mansions from the early 20th century, perfectly capturing the embodiment of charming. The space inside seats about 100 people. \u201cIt really feels like entertaining in your own home,\u201d Barton says. \u201cIt also has three working fireplaces.\u201d

Barton says she feels that these four locations are ideal for rehearsal dinners of all looks and feels.

\u201cWe want to make everything as easy as possible,\u201d she says. \u201cWe can be as much or as little as our clients need us to be. Whether you need us as a one-stop shop for entertainment, florals and transportation or just as a caterer, we can help.\u201d

Butler\u2019s Pantry, 1414 Park Ave., St. Louis, 314-664-7680, butlerspantry.com

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Without one of your five senses, life can seem vastly different. It doesn\u2019t have to completely alter your relationships, your work or how you interact with the world, though, thanks to organizations like DEAF, Inc. \u201c[Our] mission is to build a sustainable foundation

of empowerment, awareness and communication access for both the deaf, hard of hearing and the hearing community. We want to bridge those worlds,\u201d Jim Shearburn, community development officer, says.

DEAF, Inc. has earned a special distinction among other, similar agencies by being the only nonprofit, deaf-owned advocacy and interpreting service in the state of Missouri, and one of the few in the United States. \u201cFull access for all is our motto. It\u2019s all about communication,\u201d Shearburn states. \u201cDeaf people are no different than you or I. They are people with families, with love and loss, with cars and jobs. It\u2019s a highly isolating disability. Outreach around communication is so important.\u201d

DEAF, Inc. has found many ways to influence the community. \u201cOne of the biggest impacts we make is providing full communication access though our interpreting service,\u201d Shearburn shares. \u201cWe also provide access to health services. Pink Wings of Hope is [one of our groups] started by deaf women for survivors of breast cancer. We\u2019re sending two deaf women \u2013 former patients \u2013 to New York City to train as patient navigators, which is groundbreaking.\u201d

In addition, DEAF Inc. is addressing the shortage of summer opportunities for deaf children by hosting a summer camp. The organization also is partnering with the Missouri History Museum to enable more interactivity with its exhibits, including \u201cRoute

66\u201d and \u201c#1 in Civil Rights,\u201d through smartphone communication abilities. DEAF, Inc. also helps to train police officers in how to respond to a deaf person or someone hard of hearing.

\u201cWe work really hard on the concept of empowerment,\u201d Shearburn says. \u201cWe work one-on-one with clients on self-advocacy while embracing all forms of communication, from American Sign Language to lip reading and speaking. We work to empower.\u201d

25 E. Frisco Ave., Webster Groves, 314-714-6400 (office), 314-968-8868 (interpreting services), deafinc.org

DEAF VISUAL ARTS FESTIVAL 2017

April 29 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Greater St. Louis Association of the Deaf, 2190 Creve Coeur Mill Road, Maryland Heights

\u201cThis exhibit will be presented to the public free of charge and gets a slice of deaf culture out to the mainstream arts community in St. Louis,\u201d community development officer Jim Shearburn says. Register online for this free event at dvaf.deafinc.org.

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Begin a summer of adventure at SummerQuest, a diverse day camp taking place this summer in Clayton. With an array of activities and sports, this kindergarten through eighth-grade camp promises fun for any child\u2019s interests.

Camp activities vary for age groups, but kids can enjoy everything from visual and performing arts to sports to culinary activities. For kids in kindergarten through third grade, a day at SummerQuest consists of a program where kids rotate classes. Each day includes time for sports, art, games, science and swimming. The middle bracket of kids \u2013 fourth- through sixth-graders \u2013 has their pick of a wide range of activities broken up into four periods a day. From archery to ceramics to rocketry to baseball, these middle schoolers can pick and choose from activities they truly enjoy.

Doug Verby, SummerQuest director, says students love having the ability to pick their own classes and base their decisions on what they enjoy and what their friends are participating in.

Seventh- and eighth-graders can hone their skills and interests in a SummerQuest camp designed around two academic strands: fine and performing arts, and science and technology. During the two-week session, campers can spend the day in one strand or mix it up to suit their own interests.

All camp sessions take place at The Center of Clayton, Clayton High School and Shaw Park. \u201cThese locations offer us a tremendous space to be able to provide the best possible camp experience for kids,\u201d Verby says.

The teaching staff and counselors are \u201ccream of the crop,\u201d Verby says, and they are all experienced, certified teachers. \u201cWe have a huge applicant pool every year, so we really have a wonderful selection of people working with the kids.\u201d

SummerQuest also works with the Special School District to be able to provide an exceptional camp for kids of all needs.

Whether building a rocket, making jewelry or playing basketball, kids will have a blast at SummerQuest in Clayton. To learn more, visit summerquest.org or call 314-854-6023.

Sign your child up for day camp at summerquest.org, call 314-854-6023 or visit 2 Mark Twain Circle.

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Christian Gullet, Christopher Morgan and Tom Zuber

At Lutheran Senior Services (LSS), the executive chefs and their team have a secret for turning out crowd-pleasing meals. No, it\u2019s not a special spice mix or kitchen technique, although they do have those, too. These chefs are using what\u2019s right in front of them to design unforgettable and healthy meals: seasonal ingredients.

Executive chef Christian Gullet at Mason Pointe Senior Living Community says within all nine LSS Life Plan Communities, the chefs collaborate to create great food that mirrors the season. All of the chefs\u2019 knowledge and hard work come together to make memorable dining experiences for residents and their families throughout the year.

\u201cI like to tell the residents that I want this to be food they remember,\u201d Gullet says. \u201cI want it to be on their mind.\u201d That means the spring and summer months are filled with fresh produce such as carrots, avocado and garlic.

\u201cRight now, we\u2019re rolling out a great new recipe we\u2019re calling the LSS Seasonal Shrimp Special. It features pan-seared shrimp with a quinoa-and-couscous salad, highlighting some of those seasonal ingredients and a few others as well,\u201d he says. \u201cIt\u2019s all about providing our residents with heart-healthy recipes that include fresh ingredients and no additives.\u201d

By rotating seasonal ingredients, the LSS executive chefs are able to provide food at its freshest, leading to the best taste. It also makes for variety and creativity in planning and dining experiences. But Gullet and the rest of the executive chefs agree that alongside using seasonal ingredients, their passion for what they do is the real secret in their cooking.

\u201cWe all love what we do and the residents we serve. We think that it shows in each dish we prepare,\u201d Gullet says.

Lutheran Senior Services, 1150 Hanley Industrial Court, St. Louis, 314-968-9313, lssliving.org

See executive chefs Christian Gullet from Mason Pointe, Tom Zuber from Laclede Groves and Christopher Morgan from Meramec Bluffs show you how to make their LSS Seasonal Shrimp Special using seasonal ingredients. It\u2019s a delicious dish that\u2019s perfect for spring. Go to lssliving.org/seasonal-secrets/ to watch these chefs create this inspiring dish.

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How a community treats those who are in need can be its measure of success and longevity. With organizations like Circle Of Concern around, optimism pervades in St. Louis County. \u201cWe have been a beacon of hope for struggling families and have helped tens of thousands of people over the last 50 years,\u201d executive director Cyndi Miller says. \u201cSo often, when we are out in the community doing a talk about Circle, someone pulls us aside afterward to say, \u2018You helped us when my husband lost his job\u2019 or \u2018my dad left.\u2019 A woman recently shared that ten years ago her daughter got a scholarship through Circle, and now, she\u2019s got a great job that she loves. We hear these things so frequently, and it just makes it clear we are doing the right thing.\u201d

The food pantry contributes much more to the community than simply providing meals to families in need. The organization works to keep families safe and together through numerous initiatives. \u201cWe assist about 1,200 households annually and feed approximately 2,000 people monthly,\u201d Miller states. \u201cWe provide kid-friendly foods, personal care items, school supplies, and we assist with rent and utilities. Our trained volunteers offer one-on-one coaching and career mentorship; this is an evidence-based, best-practice approach in the pantry world.\u201d

This hands-on practice demonstrates the strength of a community when its people come together to help one another. \u201cThe people we serve are really our neighbors. Avoid stereotypes about those who reach out to us. So many of them have done what they were supposed to do in life. They went to school, got jobs, paid their bills \u2026 but something happened along the way. They got sick or had to quit work to care for a sick child, or the money they make just isn\u2019t enough. Seventy-six percent of the households we serve make less than $25,000 a year,\u201d Miller explains. \u201cIn a perfect world, families wouldn\u2019t need Circle any longer. Until then, we hope our community will continue to support us in the way they have for the last 50 years.\u201d

Circle of Concern Food Pantry, 112 St. Louis Ave., Valley Park, 636-861-2623, circleofconcern.org

WHAT/WHEN/WHERE

50th Anniversary Celebration Dinner, Nov. 4, Forest Hills Country Club

The reception will feature live music by KMOX\u2019s Maria Keena and members of the Original Knights of Swing. KSDK\u2019s Dana and Ryan Dean will serve as Masters of Ceremonies. The dinner also will feature an auction run by auctioneer Shannon Mays. Make your reservation by calling 636-861-2623 or visiting circleofconcern.org.

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Cancer is too common. Many know how it changes everything in an instant. This year\u2019s candidates for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society\u2019s (LLS) ultimate fundraiser can attest to the irreparable damage that word can cause, having experienced its traumatic effect either secondhand or firsthand. LLS works tirelessly to erase that word from our everyday vocabulary by attaching a message of hope to it.

\u201cTargeted therapies for some [blood cancers] are now a reality,\u201d Dr. John DiPersio, chief oncologist at Washington University and deputy director of Siteman Cancer Center, says. \u201cWe are making progress, but we need everyone\u2019s help. With some of the tools we now have, we can start thinking outside of the box. LLS is an important society providing instruments to our patients through novel research approaches and day-to-day needs.\u201d DiPersio is a recipient of this year\u2019s LLS Legacy Leadership Award for his numerous contributions.

Mary Pillsbury Wainwright also will receive this honor, and she is humbled by the organization\u2019s acknowledgment. \u201cWhen my husband died of AML [acute myeloid leukemia], I dedicated [myself] to finding a cure for leukemia and other cancers,\u201d she shares. \u201cI started the William Edward Heitz Memorial Research Fund and founded the Diamond Ball, which raised millions over 25 years. My greatest reward came in 2014, when I helped get the oral chemo parity bill passed, which impacted 35,000 cancer patients in Missouri. Now, I am going with other LLS leaders in May to Washington, D.C., to work on a national bill.\u201d

Their contributions, and those of many others, are changing the medical landscape for children today. Anne, mother of the 2017 Girl of the Year, talks about the terror of learning one\u2019s child has been diagnosed with cancer. \u201cLife can get really ugly. Our world turned upside down. However, because of the dedication of our doctors, nurses and staff, combined with the love and support from LLS, friends, family and other organizations, Lily is thriving. Our family has been lifted up by these people,\u201d she shares. \u201cAny small gesture of kindness and support goes a really long way. Without people bringing food, sending gift cards and prayers, and coming to the hospital to give me a physical break, we never would be where we are today.\u201d

Anne names LLS as a pillar of strength. \u201cI have a new appreciation for fundraising and how essential it is for any kind of success against cancer,\u201d she says. \u201cI never realized cancer came in so many types \u2013 each one insidious. There is still much that needs to be discovered to ensure each child goes home to live a happy and full life.\u201d

Becky, mother of the 2017 Boy of the Year, talks about discovering T.J.\u2019s diagnosis shortly after his fifth birthday. \u201cIt was earth-shattering,\u201d she says. \u201cWe never expected to hear leukemia. His oncologist said it\u2019s curable. T.J. started chemo the very next day and has been going through it since October. We tell T.J. the truth and explain everything to him. He\u2019s smart and handling things well. We\u2019re hoping he can continue like that. He starts kindergarten in the fall and is a happy child. We try to keep things as normal as possible for him.\u201d

Becky found tremendous support through LLS. \u201cAnyone can get through anything if they have hope. You can find strength within yourself. For me, that strength is found in my son when I look at him,\u201d she shares. \u201cLLS, to us, is hope. You don\u2019t understand [right away] when it happens to you, but you become part of a community that doesn\u2019t want this to happen to anyone else. You look in your child\u2019s eyes and see the future. You want the best for them \u2013 and LLS gives them that.\u201d Come see who is crowned Man, Woman & Student of the Year on May 5th, 2017 at The Chase Park Plaza Hotel. To learn more, go to http://www.mwoy.org/gat/localchapter/stlouis/

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society - Gateway Chapter, 314-590-2250, mwoy.org/gat/localchapter/stlouis

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Last year, Maryville University established the Sister Mary Byles Peace and Justice Prize, an award to honor those who have gone above and beyond to focus on peace and justice in their lives and work. Byles was well-known among religious leaders in the St. Louis area for her significant efforts to further ecumenical and interfaith relations, and this year\u2019s honoree exemplifies that to the fullest.

Jonathan Greenblatt is the CEO and national director of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL). He will receive the Sister Mary Byles Peace and Justice Prize at a presentation and lecture at 7 p.m. April 3 at Maryville University.

Greenblatt says he\u2019s \u201chumbled and deeply honored\u201d to be recognized with this award, which was presented to St. Louis civil rights pioneer Frankie Muse Freeman last year.

\u201cWhile I did not know her personally, [Byles] is well-known by reputation among Jewish community and religious leaders in St. Louis and beyond for her pioneering work in advancing interfaith relations,\u201d Greenblatt says.

The ADL was started in Chicago more than 100 years ago with the mission of fighting defamation of Jewish people and securing justice and fair treatment for all. Greenblatt says this mission rings true today because you cannot successfully fight prejudice against Jews without broadening the fight to eliminate all forms of discrimination.

\u201cOur founders realized that when you make America a safer place for its Jews, you make the country safer for all people,\u201d he says.\u00a0\u201cAnd when you make America better for all people, it is a better place for the Jewish community.\u201d

Over the past few months, Greenblatt says he has seen \u201can epidemic of hate crimes against Jews and other minorities,\u201d making the mission of the ADL more important than ever.

\u201cWe are witnessing a resurgence of anti-Semitism and one of the most frightening waves of anti-Semitic incidents in decades, with more than 150 bomb threats directed against Jewish institutions, schools and community centers in the past two months alone,\u201d he says.

To combat these frightening figures, the ADL is starting a center on \u201ccyberhate,\u201d technology and society, drawing on the organization\u2019s three decades of expertise in monitoring, tracking and fighting hate online.

\u201cWe cannot rest on our laurels as anti-Semites across the spectrum continue to exploit social media and adapt to new technologies,\u201d Greenblatt says. \u201cSo [in the future,] I hope to see ADL engaging with leading entrepreneurs and innovators, working with tech sector leaders to evaluate artificial intelligence, to harness big data and to identify new technologies that can help to reduce the scourge of online harassment.\u201d

Though it might be a difficult time to be the CEO of the ADL, Greenblatt says one of the best parts of his job centers on opportunities to meet with leaders from around the world. A few weeks ago, he spoke before the British Parliament. Earlier this year, he led a delegation of ADL leaders to the Vatican, where they had the opportunity to meet with Pope Francis and top papal officials in Rome.

\u201cIt\u2019s exciting when people are inspired enough by our mission and our message to want to meet with us and help us work to solve issues of bigotry and prejudice,\u201d he says.

For more than 100 years, the ADL has been able to see the fruits of its efforts, and Greenblatt says that part is \u201cincredibly rewarding.\u201d

\u201cWhether it is a neo-Nazi who leaves the movement after changing his mind, or a student who steps up to become an ally against anti-Semitism in one of our programs, or a political leader who uses his or her bully pulpit to speak out forcefully against hatred. \u2026 These moments remind me of the power we have to change hearts and minds and, ultimately, see the betterment of our country and realize a more tolerant and respectful society.\u201d

Maryville University, 650 Maryville University Drive, St. Louis, 314-529-9300, maryville.edu

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Don\u2019t be fooled \u2013 as any homeowner can attest, houses are a lot of work. Luckily, Mosby Building Arts is passionate about the art of building and maintaining homes. Its exteriors division, Exteriors By Mosby, promises to carry the heavy load as you prepare your home for warmer seasons. \u201cBeyond your home\u2019s resale value, boosting its curb appeal makes it more inviting for guests. And on the intangible side of things, you gain your own personal satisfaction and pride in your home,\u201d home consultant Kurt Doll says.

Once the decision has been made to spruce up the outside of your abode, the fun begins with cultivating an idea for the project. \u201cWe see a lot more clients taking the holistic approach rather than a simple replacement. They want a cohesive look to appear throughout, such as through windows and shutters tying into the siding,\u201d Doll comments. \u201cAnother big trend is the inclusion of natural elements, such as brick and stone or natural timber. Using those elements tends to anchor a home, essentially bringing a man-made structure back to earth.\u201d

Mosby\u2019s design capabilities shine during the development stage, when designers work directly with clients to bring their visions to life. \u201cWe incorporate a full 3-D rendering in our design work, which allows us to show a home both in its current state and transformations in real time before we even swing the first hammer,\u201d Doll shares. \u201cWe also are working toward incorporating virtual reality, which would allow clients to wear a headset and see their space in a [more responsive] way.\u201d

From roofing and siding to window and door replacements to outdoor living areas, the exteriors division tackles all project sizes. \u201cRemodeling typically covers straight replacements, whereas design-build incorporates much more design work, including larger projects, such as moving walls or building structures. These two can certainly overlap, but both should take into account building codes and municipal regulations,\u201d Doll recommends. \u201cWhomever you meet with, ask the important questions, such as, \u2018Is this work being done to code? Who are the people actually performing the work, employees or subcontractors?\u2019 More often than not, people can run into issues between talk of the design and actual production. If it\u2019s not communicated well, you run the risk of losing things in translation. The exteriors division by Mosby can help with all of the homeowner\u2019s needs [from start to finish].\u201d

Mosby Building Arts, 645 Leffingwell Ave., Kirkwood, 314-909-1800, mosbybuildingarts.com

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Whether it\u2019s a few wrinkles or a larger area of excess fat, West County Plastic Surgeons of Washington University can help its patients look and feel their best before spring and summer. Dr. Marissa Tenenbaum and Dr. Terry Myckatyn are on the faculty of the Washington University School of Medicine and because of that are able to stay at the forefront of technology for plastic surgery.

Tenenbaum notes that the \u201ctried and true\u201d procedure to remove excess fat is liposuction.

\u201cLiposuction is the gold standard for areas of unwanted, stubborn fat, as long as the skin quality is reasonable,\u201d she says. \u201cIt can be done in the office, but larger areas are done in the operating room.\u201d

Another procedure that\u2019s nonsurgical is CoolSculpting. With CoolSculpting, a localized bulge of fat is placed in a special applicator for an hour, where the fat cells are cooled. Tenenbaum says it\u2019s a \u201cwonderful procedure,\u201d but it often requires multiple treatments.

\u201cCoolSculpting can be done all over, fairly similarly to where liposuction can be used,\u201d she says. \u201cThere\u2019s no downtime, and 20 percent of excess fat can be trimmed with each treatment.\u201d

In terms of liposuction, Myckatyn says there\u2019s a new form available called HydraSolve. West County Plastic Surgeons is one of the first offices in the country to offer it.

\u201c[HydraSolve] is a new device that combines a very unique water-based technology with heat to remove fat,\u201d he says. \u201cIt\u2019s not strong enough of a water jet to cause trauma, and it\u2019s not hot enough to burn, so it has a better safety profile.\u201d

Since they\u2019re on the faculty at Washington University, Myckatyn says he and Tenenbaum have a good handle on the most peer-reviewed, evidence-based technology available.

\u201cOur office has such a broad range of services we offer. We can tailor treatments to the patient\u2019s needs,\u201d he says.

1020 N. Mason Road, Suite 110, 314-996-8800, westcountyplasticsurgeons.wustl.edu

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