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Verizon Wireless and Verizon Fios Sponsor McGruff Safe Kids Total ID Events To Help Raise Safety Awareness and Protect Children in Their Communities

Dunedin, FL (PRWEB) June 25, 2008

McGruff Safe Kids provides child safety packages at grand openings of new Verizon Wireless stores in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and New York.

The statistics are frightening to say the least. According to the U.S. Department of Justice, every 40 seconds a child is reported missing or abducted. That translates to over 2,000 children per day and over 800,000 per year!

When a child becomes missing every passing second counts. Law enforcement officials need as much information as possible to help track down a missing child. Having this information is the single most useful tool available to help law enforcement locate a missing child.

“The most recent statistics on child abductions are staggering. Verizon Wireless is pleased to sponsor this important event that will enable parents to better protect their children,” said Christine Baron, president of Verizon Wireless’ Tri-State Region. “I encourage local families to take advantage of this free service and potentially life-saving educational activities that we have planned for the day.”

Each McGruff child safety package includes a full-sized ID card that contains the child’s 10 digital fingerprints, color digital photo and vital personal information, two laminated, wallet-sized ID cards that contain the child’s digital thumbprint, color digital photo and vital personal information, a DNA Self-Collection Kit that will allow a parent to easily obtain and store their child’s saliva, hair and blood samples, a McGruff Jr. Crimefighter Sticker Badge and a McGruff Envelope.

The McGruff Safe Kids Total ID System is the leading, most comprehensive child safety/identification/education program available in the United States. It is the only digital child identification program licensed by the National Crime Prevention Council.

Neil Arfmann, a retired Tampa Bay, FL police officer, is the President and cofounder of the McGruff Safe Kids Total Identification System, a company committed to the safety and education of America’s children. The McGruff Safe Kids TID System is a licensee of the National Crime Prevention Council. The National Crime Prevention Council features McGruff the Crime Dog and his slogan, “Take A Bite Out of Crime.” Learn more about McGruff by visiting http://www.ncpc.org.

To schedule an interview with Neil Arfmann, please call 888-209-4218.

McGruff the Crime Dog

Wayne Mutual Insurance Company and Identity Theft 911 Team to Combat Identity Theft Around Life Events

Wooster, OH (PRWEB) July 14, 2010

Wayne mutual Insurance Company has partnered with the Scottsdale, Arizona – based Identity Theft 911 to offer policyholders coverage that will reimburse costs required to reclaim their lives in the event of identity theft, especially during major life stages such as military deployment and/or the death of a loved one.

In 2009, more than a quarter of a million Americans filed identity theft complaints with the Federal trade Commission. Ohio ranked 29th nationwide, up from 32nd in 2008, and 66 of every 100,000 state residents reported being victims of the crime, nearly twice the rate reported in 2002.

“Identity theft has become a leading concern for our policyholders, particularly as usage of the internet, credit and debit cards and other technology tools has evolved, ” said Timothy P. Suppes, vice president of operations for Wayne Mutual. “Our partnership with Identity Theft 911 will enable us to offer the peace of mind and world-class service our policyholders require should they become victims of identity theft. Together , we can provide both preventative assistance and identity theft resolution services – two appealing options in today’s computer age.”

The service, known as Identity Theft 911 Life Stages, takes a customized approach toward deterring and resolving identity theft particularly during vulnerable phases of policyholders’ lives. Not only will policyholders be able to recoup costs associated with restoring their good name but will also have on-demand access to their own personal certified fraud specialist to walk them through the process and answer any and all of their questions.

The last thing you need to worry about when faced with the death of a loved one, military deployment, major surgery or the birth of a child is the prospect of you and/or your family’s identities being stolen,” said Matt Cullina, CEO of Identity Theft 911. “Wayne Mutual recognizes the critical need for protecting its customers’ reputations in an era of escalating identity theft. We are pleased to be helping them in this fight.”

As part of the coverage, eligible policyholders have access to the following:

Child Risk Identity Assistance For parents and guardians of minor children, fraud specialists keep watch over minors credit file to ensure against misuse a growing crime that often goes undetected for decades.

Military Identity Assistance For active-duty military personnel, especially when stationed abroad, fraud specialists put pro-active military fraud alerts lasting 12 months on the service members credit file.

Identity Relocation Assistance For policyholders who relocate, fraud specialists help safeguard financial, credit and identity data during moves and ensure uninterrupted access to financial accounts, institutions and any needed documentation.

Proactive Fraud Alerts For policyholders looking to fend off fraudulent creation of new credit accounts, fraud specialists place fraud alerts on files maintained by the three major credit bureaus. Alerts notify potential credit grantors to check with policyholders before extending new credit as well as opt policyholders out of most marketing lists.

Estate Identity Assistance – For surviving spouses, fraud specialists help safeguard the identity of a departed spouse from potential misuse by identity thieves and minimize potential risks to the surviving spouses own identity in the case of joint credit accounts and financial documents.

Disaster Recovery Assistance – For disaster victims, fraud specialists help quickly restore destroyed documentation needed to rebuild their lives as well as ensure uninterrupted access to financial institutions and accounts.

Medical Identity Assistance For victims of medical identity theft, fraud specialists help undo the damage from fraudulently filed insurance claims and/or bogus medical services to the greatest extent possible.

About Wayne Mutual

Wayne Mutual Insurance Company has provided property & casualty insurance to Ohio residents since 1910. Headquartered in Wooster, the company markets its products and services exclusively through a statewide network of more than 100 independent agencies.

About Identity Theft 911

A leader in identity-theft prevention, mitigation and education, serving over 4 million households nationwide, Identity Theft 911 provides enterprise-level fraud solutions for a wide range of organizations, including Fortune 500 corporations, financial institutions, colleges and universities, and many of the nations largest insurance companies and corporate benefits providers.

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Wisselman, Harounian and Associates, P.C., a Long Island Family Law Firm Announces Four Upcoming Events & Discusses Successful Legal Workshop

Great Neck, NY (PRWEB) July 26, 2010

The Law Firm of Wisselman, Harounian & Associates, P.C. conducted their ninth annual legal workshop for approximately 185 mental health professionals addressing WHAT EVERY MENTAL HEALTH PRACTITIONER SHOULD KNOW ABOUT CUSTODY & VISITATION AND IMPORTANT SOCIAL ISSUES AFFECTING CHILDREN. The workshop aims to assist these professionals when counseling patients marital and family law issues. Many mental health professionals come year after year to these presentations and we appreciate their support. We were also pleased to see many new faces this year, as we reached a record high attendance. Each year, attendees have been able to receive Continuing Education Units (CEUs) from the mental health professional organizations for their participation. Our workshops are held at the Port Washington Yacht Club.

This years presentation was about the process of reaching a custody and visitation agreement and also addressed the very important issue of bullying in the schools and on the Internet. Also discussed were mediation, litigation and collaborative law, and the pros and cons of each approach. Dealing with custody & visitation issues can be a very difficult process. The importance of good communication during this negotiation is critical, and we addressed how mental health professionals can help their patients deal with these challenges, including:

Managing anger to facilitate reaching agreements
Handling an impasse in negotiating an agreement, and finally
Proceeding with litigation when an agreement cannot be negotiated.

We examined an actual Custody and Visitation Stipulation, and reviewed the components of a comprehensive agreement that protects both the parents and children, starting with a summary of the types of custody (joint vs. sole custody). Special provisions to an agreement were discussed, including spheres of influence and delegation of decision-making responsibilities, religion, corporal punishment, relocation, and how unique circumstances, i.e., drug abuse, and same-sex relationships are dealt with in an agreement.

The important and current topic of bullying in the school and on the Internet was also addressed including its impact on the child and the family, and what legal recourse is available for victims of this abuse.

The workshop presenters were attorneys from our firm: Jerome Wisselman, Jacqueline Harounian, Lloyd Rosen, Eyal Talassazan and Lauren Chartan. We were pleased to have a guest speaker, Betty Gross, from CAPS (Child Abuse Prevention Services) who spoke about school bully prevention programs for children, parents and professionals.

The law firm of Wisselman, Harounian and Associates, P.C. was established in 1976 and is dedicated to serving Long Island, Queens and Metro New York clients and the community on legal matters that arise during the course of raising a family and growing a business. It is the firms goal to develop long-term client relationships, to help protect clients legal interests throughout the many phases of their family lives. This can include handling matrimonial or family law concerns, buying or selling a home, running a business, and estate planning. http://www.lawjaw.com

Those seeking information on matrimonial and divorce issues: The Law Firm of Wisselman, Harounian and Associates, P.C. has scheduled complimentary events to provide information and answer all questions. The events are Separation thru Divorce Legal Clinics, Fathers’ Rights and Divorce, How to Have a Smart Divorce.

Separation thru Divorce Legal Clinic:

TIME: Thursday August 5th & Thursday August 19th at 6:00 7:30 PM (Regularly held on the first and third Thursday of each month).

TOPICS: Designed to provide information and answer legal questions for people contemplating separation and divorce, or for those who have been told their spouse is considering one.

Fathers’ Rights and Divorce:

TIME: Wednesday August 4th at 6:00pm.

TOPICS: To help Dads protect their legal family rights and the right to be with their children. Family law attorney, Lloyd Rosen, will provide information about visitation, support, fighting for custody, modification of child support and responding to reports of domestic violence. All your questions will be addressed.

How to Have a Smart Divorce:

TIME: Wednesday August 11th at 6:00pm.

TOPICS: Presentation by family law attorney, Lloyd Rosen is designed for people in all stages of divorce from not yet separated through those with interest in modifying divorce agreements. Bring your questions for a livelier discussion.

All meetings are held at:

Wisselman, Harounian & Associates, P.C.

1010 Northern Blvd., Suite 300 (just west of Community Drive)

Great Neck, New York 11021

RSVP: call Sharyn at 516-773-8300 or http://www.lawjaw.com


Sharyn OMara, PR Director


AccuQuote Reveals Life Events that Affect Life Insurance Needs

Wheeling, IL (Vocus/PRWEB) March 15, 2011

There are many factors affecting consumers life insurance needs everyday. A large grouping of those factors includes some of lifes major events. AccuQuote, one of the countrys largest and most respected term life insurance quoting and brokerage firms, reveals the top life events affecting a consumers need for more or less life insurance protection.

Most people with life insurance do not take the time to routinely review their coverage. As a result, one-third of Americans, even affluent households, are severely underinsured, according to LIMRA. In fact, even a higher number, half of U.S. households (58 million) say they need more life insurance the highest level ever, LIMRA reports.

Life changes and so do your life insurance needs, says Byron Udell, founder and CEO of AccuQuote. Thats why its extremely important to examine your needs at least every few years and certainly when big changes occur, like having a child.

AccuQuote reveals the top life events that affect term life insurance needs and trigger the need for a thorough policy review. Additionally, the company suggests consumers without existing life insurance purchase a policy during these major life events:

PCRF Announces Corporate Sponsors for 13th Annual Half Marathon Charity Events

Irvine, CA (PRWEB) April 8, 2011

The Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation (PCRF) announced the official sponsors for the annual run/walk fundraising event that will take place on May 1, 2011. Bank of America Merrill Lynch is the official title sponsor of the event.

Sponsors include p11creative for the 10K Run; Irvine BMW for the 5K Run/Walk; Cox Communications for the Kids Fun Run; BJs Restaurants for the Bike Tour; OC FAMILY for the Kids Fun Zone; Doubletree Irvine Spectrum is the Host Hotel; adidas for the VIP Training Program; 24 Hour Fitness as the official fitness sponsor; and Dave & Busters for the VIP Area at the finish line festival.

Corporate Sponsors include: DLA Piper; Shulman Hodges & Bastian, LLP; JLC Associates, Inc.; LBA Realty; Ralphs; Snyder Langston; and Taco Bell.

Other sponsors include: Joyce Thurber (Friend of PCRF); AMPCO System Parking (Goodie Bag); HBC (Race Bibs); and Administaff.

Classic Sponsors include: Corner Bakery; Jb3d, Gensler; J.L. Patterson; Haskell & White; and Matt Construction.

Rainbow Sponsors include: Chicago Title; Ernst & Young; MHP; Straub; LPA; and Universal Protection Systems.

Product/Service Sponsors include: Two Wheels One Planet; Pop Chips; PRE; Irvine Spectrum Center; Renegade Racing; Clif Bar; and Competitor.

“There are many exciting changes in the 2011 event, including the addition of the VIP Training Program presented by adidas and the BJs Restaurants Bike Tour. This event continues to grow each year. We are grateful to Bank of America Merrill Lynch, and other sponsors, for their support and assistance bringing awareness throughout the region.” — Nancy Franks, Executive Director, PCRF

Our volunteer committee works closely with PCRFs staff to bring fresh elements to this annual event. We are always mindful of the mission of this organization, which is to raise money to fund research to cure pediatric cancer. People want to be involved in this effort and make a difference in a childs life. The team support we receive is outstanding. Many teams rally behind a child cancer survivor or one who is currently undergoing treatment. Some teams are participating in memory of a child who was tragically lost to this horrible disease.

Event Information

The 2011 Bank of America Merrill Lynch Cinco de Mayo Half Marathon and 10K Run, 5K Run/Walk, 1K Kids Fun Run and Bike Tour

May 1, 2011

6:00 am 1:00 pm

Irvine Spectrum Center

(Race located on Gateway between Alton and Irvine Center Drive)

71 Fortune Drive

Irvine, CA 92618

Once again sponsors, walkers, and runners will join PCRF in helping fund research that will find a cure for pediatric cancer. This wonderful community event will have all of the fun that runners have come to know and love. In the Half Marathon, runners will travel through Irvines beautiful tree-lined running and biking trails, parks and lakes. Participants and spectators will enjoy live mariachis and traditional Mexican dancers, interactive video game truck, rock climbing wall, kids bounce houses, train rides, caricature drawings, balloon art, Pretend City Childrens Museum, an expo and tons of free food & drinks.

PCRF is offering special pricing now through April 15, 2011 (see website for details: http://www.cincodemayohalfmarathon.org).

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Ski Vermont Celebrates MLK with Wonderful Events and Deals in January

Statewide, VT (PRWEB) January 09, 2013

Ski Vermont is excited to offer its $ 29 Learn to Ski and Ride Month promotion once again and boast its participation in Winter Trails Day on Saturday, January 12, 2013, which offers Nordic skiing and snow-shoeing promotions.

Here is a list of January highlights including MLK Holiday fun:

Stratton Mountain Resort

The Martin Luther King, Jr., Holiday is famous at Stratton for its plentiful snow and fun for families. This year is no different, with free afternoon music in Grizzlys, free hot cocoa and sugar on snow, games and trivia, and quintessential winter activities including ice skating, snowshoeing, tubing and more. Visit http://www.stratton.com to find activities and savings for the whole family of winter lovers.

Mount Snow Resort

Monday, January 14 is Grommet Jam #2 for young skiers and riders age 12 and under to get 90 minutes of instruction from Mount Snow freestyle coaches on how to properly and safely enjoy small freestyle features. A friendly competition follows with winners going home with gear from event sponsors. Registration and information is available online at http://www.mountsnow.com.

Bromley Mountain

PHAT (Protect your Head at All Times) Day at Bromley on January 19th offers Free Helmet Rentals, and a raffle for 5 KidsRule helmets. See why helmets are the only way to ski & ride!

As if a $ 49 ticket wasnt good enough, ski or ride Bromley on Monday, January 21, and save the used MLK Day lift ticket. Its good for $ 10 off a next weekend or Holiday All-Day Ticket! $ 49 lift ticket available with printed E-Coupon only, $ 10 off good only with returning MLK Madness tickets. Download your e-coupon today at http://www.bromley.com/ecoupons!

Okemo Mountain Resort

With MLK Weekend ahead, Okemo is ready to welcome families with a great multi-day deal on lift tickets. When skiers and riders purchase lift tickets online at Okemo.com, at least 48 hours in advance, they can celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a special three-day lift ticket, valid January 19, 20 and 21, for just $ 185 for adults (a $ 61 savings); $ 160 for young adults (a $ 56 savings); and $ 125 for juniors (a $ 43 savings). Additional Online deals are available throughout January at http://www.okemo.com/activities/snowsports/ticketing/deals/onlinedeals.asp.

Bolton Valley Resort

The famous Bolton After Dark returns this season, where every Saturday night lift tickets are just $ 19 from 4-8 p.m. Inside the lodge, Fireside Flatbread offers up $ 2.00 flatbread slices and $ 2.00 sodas or PBR drafts. At 8 p.m., watch a free showing of a ski or snowboard movie – a great way for the whole family to enjoy after dark hours together. For parents with little tykes, Bolton Valley has introduced new Ski and Play Days, where on Wednesdays, parents can ski or ride with a full day lift ticket AND receive a full day of daycare for their child for just $ 79, a savings of 40% off the retail rate. Call 802.434.6866 for details.

Smugglers Notch Resort

For the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday weekend, Smugglers lowest rates start at $ 85 per youth and $ 115 per adult per night apply to stays of five nights or more, with arrivals January 16-20, 2013. The resort offers a ski-and-stay package featuring childrens snowsports instruction, and a package including on-snow instruction for the entire family. Each package includes mountainside condominium lodging; lift tickets; use of the indoor pool and hot tubs; access to Nordic ski and snowshoe terrain; snow tubing; ice skating; use of the FunZone and teen centers; and family and adult entertainment. Call 855-814-7325 for reservations.

Sugarbush Resort

There is no better time to visit Sugarbush then the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday weekend. Sugarbush has a great line-up of events that pack fun for the whole family including: A Torchlight Parade and Fireworks, Kids Pizza and Movie Night, Family Italian Dinner Night; live music for apr

Capital Insurance Group Announces Exciting Lineup of Community Safety Saturday Events in 2013

Monterey, California (PRWEB) January 31, 2013

Safety and security are no accidents, declares Sandie Borthwick, Corporate Marketing Manager for Capital Insurance Group (CIG). In 2012, we held four very successful Community Safety Saturday events where parents learned critical life-saving information for children, in and out of the car. This year, we are continuing to bring the very latest in child and family safety information and practices to even more communities! CIG is partnering with our independent Insurance Advisors in California and Nevada to offer value-added services from The Protector Network

The C.L.A.Y. Foundation is Celebrating National Water Safety Month, Hosting Two Water Safety Events in May

Washington (PRWEB) April 30, 2013

The C.L.A.Y. Foundation announces two events being held in conjunction with National Water Safety Month, which is celebrated each May.

May 6th is the 3rd Annual National Otter Spotter Day. C.L.A.Y. Foundation volunteers will be handing out free Josh The Otter books to parents and children at Julia Bindeman Suburban Center at 11810 Falls Road, Potomac, MD 20854 from 9:00-9:15am. National Otter Spotter Day is a fun and simple way to get community members around the country involved in spreading the message of water safety within their own areas.

May 15th In Recognition of International Water Safety Day, The C.L.A.Y. Foundation and The W.E.A.R. Project will celebrate their partnership. To help prevent child drowning, they will host an evening of food and drinks to view an in-pool demonstration of the FloatFirst method of teaching young children important survival skills in the water.

National Water Safety Month is coordinated by the Association of Pool & Spa Professionals (APSP) along with its partners, including the American Red Cross, the National Recreation and Park Association, the World Waterpark Association, and a host of swim organizations including The C.L.A.Y. Foundation based in Potomac, Maryland.

As a member of APSP, The C.L.A.Y. Foundation is committed to ensuring consumer safety, said Laura Metro, Founder of The C.L.A.Y. Foundation “We want to remind everyone that all drains must be protected by an approved cover, layers of protection must be provided around your pool or spa, always make sure there is adult supervision whenever children are in or around the pool and most importantly, teach your young children to FloatFirst then swim,” Metro said.

Swimming is one of the best exercises and also provides fun and enjoyment for friends and family. The C.L.A.Y. Foundation wants to remind everyone to get the most pleasure possible from swimming by following water safety rules.

About The C.L.A.Y. Foundation

The C.L.A.Y. Foundation is a non-profit organization that advocates for swim instruction, CPR training, AED availability and a year round warm water swim facility. C.L.A.Y. provides scholarships to underprivileged children 6 months 4 years to learn to float first, hosts free one-hour CPR training events and supports AED accessibility legislation. The long-term financial goal of The C.L.A.Y. Foundation is to build a year round warm water swim facility to teach children to float first then swim. We empower people to save lives through prevention then emergency first response. For more information please visit our website at http://www.theclayfoundation.org

About APSP

The Association of Pool & Spa Professionals (APSP) is the world’s largest international trade association representing the swimming pool, spa and hot tub industry with a mission to enhance the business success of members. APSP member companies include manufacturers, distributors, manufacturers’ agents, designers, builders, installers, retailers, and service professionals. APSP members adhere to a code of business ethics and share a commitment to public health and safety in the use of pools, spas and hot tubs. For more information visit http://www.APSP.org