JODI LEE FOUNDATION LAUNCH GORGEOUS CHRISTMAS GIFT TAGS IN HONOUR OF JODI’S FAVOURITE SEASON
“The best gift of all, around my Christmas tree, is the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other,” Jodi Lee 2009.
The Jodi Lee Foundation (JLF) is celebrating its 10th anniversary and Jodi’s favourite time of year with specially designed Christmas gift tags in collaboration with Emma Kate Co.
All profits will go to JLF towards raising awareness for the early prevention and detection of bowel cancer
Designed and printed in South Australia, each gift tag is finished with a touch of gold foil to give an extra Christmas sparkle.
Most importantly, all profits will go to JLF towards raising awareness for the early prevention and detection of bowel cancer.
Christmas was Jodi’s favourite time of year. She loved the decorations, shopping for and wrapping presents to stack under the tree and cherished her children’s excitement and families coming together.
Her husband and co-founder of JLF, Nick Lee, describes the special place Christmas had in Jodi’s heart.,
“One of my favourite memories of Christmas was spent at the beach, with the opening of presents followed by a big family lunch. It was hard for Jodi to see her own family throughout the year, so Christmas was the only time we could all get together to reconnect. Jodi really loved this tradition,” Nick continued.
“On Jodi’s last Christmas, she knew time was running out and that she wanted to gift the kids’ something extra special. This was the year we were given Rosie, our Cavoodle. Jodi wanted to create that special memory for the kids and hoped that they would see this as a part of her living on,” Nick said.
The Jodi Lee Foundation
The Jodi Lee Foundation started in 2010 in honour of Jodi Lee, who sadly passed from bowel cancer at 41. Happily married for 12 years with two young children, Jodi and Nick were living in Vietnam in 2008 when she experienced constipation, abdominal pain, and some bloating. Her doctor quickly recognised an obstruction in her bowel and ordered scans before discovering she had cancer and that the tumor had all but blocked her bowel. She was 39 years old.
Australia has one of the highest rates of bowel cancer in the world, and it is the second most common cause of cancer-related death in Australia. If detected early, 99% of bowel cancers can be successfully treated or even prevented and Jodi’s story could have had a very different ending.
These magical gift tags will spread some much-needed Christmas cheer and extra love to your loved ones at Christmas and will help raise money and awareness for bowel cancer.
Gift tags come in a packet of six and are priced at $15 (inclusive of GST + excluding postage and handling) and are available to buy:
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Space in safe hands with SA Kids: Space to Dream Exhibition at MOD
“From space toilets and unicorn beds, to rock polishers and moon bikes, our kids and young people have got you covered.”
MOD. ‘Space to Dream’ Exhibition
Tuesday 27 October – Saturday 28 November, 2020.
Commissioner for Children and Young People, Helen Connolly, today announced the opening of an exhibition at MOD. showcasing the top-rated entries for her inaugural Space to Dream ‘Design Thinking’ Challenge in which she challenged South Australian children and young people to use design thinking to create a toy or gadget for someone their age who is ‘moving to Mars’.
Inspiring the next generation of space entrepreneurs and innovators
The challenge was devised to inspire the next generation of space entrepreneurs and innovators – it also speaks to teachers, parents and the broader SA community about the possibilities the space industry offers SA children and young people in careers of the future.
Direct link for kids between the Australian Space Agency and the industry it steers
Space to Dream helps young South Australians draw a direct link between the Australian Space Agency, now based at Lot Fourteen in Adelaide, and their potential to be part of the industry it steers. Potential that offers them career opportunities encompassing innovation, design, and technology, to name just a few of the areas in which ‘dream jobs’ are likely to be created within the space industry of the future.
THE WALKER A fold up treadmill that has an attached VR headset to simulate walking in a park with a dog. You can use the VR make to simulate Earth walking in a park with your dog.
By Indiya, Year 6, Nailsworth Primary School
3d Models and Drawn Designs on display
A total of 36 Space to Dream 3D models and drawn designs will be on display at MOD. from Tuesday 27 October through to Saturday 28 November.
Space to Dream
Space to Dream is the second in a series of digital challenges set by SA Commissioner for Children and Young People to emphasise the importance of digital literacy for today’s young people – “Digital skills are life skills; crucial to future jobs, social inclusion and to build a more equitable world.”
For more information about SA schools who achieved Challenge rewards:
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Dance-ability: All Abilities Cheer and Dance
With 25 years of personal family experience with disabilities, Alana Giaccio is passionate about contributing to inclusion support, equal rights and spreading kindness.
With the combination of Alana’s unwavering dedication to bringing people with disabilities together, and her desire to have a career that somehow incorporated the fun and creative world of dance, All Abilities Cheer and Dance was born.
Cheer and Dance school for people with disabilities and additional needs
AACD is the only cheer and dance school in South Australia to offer recreational, competition and online, all inclusive, all-ages cheerleading and dance classes, solely for people with all types of disabilities and additional needs.
We chat with Alana about how it all started and what parents can expect when enrolling their child in AACD.
Tell us about how All Abilities Cheer and Dance started?
Having two brothers with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Intellectual Disability I’m passionate about equal rights for people with disabilities.
I always wanted my career to involve dance somehow. After I injured my back with a stress fracture in 2012, I didn’t think I could pursue a career in dance. Little did I know that I’d be opening a dance studio for people with disabilities! The experience of providing a service that doesn’t currently exist in South Australia is my biggest and proudest achievement to date. Growing up, I always knew there was a gap in the market, I just didn’t think I’d be the one filling it! Personally, I am proud to offer a unique sport to people who might not have had the chance before. I’m happy that more people can be included and I’m so delighted to see their parents joyous that their child can participate in something, make friends, develop new skills and have fun.
What can children and parents expect at a class?
Children can expect 45 minutes of fun dance games, warm up and cool down exercises with props, as well as a dance routine. Adults can expect 60 minutes of dance technique, flexibility exercises, and jazz, pom and hip hop routines. We have a viewing area in all of our classes and it’s wonderful to see the joy of the parents and Support Workers watching their loved ones participate in something that wasn’t accessible to them before. Most importantly, everyone can expect a safe and supportive environment.
What are the key benefits of dance and movement for children with disabilities?
Dance is a great way to build a person’s balance and proprioception, spatial awareness, visual stabilisation, musicality, teamwork, self-confidence and communication skills, all while making friends. I’ve been very involved in my brother’s lives and have helped with their development. Bringing those skills, I’ve learnt first-hand in my personal life to my dance business gives me great joy.
What are your future plans for All Abilities Cheer and Dance?
AACD offers workshops for schools, service providers and day option programs, as well as school holiday workshops. The future of AACD is to deliver these services to all disability-focused schools and programs in SA.
We also offer competition and performance opportunities. Being affiliated with Special Olympics Australia could put Adelaide residents on the national or international stage! Our goal is to one day compete at the International Cheer Union World Championship (ICU Worlds) in the Special Olympics section in Orlando, Florida.
You have a young team, how did you come together?
My team is a mix of amazing young women that all have personal experience with disability. It was super important for me to have a team of people that understand the needs of people with disabilities from a family perspective, as well as have dance experience. Majority of my team are women I’ve previously danced with for many years and created long-lasting friendships with. We are now all back together to create something meaningful, in-demand and genuine.
Why Orthodontics is more than just aesthetics
As a parent, it’s not unusual to have questions about orthodontic treatment for your kids. We thought we’d do some investigating for you and speak to the lovely team at Transform Orthodontic Care.
FAQ’s about Orthodontics
When people think of orthodontics, mostly what comes to mind is braces, and “is an orthodontist a dentist”?
And the answer is no!
A Specialist Orthodontist completes an extra 3 years of training on top of a dental degree to become an expert in this field.
Orthodontics is about more than braces and straightening teeth and definitely more than just what your teeth look like.
Let’s talk Malocclusion
When you see a Specialist Orthodontist you might hear the term – malocclusion which refers to your bite.
A malocclusion is when your teeth don’t meet correctly when you bite together. You might hear the terms overbite, crossbite, underbite, open bite and deep bite, just to name a few, to describe the kind of bite you might have.
Having a malocclusion can have negative impacts on your oral health and wellbeing including excessive tooth wear, jaw joint pain, gum recession and even headaches.
What are the symptoms of having a malocclusion?
Some symptoms can include:
- Abnormal alignment of teeth
- Abnormal wear of your teeth
- Alteration of facial structure
- Frequent biting of the inner cheeks or tongue
- Difficulty chewing or biting
- Speech difficulties, including the development of a lisp
- Breathing through your mouth, rather than your nose.
Can malocclusions cause headaches?
According to the Australian Society of Orthodontists, a severely misaligned jaw can lead to stress and pain in the teeth and jaw leading to headaches, particularly if it’s caused by grinding of the teeth.
Why is aligning my jaw important?
An uneven bite can put enough pressure on the joint that acts as the hinge for your jaw leading to chronic headaches, which is why properly aligning the jaw and straightening the teeth need to go hand in hand.
How will I know if I have a malocclusion?
When you see a Specialist Orthodontist like Dr De Angelis they’re not just looking at your teeth. They do a facial examination at the initial consultation then take a number of X-rays so they can see exactly what’s going on. The X-rays are really important diagnostic tools that help work out how and where the teeth need to move in order to straighten the teeth and if needed, to correct the bite and align the jaw correctly.
If you have any concerns, seeing a Specialist Orthodontist is a good idea. They can recommend treatment to correct the position of your teeth and avoid potential pain, discomfort, and oral complications.
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BaoBag: A gift of love for new parents
The Deluxe BaoBag is a beautiful gift of love for mums and dads across Australia. These goodie bundles are full to the brim with a carefully curated assortment of products from high quality brands, ideal for families with babies. Products that the team at Baobag love, and hope you will too.
New parents love Baobags
You may remember receiving a BaoBag when you had your baby, with almost a million Baobag sample bags having been distributed to brand new parents across Australia since 2008.
Iddy biddy best-in-brand products to sample
If you recall the giddy excitement of receiving a premium collection of iddy biddy best-in-brand products for you to sample with your new bub, now is your opportunity to gift a BaoBag to an expecting or new parent in your life.
The Deluxe Baobag is a super-sized version of the sample bag so many new parents have received, and made with just as much love and thought!
Well known, high quality brands
The contents change regularly, but are always an assortment of full size and travel sized products from well known, high quality brands with a combined retail value of over $100.
It is a mystery bag of sorts, and the perfect way to either treat yourself and your precious bub to some new delights, or to buy a present for a new parent.
It’s great value at only $34.95 which includes free standard shipping Australia-wide.
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