Avalon Park Sun Wesley Chapel March 2021 Edition

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KEEPING THE NEWS LOCAL.... AND THE COMMUNITY CONNECTED.

VOLUME 2 EDITION 3

MARCH 2021

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Changing the Game in 2021 By: Beat Kahli Changes are hard to implement, how many times have all of us seen the need for change in many things, whether, small or large, and not acted on it?

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April 17th, 2021 5-8pm 5060 River Glen Blvd. Wesley Chapel, FL 33545

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COMMUNITY UPDATES

Avalon Park Wesley Chapel is conveniently located 3.5 miles East of I-75 on SR 54. 33613 SR 54, Wesley Chapel, FL 33543

For more information on this and other events visit AvalonParkWest.com or call 813-783-1515.

To be a “Game Changer” and to truly make a difference you do not have to be smart, rich, good-looking or perfect, you just have TO CARE! To be a Game Changer, whether it is personally, in your family, your job or for the community at large, you must identify what needs changed and act on it. There are game changers across central Florida and the Avalon Park Sun wants to recognize them! Maybe you are a game changer or maybe you know a game changer. I believe that positivity is contagious and if we tell the stories of those who are changing the game, it will inspire more to do the same! For instance, have you ever been in a drive thru and the person in front of you paid for your meal and then you proceeded to pay for the person behind you, and the chain goes on and on? Well, we want to know about these game changers in your communities across central Florida and help tell their stories, so that they can continue inspiring change! While we know that there are several already in our community, now is a great

time to inspire new growth and positive change. While we are still just in the first quarter of 2021, many have high expectations that this year to be better than last. We expect CHANGES for the better, however, we cannot just hope for the better, we must act. After a year that provided a health crisis and economic uncertainty we have not yet seen in our lifetime, we are now at ground zero and should use the opportunities we have. I see 3 global world strategies that we can use as a starting point for accessing the need for changing and acting on it. 1. 2021 could be the year to bring Covid-19 under control and stop the pandemic with the accessibility of several vaccines. We learned several things from this crisis, including that we need to change our health care system and make it more robust for future generations. And that we need to change how we build our communities so that people can live, learn, work and play, with a strong sense of belonging and safety. We need to increase our humbleness. As C.S. Lewis said, “Humility is not thinking less of yourself, it is thinking of yourself less.” Covid reminded us that we cannot just strive for prosperity and profits, but to think of each other. 2. 2021 will be the year in

which leading governments around the globe and large parts in the private sector are agreeing to net-zero targets for greenhouse gas emissions. 3. 2021 will be the year in which business enterprises need to change short-term profit strategies and focus to more long-term goals of all stakeholders, employees, clients, shareholders, and the community at large. Avalon Park Group is excited to be a leader in central Florida and beyond by acting on our vision to change how people live, learn, work and play every day. At the beginning of this year the Orlando Business Journal presented 5 men and women who they thought would be 2021 Game Changers. While I was honored to be recognized as one of them, I also took this as a challenge to elevate my impact in the areas that I am able. It is in our Avalon Park Group DNA to think big and act, so this year we have already added some big tasks to our game changing list. One of those is that while I believe for the foreseeable future, all safe existing forms of energy need to co-exist. However, we need to start acting on the need for more renewable energy sources. Our action in this area is that we are contracted to purchase 6,250 acres in Volusia County where we are planning one of America’s largest

solar farms, hence helping to utilize one of the most abundant renewable energy sources in the sunshine state, the Sun. Additionally, all of our large-scale developments focus on building complete towns, where people can live, learn, work and play and build a sense of belonging and safety. One more game changing action that we have committed to this year is we are committing to clean water for all in Bithlo. This commitment goes beyond words and are truly putting our money where our mouth is. In addition to the long list of goals I have for our group of companies worldwide, I would consider my personal goal of spending more time with my family the most important! But today it is not about us, we are looking for as many game changers in our very own backyard, as many as we can find. Again, you do not need to be smart, rich, good-looking, or perfect, to be a game-changer you just have to care. Help us tell the game changing stories, by letting us know who in your community is changing the game and making the world a better place to live, learn work and play by emailing me at Info@AvalonParkSun.com. Together we can affect change!


LIVE ORLANDO

February Update from Pasco County Commission Chairman Mike Moore

I hope you all had a wonderful February. As always, I greatly appreciate you taking the time to read these updates on what is happening in Pasco County.

ed by local restaurants to local food banks. This filled an important role for our residents facing economic harm from COVID-19.

groups to meet. This will be a great asset for all our citizens! While at Wesley Chapel District Park, I got to test out my slapshot at the new street hockey rink, On February 9th, the Pasbuilt as a partnership beco BOCC voted for staff to tween Pasco County and Please make sure to conbring back an ordinance for the Tampa Bay Lightning! tinue following the guidea temporary moratorium lines from our health exon new multifamily devel- Our community was perts to fight the spread opment applications from proud to serve as host for of COVID-19: wear a face U.S. 41 on the west, to State the United States Premier covering when you cannot Road 52 on north, Bruce B. Hockey League hub for the distance from others, wash Downs Boulevard on the regular season from Januyour hands regularly, and east, and State Road 56 on ary through mid-February. avoid large groups. Please the south. This is a portion The teams stayed safely at check out the Florida Deof the district I represent Saddlebrook and played partment of Health in Pas- and am strongly in favor their games at Adventco’s website at pasco.florof this moving forward. I Health Center Ice in Wesidahealth.gov for the latest believe this area is already ley Chapel. Players, coachinformation. oversaturated with mules, staff and visiting scouts tifamily units. There are generated thousands of As mentioned in last many more properties that hotel room nights and month’s update, a portion already have entitlements economic development in of Overpass Road from that could build today our community. I spoke to Boyette Road to Old Pasco without re-zonings. I bethe league’s commissionRoad closed on February lieve we need a pause to er towards the end of the 8th for approximately a take know what properties stay, they had a great time! year while construction in this area already have I invited them to come continues on the new the ability to build multiback again next season or Overpass Road interchange family apartments in this for future tournaments and on Interstate 75. This This section of the county. I do events. We are Florida’s will significantly benefit not want to lose limited Sports Coast! Avalon Park Wesley Chap- land left in this area for job el by relieving traffic off creating sites when there the interchange at Exit 279 are plenty of properties (State Road 54). that already have the zoning for multifamily. I’m thrilled to give you an update on Operation Feed Early in the month, I had Pasco, a County program the opportunity to tour the launched in partnership construction site of new with the United Way of recreation center at WesPasco County to respond to ley Chapel District Park. the needs of our communi- I’m happy to report it will ty food banks while keepopen on schedule this suming our restaurants workmer! The new facility will ing. Since Operation Feed be about 18,000 square Pasco began in May 2020, feet and includes plenty 237,000 meals were provid- of space for community

Finally, February 7th was an exciting day as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers became the first team to play and win the Super Bowl at their home stadium. Go Bucs! For all the latest information, please check out Pasco County’s website at MyPasco.net. Remember, we will continue to get through by working together! About: Commissioner Mike Moore represents District 2 on the Pasco County Commission. He lives in Wesley Chapel with his wife and three children.


LEARN ORLANDO

New River Elementary’s Reptile Review PBIS PBIS refers to Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support, which encompasses “a range of research-based strategies used to increase quality of life and decrease problem behavior by teaching new Principal Update skills and making changDear Reptile Families, es in a person’s environThank you for your conment”. Our school-wide tinued effort to reduce the expectations are to Be Respread of COVID. Please spectful, Be Responsible, remember to screen your and Be Safe. These expecchild daily with the stutations are clearly defined dent screener. Wearing for all areas of the school. masks is an important At the beginning of the part of the effort. Please year and after breaks, help your child remember students are taught what to bring/wear their mask the expected behaviors daily. A good fitting mask for each area. We reward is important to helping to student for following the cover the nose and mouth. expectations after each If your child’s mask does subject. Students are able not fit correctly, please to earn a total of $7 daily, help your child adjust the with bonuses for exceedmask. Thank you again ing expectations. With for your continued supthe money student’s earn, port. they are able to spend their money at the New Kindest Regards, River Shoppes. Our myColleen Wilkinson school online classes are Principal using a different positive cgwilkin@pasco.k12.fl.us

behavior approach and focusing on skills for a week. These skills included attendance, submitting work, and sharing during a lesson. The teachers are working to reward students that are consistently exhibiting the weekly expectations. Check in with your child on how much money they earned for that day. As a result of all our effort we have seen a significate increase in students following our school-wide expectations.

ican Heart Association’s Kid Heart Challenge. We will be stressing the importance of keeping our hearts healthy with good eating habits and exercise!!! Also, everyone will have the opportunity to give to help support those with sick hearts. Look for the flyers March 1!!

PE News In February, concentrated on striking and kicking. We will be continuing with Reptile Run, working on our cardiovascular endurance. Brick and Mortar students are also learning to play football, golf, and baseball. Field Day is March 12! Please remember to send a water bottle and sun block with your child on that day. March 1 we will kick off Amer-

March 12 - Field Day

Important Dates: March 3 - Early Release

March 15-19 - Spring Break March 22 - No School Teacher Planning Day March 30 - Report Cards

Dismissal will be at 2 pm on these dates!


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Pinecrest Academy Wesley Chapel Update Pinecrest Academy Wesley Chapel Charter School is proud to be named “the most loved charter school” in 2021 in the Wesley Chapel/Lutz, Fl area by Hulafrog voters. Pinecrest Academy Wesley Chapel Charter School is a tuition-free public charter school currently serving students from Kindergarten through 6th grade. Principal Aimee Mielke oversees this brand new, state

of the art facility located January 8-February 5, at 33347 State Road 54, 2021 on their faves for Wesley Chapel, FL 33543. “the most beloved family-friendly businesses” in Hulafrog is a national-lo- their area and Pinecrest cal media company for Academy Wesley Chapel parent, connecting parCharter School received ents to local activities & the most votes as the resources for kids. Hufavorite charter school lafrog’s national network in the area. One parent, of local websites are each Mara Nda, commentrun by a local influencer ed, “Even though it is a to uncover and share the brand new school, it has best of the best, making been quite smooth with Hulafrog the go-to rewonderful staff! My child source for families every- is thriving here and I am so impressed with the where. curriculum and offerParents voted between ings!”

Hulafrog’s websites include a business directory, an event calendar and our signature “Our Pick” newsletters, giving families a heads up on what’s happening that week, over the weekend and in the coming months so every Hulafrog parent is in the know and on the go.

Reviews: “We absolutely love this school! The teachers and admin are so understandking and helpful through so much craziness that comes with opening new schools, during a pandemic with road construction taking forever.” -Jessica Bacon “I love this school! The staff has been AMAZING! A new school, a pandemic, and new faces through it all everyone has been professional and relaxed so the sudents don’t get stressed out!” -Kristi Lei “Even though it is a brand new school, it has been quite smooth with wonderful staff! My child is thriving here and I am so impressed with the cirriculum and offerings!” - Mara Nda “Great administration, teachers and staff. Amazing academic program and you can really tell they love the students. Very organized, even with all the crazy things thrown at them. We love Pinecrest!!” - Vale Rie “We love Pinecrest Academy Wesley Chapel! The teachers, administarion adn staff are ALL wonderful! We are truly thankful for this wonderful school!” -Lindsey Balogh

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Congratulations to our February student of the month recipients. They have demonstrated the character trait of Being A Good Friend. Keep up the great work Panthers!


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virtual Event Calendar

BABYTIME & STORYTIMES

3/1, 3/8, 3/15, 3/22, 3/29 | 10:00 AM - Virtual Storytime with Miss Cindy S. 3/2, 3/9, 3/16, 3/23, 3/30 | 10:00 AM - Virtual Storytime with Ms. Bea 3/3, 3/10, 3/17, 3/24, 3/31 | 10:00 AM - Storytime with Hugh Embry 3/4, 3/11, 3/18, 3/25 | 10:00 AM - Virtual Babytime with Miss Cindy 3/4, 3/11, 3/18, 3/25 | 10:00 AM - Virtual Storytime with Miss Jenn 3/5, 3/12, 3/19, 3/26 | 10:00 AM - Virtual Baby Time with Miss Jennifer (ages birth-2)

3/1, 3/15 | 10:00 AM - Re-grow with Us 3/2, 3/16, 3/23 | All Day - Craft Tuesday: Uptown Junk 3/2, 3/4, 3/9, 3/11, 3/16, 3/18, 3/23, 3/25 | 8:30 AM - English for Speakers of Other Languages 3/2, 3/9, 3/16, 3/23, 3/30 | 12:30 PM - Virtual Yarn for More 3/2 | 6:00 PM - Online Book Club 3/3 | 2:00 PM - Be Jeweled Online Jewelry Making 3/4 | 10:30 AM - Leap into Libby (and Overdrive) - Live! 3/4, 3/11, 3/18, 3/18 | 6:00 PM - Virtual-Yarn for a Cause

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3/3 | 10:00 AM - Read Across America - Live! 3/3, 3/10, 3/17, 3/24 | 4:30 PM - Mobile Makerspace at Crews Lake Park: Engineering and Coding 3/6, 3/13, 3/20, 3/27 | All Day - Full STEAM Again 3/6 | 2:00 PM - Planet Lego 3/6 | 2:00 PM - Virtual Craft at Home: K-5

3/5 | 10:00 AM - Foodie Feast: Apple Pie Bombs 3/5, 3/12, 3/19, 3/26 | 2:00 PM - Women’s History Month

3/2, 3/16, 3/30 | All Day - Craft Tuesday: Uptown Junk 3/3, 3/10, 3/17, 3/24 | 4:30 PM - Mobile Makerspace at Crews Lake Park: Engineering and Coding 3/8 | All Day - Virtual Come Grow with Us: Tomato Garden 3/9, 3/23 | 10:00 AM - Best of Craft Tuesdays: Playlist 3/9 | 4:30 PM - Virtual Delicious Dishes: Green Grilled Cheese 3/13, 3/27 | All Day - Full STEAM Again 3/13| 2:00 PM - Virtual Craft at Home: Tween 3/19 | All Day - Foodie Feast: Country Style Green Beans 3/22 | 10:00 AM - Virtual Come Grow with Us Garden Craft: DIY Birdfeeders

3/8 | All Day - Virtual Come Grow with Us: Tomato Garden 3/9, 3/23 | 10:00 AM - Best of Craft Tuesdays: Playlist 3/9 | 6:30 PM - Virtual Poetry Discussion Group: Female Power! 3/10, 2/24, 2/31 | 2:00 PM - English Conversation Class 3/10, 3/24 | 3:00 PM - English for Speakers of Other Languages 3/10 | 6:00 PM - Virtual Tai Chi

Events brought to you by: New River Library 34043 State Road 54 Wesley Chapel 813-788-6375 pascolibraries.org

3/12, 13/26 | 10:00 AM - Virtual First Chapter 3/16 | 2:00 PM - Virtual Backyard Gardening With Jo Ann 3/16 | 6:00 PM - Virtual Mystery Book Club: Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz 3/17 | 2:00 PM - Tiara Club Online Project

3/2, 3/16, 3/30 | All Day - Craft Tuesday: Uptown Junk 3/3 | 4:00 PM - Virtual Teen Advisory Board 3/8 | All Day - Virtual Come Grow with Us: Tomato Garden 3/8 | 6:00 PM - Diverse Books Club: I’m Not Dying with You Tonight 3/9, 3/23 | 10:00 AM - Best of Craft Tuesdays: Playlist 3/9 | 6:30 PM - Virtual Poetry Discussion Group: Female Power! 3/10 | 4:00 PM - Fandom Trivia: High School Musical 3/19 | All Day - Foodie Feast: Country Style Green Beans 3/20| 2:00 PM - Virtual Craft at Home: Tween 3/22 | 10:00 AM - Virtual Come Grow with Us Garden Craft: DIY Birdfeeders 3/24 | 4:00 PM - Virtual Teen Game Zone

For more information on how to access and register for these virtual events, visit pascolibraries.org or call 813-788-6375.

on Kanopy

3/9 | 5:00 PM - Virtual Mystery Book Club: The Perfect Lie

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3/18 | 10:00 AM - Figure Out Flipster-Live! 3/18 | 6:00 PM - Virtual Yoga for Stress Relief 3/19 | All Day - Foodie Feast: Country Style Green Beans 3/22 | 10:00 AM - Virtual Come Grow with Us: DIY

Follow us on social media: Facebook: New River Public Library Instagram: pascolibraries Twitter: @PascoLibraries

Birdfeeders 3/23 | 10:00 AM - Virtual Chair Yoga 3/23 | 5:00 PM - Zoom Reads 4th Tuesday Book Club: Before We Were Yours 3/25 | 8:00 PM - Virtual Book Club: The Queen’s Gambit 3/27 | 2:00 PM - Craft at Home: Adult 3/31 | 6:30 PM - Yoga Nidra Guided Meditation

Check out our website for more exciting news! Get involved, even from home!


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Mark your calendars for this wonderful concert coming to trinity church of wesley chapel on march 7th at 6pm!

HERE TO BUILD

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WHEN YOU’RE READY, WE’RE HERE. The Tampa YMCA has worked to help strengthen our communities for over 130 years. This year, we have continued to serve! During this time of crisis, we were able to fill critical needs in our community, and now we are ready to provide a safe, healthy environment for you and your family to focus on your health and wellbeing.

WORKING TO KEEP YOU AND YOUR FAMILY SAFE AND HEALTHY: Enhanced cleaning and sanitizing procedures Fitness equipment staggered to ensure social distancing Reduced capacity for group fitness classes Masks required for members while in common areas and all staff while indoors Temperature checks done for staff and children entering Stay & Play

Making it easier for you to join the Y: SIGN UP FEE WAIVED through Sept. 30th! TAMPA METROPOLITAN AREA YMCA | tampaymca.org


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INTERNATIONAL UPDATE

Meet the Member 1. How did TOLREMO start? TOLREMO was the natural continuation and clinical implementation of research that we performed during my PhD and Postdoc at ETH Zurich. At ETH we studied how cancer cells changed their molecular behaviour when they were exposed to cancer drugs. We discovered that certain of these behavioural changes were actually the first steps towards the cancer cells becoming resistant to therapies. Given that drug-resistant cancers are a major cause of death in the clinic, we decided to use our discoveries to develop a solution that would improve current cancer therapies and improve patient survival. This is when TOLREMO was born. I founded the company in 2017 together with my PhD supervisor Prof. Wilhelm Krek, Prof. Karl-Heinz Altmann (ETH professor of chemistry and former Global Head of Chemistry at Novartis), Emmanuel Savioz (a finance expert) and Dr. Isaac Kobrin (the former Chief Medical Officer at Actelion). It has been my baby ever since. 2. Could you give us a short overview of TOLREMO? We are pre-clinical stage biotechnology company that pursues a novel approach to preventing cancer drug resistance and treating aggressive tumors. We have our biology laboratories here in Muttenz where we employ 12 wonderful people. When it

Interview with TOLREMO

comes to chemistry development, all the magic happens in the Netherlands where we employ an additional 3 – 10 contract chemists depending on our needs. Together, use a proprietary technology platform to develop small molecule inhibitors that target the faulty behaviour in cancer cells that drives tumor growth and leads to therapy resistance. The advantage of this approach is that our therapies are believed to work in a variety of cancers even if they don’t have a targetable mutated protein that drives the cancer. Our therapies act much more broadly (on the transcriptome) and simply shut off the aggressive behaviour of cancer cells. We plan to bring our first drug candidate into the clinic by 2022. 3. What makes TOLREMO future-oriented?

Tumors are as diverse as the patients who suffer from them. In the clinic we have learned that for the most efficient therapies we need to take this diversity into account. The first wave of personalized cancer therapies focused on very specific mutated proteins that were known to cause cancer. By identifying the mutation in a tumor and treating a patient with a cancer drug that specifically inhibits the mutated protein, major advances have been made. However, most patients only profit from these therapies for a limited time until their tumors grow back. Also, many cancers are not caused by such a singular mutated protein. Or they are but we do not have drugs to inhibit them. In the future, we will look beyond single mutated proteins and approach cancers much more holistically. How does this cancer look on a broader

molecular level? How does it adapt to therapy? How do the single cancer cells in the tumor differ from each other? How does the tumor interact with the surrounding tissue? This is exactly where our therapies come into play. By changing specific behavioural features of cancers, we will be part of a second, much more holistic wave of personalized cancer therapies that will hopefully bring about longer lasting therapeutic effects and better lives for cancer patients. 4. TOLREMO is a company based in Basel. What do you particularly appreciate about this region? Coming from Zurich, I am probably not supposed to say this, but Basel is great! The people, the city, the Rhine, the proximity to Germany and France make it a wonderful, culturally very diverse region. Real mountains are relatively far away and I wouldn’t say no to a lake, but apart from that I really love living in Basel. Also, the Basel region is one of the most important pharmaceutical hubs in the world. The region is home to many national and international pharma and biotech companies. There is therefore a lot of talent TOLREMO can profit from. It’s really one of the best places for us to be!

The 5th Floor is an international collaborative pro-work space where members are able to enjoy international collaboration benefits in our 5th Floor locations and connections throughout the world. We would like to introduce you to Switzerland member, TOLREMO.


PLAY ORLANDO

April 17 , 2021 5-8pm th

5060 River Glen Blvd. Wesley Chapel, FL 33545

LASER LIGHTS BOUNCE HOUSES FOOD TRUCKS Avalon Park Wesley Chapel is conveniently located 3.5 miles East of I-75 on SR 54. 33613 SR 54, Wesley Chapel, FL 33543

For more information on this and other events visit AvalonParkWest.com or call 813-783-1515.


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Kids ages 5 - 12 will enjoy: STEM, arts & crafts, sports, and more! 2020 - 2021 DATES: Oct. 19, Nov. 23 - 25, Dec. 21 - 23 and Dec. 28 - 30, Jan. 4 - 5, Jan. 18, Feb. 15, Mar. 15 - Mar. 19, Mar. 22, and Apr. 2 TIME: 7am-6pm COST: $25 per day for YMCA members, 35 per day for non-members LOCATION:

East Pasco YMCA 37301 Chapel Hill Loop 813-780-9622

To SUBMIT your local LIVE news.... to ADVERTISE, to REGISTER or to RECEIVE the Avalon Park Sun email: Info@AvalonParkSun.com


Coming together to create a healthy community

An East Orlando Health Alliance

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Someone is accidentally injured every second That’s why our ER experts stand ready 24/7 to care for you. Unexpected moments happen. When they do, you can trust our ER experts are nearby to safely care for you. And, we’ve made it easy to schedule an emergency room visit online so you can wait in the comfort of home and arrive at a time convenient for you. Schedule online at GetInQuickER.com. In case of a life-threatening emergency, call 911


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New Recommendation: Start Colorectal Cancer Screening at Age 45 Recommended cancer screenings, like colonoscopy, help save lives by catching cancer early. We use these preventive screenings to help keep your health and your life on track, so you can continue to feel strong for years to come.

health history and your doctor’s recommendation, you may be able to choose one of two different screenings for colorectal cancer. You can have a stoolbased test that looks for signs of cancer in your stool. For this test, you will put a stool sample in a special container It’s important to reand mail it to a lab for ceive the screenings examination. If there you need, when you are signs of cancer, need them. Recently, you’ll need a colonosthe American Cancer copy. This test should Society changed its rec- be repeated every 1 – 3 ommendations for col- years. orectal cancer screenings and encouraged Or, your doctor might millions of Americans recommend a coloto get their screening at noscopy, which is a younger age. considered to be the gold standard in canWhy Did the Screencer screening. These screenings allow your ing Recommendation Change? doctor to examine your colon and rectum as well as remove The American Cancer Society reviewed any polyps for biopsy. records of more than Colonoscopies are sim500,000 people with ple and painless and colorectal cancer. In can provide you with their research, they peace of mind about discovered that more your health. young people are deIf your colonoscopy veloping colorectal shows no signs of cancer, you likely won’t cancer than ever beneed to have one again fore. To help detect these for 10 years. cancers as early as possible, they recommend- Why Colorectal Cancer ed moving the screen- Screenings are Importing to age 45, instead ant of age 50, even among people with an average Colorectal cancer rates risk of cancer. are on the rise, and Types of Colorectal while treatments are Cancer Screenings improving, there’s no substitute for early deDepending on your tection.

Many colorectal cancers don’t cause symptoms until they have already grown large or spread to other parts of your body, becoming stage III or stage IV cancers. These cancers require more invasive, aggressive treatment and have lower survival rates than stage I cancers. A colonoscopy can detect colon cancer in stage I or even in pre-cancerous stages. At these early stages, you may only need a simple surgery to remove polyps instead of surgery and chemotherapy — and will have the best possible chance at remission and survival. Schedule Your Screening Today Early detection is key to protecting your life and helping you stay healthy for years to come. If you’re concerned about seeking care in person, know that we are doing everything we can to keep you safe while you’re here. Including:

• Temperature Checks: Have peace of mind that everyone you come in contact with has their temperature checked upon arrival. • Separate Waiting and Treatment Areas: COVID-19-positive and symptomatic patients are carefully quarantined away from patients and visitors. • Extra Sanitation Measures: Cleanliness has always been one of our top priorities, but now we’re taking extraordinary new steps to ensure thorough, frequent and ongoing sanitation happens around the clock. • Universal Mask Use: We’re stocked with safety supplies, have no shortages of personal protective equipment (PPE) and masks are required for all at our facilities.

It’s safe — and essential — to continue getting the preventive care you need. We’re ready when you’re ready. Learn more about our gastrointestinal cancer care services at Get• Social Distancing: With limited visitation, ScreenedToday.com. waiting room protocols and more, you can safely practice social distancing in our facilities.


LIVE WELL (Cont.)

March Food Truck Nights

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Standing Crunches

Stand with feet shoulder-width apart. place hands on hips and engage and tighten your abs. Crunch forward and down.

Mindfulness Activities

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COMMUNITY CORNER ORLANDO

valon pplauds Norah Catlin

If you know a student or nonprofit deserving of recognition, please email your nominee suggestion to kcarmack@lakerlutznews.com. A $50 Visa gift card is given profiled nominees.

CONGRATULATIONS to Norah Catlin, for being applauded by Avalon Park Wesley Chapel. Catlin, a senior at Wiregrass Ranch High School, picked up the sport of golf at the young age of 4, and has racked up quite the impressive resume of achievements since then. She has been named the Greater Tampa Junior Golf Association’s player of the year, has won countless junior tournaments, qualified for the Drive, Chip and Putt Championships at the Masters — all of this was before her freshman year of high school. When Catlin showed up for Wiregrass Ranch High School girls golf tryouts in 2017, it wasn’t long before coach Jeremy Calzone realized a special talent had entered the program. “She’s definitely by far the best (player) we’ve had,” Calzone said. Catlin is a three-time Sunshine Athletic Conference Player of the Year and four-time state qualifier. This year, Catlin finished 30th at the Florida High School Athletic Association State tournament at Mission Inn in Lake County. Last year she tied for 17th.

Catlin hopes her accomplishments inspire her younger teammates and the next generation of female golfers: “Honestly, I really hope somebody sees what I’ve done and wants to beat it, because that’s how you get better.” One of the top students in her senior class with a 4.5 GPA who takes a heavy dose of Advanced Placement (AP) and dual-enrollment classes, Catlin aspires to study political science in college and attend law school. She also is passionate about environmental issues, recently completing an online environmental justice fellowship amid the pandemic. Studying abroad in Russia and becoming fluent in the language are some other goals of hers. Whatever Catlin winds up doing, Catlin’s high school coach is sure she’ll find success. “She’s just a great, all-around person,” Calzone said. In either case, golf will still be a lifelong hobby for Catlin, whether she’s playing competitively or not. “It’s definitely going to be in my life, probably for the rest of my life,” Catlin said.

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