The SAIL Champion Program is a therapeutic sailing program created by Mental Wellness Counseling and Maritime Heritage Alliance. The program combines traditional sailing skills with therapy to teach leadership, responsibility, and self-awareness in youth at-risk in Northern Michigan. Find out more at www.sailchampion.org
On September 26th, 2012, Emmy Award winning actress Kristen Johnston (Third Rock From the Sun, Ugly Betty, Sex and The City, currently starring on The Ex’s) visited the Traverse City Opera House to read from her book “Guts: The Endless Follies and Tiny Triumphs of a Giant Disaster”. Hilarious and heartfelt, this gutsy new memoir catalogs the star’s recovery from a near fatal addiction to alcohol and prescription drugs. For more information visit GutsTheBook.com
This event was hosted by Addiction Treatment Services, Traverse City’s leading non-profit provider of evidence-based care for those working to overcome addiction. To find out more, go to: AddictionTreatmentServices.org
The People and the Olive is a seven part web series that followed the Run Across Palestine from Feb 2nd to Feb 11th, 2012. A group of runners ran 100+ miles in 5 days to raise funds and awareness for fair trade olive farmers in the West Bank. These videos were shot and edited as the event took place – a media marathon to complement the ultra-marathon.
Part 7 of 7 – The conclusion to the People and the Olive, the web-series of the Run Across Palestine. The runners are honored at Canaan Fair Trade, near Jenin in the West Bank where we learn about the importance of olives and fair trade farming principles to the people of Palestine.
Note: Part 3 is temporarily unavailable for viewing. Please check back soon.
See the entire series at “The People and the Olive” channel here: vimeo.com/channels/292633
To find out more information, or to donate olive trees to Palestinian farmers, visit runacrosspalestine.org