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AWB Newsletter 9-2007
Acupuncturists Without Borders
Acupuncturists Without Borders
E-Newsletter
September, 2007
In This Issue
Blue Poppy and AWB
Our Fundraising Letter
Veterans Clinic Update
Acupuncture for PTSD in Military Publication
AWB Trainings
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Mayway Corporation Will Match AWB Donations

The AWB Veterans Project and Mayway

Between now and December 31, 2007, Mayway Corporation will be matching donations made to the AWB Veterans Project.  Mayway has pledged up to $5000.00 in matching donations and we thank Mayway for its generous continued support of AWB and the Veterans Project.

We urge you to make your donation early through Mayway's website www.mayway.com.  When you make a donation of $25 or more (or $15 for students) you will receive a free Plum Flower T-shirt while supplies last.
  
AWB is working with acupuncturists around the country to open clinics for veterans in their communities.  Numerous treatment centers will be operational in 2007, and with your help, many more will open in 2008.  Clinic sites in Baltimore, Chicago, San Diego and Washington D.C. are slated to open by Veterans Day this November.  We need your support!
 
DONATE TODAY at www.mayway.com and take advantage of this generous offer from Mayway Corporation.
Blue Poppy to Support AWB on AOM Day, October 24




Shop Blue Poppy on October 24th, National AOM Day and support AWB.

On National Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Day this October 24th, Blue Poppy Enterprises, Inc. will generously donate 10% of its website purchases to Acupuncturists Without Borders

Your purchase from Blue Poppy will help support Acupuncturists Without Borders fund its program to provide free acupuncture to returning Iraq/Afghanistan Veterans nationwide.  Show your commitment to AWB and to companies in the acupuncture community that share our vision! 

Visit www.bluepoppy.com on October 24th, place your online order for their high quality products and support AWB and returning Veterans.
We Made a Mistake....But We Still Need Your Support!

Apologies to anyone who may have thought the title on the Fundraising Letter we sent a few weeks ago, which said "Warning: Fundraising Letter", was spam or confusing in any other way. The letter was legitimate...we do need your support ever so much in order to carry out the Veterans Project.

Our project is intended to support our communities and prevent the repetition of trauma from one generation to the next. AWB's mission is to help heal trauma that results from disasters, war, conflict and poverty. Click here to read our letter, in case you missed it the first time.

Or, simply Click Here to Donate Now!
 
"As in the aftermath of Vietnam, the costs of untreated trauma will rise dramatically over time.  Our nation learned this lesson, at a tragic cost. The time for action is now." - Pentagon Task Force Report, on the crisis for Vets returning from Iraq and Afghanistan, issued June 15, 2007
An Update from the Albuquerque Veterans Clinic

The Albuquerque Veterans Clinic continues to be a success.  Word is getting out around the city and more individuals show up each week for free community-style acupuncture treatments.

The Albuquerque Clinic has led the way for other clinics opening up around the country.  Clinic coordinator Laura Wolf has been instrumental in providing advice and guidance for groups nationwide who are getting set to open up their own clinics in 2007.  We are very excited that this communication and collaboration between the Veterans Clinic Teams is taking place.  Teams in Baltimore, Chicago, San Diego and Washington D.C. are working to have their clinics open by Veterans Day!

Here are a few recent testimonials from the Albuquerque Clinic:

"Very effective; I will continue treatment as long as I can.  Thank you so very much."

"I'm not sure how to completely relax.  I hope this will help get me to the stage so that I can learn to relax."

"Very relaxing and feeling of being among fellow veterans was also very reassuring." 

"I loved the fact that my treatment wasn't painful at all!
Acupuncture for PTSD gets attention in military publication

Check out this article in the June, 2007 issue of Military Officer, a publication of the Military Officers Association of America.

Promise for PTSD, by Don Vaughn
Attend an AWB Training

UPCOMING AWB TRAININGS:

Chicago, IL: Oct.13-14 - Registration is Open!
Portland, ME: Nov. 17-18 - Registration is Open!
Albuquerque, NM - Dec. 1-2
Miami, FL: Jan. 26-27, 2008
Phoenix, AZ: April 19-20, 2008
Coming up in 2008: Minneapolis and Southern California.
CLICK HERE for more information and to register and pay for a training.

  AWB Volunteers during the New Orleans Program.
Sincerely,
 
Diana Fried, Executive Director
and the Acupuncturists Without Borders Team

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