Category Archives: Blogging Challenges

I Is For ICE – Awareness and Support #AtoZChallenge


Dear Readers, Awareness is an important element in the fight against drug addiction. Support for those who use, along with their families and loved ones, is imperative to helping end drug abuse.  I wish there were more support groups such as this one. Today I am talking to the creator of the Facebook group, ICE […]
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H Is For Happy Healthy Babies #AtoZChallenge


Dear Readers, Proper nutrition is imperative for a growing and developing baby. There are many benefits to feeding our children nutritional meals such as healthy weight, strong bones and muscles and mental well-being.  Chances are if you start your baby out with healthy food choices he/she will grow up continuing to choose nutritional foods.  Today […]
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G Is For Gluten Free Recipe Group #AtoZChallenge


Dear Readers, I have suffered with digestive issues for years! I finally asked my gastro doctor if I could have a blood test done for Celiac disease. I am now awaiting the results. If you are not aware, Celiac disease is caused by a gluten intolerance. Many foods contain gluten. For those of you who […]
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F Is For Freedom Flowers/Domestic Violence Freedom Programme Support Group #AtoZChallenge


Dear Readers, If it wasn’t for a neighbor calling the police I wouldn’t be here right now! Yes, I was that 1 in 4! So I know only too well how important support groups such as this one are. Did you know that domestic abuse is the number one cause of injury to women 15-44? […]
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E Is For Environmental Health Awareness Group #AtoZChallenge


Dear Readers, A few years ago when I was going to an online college I took an Environmental Science class. This class certainly opened up my eyes to how our environment can affect human health.   From what I have been told 25% of all deaths are due to environmental issues.  Today I am talking […]
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D Is For Daughters Without Mothers #AtoZChallenge


Sadly, I belong to this group. I lost my mom in 2011 to Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia. For most of my life we were together daily. When she got to the point where she could no longer accompany me to the many places we would go, I used to look over at the passenger seat and […]
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C Is For Chiari Malformation Support Group #AtoZChallenge


Dear Readers,  Here is a disease that is not often heard of. If it hadn’t been for a young cousin of mine that was diagnosed with it then this would be the first time I would be hearing of this condition. Support groups are so important, especially if the subject is of a rare nature. […]
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B Is For Back Pain, Herniated Disc, Sciatica, Ect…#AtoZChallenge


Dear Readers,  Did you know that lower back pain is the leading cause of disability? And an estimated 80% of people will experience some sort of back problem during their life! Pain from back issues can be excruciating. It can immobilize you to the point where you cannot work or even enjoy a family gathering. It […]
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A Is For Avascular Necrosis/Osteonecrosis Support #AtoZChallenge


Dear Readers, Being diagnosed with a rare disease, I have been told, is tough! There usually is little to no outpouring of attention or research money. Many doctors may not be educated on a certain rare medical condition which often causes patients to be misdiagnosed. Those suffering often go years without an actual diagnosis. There […]
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A to Z Challenge Theme Reveal 2017 #AtoZChallenge


This year my theme reveal is big no surprise. Nope! No drum roll will be heard. A while ago I posted that I was looking for Facebook support groups so that I could highlight them as my A to Z Challenge theme. Thank you to all who shared your Facebook group with me.  This has been […]
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Cheryl’s Homemade Alphabet Soup ~ A Mixture Of Blogging From A-to-Z Posts (2016)


Cheryl’s Homemade Alphabet Soup is made from a variety of Blogging from A-to-Z blog posts.   AtoZChallenge: Advertainment https://thesoundofonehandtypying.wordpress.com   Barriers https://lorihenriksen.com/   Clouds https://silviatomasvillalobos.wordpress.com   Dare https://thecreationofmaneetrautz.wordpress.com/   E:Essential Oils to De-stress https://trishafaye.wordpress.com/   Faith #atozchallenge #haiku https://moondustwriter.com/   G for Gamblers – #atozchallenge https://rolandclarke.com/   Blogging AtoZ: H Is For… https://orangemarmeladepress.wordpress.com/   #atozchallenge […]
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Blogging From A To Z April (2016) Challenge Posts ~ Non-ProfitCharities/Organizations (Condensed Version)


A Is For A Kids’ Brain Tumor Cure https://pluckingofmyheartstrings.com/2016/04/01/a-is-for-a-kids-brain-tumor-cure-atozchallenge/ B Is For Bat Conservation International https://pluckingofmyheartstrings.com/2016/04/02/b-is-for-bat-conservation-international-atozchallenge/ C Is For Cadasil Association https://pluckingofmyheartstrings.com/2016/04/04/c-is-for-cadasil-association-atozchallenge/ D Is For Dads Make A Difference https://pluckingofmyheartstrings.com/2016/04/05/d-is-for-dads-make-a-difference-atozchallenge/ E Is For Eagle Mount https://pluckingofmyheartstrings.com/2016/04/06/e-is-for-eagle-mount-atozchallenge/ F Is For Face Forward F Is For Face Forward G Is For Gateway Cancer Research G Is For […]
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Z Is For Zooville USA #AtoZChallenge


Zooville USA http://www.zoovilleusa.com/ Founded in 2010, Zooville is a small non-profit zoo located in Plant City, Florida. This non-profit accepts animals of all species that are in need, as well as offering therapeutic care to native wildlife. Educational programs geared toward teaching youth the important factors that impact the future of wild animals and their […]
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Y Is For Youth Farm #AtoZChallenge


Youth Farm youthfarmmn.org Founded in 1995 by David Brant and Karen Lehman, Youth Farm is a non-profit organization which provides farming programs to youth ages 9-24. The purpose of these programs is to teach, through farming, leadership and promote healthy bodies and minds. Youths plant, grow and harvest fruits and vegetables to feed families in […]
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X Is For Xela.Aid #AtoZChallenge


Xela. Aid http://www.xelaaid.org/ Founded in 1992 by Leslie Baer, Xela.Aid is a non-profit organization in Guatemala that is working to break the cycle of poverty found there. This non-profit believes that education is the key to improving the situation and provides educational programs such a work-study program, tutoring, educational scholarships and Adult Education. But Xela.Aid […]
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W Is For Wreaths Across America #AtoZChallenge


Wreaths Across America http://www.wreathsacrossamerica.org/ Wreaths Across America began in 1992 and is a non-profit organization that places wreaths on the graves of veterans buried in Arlington National Cemetery, and other veteran cemeteries as well. It all began when Morrill Worcester of Worcester Wreath Company of Harrington, Maine found that he had many unsold wreaths at […]
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V Is For Volunteer Lawyers Network #AtoZChallenge


Volunteer Lawyers Network Home Founded in 1960, the Volunteer Lawyers Network, is a non-profit organization in Minnesota that offers low-income people civil legal services pro bono by volunteer lawyers. According to their website, in Minnesota there is one lawyer for every 250 people, however, for those living in poverty, there is one legal aid lawyer […]
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U Is For U.S. Pain Foundation #AtoZChallenge


U.S. Pain Foundation http://www.uspainfoundation.org/ Founded in 2006 by Paul Gileno, U.S. Pain Foundation is a non-profit organization that was created by people who deal with chronic pain to advocate for those who suffer from constant pain. This non-profit offers free membership, support groups, advocacy workshops, online communities and more. The team at U.S.Pain Foundation know […]
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T Is For Terry Farrell Firefighters Fund #AtoZChallenge


Terry Farrell Firefighters Fund http://www.terryfund.org/ Founded in 2002, the Terry Farrell Firefighters Fund, is a non-profit organization that was established in memory of Terry Farrell, a firefighter who lost his life in Tower Two, during the World Trade Center attack on September 11, 2001. This non-profit lends a helping hand to firefighters and their families […]
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S Is For Saving Innocence #AtoZChallenge


Saving Innocence http://www.savinginnocence.org/ Founded in 2011, Saving Innocence, is a non-profit organization located in Los Angeles, California that is dedicated to ending the profit making of children through sexual exploitation. This non-profit works closely with local law enforcement, social service providers, and schools in an effort to prevent this kind of abuse from happening. Saving […]
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