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October 31, 2016 By: maryhaley Category: What's Happenin'


Max Tucci and guest at the Unicorn Children's Foundation "Buddha Ball" Mar-a-Lago Club, The Trump estate in Palm Beach on March 16, 2013. (MagicalPhotos.com/Mitchell Zachs)

Max Tucci and guest at the Unicorn Children’s Foundation “Buddha Ball” Mar-a-Lago Club, The Trump estate in Palm Beach on March 16, 2013. (MagicalPhotos.com/Mitchell Zachs)



Fort Lauderdale FL – October 27, 2016 – Unicorn Children’s Foundation is excited to announce its first ever cabaret-themed role reversal drag show, which will be held on Sunday, November 20th from 7:00-9:00pm at LIPS Restaurant in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Proceeds from “An Evening at the Birdcage” will help expand opportunities for neuro-diverse youth with special needs like Autism, Dyslexia and other learning disorders.

Event Chairman Max Tucci along with Unicorn’s President Gregory Fried (Gregory’s Fine Jewelry), Unicorn’s vice-president John Sternal (Merit Mile), Ash Ruiz (Menudo, pop male music group) and Boca Raton City Council Member Robert Weinroth will transform into dazzling “divas” with the goal of raising the most “votes” (dollars) in support of the Foundation.  Every $10 = 1 vote and the Diva with the most total votes (online and night of) will win the coveted Unicorn stiletto trophy, title of Queen of the Night, and lifetime bragging rights.

A big THANK YOU to our 5 leading men and sponsors: Tara Ink, Backer Aboud Poliakoff & Foelster, LLP, Tish Kitch Photography, Simply the Best Magazine, Wick Theatre & Museum and Eye on South Florida.  Members of the community are invited to attend at $125 (VIP champagne reception with Divas, preferred seating, 2 drinks, dinner & show), and $100 (2 drinks, dinner & show).  Vote for your favorite “Queen of the Night” on our website – $10 Donation = 1 vote.

“Lips is proud to raise funds and awareness for a variety of worthy local causes and organizations,” said Yvonne Lamé, Lips founder and co-owner. “Our dining concept creates the perfect backdrop to celebrate any occasion and it gives us great pleasure to present this opportunity for Unicorn Children’s Foundation.”

Come support your favorite Diva and help make an impact!  For tickets, to vote, and for additional information, please visit www.UnicornChildrensFoundation.org/event/birdcage or call 561-620-9377 x 302.

unicornAbout the Unicorn Children’s Foundation

Unicorn Children’s Foundation is a non-profit organization providing education, awareness and funding opportunities to organizations for special needs children in an effort to help kids excel in the community.  For millions of special needs children with developmental, communication and learning challenges, finding a cure is like chasing a rainbow in that a cure remains elusive. The Unicorn Children’s Foundation is expanding the collective special needs community to help acknowledge, celebrate and integrate the special qualities possessed by neurodiverse children with Autism, ADHD, Bipolar, Asperger’s, Dyslexia and other learning disorders.

About Lips Fort Lauderdale

Six nights a week and every Sunday afternoon, Lips serves up delicious food and Las Vegas style drag entertainment. Lips is the perfect place for a bachelorette party or to celebrate a birthday, anniversary or even a divorce with an amazing cast of characters, including show hostesses Amanda Austin, Daisy Deadpetals, Nicolette, Misty Eyes, Twa La Rouge and Velvet LeNore. The fun never ends at Lips, with sister locations in New York, San Diego, Atlanta and Chicago, opening in 2017. Lips is located at 1421 East Oakland Park Blvd. in Oakland Park, about one-mile east of I-95. For more information about Lips, call 954-567-0987 or visit www.lipsusa.com.

Equine veterinarians agree: Healthy topline can help reduce injury and contribute to overall well-being

October 03, 2016 By: maryhaley Category: What's Happenin'

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Tiffany Towne, Cargill, 509-771-1439, Tiffany_Towne@cargill.com

Cathy Leaf, PadillaCRT, 612-455-1719, Cathy.Leaf@padillacrt.com
Equine veterinarians agree: Healthy topline can help reduce injury and contribute to overall well-being
MINNEAPOLIS— Horse owners who want their horses to be as healthy as possible should focus on developing their topline. That conclusion is based on a survey of American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP), which showed that seven out of 10 equine veterinarians consider adequate muscling surrounding/supporting the horse’s spine (topline) is key to equine well-being.

The same survey showed that 62 percent of equine veterinarians believe a healthy topline is key to fewer injuries.

So what makes a healthy topline?

“There’s a lot of lore and confusion about the best way to build a healthy topline,” said Abby Keegan, Equine Innovation & Application Lead for Cargill Animal Nutrition’s Nutrena® brand. “Many people believe topline problems are simply a result of the horse not yet being in work, while others blame breed or genetics, said Keegan”

However, years of Nutrena® research and field trials have shown that balanced nutrition should form the core of any topline development or maintenance program. Horses, like people, need a nutritious diet to have a strong, healthy core.

Select Nutrena® feed formulations contain easy-to-digest amino acids, the building blocks of protein. The correct amount and sources of amino acids – based on individual factors, such as a horse’s age and weight – is essential to create strong topline muscles, from withers to hind quarters.
Equine owners can now access an online tool, www.ToplineBalance.com, to help gauge their horse’s specific topline condition, and determine the best nutritional approach to improve it. The site offers an easy, state-of-the-art, Topline Evaluation System to help owners accurately assess their horse’s muscular condition and track improvements over time.
Based on that evaluation, the tool recommends the right mix of feeds and supplements for their horse’s specific needs. The evaluation is grounded in Nutrena’s extensive expertise in equine health and nutrition.
“The right nutritional balance, fed at the correct rates, may improve topline – both internally and visually – in as little as a few weeks,” said Keegan.
The equine veterinarian study was commissioned by Nutrena and conducted by AAEP. More than 400 veterinarians were surveyed in April 2016.
To learn more about topline and which Nutrena® products are best suited for your horse, visit www.ToplineBalance.com


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