Kudos to Hinsdale Rep. Bill Butynski
Editor of the Reformer:
The New Hampshire Public Health Association would like to publicly thank Representative William Butynski, of Hinsdale, who is among those in this area whose hard work this past year helped further public health in New Hampshire.
The New Hampshire Public Health Association (www.nhpha.org) is committed to strengthening the state’s public health system to improve health, prevent disease, and reduce costs for all. Each year we recognize representatives of both parties whose votes supported sound public health policy this legislative session in Concord. Among the many pieces of legislation impacting public health each year, we select a few key bills with roll call votes to determine which legislators should be called Champions. This year our Public Health Champions worked to: ensure that more children are safe in automobiles by supporting changes to childhood restraints; that the taxes on cigarettes and other tobacco products were restored; that New Hampshire repeal the Stand Your Ground legislation and that the hours for the sale of liquor in New Hampshire not being extended by an hour.
We recognize Representative Butynski for taking seriously his role in protecting and promoting healthy communities.
President, N.H. Public Health Association, Oct. 30
Run for the Daughters of Toleza
Editor of the Reformer:
It is 7,482 miles (12,041 km) from Brattleboro to the African country of Malawi, yet to contribute to the goal of raising $2,600 to provide a four-year high school education for one Malawian girl, you need only walk, run, sprint or crawl three miles in the 5K Run for Malawi event to be held on Nov. 10 starting at 9 a.m. at the Whiting Reservoir in Holyoke, Mass.
Benefiting the Daughters of Toleza Scholarship Fund (daughtersoftoleza.org) and presented by Educate Malawi, the goal is modest -- provide a four-year high school education for just one girl. The benefits, however, are profound. Check out www.girleffect.org to learn what a powerful impact the education of girls can have on breaking the cycle of poverty, in this case, in rural southern Malawi. The race organizer, Suzanne Bansley, one of the founders of the Daughters of Toleza, expects over 100 runners at the event: "It’s just one 5K race that I’m counting on to help the foundation reach its annual goal of providing a high school education to at least 1 new deserving Malawian girl. A modest goal to some, I guess, but life-changing for the girls." For more details and to register for the race go to http://runformalawi.weebly.com or simply show up before 9:00 a.m. with check in hand (written to "Educate Malawi"). You can also contact Suzanne at email@example.com.
Brattleboro, Oct. 30