“The soldier above all others prays for peace, for it is the soldier who must suffer and bear the deepest wounds and scars of war.”
-General Douglas MacArthur
From tulsaworld.com: Five years ago Tulsa firefighter John Buck was diagnosed with a rare form of head and neck cancer, for which he sought out-of-state treatment. Without the support and sacrifice of family, friends and the Tulsa Fire Department, his 50 days of active treatment would have been infinitely more difficult.
To celebrate his fourth year being cancer-free, Buck, who’s a personal trainer at Forge Gym in the Pearl District, has kicked off the Half a Hundred for Hospitality campaign. The community is encouraged to join the cause by committing to do a variety of fitness reps for 50 consecutive days (having begun March 20) and ending the 50th day at a celebration event month after next. The celebration will feature a recognition of teams, participants and sponsors, with each participant and team that reaches their fundraising goals awarded a T-shirt. Participants and team awards will be also be given to those who raised the most support, accomplished the greatest number of fitness reps and those who had the biggest health transformation. Other highlights include the Hope Rising balloon release.
Participants can form teams and encourage their network of friends, family and coworkers to support them in their fitness challenge through online donations.
Proceeds will benefit Hospitality House of Tulsa, and go directly to helping individuals and their families as they seek medical treatment in Tulsa.
Celebration event details: 6 p.m. Thursday, May 8, the University of Tulsa’s H.A. Chapman Stadium, 3112 E. Eighth St.
Presenting sponsor: The Mary K. Chapman Foundation
To participate/donate: half-a-100.kintera.org
For more: 918-794-0088, HHTulsa.org
as iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.
at Forge. we are a community of individuals revolting against that which holds us back and keeps us static.
what is your insurrection?
join us and let the die be cast.
Forge.’s First Annual Holiday Giving Campaign will benefit the First Baptist Tulsa Caring Center at 305 S. Detroit Avenue. 918.587.1571
Just a stone’s throw up 3rd Street from us, The Caring Center sees approximately 30,000 client visits annually. They provide assistance with food, clothing, household items, school supplies, utilities, and State IDs. They serve people of all demographics including the temporary and chronically homeless, families, single adults and children.
Donations may be brought to Forge. Please give.
Critical Needs are:
*Women/Men Hats & Gloves
“Everybody can be great…because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.”
Martin Luther King Jr.
Four years ago this month we discovered the power of community and began a journey that lead us to create Forge.
Our cancer diagnosis became a gift;
it revealed an incredible community forged from faith, hope and love.
Some of the very people whose benevolence carried us through those times now join us at Forge.
They were, in many ways, the inspiration for Forge. They are an aspiration to this very day.
The kindness of others restores.
“What is the use of living, if it not be to strive for noble causes and to make this muddled world a better place for those who will live in it after we are gone?”
— Winston Churchill
(speech in Dundee, 1908)
Since 1924, the Tulsa Area United Way has provided health and human services through 62 partner agencies to those in need.
More than 90 cents of every dollar donated stays in our community directly impacting our neighbors in need.
Refer: dial 2.1.1
is there a better way to spend your free time than watching college football?
-three sprigs mint
-half of a lime
-8 ounces ginger beer
-1 ounce vodka or
more if you like
slap the mint leaves in bottom of shaker
add half squeezed lime
add 8 ounces ginger beer
drink. cheer. repeat.
What could be more restorative than conversation and drinks with those you love?
Combine the following into blender.
Blend on high until smooth.
3 cups coconut water
3 cups ice
1 frozen banana
7 count pour your choice of coconut rum
3 count pour of pure almond extract
blend. enjoy. repeat.