Letters to the Editor, November 10-13, 2012 | ParkRecord.com

Letters to the Editor, November 10-13, 2012

Continue the healing for breast cancer survivors


I want to thank the entire Park City community for support of the Image Reborn 2012 Gala last month. Through your generosity, we nearly doubled the funds raised at this year’s event. Those funds will be used to help more women continue their lives beyond breast cancer. Although I have only been a part of the Image Reborn team for a short period of time, I have seen firsthand the good work it does in our area.

Since 1999, Image Reborn Foundation has provided free 3-day healing retreats to breast cancer survivors. Rejuvenated through yoga, massage, journaling, nutrition, medical direction and more, women restore self-esteem and build lifelong bonds as they move past their diagnoses.

Please help us do more to continue the healing for survivors of breast cancer. Your end-of the year donations will enable us to deliver more retreats, for more women, and with expanded activities in 2013. And, because Image Reborn Foundation is a local nonprofit 501(c)3 organization, donations are 100% tax deductible.

There are three ways to donate online direct at imagerebornfoundation.org , via Live PC, Give PC at livepcgivepc.razoo.com/story/Image-Reborn-1 or mail direct to Image Reborn Foundation, 6300 N. Sagewood Drive H-238, Park City, Utah 84098.

I want to thank everyone for their support of Image Reborn and me personally as we set out to do more in 2013.

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Thank you so very much,

Julie Bernhard

Executive director, Image Reborn Foundation

What nonprofits to support? We have 80 choices


On 11.16.12, please consider making a donation to one or more of the 80 nonprofits listed on the Live PC Give PC website. What a convenient, well timed and fun way to give a lot or a little to your favorite local nonprofits. They even provide you with charitable tax documents and offer grant money to the organizations with the highest number of donors.

Last year our family engaged in healthy debate about which organizations to support and at what level with our end of year donations. We ended up supporting PCEF, People’s Health Clinic, Mountain Trails Foundation, PC Teen. Mountain Town Music and the Utah Avalanche Center. This year we plan to have a similar discussion and my employer has gotten into the spirit by encouraging employees to do the same as a Wellness Committee initiative. Live PC Give PC fits into this model well, allowing employees to give to their favorite nonprofit and collectively make a big impact on local organizations.

I hope you will join me and many others as well as start a conversation with your friends and family and make the goal of raising $500,000 in a single day a reality. Given the incredible generosity of the residents and supporters of Park City’s nonprofits, this is an obtainable goal!

Dirk Beal

Park City

Electing a councilor took a village


It takes a village to elect a councilor! Thank you to everyone that supported my campaign in any way, large or small. Each act was appreciated, whether it was putting up a sign, making a contribution, educating me on the issues, walking in a parade or neighborhood, writing an editorial, or sending me those random texts or calls of support. I am proud and humbled to serve you as a member of the Summit County Council.

I wish Sally Elliott and John Hanrahan the best in their next endeavors. Congrats to Claudia McMullin and Roger Armstrong on their election; I look forward to working with both of you, along with Chris Robinson and David Ure. I am confident we will make a good team. I appreciated the opportunity to respectfully debate the issues with Duane Schmidt, and I wish him better health. Thanks also to Sue, Max, Jacqueline, Kristen, Tania, Moe and Nancy for running for office. We all know it’s not easy (except maybe for Moe!).

Chris Robinson and Kraig Powell provided us with debates that were robust, informative, and respectful. I will have the privilege of working with both of them. Donna McAleer ran a great race and I look forward to the next campaign. Thank you Glenn Wright and Summit County Dems for all of your support.

Last but not least, I want to thank my family. My kids were involved through texts, Facebook and phone calls. Jenny voted by mail but I told Scott that Wisconsin needed his vote more than I did! My husband, Bob, built signs and floats, ate dinner alone, attended debates, and basically put up with me and helped in any way I needed. I love you all.

Thanks again, Friends. Now the work really begins. Want to discuss the budget?

Kim Carson

Summit County Councilor Elect