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New Learning Opportunities for Ivory Coast's La Page Blanche

  In the Ivory Coast, it is not uncommon to find children with mental disabilities marginalized by society and misunderstood by their families. One organization is working to prevent that from happening by offering support to families and education for their children with special needs. La Page Blanche, a rehabilitation center created by the Association for the Reintegration of Children, coordinates education for children with needs ranging from cerebral palsy to Down syndrome and autism. Technology and art play an important role in their rehabilitation and social integration.
There are roughly 150 children whose learning processes will be enhanced from a donation by Forever Giving of new computers equipped with special education software. A camera and video projector were included to help record and review their progression along with art supplies for activities. Thanks to the support from our distributors, Forever Giving was able to make a significant donation to help pay for these supplies. Forever Living Products Country Manager JB Amichia, presented the donation in an emotional ceremony organized by the center’s staff and children.
"With this donation, Forever Giving is helping us parents and staff to give the opportunity to our disabled kids to develop at their level, their talent in a sound and joyful environment,” said Dr. Anne Marie Dem, president of the Association for the Reintegration of Children-La Page Blanche.
Once again, a special thank you to our generous distributors for making this donation possible!

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Team Forever Giving runs in 2011 Vienna Marathon

On April 17th, a group of Forever Living Products Distributors from the UK took to the streets of Vienna to raise funds and awareness for Forever Giving. Fondly nicknamed “the Intrepid Five”: Tammy Hobson, Hazel Loutsis, Phil Loutsis, Greg Davidson and Adrian Poynter all completed the 26.2 mile course in the Vienna City Marathon posting excellent times.

The charity run was the vision of Adrian Poynter, a Forever Living Products Recognized Manager, whose goal was to recruit his Forever Living friends from across Europe to “volunteer” to run in an effort to raise funds for Forever Giving. With the help of the Head Office staff of Forever Living Products UK, they set up a Facebook fan page “The Forever Giving Vienna Marathon” and used it to stay connected with runners and supporters. In addition, the event was promoted on Forever Living’s corporate Facebook fan page, Forever Living’s European Rally website and through the Head Office of Forever Living Products Germany.

Congratulations to Team Forever Giving - you did it! A huge thank you to everyone who showed their support, particularly the British contingent of fanatical supporters who shouted and waved their flags rallying the tired runners.

For news on the next Forever Giving marathon, stay tuned to the Forever Giving Vienna Marathon Facebook fan page.

Greg Davidson “Running and completing the Vienna marathon, my first one, was a very personal journey for me and I am hugely proud of my achievement. What made it extra special was running as part of the Forever Giving UK team and the lasting friendships I have made.”

Tammy Hobson "It has been a long term ambition to run a marathon and once I became aware, in December 2010, that the Vienna marathon was happening at the same time as the Forever Living Profit Share Rally I saw it as an ideal opportunity to fulfill that dream. By taking part in the Marathon I have not only achieved a long term goal but also have the knowledge that the money I raised in sponsorship, and matched from our profit share cheque, has helped so many others less fortunate. I would like to thank all those that sponsored me, supported and encouraged me throughout."

Hazel Loutsis “Training and running in the Vienna marathon, my first, has been life-changing for me. I've had to reassess my belief about myself - a few months ago I would have said ‘I could never run a marathon.’ I found a 16-week training programme for marathon beginners, focused on the goal, followed the plan, and it worked! I've been overwhelmed by the support, enthusiasm and generosity of the people in my life. The fun, excitement and camaraderie on the day was brilliant. I want to do it all over again!”

Phil Loutsis "Running the marathon was fantastic. It was the culmination of several months of training. The event itself was really exciting and sharing with my friends was the icing on the cake. I did most of my training in the winter in Yorkshire, England - that means rain, wind and a lot of hills. So running a lovely flat road on a sunny day was not so bad. Run a marathon. It's awesome."

Adrian Poynter “I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone that was involved in helping the five UK runners get to the starting line and beyond. Special thanks to the UK supporters that were out on the streets in Vienna cheering us on. However, it was the other four runners who need to be celebrated in their achievements: Greg, Tammy, Phil & Hazel, because it was YOU that spurred me onto finish. Thank you each & every one of you.”

The Power of Aloe Baby!

Meet Aloe Baby.

To us at Forever Giving, he represents the generosity of a remarkable group of people – the Distributors of Forever Living Products. To them, he symbolizes something more. Perhaps it’s his unmistakable golden yellow color and brown cap that is reminiscent of their beloved Forever product: Forever’s pure, stabilized Aloe Vera Gel. Maybe he’s simply won them over with his sweet rosy cheeks and cute little pot belly? Whatever the case may be, he represents a brighter future for tomorrow, and he’s quickly becoming a favorite of Forever Giving supporters around the world!

Aloe Baby made his initial debut in March at Forever Living’s 2011 Asian Rally in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia where Distributors of Forever Living Products showed their support of our most recent project in Japan by donating 100% of the proceeds to Forever Giving from each Aloe Baby and Forever Giving t-shirt sold to our Japan Relief efforts. Since then, he travelled to Vienna, Austria where he was welcomed by more than 11,000 Distributors attending the 2011 World Rally in April. They too raised money and awareness for Japan from the proceeds of each Aloe Baby and Forever Giving t-shirt sold. Most recently, Aloe Baby has been spotted around the globe, often in the hands of Forever Giving’s youngest supporters, the true “Aloe Babies” – children of Forever Living’s Distributors. Many of them have shared photos of their Aloe Babies with us through Forever Living’s Facebook fan page at www.facebook.com/foreverfan. To see some of our favorites, click below.

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We want to thank the Distributors of Forever Living Products for their continuous support of Forever Giving and the worthy projects that Aloe Baby represents. If you too would like to purchase an Aloe Baby in support of Forever Giving, keep an eye on the Forever Living events in your area. We’ve heard that he might just make an appearance at a local Rally near you!

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Over $79,000 Donated at 2010 Denver Super Rally

Forever-Giving Over $79,000 was donated to Forever Giving by Distributors of Forever Living Products International at the 2010 Super Rally in Denver, Colorado.

Three sets of posters personally autographed by Rex Maughan, Chairman of the Board & CEO, were auctioned off during the Fly Like an Eagle Training on Thursday, August 12th to benefit Forever Giving. The posters were sold to the highest bidders and their teams from FLP Japan, FLP India, and FLP Brazil - for a total donation of $27,000. Additional pledges were made at the Rally by FLP Scandinavia and FLP USA for $22,200.

Distributors from all over the world showed their support of the Foundation by purchasing Forever Giving’s Help a Child Today t-shirts. In addition to raising awareness by wearing their shirts during the Rally Week in Denver, they also raised additional funds with the proceeds of the t-shirt sales going to the Forever Giving Foundation.

100% of the donations raised at the Super Rally will be used to support Forever Giving’s current projects across the world, with a special emphasis on purchasing mosquito nets for children in Africa; where every thirty seconds a child dies from Malaria. The mosquito nets donated by Forever Giving will help prevent the spread of this deadly disease, Africa’s leading cause of death in children.

Thank you to the Forever Family of Distributors for their support of Forever Giving. Forever Living is truly Forever Giving!

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