LegacyConnect's Blog – October 2011 Archive (5)

Military bereavement study

Plans are underway for a military family bereavement study, according to the Military Times. The proposed 5-year study – the first of its kind – would focus exclusively on military families and the impact of death – whether in combat, by suicide, or due to…

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Added by LegacyConnect on October 27, 2011 at 10:00am — 3 Comments

Parental Bereavement Act

How do you cope with the death of a child? How do you endure heartbreaking loss that knocks you down and affects you emotionally, mentally, physically? How do you plan the funeral, take care of all the final arrangements for your child? How do you do all of this – and still go to work everyday?



Grieving is hard work and takes a toll on emotional, physical, mental health. Some…

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Added by LegacyConnect on October 24, 2011 at 2:30pm — 5 Comments

Fall films focus on illness, loss, grief

Several new movies being released this fall feature individuals and families facing illness and death.

 

One receiving a great deal of positive attention from critics and moviegoers alike is 50/50, the story of a twenty-something coping with cancer. Based on screenwriter Will Reiser's own experience with cancer, the movie stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt in the lead role and Seth Rogen as his funny and supportive friend. For…

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Added by LegacyConnect on October 13, 2011 at 9:00am — 4 Comments

Remembering a sister's courage during Breast Cancer Awareness Month

This morning I read something that made me cry. While I can be an emotional person, it's not often that I'm moved to tears.

 

Today, one of our Legacy.com team members posted on our Legacy.com company blog a reflection on Breast Cancer Awareness Month and what it means to her. Sue lost her sister to breast cancer a few years ago and in the post she pays tribute to her sister's…

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Added by LegacyConnect on October 10, 2011 at 10:00am — 3 Comments

Cancer Awareness & Prevention

As anyone with an eye for pink has deduced, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Here in Chicago, the night skyline – from the Hancock Building to the Willis Tower (a.k.a. the Sears Tower) – is aglow with rose-colored lights. These blush beacons are reminders of the loved ones lost and the work yet to be done to understand, combat and prevent breast cancer.

 

Wrigley Building in Chicago, October 2008 (Image via Flickr Creative Commons/flash.pro) The displays of pink that appear each October are intended to draw attention to breast cancer, but they…

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Added by LegacyConnect on October 6, 2011 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

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