Group Captain (ret’d) Robert Daisley, invite to SMi's 12th Annual Air Mission Planning & Support Virtual Conference

SMi Reports: Group Captain (ret’d) Robert Daisley the conference chair has invited defence sector to join the 12th Annual Air Mission Planning & Support event

LONDON, GREATER LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM, January 19, 2021 / — Group Captain (ret’d) Robert Daisley, Former PM Joint Operational Doctrine, Joint Forces Command, will be chairing the 12th Annual Conference on Air Mission Planning & Support Conference and on behalf of SMi Group, has invited air defence sector and government personnel to join this compelling two-day virtual conference on 20th and 21th April 2021.

Interested parties can join the conference by registering at

Robert Daisley MA MBA BSc(Hons) FInstLM served in the RAF for over 30 years; he accrued broad experience as an air operations officer in the UK and overseas. Robert’s last full-time appointment was as a group captain at the Development, Concept and Doctrine Centre, Shrivenham. He now fulfils a Reservist role within the HQ Air staff. Robert has worked as a defence consultant since 2017, specialising in command and control. He presently leads QinetiQ’s support to the Army’s Ground Based Air Defence Programme. Robert is also a Judiciary Service Member of the War Pensions and Armed Forces Compensation Chamber.

Conference Chair, Group Captain (ret’d) Robert Daisley, has sent out the declared:
“Judging by the success of the 2020 Conference, this will be an invaluable opportunity to glean lessons from hard-won experience, test new ideas and engage in debate.”

“I expect the development of key themes that arose at last year’s event, as well as new concepts. For example, how can the exponential growth in data be turned efficiently into usable information? Making the complex seem simple is an art form; how can mission preparation be an efficient, focused activity rather than self-perpetuating tasks? What part will machine learning play?”

“As the latest generation of platforms enters service worldwide, this presents a forum to learn from UK as well as international expert practitioners. We are shaped by our experiences and surroundings. Different geographic perspectives lead to alternative perspectives and innovative approaches. Interoperability involves more than just systems’ technical and security requirements. There needs to be a holistic transformation approach encompassing organisational structures, training as well as mind set.”

As a virtual conference, there are some key benefits:
• Learn in Safety: Stay informed on the market and broaden learning opportunities from the comfort of your own home, without the added costs of travel or overnight stays
• Live and On Demand speaker content: Get access to the latest strategies and case studies from your market place online!
• View on-demand: Re-watch presentations or catch-up on those you missed, up to 6 months after the event has taken place.
• Network with all the event attendees: Connect, see who’s attending, chat and share contact details with all online delegates, speakers and sponsors
• Attend / Exhibit a Virtual Booth: You can pack your customized booth full of documents, videos and even show who is manning the booth during the event and hosting meetings

The brochure with full sessions and speakers is now available on the conference website and for those interested in attending, registration is available at

The conference is proudly sponsored by Airbus and Thinklogical
For sponsorship and exhibition queries, contact Sadia Malick, Director at or call +44 (0) 20 7827 6748.

For media enquiries, contact Simi Sapal on +44 (0) 20 7827 6162 or

SMi’s 12th Annual Air Mission & Support Conference
Conference: 20 – 21 April 2021
Virtual Conference: Online Access Only

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About SMi Group: Established since 1993, the SMi Group is a global event-production company that specializes in Business-to-Business Conferences, Workshops, Masterclasses, and online Communities. We create and deliver events in the Defence, Security, Energy, Utilities, Finance and Pharmaceutical industries. We pride ourselves on having access to the world’s most forward-thinking opinion leaders and visionaries, allowing us to bring our communities together to Learn, Engage, Share and Network. More information can be found at

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Entre raises $60k+ from its own app users

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As a new LinkedIn alternative, Entre chooses Equity Crowdfunding instead of raising money from Venture Capitalists

PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA, UNITED STATES, January 19, 2021 / — Entre, one of the most supportive and inclusive social media platforms for entrepreneurs, investors, and freelancers, has quickly reached a major fundraising milestone. Entre currently stands at over $60,000 raised through its equity crowdfunding campaign on WeFunder. This milestone helps solidify Entre’s position in scaling its platform, while making entrepreneurship accessible to anyone.

“We chose to raise money through equity crowdfunding so that our early users can have equity in the platform they are helping create,” said Michael Marra, CEO and Founder of Entre. This direct relationship with investors has provided Entre the ability to raise money from almost 100 early supporters from some of its 20,000 current users.

One of the Investors in Entre, Brandon Andrews, who's also an Entrepreneur himself and a Casting Director for Shark Tank said, “Entre is being built for and by entrepreneurs, with a single focus – delivering value for the community. As the community scales network effects will increase the value for members and the value of the community itself.”.

About Entre:

Based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Entre launched in 2019 and has already raised over $250,000 in total. They are actively raising more money through their partnership with Wefunder and will be looking to start their Seed Round in early 2021. Now that the Entre App is officially launched, they are focused on scaling and building the largest social network for entrepreneurs of all types to help them connect, grow and prosper in the digital world. To join the fastest growing network of entrepreneurs, visit

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January Thyroid Awareness Month: The Link Between Thyroid and Fibroid Disease in Women

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USA Fibroid Centers is a national network of outpatient medical centers specializing in the non-surgical treatment of uterine fibroids.

NORTHBROOK, IL, USA, January 18, 2021 / — January is Thyroid Awareness Month, and physicians at USA Fibroid Centers are emphasizing the importance of being aware that there is a link between thyroid disease and uterine fibroids. Both conditions affect over 20 million American women and overlap in many symptoms. Studies have shown that 16% of women with thyroid nodules also have uterine fibroids.

Fibroids are growths in, on, and around the uterus. While they are tumors, they are typically non-cancerous. An estimated 75% of reproductive-age women have uterine fibroids, and about 25% of them suffer from symptoms including pelvic pain, heavy menstrual bleeding, pregnancy loss and infertility. The occurrence and severity of symptoms are even higher among African American women.

Thyroid disease, which affects the butterfly-shaped gland at the throat's base, affects 20 million Americans. Three out of four thyroid cancer diagnoses are made in women, according to the American Cancer Society.

"It's important to recognize the similarity of the symptoms that indicate a problem and make sure that both thyroid disease and uterine fibroids are evaluated, "said Founder and CEO Yan Katsnelson, M.D. "Symptoms that overlap include many similar ones including weight gain, exhaustion and anemia."

The thyroid produces the hormones that help the body control the metabolism rate and regulate the production and consumption of energy. When thyroid levels fluctuate in women, they affect globulin production, a protein that protects the hormones. Women with low thyroid production are more likely to develop ovarian cysts. Having high thyroid levels can make one's pituitary gland produce prolactin, which prevents estrogen production. Additionally, it affects the development of ovarian follicles, impairs insulin sensitivity, and decrease coagulation factors.

While the cause of uterine fibroids is unknown, research has shown that fibroids are affected by hormones (especially estrogen) and that they tend to grow or shrink during times of hormonal fluctuation like pregnancy and menopause. An effective fibroid treatment is Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE) that can eliminate symptoms and help women quickly return to normal activities.

USA Fibroid Centers has published a blog, "Is It Your Thyroid or Fibroids?" designed to help women recognize the warning symptoms in both conditions.

Both in-person and online appointments are available at USA Fibroid Centers to evaluate fibroid symptoms and non-surgical, effective treatment options. Visit


About USA Fibroid Centers
USA Fibroid Centers is the leading provider of minimally invasive fibroid treatment, with an extensive network of centers across nine states, principally in the Northeast, Midwest, Southeast and South. USA Fibroid Centers' mission is to provide personalized, non-surgical treatment for fibroids using an advanced procedure called Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE). USA Fibroid Centers is dedicated to raising awareness of UFE as a treatment option and encouraging more conversation about fibroids. For more information, visit

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Detroit, Michigan Addiction Recovery Center Seeks Help for New Roof

USA, January 18, 2021 / — Ask the Messengers, a Detroit-based television show that helps residents recover from substance abuse, is asking supporters, community leaders, and good Samaritans to help with a new roof for the building where its show is filmed.

The Greater Love Christian Center in Detroit, Michigan, has rescued thousands of people from drug and alcohol addiction through its Ask the Messengers outreach. Now, the vital nonprofit needs rescuing itself.

“For years, we have patched, patched, and patched the roof,” said Ask the Messengers Executive Producer George Paige. “The latest patch didn’t work, and water is coming in from everywhere.”

All of Ask the Messengers services have come to a halt, including the weekly therapeutic television show, drug abuse and recovery programs, and regular prayer meetings that have served Detroit's most vulnerable population for years.

The Greater Love Christian Center has hosted 12 Step programs in the same building for more than a decade. The Center's mission is to provide education that supports drug use prevention and offer recovery assistance to those in need. Ask the Messengers allows the organization to reach more people with its life-saving message of hope.

"We're asking anyone who can to help us continue saving lives," Paige continues. “The families in our community need this resource. We don’t want to see more mothers, fathers, and children succumb to drug addiction when we know that we can help.”

Ask the Messengers is hosting a GoFundMe drive for the emergency roof replacement and to repair interior water damage. Donations are also accepted at

Ask The Messengers is a nonprofit 501c3 television show that focuses on addiction prevention and recovery. The show is an outreach ministry of The Greater Love Christian Center in Detroit, Michigan. It airs every Sunday at 8 a.m. EST on TV20 Detroit WMYD. Learn more at

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SANDY MCKNIGHT & FERNANDO PERDOMO Release Second EP "San Fernando Blitz"

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Sandy McKnight with Fernando Perdomo – San Fernando Blitz

ASHEVILLE, NC, USA, January 18, 2021 / — After last January's release of their successful first collaboration, Albany-area artist Sandy McKnight and Los Angeles' ubiquitous multi-instrumentalist/producer Fernando Perdomo are about to hit the road running with this year's model,"San Fernando Blitz".

Their last set, "San Fernando Beat", met with wide acclaim, with critics and fans alike. Named 'best EP of 2020' by PowerPop News, the songs "Any Time of Day" and "Fake" were breakout hits, getting national and international airplay.

The new EP by the team features 6 power pop killers, with the first single scheduled to be the dancy-hooky "Living on the Westside", due out January 4.

McKnight has been an in-demand bassist since the 70s, and has worked with many notables as a musician and producer. His large catalog of self-penned songs can be heard regularly on TV and in films.

Perdomo has become one of the top session players and producers on the west coast. He's been called the 'Todd Rundgren of L.A.', and was featured with Jacob Dylan in the recent documentary 'Echo in the Canyon', now playing on Netflix.

This new set highlights Perdomo on guitar, drums and keys. McKnight plays bass and sings leads and harmonies on all 6 tracks. Recording took place at Reseda Ranch Studio in L.A., and Systems Two in NYC.

The early buzz from those who've heard the preview tracks has been enthusiastic, and the boys are hopeful they might have the best EP of 2021 as well.

The EP will be available for download after January 11 on Bandcamp, and streaming on Spotify, YouTube, and Soundcloud

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Amazing Care Network Webinar to Feature Dana Griffin — ELDERA, Your Wisdom: The Catalyst for a New Society

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Eldera Senior Mentoring Program

Eldera Senior Mentoring Program

Dana Griffin, Co-founder and CEO of Eldera

Dana Griffin, Co-founder and CEO of Eldera

Amazing Care Network Webinar Highlights Senior Mentoring Program January 21, 2021, 1PM PST

We believe that the wisdom of our elders with decades of experience, knowledge, and love is the most valuable resource we can share with the younger generation to help them imagine a better future.”

— Dana Griffin, Co-founder and CEO of Eldera

HONOLULU, HI, UNITED STATES, January 18, 2021 / — Amazing Care Network will feature Dana Griffin, Co-founder and CEO of Learn how Eldera connects vetted members (with at least six decades of life experience) with kids for storytelling, help with schoolwork, or conversations through a global network. With the virtual help, children around the world develop resilience and soft skills seamlessly. Eldera reconnects generations through our global community where they engage in live cultural and educational events and receive resources for shared learning, growth, and connection.

“We believe that the wisdom of our elders — with decades of experience, knowledge, love, loss and common sense — is the most valuable resource we can share with the younger generation to help them imagine a better future for all,” stated Dana Griffin, Co-founder and CEO of Eldera.

At Eldera, they believe that this moment doesn’t have to be the social recession we all fear. We can use this pandemic to launch a societal panacea and rebuild the fabric of the primordial village in a time when it is needed the most.

For the first time in history, technology has evolved in a way that can allow everyone to become more human again. There is the rare opportunity to re-imagine the original village structure, for the 21st century and beyond — one that relies on our elders as assets to society and their wisdom as a service to humanity. A virtual village with a real soul.

GOOD FOR KIDS: Kids learn the art of conversation, listening, collaboration and empathy skills. Most importantly, they get the undivided attention of a wise elder, access to their story , wisdom and lifelong experience. The positive effects are immediate.

Eldera is on a mission to rebuild human relationships, one-to-one and many and a time. What started as a hope to make someone’s day better at the beginning of the pandemic, grew into a community spanning 40 states and 22 countries.

GOOD FOR KIDS: Mentoring and building trusted relationships with a non-parental adult is a key form of social-emotional learning and has been proven to build resilience, collaboration, empathy and contribute to success later in life. (Harvard University – Center on The Developing Child Study)

GOOD FOR MENTORS: Mentors (at least 60 years young) draw on their lifelong wisdom, stories and knowledge to inform the next generation. At the same time, they learn how the new generation approaches life and share ideas as part of the nationwide elder council. Intergenerational connection has been proven to support long term cognitive wellbeing in older adults. (John Hopkins University – Experience Corps Study)

GOOD FOR PARENTS: Parents get an ally and don't feel guilty about the screen time because their children experience two-way educational and wholesome interactions on Eldera as they are socializing with a caring adult.

GOOD FOR SOCIETY: We help rebuild the fabric of society by rebooting the essential connections between generations.
Learn more about Eldera HERE

About Dana Griffin, Co-Founder & CEO, Eldera
Dana and her co-founders are building Eldera to become a virtual village with a real soul and to activate our elders as assets to society and their wisdom as a service to humanity. Dana is a former data and advertising executive turned Age Tech entrepreneur and AI for Good advocate. Raised by her grandparents in Transylvania and then guided by elders throughout her life, Dana authored multiple trademarks and patents focused on aging, wisdom and the impact of longevity.

She serves as the NY Director of AI Commons and as an official UN delegate to Global Pulse. She has been advising, consulting, and speaking internationally about principled uses of AI for innovation, policy, and social impact. Dana was named by AdAge as “40 under 40 changing the advertising industry." She has a C-suite background in global expansion, strategy and data, partnering with Fortune 500s, high growth startups and non-profit organizations.

A Vedic meditator and outspoken fan of interesting people and good food, Dana spends her time cooking, training in Krav Maga and exploring human wisdom.
Join us for a webinar on January 21 @ 11am HST, 1pm PST, 4pm EST.

About Amazing Care Network
Amazing Care Network is a membership organization that provides the support needed as we go through life. When one plans well and interacts with others who may be dealing with the same issues, the path is much smoother.

Cora Tellez, CEO and Founder launched Amazing Care Network, Inc. in January 2015, to focus on helping men and women redefine aging. Services offered include savings accounts geared to setting funds aside to pay for services not covered by long term care insurance or Medicare, expanding one’s network of friends and educating them on the opportunities and challenges awaiting us as we age, and a network of resources to help us, including recently retired physicians who serve as physician friends-of-the-family to help clients navigate the medical delivery system and UC San Diego’s School of Clinical Pharmacy.

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The National Trial Lawyers Announces John Zinda as One of Its Top 40 Under 40 Area of Practice Trial Lawyers in Texas

The National Trial Lawyers announce that John Zinda of Zinda Law Group in Austin has been selected into its Top 40 Under 40 Area of Practice Trial Lawyers in TX

AUSTIN, TEXAS, UNITED STATES, January 18, 2021 / — For Immediate Release

The National Trial Lawyers is pleased to announce that John Zinda of Zinda Law Group in Austin has been selected for inclusion into its Top 40 Under 40 Area of Practice Trial Lawyers in TX, an honor given to only a select group of lawyers for their superior skills and qualifications in the field. Membership in this exclusive organization is by invitation only and is limited to the top 40 attorneys in each state or region who have demonstrated excellence and have achieved outstanding results in their careers in either civil plaintiff or criminal defense law.

The National Trial Lawyers is a professional organization comprised of the premier trial lawyers from across the country who have demonstrated exceptional qualifications in criminal defense or civil plaintiff law. The National Trial Lawyers provides accreditation to these distinguished attorneys, and also provides essential legal news, information, and continuing education to trial lawyers across the United States.

With the selection of John Zinda by The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40, Mr. Zinda has shown that he exemplifies superior qualifications, leadership skills, and trial results as a trial lawyer. The selection process for this elite honor is based on a multi-phase process which includes peer nominations combined with third party research. As The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40 is an essential source of networking and information for trial attorneys throughout the nation, the final result of the selection process is a credible and comprehensive list of the most outstanding trial lawyers chosen to represent their state or region.

To learn more about The National Trial Lawyers, please visit:

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A Cheaper, high-quality and environmental friendly CPAP cleaner has been released by Vastmedic

Vastmedic CPAP Cleaner

Vastmedic CPAP Cleaner

Vastmedic has launched an economical CPAP cleaner that has both UV light and ozone sterilization methods.

This economical yet quality CPAP Cleaner will bring a huge impact to the current market.”

— John Davis

CHEYENNE, WY, UNITED STATES, January 18, 2021 / — Vastmedic has launched an economical CPAP cleaner that has both UV light and ozone sterilization methods.

For UV Light sterilization, the user is supposed to connect to USB, open the lid and put the CPAP mask into the chamber, close the lid and turn on the cleaner by pressing down the on/off button for three seconds until it beeps, an indication that the default UV light mode has been activated. The sterilization process will take five minutes with the cleaner going on a standby mode and indicating the green light and turning off automatically after ten minutes.

Ozone sterilization involves connecting to the USB, opening the lid and the inside seal cover, putting the CPAP mask into the chamber, and closing the lid. The cleaner is turned on by pressing the button for three seconds until it beeps. When the red light is on, briefly press the ON/OFF button again until you hear three beeps and the green light comes on. You now have successfully switched to the ozone sterilization modem which lasts for 30 minutes. When the ozone generator stops working, the fan continues to work for another 5 minutes. The switching off process is similar to UV sterilization. The cleaner comes with a full manual for reference.

While announcing the release of the product, John Davis, Vastmedic Product Manager, had this to say, “This economical yet quality CPAP Cleaner will bring a huge impact to the current market.” The CPAP cleaner operates with one touch, featuring a light that turns on when the disinfection cycle starts and automatically shuts off after five minutes of use. While observing that the CPAP cleaner is safe for everyone, the product manager said, “The CPAP cleaner will thoroughly clean your CPAP materials and other medical equipment by removing 99% of the bacteria in every disinfection cycle.” Apart from safety, the CPAP cleaner also comes with other superior features including its high compatibility with CPAP machines, versatility, and multifunctional use. It also scores highly as an affordable disinfectant and sanitizer.

As a supplier of common medical and personal care items, Vastmedic’s goal is to provide the most up-to-date and in-demand products to the public at competitive prices.

Dedicated to delivering the highest quality products with the best service and helping customers receive the care they deserve, Vastmedic has, over the years, been adapting to the constantly changing needs of the medical and healthcare industry.

“That's why we have more than 30% loyal return customers and lots of satisfied shopping experiences since we started,” said the company representative, while noting that they are one of the fastest-growing companies in the industry.

The product manager is optimistic about the future, and he promises that Vastmedic will make a big impact on some niche markets in 2021.

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New Wealth Building Book, “Build Wealth Like a Shark,” Features Tips from 31 North American Advisors

Build Wealth Like a Shark

Build Wealth Like a Shark

Building wealth means more than just accumulating the wealth, it means preserving, protecting and passing on the wealth.”

— Scott Keffer

PITTSBURGH, PA, US, January 18, 2021 / — Building wealth has always been a challenge that only a few have accomplished successfully. According to Spectrem Group’s Market Insights 2020, only about 3 percent have successfully accumulated $1 million dollars or more.

“Building wealth means more than just accumulating the wealth, it means preserving, protecting and passing on the wealth. And, of course, wealth means more than just money. The economic, investment, tax and market challenges to create and preserve wealth have grown significantly,” said Scott Keffer, an international business growth coach, best-selling author, and keynote speaker.

Imagine having wealth building tips from 31 of North America’s leading authorities. That was the idea behind Scott Keffer and Kevin Harrington’s latest book, “Build Wealth Like a Shark: Assemble an all-star cast of advisors who would each share a chapter on wealth creation and preservation.”

Kevin Harrington, an original Shark on ABC TV’s “Shark Tank,” and Scott Keffer, an international business growth coach, along with their co-authors:
• Joel R. Baker
• Doug Bauerband
• Jeff Busbee
• Kenneth V. Byers, Jr.
• Dan Carson
• Joseph Catanzarite
• J. Richard Coe
• Rey Cruz
• Chad Disbennett
• Peter Dobrich
• Navi Dowty
• John P. Dubots
• Sharon Duncan
• Brian Gray & John Goodhue
• Dan Hagler
• Greg Hammond
• Tim Hansen
• Don Harmelin
• Erica Herbst
• Dan Hunt
• William McLaughlin
• James T. Niemeyer
• Anthony Roberts
• Mark Sherwin
• Art Sobczak
• Barry Spencer & Scott Noble
• Amy Wolff
• Alan Yanowitz

They each contributed a chapter and three tips along with an opportunity for additional resources.

Readers will discover, among other insights:
• The biggest financial and tax obstacles to build and keep wealth
• The principle of “true wealth”
• The seven major financial blind spots
• How to avoid one of the worst retirement-income strategies
• The three reasons never to invest in real estate
• How to avoid financial divorce disasters

Besides gaining fame on Shark Tank, Kevin Harrington is the creator of the As Seen on TV brand, and is a co-founding board member of the Entrepreneur’s Organization. His behind-the-scenes work in business ventures has produced well over $5 billion in global sales, the launch of more than 500 products, and the making dozens of millionaires. Twenty of his companies have each topped $100 million in revenue.

Scott Keffer, CEO of Scott Keffer International, is an international business growth coach, best-selling author, and keynote speaker. As an authority on business growth and marketing, Keffer has been interviewed on radio and TV and has spoken at most major financial industry conferences. Keffer, known as The Million Dollar Mentor, has been called an “industry transformer” for his innovative systems and processes. Through his speaking engagements, training, and coaching, Keffer has trained tens of thousands of financial planners, investment advisors, and wealth managers from across the U.S., Canada, and Australia.

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Social Justice Network awards R. Maxine Awedalla, Social Justice Educator of the Year Award on Martin Luther King Jr Day

Social Justice Network awards R. Maxine Awedalla with the Social Justice Educator of the Year Award on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, January 18, 2021

OTTAWA, ONTARIO, CANADA, January 18, 2021 / — Social Justice Network, presents R. Maxine Awedalla with the Social Justice Educator of the Year Award for 2020 – 2021. R. Maxine Awedalla was nominated by students from the University of Toronto’s Mental Health Association.

Maxine Awedalla, an Educator, business woman and humanitarian was lauded for being an innovative educator, a pragmatic curriculum developer and compassionate visionary who inspired students ages 8 to 30 to advocate for the underdog and dream big in their studies, volunteer work and in life. Sarah Smith remembers Awedalla for her long hours of volunteer work and never saying no to a meeting with students. Mrs. Awedalla taught me that charities are desperately needed but are at risk every day from closing because funding is scarce and there is a great deal of competition for funding, Ms. Awedalla said the only way to address this is for the charity to deliver the best services to its clients in an exemplary, reliable and authentic way.”

David Schwartz said Awedalla would frequently take calls and texts from students late at night and was committed to finding balance between the demands of family with two kids, a full time job and volunteering for various humanitarian organizations. Steve Bell, a student gained inspiration and caught the humanitarian bug from Awedalla and credited her for helping him find full time employment for when he graduates in April 2021. “Maxine Awedalla, I call her ‘Prof’ would answer my text messages at 2 a.m. in the morning if I was completing an assignment and task and had a question. That’s dedication. The biggest thing I learned from her was to believe in myself. I took big risks within the job description of what I was supposed to be doing and reached incredible goals which I did not think were possible”. Laura Brown said Maxine Awedalla was tough and had high standards but always took the time to explain the decisions she made and to work alongside her with every task she delegated. “Maxine had very high expectations for herself and all of the students, but she was always joyful and gave compliments to others. In the end I cannot even begin to communicate how much I learned and the levels of success she prepared me for. I am nineteen years old and I feel ready to run my own company or to enter a middle management position. I could never have learned what I did with any other teacher. “

The winner of the Social Justice Network’s Educator of the Year award receives fifteen thousand dollars ($15,000) to donate to the Charity of their choice. Maxine Awedalla chose to donate her prize money to the National Collaboration for Youth Mental Health ( who provides counselling services to diverse and every youth from all races, cultures and orientations with two (2) hours. Awedalla was overjoyed. “It has been a passion of mine to work with children and youth, first as a parent, then an educator and now as a mentor who seeks to neutralize learning environments and corporate/government offices though Equity and Inclusion Education so all students and communities can succeed. It’s a very difficult time for BIPOC charities which serve all races because these charities receive 1% of all donations because of systemic discrimination”. I have confidence in NCYMH’s services because they always go above and beyond the norm in meeting the needs of youth, families and communities.” Maxine Awedalla will receive her Awrad prize money on Martin Luther King Day on January 18, 2021. Other educators who were nominated and made the semi-finalist list were from across Canada and included retired teacher June Girvan, Camille Williams-Taylor, Melinda Daye, Sylvia Smith, Casey Litto, Aaron Osowiecki, Juliet Sesanker Daniel, Aiman Flahat, Cheryl Ann Samuel Graham and Jacqueline Spence.

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