|Good morning!Some Fridays we talk about medicine, most Fridays we don’t.Today, I need some advice. I’d love to know what the correct answer is here.I did not ‘HIPAA-proof’ this newsletter (i.e. all names are real) because it occurred in a Gen Z/millennial space and those people don’t read this newsletter. A matter of fact, not sure anyone does.Last Saturday started out like any other.We had a great run, I then watched Super Friends, and tried to drown out my last hour of intermittent fasting with dark coffee.Then we head down to the cool part of town for an earrrrly 11:15 lunch. Today, we’re trying Columbus’s newest hot spot and watering hole, Budd Dairy Food Hall. This place has everything.I sprint out of the car and past dozens of day drinkers (smh) into this modern-day food court.Everything looks amazing, but Krissy and I want to be plant-based so bad, we’re trying hard.We go up to Boni: Filipino Street Food and order 2 Tofu Bowls that look great (and tasted even better). There’s a lot of sweating going on in a small kitchen behind the register. We tip 20% (comes into play later) and we’re told they’ll text when it’s ready.Let’s see what else they have.Well, lookie over here. Poor thing. The Cheesecake Girl is all alone in the corner. Everyone else has a decent-sized line. What a wonderful opportunity this could be to support a small business. I make my way over to the shiny glass and the $9 Layered Red Velvet and Oreo Cheesecake in a jar is practically jumping out of the showcase next to the iPad register thingy.Not plant-based – maybe I’ll bring it to dinner (outside) where we’re meeting a couple of good friends?Or, maybe I’ll eat it.This is a win-win. Delicious looking dessert and we’re providing a public service to this upstart young company, even though I’m taking it on the chin ($9).I saunter up to the counter as the cowboy hero, tip my cap, and say, “I’ll take the Oreo in the cup, please.”The young woman (maybe THE actual Cheesecake Girl, maybe a stand-in?) reaches into the glass case and in the same motion, without adjusting her feet, places it down on the counter in front of me.She then twirls the iPad in some contorted double backflip and it’s now staring me right in the face.I’m immediately presented with the option of tipping 25% (2 smiley faces), 20% (1 smiley face), 18% (face with flat mouth), or 15% which I think was a frowny face, not sure. Then there was a non-judgemental smaller Custom Tip box in the lower right-hand corner where you run the unlikely, but not impossible, chance of tipping $100 instead of $1.00.I look up hoping she’s embarrassed by the whole situation and wiping down the glass case or something. Nope.She’s staring through me dead to rights, left hand on the iPad waiting somewhat impatiently to flip it back.I just need to decide if I’m going to be the 25% hero or a loser. And, I’m already $9.00 in.What’s the right answer? I’d love to know your take.Please be gentle, I’m still licking my wounds over the license plate newsletter a couple weeks back.david|
|Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation|
|One of the things we love to do at WWAD is to connect – with you, with communities, with people who share our passion and our values. Sometimes we find a new friend who inspires us through their actions and the work they do. And when that happens, we want to know more about them and figure out how we might work together. That’s when we think about creating a partnership! This goes beyond just admiring one another and wishing each other well. This is about making a commitment to help each other in specific and defined ways. It’s a big deal and we don’t take this lightly. |
Last year we were introduced to an organization that fits these criteria. The more we talked, the more we realized this has potential for both our organizations and for you! This is why we are pleased to announce the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation (SWCRF) as a partner of WWAD.
Why partner with a cancer research foundation? What is the connection? SWCRF’s work in cancer research and cancer prevention aligns with WWAD’s goals to encourage healthy lifestyles and aging. Unfortunately, cancer is a disease of aging. As our average lifespans increase, so does the global burden of cancer. One way to reduce the risk of cancer as we age is through healthy living and exercise.
What does the partnership mean? To start, we are pleased to share information about the upcoming virtual walk, The Global Walk to Flatten the Cancer Curve. It is a fun event and we hope you will use this opportunity to get more steps in – and maybe begin preparing for our Fall Walk Challenge! For more details and to register, please click here.
On May 26, you can meet Dr. Waxman as he joins us as a guest speaker at our educational webinar, “Curing a Devastating Form of Leukemia.” Learn more and register here. We will look for other opportunities to elevate the conversation on healthy aging and healthy living as part of disease prevention. We think it is a good thing – a very good thing! If you are interested in learning more about partnering with WWAD, please connect with Orelle Jackson at firstname.lastname@example.org
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