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Power of One Breakfast

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September 11, 2015

 ADA COUNTY PARAMEDICS AND WOMEN’S & CHILDREN’S ALLIANCE HONOR FIRST RESPONDERS

The“Power of One” breakfast program sponsored by Saint Alphonsus Hospital highlights the important role of first responders in our community.

BOISE, ID –  The Ada County Paramedics and the Women’s & Children’s Alliance (WCA) will present the 3rd annual “Power of One” Breakfast September 16, 2015 at 7:30 a.m. in Saint Alphonsus Hospital’s McCleary Room to honor first responders of all types, including law enforcement,, paramedics and emergency medical technicians (EMTs), firefighters, and emergency room personnel.

“The overarching theme draws on the power of people putting themselves in positions to positively impact someone’s life with no expectation of recognition or reward,” Ada County Paramedics Public Information Officer Hadley Mayes said. “Often just being truly present to patients during emergency encounters can make all the difference.”

All first responders are invited to attend and hear messages about the importance of what they do from their peers, community members and organizations like the WCA, who recognize the incredible contribution by these individuals

“The Power of One Breakfast honors first responders for making a difference in someone’s life during one of the bleakest moments we can imagine,” WCA Director Bea Black said. “Sometimes all it takes is someone’s presence or a hand on the shoulder to communicate that they matter and someone cares.”

WHO:              Women’s and Children’s Alliance, Ada County Paramedics and Saint Alphonsus Hospital
WHAT:            Power of One Breakfast
WHERE:        Saint Alphonsus Hospital, 1055 N Curtis Rd, Boise, ID 83706, McCleary Room
WHEN:           Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Breakfast begins at 7:30, Program at 8:

Pam Thomas, Vice President, Mission Integration and Advocacy, Saint Alphonsus Health Systems
Andrea Cobler, Battalion Chief, Ada County Paramedics
Dr. Luke Morris, Physician, Saint Alphonsus, Idaho Emergency Physicians
Sergeant Shawn Harper, Meridian Police Department/Ada County SWAT
Tara Hamilton, Domestic Abuse Survivor, WCA Ambassador
Bea Black, Executive Director, Women’s & Children’s Alliance
Saint Alphonsus Chaplain, Closing Blessing for First Responders

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About the WCA

The Women’s & Children’s Alliance provides safety, healing and freedom from domestic abuse and sexual assault. The WCA operates secure shelters and provides professional counseling, legal advocacy, crisis services and case management to survivors of domestic and sexual abuse. For more information, visit www.wcaboise.org.

 

About the Ada County Paramedics Association

For more information about Ada County Paramedics, visit www.AdaCountyParamedics.org, call (208) 287-2962, like them on Facebook, www.Facebook.com/AdaCountyParamedic or follow them on Twitter at www.twitter.com/AdaParamedics

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