TNG STRIDES To A Cure

TNG STRIDES To A Cure

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Saturday October 11, 2014 was another magical day in downtown Detroit. More than 15,000 individuals gathered around Ford Field and partook in the annual ACS STRIDES walk. More than $1 million was raised.

TNG was once again a proud sponsor and this marked the 10th consecutive year doing the event. We have raised more than $2 million for ACS.

This year more than 150 walkers came out to support our cause and together we have raised more than $70,000 to date. The stories being told, the inspiration being shared and the hope generated all makes this an amazing event. The 3-mile walk started late but the sun was shining and smiles were seen all over downtown Detroit. Below are a few pictures taken by  our infamous photographer, H. Lots of fun by all.

Making Strides 2014

Making Strides 2014

Making Strides 2014

Making Strides 2014

Making Strides 2014

Making Strides 2014

Making Strides 2014

Making Strides 2014

Choose You Officially Kicks Off

Choose You Officially Kicks Off

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Today is the official kick off to American Cancer Society’s (ACS) latest program dubbed Choose You.

tng worldwide is the presenting sponsor for Michigan and we are excited. Here is why you should be too:

Choose You targets women 24/7, 365 days a year. Events such as STRIDES and Relay are fine and dandy, but they are but a day or a weekend. Choose You is forever, it’s a lifestyle campaign.

The nuts and bolts of it is that ACS wants women to take care of themselves first and everyone else second. This means focusing on a healthy lifestyle through proper nutrition, exercise, preventive care and overall happiness.

We love it because it targets our customers who are primarily women. And they will spread the word through their clients who also are primarily women. This will spawn Choose You events both at the salon level and home.

The Industry Source kicks off Choose You July 1 to the salon community which is also very exciting.

Now men might ask, “What’s it in for us?” And the answer is, “Happier and healthier women.” And that might get men to get healthier as well.

So for at least today, eat something healthy, do something good for yourself and click on the website. It’s the new refreshing side of ACS and their logo is indicative of great things to come.

Happy Thursday!

[updated Friday, May 11]

I had to post this photo, it was our yoga session outside our New Hudson facility:



And this photo is hot off the press from New Hudson, awesome!

Giving Back Feels Good

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As 2011 gets ready to fade into the sunset, now is a good time to reflect on the thoughts of giving back.

We all give back something when we die through inheritance. I think it’s best to give back when you are alive.

As a company, tng worldwide has been giving back since its inception. More importantly, it’s not the company giving back but the people within the company. Our people love to give back.

Just yesterday, a huge donation was made to the Baldwin Center in Pontiac. tng worldwide talent donated enough clothes, toys and gift cards to assist 1200 families. And this was a side project if you can believe.

This month our talent and customers have focused on Forgotten Harvest, one of the largest food collectors in Michigan. We feel good about collecting $10,000 for their efforts.

Our organization of choice for more than ten years has been the American Cancer Society specifically targeting breast cancer research and assisting those in need. Great strides have been made during this time period and we see our dollars at work each and every day. We are close to $2,000,000 raised since we have been involved.

It’s not easy to give back especially after all the taxes the government takes from us for each dollar we earn. But in the end, that’s what makes the world go round and that’s what makes companies like tng worldwide an important part of our eco-system.

I want to thank each and every person who has been part of our cause in 2011.

Happy Friday!

ACS DREAMS & STRIDES Events Hit Home Hard

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No single disease has more attention of the general public than cancer, with breast cancer leading the way.

Why has this disease caught our attention so much? Why do millions walk 60 miles over 3 days; walk 5 miles routinely; beg, borrow and steal to raise money; attend events and rally around this disease?

A story

Being friends with “ABC” for more than 20 years, we have celebrated life many ways. Traveling for milestone birthdays, barbeques in the summer, toasts at New Years, enjoying time on the boat (well, that one is a stretch), and for the most part, having fun.

Five years ago ABC felt a lump on her breast and yes, it was cancer.

ABC walked through the cancer door.

I don’t want to get into the details but ABC did everything the doctors told her to do. ABC remained in good spirits, went on with her daily life and we had more good times. ABC worked hard and took care of the family in recovery. As the American Cancer Society would say, ABC was celebrating birthdays. After all, the 5 year survival rate went up to 90%.

One day ABC felt pain in her back. The cancer door led down a corridor.

The news wasn’t good and in doctor’s terms, it metastasized. More radiation and chemo, ABC continued on in good spirits. More fun times, more celebrating birthdays.

One day ABC felt more pain. ABC was diagnosed at stage 4. The cancer door led down a stairway.

ABC knew the odds were against her but with all the research and experimental drugs, she kept optimistic. If you saw her, you would never know. She lost her hair twice but it grew back each time. She kept on smiling, kept on working, kept on celebrating life.

One day ABC felt more pain. The stairway led to a room.

ABC had to quit work. There were times that she couldn’t do treatments because she was so weak. So tired. And even, ABC was still smiling and optimistic. ABC is one strong woman.

One day ABC experienced headaches and they lasted for days. She told the doctor and more bad news.

Today ABC is struggling but not out. She is a fighter and one thing that the folks at the American Cancer Society and everyone she comes in contact with that knows about her, it’s about hope. It’s about day by day and doing what it takes to celebrate another birthday. ABC is now doing gamma treatments and is excited about the prognosis.  And if she is excited, so am I and so is everyone else.

Today, ABC is coping and our fingers are crossed. We don’t want her to open the door to the next room. If anyone can pull through this, it is ABC.

Stories like this are the reason why cancer research is of #1 importance for most people. We have made great strides yet need to make even greater strides. Stories like this are also the reason why TNG does DREAMS and STRIDES and why so many of its talent participates.

No one should have to walk through the cancer door. We need to continue to do everything we can for those that do.

Happy Thursday!

ACS DREAMS & STRIDES Events Hit Home Hard

How many close friends/family members do you know that have or had cancer?

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No single disease has more attention of the general public than cancer, with breast cancer leading the way.

Why has this disease caught our attention so much? Why do millions walk 60 miles over 3 days; walk 5 miles routinely; beg, borrow and steal to raise money; attend events and rally around this disease?

A story

Being friends with “ABC” for more than 20 years, we have celebrated life many ways. Traveling for milestone birthdays, barbeques in the summer, toasts at New Years, enjoying time on the boat (well, that one is a stretch), and for the most part, having fun.

Five years ago ABC felt a lump on her breast and yes, it was cancer.

ABC walked through the cancer door.

I don’t want to get into the details but ABC did everything the doctors told her to do. ABC remained in good spirits, went on with her daily life and we had more good times. ABC worked hard and took care of the family in recovery. As the American Cancer Society would say, ABC was celebrating birthdays. After all, the 5 year survival rate went up to 90%.

One day ABC felt pain in her back. The cancer door led down a corridor.

The news wasn’t good and in doctor’s terms, it metastasized. More radiation and chemo, ABC continued on in good spirits. More fun times, more celebrating birthdays.

One day ABC felt more pain. ABC was diagnosed at stage 4. The cancer door led down a stairway.

ABC knew the odds were against her but with all the research and experimental drugs, she kept optimistic. If you saw her, you would never know. She lost her hair twice but it grew back each time. She kept on smiling, kept on working, kept on celebrating life.

One day ABC felt more pain. The stairway led to a room.

ABC had to quit work. There were times that she couldn’t do treatments because she was so weak. So tired. And even, ABC was still smiling and optimistic. ABC is one strong woman.

One day ABC experienced headaches and they lasted for days. She told the doctor and more bad news.

Today ABC is struggling but not out. She is a fighter and one thing that the folks at the American Cancer Society and everyone she comes in contact with that knows about her, it’s about hope. It’s about day by day and doing what it takes to celebrate another birthday. ABC is now doing gamma treatments and is excited about the prognosis.  And if she is excited, so am I and so is everyone else.

Today, ABC is coping and our fingers are crossed. We don’t want her to open the door to the next room. If anyone can pull through this, it is ABC.

Stories like this are the reason why cancer research is of #1 importance for most people. We have made great strides yet need to make even greater strides. Stories like this are also the reason why TNG does DREAMS and STRIDES and why so many of its talent participates.

No one should have to walk through the cancer door. We need to continue to do everything we can for those that do.

Happy Thursday!