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Seems like This Could Be a Perfect John Wall Restaurant Endorsement!

Driving down 14th Street the other day I spotted the Great Wall Szechuan House.  The small restaurant is located at 1527 14th Street between the U Street Corridor and Logan Circle, and though I've never been there, it seems like they have a wonderful advertising opportunity with the Wizards stud Rookie point guard John Wall sharing their name.

Do you think John Wall would be a good spokesman for the Great Wall Szechuan House?

Dr. Aziza Shad To Receive “Relentless For A Cure” Award

This story was sent to us by Lisa Pagano of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society:

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society will present Dr. Aziza Shad with the second annual  “Relentless For A Cure” award at the Light The Night Walk on Saturday, October 16 in Washington, D.C. The award was established in 2009 to recognize an individual who has exhibited a lifetime commitment to the LLS mission – to find a cure for leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s Disease and myeloma and to improve the quality of life of patients and their families.

“We are pleased to honor Dr. Shad, a longtime friend of LLS, with the Relentless For A Cure Award,” said Donna McKelvey, National Capital Area Executive Director. “Dr. Shad’s development of a Pediatric Care Clinic to provide on-going care for pediatric cancer survivors and her work to improve the survival rates of children diagnosed with cancer directly impacts the LLS mission.”

Shaw Main Streets Development Forum Addresses Howard Theatre, CityMarket Among Others

This story was sent to us by the office of Jack Evans, Ward 2 Councilman:

The annual Shaw Main Streets Development Forum was recently held at the Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library, where developers presented updates on their projects, as well as plans for sites not previously presented to the community.  Shaw continues to see movement on several important neighborhood projects such as:

DC Pro Sports Teams Join Forces With Coca-Cola to Battle Childhood Obesity

The Coca-Cola Company, Washington Capitals, Washington Mystics, Washington Nationals, Washington Redskins and Washington Wizards joined forces at the U.S. Capitol on Tuesday, September 28 to announce a unique partnership aimed at educating local area youth about the importance of physical activity and a balanced diet. The collective influence of these high profile partners is expected to amplify the need to educate and engage area youth about eating right and keeping fit. These are shared goals for Washington’s professional sports teams and Coca-Cola, giving youth an exciting opportunity to connect with local icons and teaching them how to “play like pros and eat like pros.”  The D.C.-area alliance, which is an extension of Coca-Cola’s numerous Live Positively programs, will serve as a pilot program for future partnerships between Coca-Cola and professional sports teams throughout the country.

This Weekend WalkingTown DC and BikingTown DC Offering Tours All Over the City

This story about this weekend's WalkingTown DC and BikingTown DC events comes to us from Pat Wheeler of the Cultural Tourism DC Board:

Cultural Tourism DC celebrates the history and heritage of Washington, DC with the Fall Edition of WalkingTown DC and BikingTown DC on Saturday and Sunday, September 25 and 26. This two-day event of DC features guided tours in all eight wards of the city. Healthy for both body and mind, this weekend of more than 100 free walking and biking tours allows visitors and residents to explore both new and familiar places throughout the city. From the well-known to the unfamiliar, tour topics explore all things DC, including neighborhood history, art, community heritage, environmental initiatives, and much more.