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The Indiana Children’s Wish Fund Honors Georgia Buchanan at their 25th Annual “Portrait of Wishes Gala”


Writer  /  Kara Kavensky Photography provided The Indiana Children’s Wish Fund began in 1984. “Our small staff does huge things,” shares Executive Director Terry Ceaser-Hudson. “We are a local Indiana organization that honors a lot of wishes each year for children diagnosed with life-threatening illnesses. Our fundraising is mainly done through unique and fabulous events.” These events include an Airplane Pull with Republic Airways, a celebrity softball event held at Victory Field, Fuelicious the night before Automobilia in Carmel, a Celebrity Golf tournament with Fuzzy Zoeller, Evening with the Stars at Prime 47 in Carmel with a celebrity wait staff ...

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Prevail Celebrates 30th Anniversary


Writer / Jennifer Magley Tucked behind an unassuming street in Noblesville is Hamilton County’s most prominent resource in serving victims of domestic and sexual assault, Prevail Inc. This year, Prevail, the only broad-based victim service provider in Hamilton County, celebrates their 30th anniversary. “Prevail has become an integral part of the Hamilton County community, collaborating with approximately 100 different agencies, departments or community groups,” says Prevail Executive Director Susan Ferguson. “With 30 years of experience, we play a role in all local initiatives addressing victims of crime and abuse.” Countless security experts, magazines and online lists name Hamilton County’s cities ...

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Bicentennial Torch Relay Coming Through Carmel Thursday


The Indiana Bicentennial Torch Relay, one of the biggest events of the 2016 Bicentennial celebration, will be going through both Boone and Hamilton counties with participants making their way through Zionsville and Carmel. Tailored to look like the Olympic Torch Relay, Indiana’s version will run through all 92 of the state’s counties and cover more than 2,300 miles over a six-week period. The relay started on Sept. 9, is set to end Oct. 15 and will travel six days per week for five weeks. More than a dozen Boone County residents were selected to participate, and a total of 36 ...

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Fair Haven Foundation


Writer / Kara Kavensky Photos provided At age 30, Amanda Milner was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma. The timing of her diagnosis was extremely difficult as she had just become a single mom with two small children, ages 2 and 1. Without family nearby, she was not only concerned with making the mortgage payment, but also needed trusted care of her children while undergoing chemotherapy treatments. Transportation to and from the chemotherapy appointments was also a concern.   “I witnessed the hand of God in my life through my family, friends and my church who graciously supported me during that challenging ...

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Amanda Clark Cocktails and Chemo


Turning Pain to Purpose Writer / Lynda Hedberg Thies Photographer / Brian Brosmer Returning to Indiana was not in the plan for Amanda Clark, a television reporter working and living in Orlando, Florida. The Roncalli High school grad was in the throes of planning her wedding to the love of her life, Joe Clark, deciding on place settings, bridal gifts and what to eat at the rehearsal dinner when her world turned upside down. And with just two months before her fairytale wedding and two days before the love of her life’s birthday, they received the devastating news that Joe ...

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Fueling Change Lisa Kroshus Komen Ambassador


Writer / Jane VanOsdol Photography  /  Brian Brosmer The treatment room buzzed with energy as nurses took vitals, explained procedures and prepped for the first chemo treatment. In the midst of her stress and fear, patient Lisa Kroshus, vice president of corporate sponsorships at Indy Fuel, became aware of a persistent clicking sound. She turned, shocked and angry to see her husband taking pictures. “WHAT are you doing?” she asked. “I can’t believe you’re taking pictures of me right now. I don’t want to remember this.” Sixteen months and 18 rounds of chemo later, Kroshus is glad her husband trusted ...

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New Cathedral High School President Rob Bridges


Writer  /  Lynda Hedberg Thies Photography  /  Brian Brosmer Robert Bridges was chosen as the sixth president to lead Cathedral High School by the Cathedral Board of Directors in October 2015 and began the new role July 1. Bridges knew from a young age that he wanted to do something that would have an impact. Trusting the desire to make a difference, he put in motion several life experiences that impacted his life and made the opportunity to work at Cathedral his fate. Bridges made the decision at the age of 16 that he wanted to have an impact on ...

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AT&T President Bill Soards on Innovation


Writer  /  Kara Reibel Photographer  /  Brian Brosmer Entering the office of Indiana’s President of AT&T is a step back in time to the days of Mad Men. The woodwork and furnishings are of a different era. Yet regardless of the resurgence in popularity of mid-century furniture and design aesthetic, the offices are being updated to reflect a change in the times. As President of AT&T, Bill Soards brings a unique element of youth and energy to his position. Progressive and forward thinking, his leadership comes at a critical time. While all of his predecessors have looked toward the horizon, ...

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Who Do You Call When Your Aching Back is Telling You to See a Doctor?


IU Health North’s New Spine Program Focuses on Conservative Care of Acute and Recurring Back Pain With 80 percent of Hoosiers experiencing acute or recurring back pain at some point, Indiana University Health North Hospital recently launched its new Spine Program with a focus on conservative care of back and neck pain. Studies show that people who pursue more conservative treatment for back pain tend to have fewer complications than those who end up rushing into MRIs, X-rays, epidural injections, narcotics and even spine surgery long before truly necessary. “We developed the IU Health North Spine Program to provide coordinated ...

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Indiana Members Credit Union: The Branch of the Future


Writer / Janelle Morrison Photographer / JJ Kaplan The city of Carmel will soon be home to the 25th  branch of the Indiana Members Credit Union (IMCU) family. Slated to open this October, the Old Meridian branch will boast 18,000 sq. ft. and will be located in the Providence at Old Meridian business complex, conveniently located just off Carmel Drive and Old Meridian Street. IMCU is celebrating 60 years of business this year and is excited to expand their north side presence. Most of the executive leadership located at this new location grew up in Carmel. Stephanie (Stevie) Roesner, the Old Meridian ...

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