John R. Lewis Legacy Institute Celebrates the Life and Legacy of Congressman John Lewis

John R. Lewis Legacy Institute Celebrates the Life and Legacy of Congressman John LewisInaugural Gala Marks the 83rd Birthday of Congressman John R. Lewis on Saturday, Feb. 18, at the Porsche Experience Center, Hosted by 11Alive’s Jennifer Bellamy

ATLANTA – December 29, 2022 – (Newswire.com)

Today, the John R. Lewis Legacy Institute (JRL) announced that its inaugural gala, themed “The Legacy Continues,” will take place on Saturday, Feb. 18, 2023, at the Porsche Experience Center in Atlanta, Georgia, from 6-10 p.m. The event will be hosted by award-winning anchor Jennifer Bellamy of 11Alive and will honor individuals who embody the highest values of Congressman John R. Lewis and represent his legacy of leadership. 

Themed “The Legacy Continues,” the event will bring together business and community leaders from Troy, Alabama, to Atlanta, Georgia, in celebration and memory of Congressman John R. Lewis. Feb. 21 will mark the 83rd birthday of the civil rights icon and longtime Georgia Congressman, who for over six decades was recognized as a man who courageously fought for racial equity and justice in America. 

2023 Honorees Include:

  • Arthur Blank, Owner, Atlanta Falcons and Atlanta United; Chairman, The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation; Co-founder, Home Depot
  • Rodney Bullard, Vice President of Corporate Social Responsibility for Chick-fil-A, Inc.
  • Dr. Jack Hawkins, Jr., Chancellor of Troy University
  • Renee Montgomery, Co-owner, WNBA’s Atlanta Dream
  • Jason Reeves, Mayor of Troy, Alabama
  • Lisa Smith, Senior Vice President of Region External Affairs and Community Engagement, Georgia Power

The yearly gala will reprioritize and underscore the Congressman’s work and life, through the institute. “We are honored to celebrate a Georgia icon and man who uncompromisingly served humanity and was recognized as a pillar of leadership and equality. More importantly, we remain committed to continuing his work,” shares Henry Lewis, Congressman Lewis’ youngest brother.

Jerrick Lewis, Executive Director of the John R. Lewis Legacy Institute, continues, “From his humble beginnings in Troy, Alabama, to the halls of Congress, to the streets of Atlanta as Georgia’s 5th Congressional District Representative, Congressman Lewis touched so many lives. He dedicated his life to addressing the most critical issues affecting our nation. We are furthering that legacy by continuing the work and championing the most pressing issues in our community and most important to Congressman Lewis including, voting rights/voting reform, access to health care for all and cancer awareness, to name a few.” 

This year’s gala brings together Troy and Atlanta’s business and philanthropic communities to raise awareness and funds to support the John R. Lewis Legacy Institute’s mission. Presented on the 83rd birthday weekend of Congressman John R. Lewis, the gala will take place Feb. 18 at 6 p.m. at the Porsche Experience Center, One Porsche Dr., Atlanta, GA 30354

The evening will feature a pre-gala cocktail hour, live and silent auctions, dinner, an inspirational program, and tribute. Please contact info@johnrlewislegacyinstitute.org or 877-JRLEWIS or visit www.johnrlewisinstitute.org for more information about the gala and sponsorship opportunities. 

About the John R. Lewis Legacy Institute

Founded in 2021, the John R. Lewis Legacy Institute is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Congressman Lewis’ commitment to nonviolent change, equality, and voting rights remains at the forefront of our endeavors. Our mission is to strengthen communities through initiatives centered around Voting Rights and Reform, Social Justice, Equity in Education, Health Awareness, Access and Wellness. 

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Physicians for Informed Consent (PIC) Updates Its ‘Aluminum – Vaccine Risk Statement’: Document Includes Data on Association Between Aluminum in Vaccines and Childhood Asthma

Physicians for Informed Consent (PIC) Updates Its ‘Aluminum – Vaccine Risk Statement’: Document Includes Data on Association Between Aluminum in Vaccines and Childhood AsthmaAccording to PIC, adverse effects of aluminum may not be restricted to neurological conditions*

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. – December 28, 2022 – (Newswire.com)

Physicians for Informed Consent (PIC) has released an update to its Aluminum  – Vaccine Risk Statement (VRS) titled “Aluminum in Vaccines: What Parents Need to Know.” The concise, two-page educational document — which serves to answer important questions about the risks of aluminum-containing vaccines — now includes important data about a study’s link between aluminum in vaccines and asthma. Asthma is a disease that affects the lungs. It causes repeated episodes of wheezing, breathlessness, chest tightness, and nighttime or early morning coughing.

Developed from data compiled by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), the PIC document provides reader-friendly Q&As on topics such as:

  • Why is aluminum in vaccines?
  • Which vaccines contain aluminum?
  • How much aluminum is in vaccines?
  • Is exposure to aluminum from vaccines safe?

The document explains that both the FDA and ATSDR have raised concerns about the negative effects of aluminum exposure in humans. Scientific studies have shown that small amounts of aluminum can interfere with cellular and metabolic processes in the nervous system. Some of the most damaging effects of aluminum range from motor skill impairment to encephalopathy (altered mental state, personality changes, difficulty thinking, loss of memory, seizures, coma, and more).

Studies have also shown that adverse effects of aluminum may not be restricted to neurological conditions.* A study referenced in the PIC document and published in Academic Pediatrics found that asthma occurred in 1 in 183 vaccinated children for every 1 mg (1,000 mcg) increase in aluminum exposure. In the United States, up to 22 doses of aluminum-containing vaccines are administered to children, with 11 doses administered from birth to 6 months of age. 

“Overexposure to aluminum may lead to significant harm,” said Dr. Shira Miller, founder and president of Physicians for Informed Consent. “In California, where PIC is headquartered, since Senate Bill 277 (SB 277) was enacted in 2015, numerous doses of aluminum-containing vaccines are mandated for public and private K-12 school attendance — with no exceptions for religious or personal belief exemptions. PIC asserts that vaccine mandates are unscientific and unethical and a threat to public health. SB 277, and any other law that coerces vaccination, needs to be repealed.”

To read or download the educational document “Aluminum in Vaccines: What Parents Need to Know,” please visit physiciansforinformedconsent.org/aluminum.

* In 2008, the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), a division of HHS, used studies of the neurotoxic effects of aluminum to determine that no more than 1 milligram (mg) (1,000 micrograms [mcg]) of aluminum per kilogram (kg) of body weight should be taken orally per day to avoid aluminum’s negative effects.

Physicians for Informed Consent is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit educational organization focused on science and statistics. PIC delivers data on infectious diseases and vaccines, and unites doctors, scientists, healthcare professionals, attorneys, and families who support voluntary vaccination. In addition, the PIC Coalition for Informed Consent consists of over 300 U.S. and international organizations. Click here to make a donation.

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Physicians for Informed Consent (PIC) Updates Its ‘Aluminum – Vaccine Risk Statement’: Document Includes Data on Association Between Aluminum in Vaccines and Childhood Asthma