The Youth Rally Committee creates a community for young people with rare medical conditions to bond over shared experiences, learn about symptom management, and find relief from the sense of alienation that accompanies these rare conditions. Kids aged 11–17 with bowel and bladder disorders such as ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease, and cancers of the bowel or bladder come together once a year for a weeklong rally on a college campus. During their stay, they take part in outdoor games and off-campus trips to local museums, and learn how to manage their conditions with activities overseen by nurses and counselors who also have similar conditions. Counselor skits and a camp dances relieve stress in the evenings, while off-campus events promote medical self-management in a public setting.
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Mountain Air Duct Services improves air quality by hunting out dust and dander in all of the crannies in which it hides, from the tufts of carpet to the hard-to-reach panels of air ducts and dryer vents. Experts arrive equipped with powerful vacuums to remove malevolent dirt, debris, and allergens the home's airways, which they can bolster against future infestation with UV lamps. Specially trained and certified cleaners purge carpets and upholstery with techniques catered to each type of fabric, scouring suede with a gentle wand and drying oriental rugs with the wind of one hand clapping. Armed with infrared cameras and hygrometers, the crews ferret out mold and water damage before sanitizing, deodorizing, and disinfecting affected areas.
Using his training in microbiology and cell biology from Yale University, the president and CEO of Dos Funny Frogs Cleaning Service developed Sapos, an all-natural product line that cleans and disinfects without harsh chemicals. His professional staff use Sapos products for each of their specialized home-, office-, and carpet-cleaning treatments, ensuring they banish dirt and germs without harming family members or the environment. The licensed, bonded, and insured crewmembers arrive in uniform to help customers distinguish them from disoriented Christmas carolers, and clients can track the arrival of their technicians with the online Frog Tracker.
Suits, wedding dresses, and household items are all given a second chance at Dobson Mills Valet Dry Cleaners. The dedicated team of cleaners helps to extend the life of everyday wardrobe items such as shirts and pants along with high-maintenance fabrics such as leather, fur, and designer life jackets. The dry cleaners can also take in stained garments and return them looking crisp and clean. Tailoring services take ill-fitting clothing and widen or alter them to fit beautifully, and the tailors can also fit customers for suits, hem pants and skirts, and patch up holes or fibers thinned out by muscular shoulders or knees that have been playing tag with doctors' reflex hammers.
KC Carpet & Upholstery Cleaners earns their Green Seal?certification by using eco-friendly products when cleaning carpets and upholstery. Their crews can also deodorize carpets and Scotchgard them, as a way to protect against future stains without homeowners having to ask guests to take off their shoes and burn them before entering. KC Carpet & Upholstery Cleaners also does battle with moldy tile armed with a 1,200 psi pressure-wash system.
Squeaky Clean's insured technicians not only sweep and dust abodes, but also tackle such unexpected tasks as removing snow and painting homes inside and out. Like a shark driving a truck with bum brakes, housecleaning crews never stop moving, vacuuming drapes, organizing garages, and cleaning ovens with environmentally friendly supplies. The detail-oriented team wipes corners and crevices, but takes care to respect areas designated as "off-limits" or "filled with grizzly bears." Technicians can also blast away grime from home exteriors with power washers and clean and repair gutters.