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TC Helps Diabetes (Type 2) - LAST CALL for Official T-Shirts
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Still Time to Get Official T-Shirts
Tai Chi May Treat Type 2 Diabetes !!...
Most Massive...Global PRESS RELEASE CAMPAIGN
WTCQD Official T-Shirts
Archive of Past WTCQD Newsletters...
More On Us
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Still Time to Get Official T-Shirts
We got extra in most sizes, so there's still time to order, and get Official T-Shirts in time for WTCQD 2008. BUT, please order now if plan to. Time is of the essence!
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THANK YOU to all the groups worldwide who've supported our global health & healing efforts by sharing our beautiful and meaningful Official T-Shirts with your local students and WTCQD attendees.
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WTCQD-Sat, April 26, 2008
Dear World Tai Chi & Qigong Day Supporters/Celebrants !!
World Tai Chi & Qigong Day, our TENTH ANNIVERSARY, is almost here !! Saturday, April 26th, 2008 - 10 am worldwide.
Thank you once again for making this spectacular and meaningful event unfold around our precious planet. Together we will once again celebrate "One World . . . One Breath." We have events now in Nepal, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and the global wave keeps growing!!
This week the State Senate of the great state of New York issued an official recognition of our coming 2008 global World Tai Chi & Qigong Day events and health education work (see below). Also, the National Ministry of Sports, and we hope soon the National Ministry of Health will support World Tai Chi & Qigong Day events in ECUADOR.
Exciting news, a study has shown that Tai Chi may help fight Type 2 Diabetes !! More on this below.
Also, we've archived all our past years of formal newsletters, you can take a walk down memory lane, and also see some of the beautiful artwork of past website images, and find info from past newsletters you may have wished you'd saved, like this one about the Diabetes and Tai Chi research.
We just sent out thousands of Press Releases, and have been fielding calls from some media, and helping them locate local WTCQD events. This was the largest press release campaign we've ever done, for our 10th Anniversary events worldwide!
LASTLY, IN ORDER TO GET YOUR "OFFICIAL WTCQD 10TH ANNIVERSARY T-SHIRTS" YOU MUST ORDER ASAP. We don't want you to not be able to get them in time for your events. Our website statistics show that a couple of hundred visitors went to the Official WTCQD T-Shirt page, and if many of you order at the last minute we may not be able to fill everyone's orders, BUT, if everyone orders now . . . there will be no problem.
Warmest regards, and again thank you for all your local efforts to make this wonderful global coming together of the Tai Chi & Qigong family worldwide, possible.
Bill and Angela Wong-Douglas
Tai Chi May Treat Type 2 Diabetes !!
Very Exciting News !!
You can share this with your local media, when doing your World Tai Chi & Qigong Day PRESS RELEASES.
Today, this headline splashed across media worldwide:
"Tai Chi Can Help Control Type 2 Diabetes"
LONDON: Tai Chi Chuan, the traditional Chinese martial arts exercises, could help curb symptoms of type 2 diabetes, according to a new study.
The study suggested that Tai Chi might prompt a fall in blood glucose levels, or improve blood glucose metabolism, triggering a drop in the inflammatory response, reports the British Medical Journal.
The findings of the study indicate that regular Tai Chi Chuan exercise improves T cell helper function of patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus with an increase in T-bet transcription factor and IL-12 production.
T cells are a vital constituent of the body's immune system, which generate powerful chemicals, including interleukins (ILs), which alter the immune response.
Medical News Today - UK
NewIndPress - INDIA
Ivanhoes Medical Breakthroughs
We Just Sent Out the Most Massive Global PRESS RELEASE CAMPAIGN YET !
More Details on this in the next newsletter
But, we've had some responses, and are referring media to the various cities where the media is located, providing them with contact info for your groups and local events.
Now, is a good time, if you haven't already to use the Media Kits and Organizing Kits at www.worldtaichiday.org
Also, use the Medical Research to educate the public by passing research onto local media.
WTCQD Official T-Shirts - STILL TIME TO ORDER, but you/your group, needs to order now, IF YOU WANT
THEM FOR World Tai Chi & Qigong Day
There is STILL TIME, but Order Soon!
In order to keep the cost down we ordered extras in the last print run, so for those many groups who've window shopped at our WTCQD T-Shirt fundraising page, it is time to get them now.
The very last day you can order is April 20th, but it'll have to ship Priority to get to you (and if your sizes are in inventory). It's BEST if you order now, to make life easier :-)
You could take orders at WTCQD events, or just refer attendees to worldtaichiday.org to order individually. We can ship T-Shirts any time year round. But, again if you want them to be there at your events, order now.
Of course the BEAUTIFUL and Meaningful "One World . . . One Breath" motto is on the back of the t-shirts in 25 different languages.
The Official WTCQD T-Shirts are a work of art and a profound vision of a global coming together for health & healing.
Click here, to view or order. Again, there's still time to get them in time for WTCQD, but we just need to start shipping as soon as possible.
If above link doesn't work, click here:
IF YOU'VE ORDERED T-SHIRTS, BUT YOURS HAVEN'T ARRIVED YET . . . you should be getting them soon, we had a back order on one size, that slowed us down, but we're back on track and will get your t-shirts to you in plenty of time for your WTCQD event.
[WTCQD Official T-Shirts are available year round BUT, again, if you want them in a timely delivery for WTCQD -- ORDER NOW! ]
In Case You Missed One, Wanted Info, or to Take a Trip Down Memory Lane . . .
We've created an archive of past years of our providing voluminous information on breaking Tai Chi & Qigong research, organizing, media resources, etc. through our ongoing WTCQD Newsletters for your viewing pleasure. Also, enjoy the gallery of past website graphics that accompany each archived newsletter:
#1 April 2006 http://www.worldtaichiday.org/Newsletters/NEWSLETTERS1.html
#2 April 7, 2006
#3 April 14, 2006
#4 April 29, 2006
Find all the archived (48 MORE) Official WTCQD Newsletters in a drop down menu at:
World Tai Chi & Qigong Day works hard to keep the global Tai Chi & Qigong community informed of all breaking medical research and celebrity Tai Chi & Qigong stories.
Ecuador's NATIONAL HEALTH MINISTRY May Support WTCQD in Ecuador
Just in from Ecuador . . . More as it Develops !!
Dear Bill (and World Tai Chi & Qigong Day),
I am very glad to write to you to let you know that this year we will have the support of the Ecuadorian Government through the Ministry of Sports. We plan to carry out the local celebration of WTCQD at Parque of Urdesa and expect to have a larger media coverage and attendance than previous years. I'm trying to get involved more Government Institutions as the
Ministry of Health. I will provide more details as well as the Letter from the Minister of Sports supporting our practice.
Raul Ayala - Tai Chi for Health Ecuador
The New York State Senate Officially Recognizes World Tai Chi & Qigong Day 2008 !!
Also, Suffolk County Office of the County Executive
Thank you Sifu Laurince McElroy, for sending us images of your beautiful and profoundly important official recognition letters from your great state's senate, and your County Executive Office.
All can view them at:
Thank you for making our global health & healing efforts possible, and for all your work spreading health tools in your communities worldwide.
WHAT AN AMAZING THING WE HAVE ALL DONE TOGETHER!!
"Alone we can do . . . so little . . . together . . . so much."
-- Helen Keller
World Tai Chi & Qigong Day