The Fighting Irish football team will don its traditional blue and gold uniforms when it faces Stanford at Notre Dame Stadium on Saturday, but players will add a bold color to their game day look: pink. During the annual Pink Game, sponsored by the Kelly Cares Foundation (KCF) in honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, players and coaches will accessorize with pink wristbands, shoelaces and other items to show their support for both the foundation and breast cancer awareness in general, KCF executive director Lisa Klunder said. The Pink Game also gives the Foundation an arena for raising awareness of its commitment to health, education and community, and its particular focus on breast cancer education and research, Klunder said. “This is a great opportunity for the foundation to get its name out there and let the community, fans and alumni know what we do,” she said. “Since October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, this is a perfect platform to do that.” Founded by Irish head coach Brian Kelly and his wife, Paqui, the Foundation dedicates much of its work to causes related to breast cancer awareness due to Paqui Kelly’s personal connection to the cause as a two-time survivor of the disease, she said. “As part of the three pillars of the organization, we focus on breast cancer awareness, education and research,” she said. “We continue to help organizations in any of those facets, whether it’s assisting research facilities with funding or me doing speaking engagements and encouraging people to be proactive about their health.” The Foundation also supports other non-profit organizations, Paqui Kelly said, as it recently donated $10,000 to Notre Dame swim coach Brian Barnes’s Coaches vs. Cancer event in honor of Barnes’s late wife, Alyssa. This year’s Pink Game holds special significance for Paqui Kelly, as she celebrated being five years cancer-free in September. “The first time around, I didn’t get to celebrate because I was diagnosed again before the five-year mark,” she said. In addition to the visual display of support from the football team and sales of Adidas licensed pink gear on game day, Klunder said the Foundation will be selling facemasks of Brian Kelly’s pink-visored face to fans as part of a partnership with the Logan Center in South Bend. “The proceeds will be split 50-50 between the Logan Center and the Foundation. They do wonderful things for their clients, and in keeping with our pillar of community, we can give back to an organization that could use the additional funds,” she said. “The Logan Center’s clients helped assemble [the masks], so they’ve been really proactive and involved in this. I don’t know if there are more or bigger Notre Dame fans than the Logan Center clients.” The upcoming game is a continuation of the Foundation’s other breast cancer awareness efforts, including last week’s second annual Think Pink with Paqui golf outing, which hosted 250 guests and raised more than $75,000 in net proceeds, Klunder said. Although the noncompetitive event was “lighthearted,” Paqui Kelly said its educational value was the real focus of the outing, as two Michiana oncologists spoke to attendees about breast cancer treatment, early detection and research. “The event was quite successful, and we got positive feedback from people who came,” she said. “The oncologists discussed current treatments, and so many things have changed that what people were told 10 years ago is a lot different now. From my first to my second diagnosis, my treatments were very different.” Paqui Kelly said her experience motivates her to share her story and raise awareness of the disease year round, not just in October. “It’s personal to Brian and me. I feel like I had a red carpet with cancer treatment because we had everything we needed along the way,” she said. “It’s also very important to understand that breast cancer doesn’t just happen in October, but using the same platform of awareness as the country and the NFL helps.” For more information about the Kelly Cares Foundation, visit kellycaresfoundation.org.
Charles E. Workman, 82, of Harrison, Ohio, formerly of Aurora, Indiana, passed away Saturday, April 7, 2018 in Cincinnati, Ohio.He was born July 18, 1935 in Dearborn County, Indiana, son of the late William C. and Mamie P. (Armstrong) Workman.Charles served his country as a member of the United States Army. Charles was very patriotic and was proud to have served his country in the army during the Korean Conflict.He worked as a Electronics teacher for Southeastern Career Center, retiring after over 15 years of service.Charles was a 61 year member at Life Church (formerly Alliance Church), Aurora, Indiana. He had served as Commander of DAV Post 75. Charles enjoyed fishing, woodworking, and photography. In his early years Charles grew up on a farm. He enjoyed gardening, he helped Anna with all of her flower beds. He owned and operated Charlie’s TV Repair Shop in Aurora, Indiana. Charles loved God, his family, and his country. He will be missed by all who knew him.Surviving are wife, Anna Lee Turner Workman of Harrison, OH; sons, Terrance “Terry” (Tina) Workman of Aurora, IN., Brian Workman (Kim Hopper) of Aurora, IN; brothers, Dale (Carol) Workman of Lawrenceburg, IN, David (Bonnie) Workman of Moores Hill, IN, William “Bill” Workman of Lawrenceburg, IN, Arthur “Art” (Leisha) Workman of Dillsboro, IN; 3 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren.He was preceded in death by his parents, and brothers, Robert “Bob” Workman, Gerald Workman, and Donald Workman.Friends will be received Thursday, April 12, 2018, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm at the Life Church, 201 W. Conwell St., Aurora, Indiana.Services will be held at the church at 2:00 pm with Brother Kenneth Hopper officiating.Interment will follow in the Mt. Sinai Cemetery, Aurora, Indiana. Military graveside services will be conducted by members of local Veterans Service Organizations.Contributions may be made to the Life Church. If unable to attend services, please call the funeral home office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.Visit: www.rullmans.com
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – The Trinidad-based Seismic Research Centre at the University of the West Indies (UWI) Tuesday said that the recent earthquakes in Puerto Rico should serve as a reminder to the Caribbean “that our region is seismically active and we always need to be prepared.”On Monday, an earthquake with a magnitude of 5.7 rocked Puerto Rico and it was followed by another quake with a magnitude of 6.4 on Tuesday.The centre said that Monday’s quake was a “foreshock” to the 6.4 quake on Tuesday.A foreshock is an earthquake that occurs before a larger seismic event.US officials said power outages and damage have been reported near the island’s southern coast including in the city of Ponce where a 77-year-old man was killed and at least eight others injured.The US Geological Survey said the quake also affected several other countries including the Bahamas, British Virgin Islands, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Saint Martin, Sint Maarten, Guadeloupe, Haiti, Montserrat, Puerto Rico, St Kitts and Nevis, Turks and Caicos Islands and the US Virgin Islands.In recent days, several Caribbean countries have been rocked by earthquakes ranging in magnitudes from 3.9 to 4.3.“The recent earthquakes around Puerto Rico serves as a reminder that our region is seismically active and we always need to be prepared,” the centre said, adding that “although we do not monitor that area, sharing of knowledge is key to better understanding and living with these geological hazards.”