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Inspiring Personal Independence: SAIL

By Geoff Kirsch

Believe it or not, people with disabilities constitute the single largest minority in the United States—some 20% of the total population.

Closer to home, roughly 85,000 Alaskans report some type of physical, cognitive or age-related disability, a total that only stands to grow in the coming years. Alaska leads the US in aging rate; Southeast Alaska leads the state.

Cancer Connection: Giving Hope, Celebrating Life

By Geoff Kirsch

When it comes to cancer and Alaska, there’s good news and there’s bad news. The bad news: for the past two decades now, cancer has been the state’s leading cause of death. The good news: in response to this, we’ve also seen an explosion of local cancer-related community groups working to connect, educate and inspire.

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