Nourishing Loyalty—Qì of the Yang Earth Dog Wù Xū 戊 戌—Year 2018/4716

Happy Lunar New Year, below is an article from Tiger’s Play Astrology to illustrate the upcoming Year of Dog would be a year of fairness and equality!!!!

Check out the Asian Smokers’ Quitline during Lunar New Year Celebration

Prepare to Celebrate the Year of the Dog

The first day of Lunar New Year is on Feb 16, 2018 and it’s fast approaching! ASQ would like to wish everyone will have a fresh start in the year of the dog!

Getting ready for the new year

Some of the Asian community members may be busy with getting ready for the Lunar New Year and thinking about a resolution for the year of the dog, ASQ has prepared a pack of lucky red envelopes which will be given to each caller who calls ASQ to inquire quit smoking materials or to complete an online enrollment to receive quit smoking service. Red symbolizes good fortune in Chinese and Vietnamese cultures, that is why red envelopes are widely used during Lunar New Year and other celebratory events.

To celebrate the year of the dog and to wish everyone will have a healthy start of the New Year, these red envelopes are given out to Chinese and Vietnamese callers from now till Feb 20. While supplies last!

Help Smokers Quit

You can assist community members or patients to make a quit attempt by making direct referrals via ASQ web-based referral website or assist them to fill out an online enrollment form by going to one of the in language forms below:



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Safe Routes to School plans Winter Walk to School Day Feb. 7

Safe Routes to School plans Winter Walk to School Day Feb. 7

Students are invited to join the Minnesota Safe Routes to School’s second annual Winter Walk to School Day Feb. 7.

“We celebrate winter in Minnesota. The cold, snow and ice are just another season and meant to be enjoyed,” said Dave Cowan, SRTS coordinator. “Walking and biking to school in winter is another way to get outside, be active and connect with your community. We encourage all Minnesota kids to put on their hats, gloves, boots and coats, and walk with a friend, class or entire school.”

Schools are invited to submit their stories and photos of their event to compete for the Golden Snow Boot Award. Last year, Pilot Knob STEM Magnet School won the award. The school dropped nearly 100 percent of their students at a community center about a mile away from the school.

“They traveled through parks and trails and noted that, in spite of the cold, they enjoyed watching the sunrise and felt it was a great community-building event,” said Cowan.

Join the Walk to School Day at Feb 7th, 2018.

Students at Elton Hills elementary walking in front of school on a snowy day