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Weston Distance Learning, Inc., Helps Publicize Blevins Junior High’s Rayz Awareness Event

Fort Collins, Colorado – August 22, 2008
– This month, Weston Distance Learning, Inc. (originally operating as At-home Professions) celebrates its 15th year in Fort Collins. As part of its commitment to give back to its Fort Collins home, Weston served as an in-kind supporter of this year’s 1st Annual Blevins Junior High School Rayz Awareness of Melanoma 4K Run/Walk and Fun Run. The event was held Friday, April 25th, at Blevins Junior High School in Fort Collins. Weston provided complimentary printing of the event’s flyers and posters. In a letter to Weston president Ann Rohr, Rayz Awareness coordinators Kathy Walter and Katherine Brege reported the event’s success: The 250 participants were offered free skin-cancer screenings, and a total of $11,000 was raised through run/walk and fun run entrance fees. The coordinators thanked Weston for its help in “raising awareness of melanoma and educating our community about skin cancer prevention and sun safety.”

Weston was particularly gratified to support Rayz Awareness because both Rayz Awareness and its sponsor, the Bill Walter III Melanoma Research Fund ("http://www.billwalteriii.org/), are completely volunteer-run. For the past 10 years, Rayz Awareness events have been held in various U.S. cities. All profits are used to financially support melanoma patients and to fund melanoma research and education. To date, Rayz Awareness events have made it possible for the Bill Walter III Melanoma Research Fund to award patients a total of $70,000 in assistance and to contribute $170,000 to research. In-kind support such as that provided by Weston, which helped publicize April’s Fort Collins event, bolsters Fund managers’ fight to find a cure for melanoma and assist those afflicted by it.

As an active and established member of the Fort Collins business community, Weston recognizes the importance of supporting efforts to aid populations in need.

Weston Distance Learning, Inc. (Fort Collins, Colorado) is the parent company overseeing operations of three distance education schools: At-Home Professions, McKinley College and U.S. Career Institute. The schools enroll students throughout the country. Weston courses prepare students to work in more than 25 fields that offer solid job prospects and earning potential. Currently, Weston is launching a new distance education course every few months. Its state approval is issued by the Colorado Department of Education’s Division of Private Occupational Schools. Each course is accredited through the nationally recognized Distance Education and Training Council. To learn more about Weston Distance Learning, visit http://www.westondistancelearning.com.

For more information or to schedule an interview with Ann Rohr, please call marketing director Kevin White at (800) 347-7899 or email Kevin at KevinW@westondistancelearning.com.


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