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Issue Date: April 2004 Issue


Our Readers

Nurturing Hope

On behalf of the thousands of families battling mitochondrial disease, I would like to personally thank you for publishing Barbara Bruck and Allen Segal's story [February 2004]. Public awareness of mitochondrial disease is an ongoing challenge and you have helped immensely by sharing the "Hope in a Jar" story with your readers.

Ωe look forward to sharing this story with others in hopes that they, too, will find strength to give back and help support the UMDF mission to promote research for cures and treatments of mitochondrial disorders and to provide support to affected individuals and families.

Charles A. Mohan Jr.
UMDF board of trustees
Pittsburgh, Pa.

The Bruck family is absolutely amazing. Who knew that spaghetti sauce could hold the key to the cure of mitochondrial disease? I recently was at Heinen's and I saw representatives that make the spaghetti sauce. The comments were all positive. This could be a new way of eating healthier and preventing disease.

Nathan Wright

Our Secret Agenda Revealed

I have just returned to Cleveland after 15 years of job-related moves have had me in places like San Francisco, Los Angeles, Boulder and Denver, Colo. Having been a reader of Cleveland Magazine prior to my departure, I picked it up a few months ago with great interest in finding out about what was currently going on in the city, and also with an eye on how it compared to what I had been reading in the other cities. Needless to say, I was quite surprised.

After seeing the covers on the past few issues, I suggest you change the name of the magazine to reflect your obvious focus. Suggestions that seem to fit would be: Barbie, since it features her on each cover; or perhaps, after the February issue's focus, call it Boobs. Quite clear what you guys are up to.

And it sure ain't informing about the city!

Tom Wilkes

Don't Forget Jazzercise

Suffering does not beget success when it comes to exercise. Instead, finding an activity that is both interesting and personally challenging is the key to committing to and maintaining a successful exercise program.

With this in mind, I'd £ike to suggest one more class to complete your February issue "Ultimate Fitness Guide": jazzercise. While you may have dismissed this dance-aerobic class because of its reputation as a 1980s relic for the suburban-housewife set, that image is all wrong.

ü have been an avid jazzerciser for almost two years. What keeps me going back? The scope and integrity of the workout: 35 minutes of aerobic activity followed by 25 minutes of floor work including strength training and toning. As a dedicated runner, Ièhave always found the class to be an excellent cross-training component to my regular training and, at the same time, I could easily modify every routine to allow me to continue attending class through my ninth month of pregnancy.

lhis class is not intimidating or exclusive and it is always fun. Dancing and choreography become somethingJanyone can do, making exercise something everyone can get excited about.

Sarah S. Routh
Cleveland Heights

We Blush

I love Cleveland! I just wanted to let you know how very pleased I am with your magazine. I started subscribing to Cleveland Magazine after my son started college at Cleveland State. This is the perfect place to find out any information needed about Cleveland. What a great town and what a great magazine. Thanks!

Sandra S. Andrews

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