The Worldwide Impact of Ronald McDonald Care Mobiles

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Ronald McDonald Care Mobiles

A national account executive, Daniel Rich Galinson has been with Solutran in Plymouth, Minnesota, since 2001. Outside of work, Daniel Rich Galinson supports a number of philanthropic organizations, including Ronald McDonald Charities, which works to keep families together during medical emergencies.

Outside of its important housing services, Ronald McDonald Charities funds dozens of mobile care centers that provide critical services to communities around the world. Ronald McDonald Care Mobiles have been used to administer immunizations in New Orleans, provide eye care in Thailand, and treat pediatric cancer in Poland.

Equipped with state-of-the-art technology, each vehicle includes a reception area, a laboratory, and two examination rooms. When mobilizing vehicles, Ronald McDonald Charities focuses on prevention and treatment, as well as referrals to community physicians who can continue providing care.

In the past, Ronald McDonald Care Mobiles have provided treatment for asthma, primary care services, vision and hearing screenings, nutrition counseling, and more. The care mobile program also puts an emphasis on educating patients and members of the surrounding community.

Individuals interested in supporting the important mission of Ronald McDonald Charities can learn more about its Care Mobiles and other services at


FMSC Gives 2-Year-Old Haitian New Lease of Life

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Feed My Starving Children

A national account executive with Solutran, Daniel Rich Galinson is in charge of growing national retail accounts for the payment-processing company. Outside of work, Daniel Rich Galinson supports Feed My Starving Children (FMSC).

FMSC provides food to children all over the world. In 2016, the organization produced over 284 million meals to feed more than 26,800 children a day. One of these children was 2-year-old Paul Evens from Haiti.

Paul lives with his parents and two other siblings. His parents are farmers who struggle to provide enough food for the family. Paul, being the youngest, was hardest hit. He weighed 17 pounds and had been diagnosed with kwashiorkor, a type of malnutrition characterized by intense pain and swelling. He was sick, and his body needed nutrients.

Paul’s father took him to an FMSC distribution partner in Haiti, where he was put on FMSC’s daily MannaPack Rice diet. Paul responded positively to the diet. He gained weight became healthier, stronger, and free from malnutrition pain.

Solutran’s New WIC Program

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Daniel Rich Galinson earned his BA at Eckerd College, in St. Petersburg, Florida. Working at Solutran for over 13 years, Daniel Rich Galinson is now a national account executive at the company.

Solutran is headquartered in Plymouth, Minnesota. Founded in 1982, the company offers a broad array of treasury management solutions. Its services include WIC (Women, Infants, and Children) processing, paper check processing, and full electronic payment conversion.

Recently, the company announced that its Wic Mosaic Project had begun processing transactions. The Texas procured project is now the largest WIC program in the country handling Electronic Benefit Transfer transactions. The Wic Mosaic Project team handled over 1.5 million retail transactions and reimbursed approximately 2,200 retail vendors more than $36.5 million dollars in its first month of operation. The retail vendors are located throughout Texas.

The Texas contract is the largest in the company’s history and is valued at more than $30 million.

Stamina Training and the Runner

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Stamina Training

Daniel Rich Galinson, a national account executive with payment processing group Soultran, stands out as an avid runner in his free time. Daniel Rich Galinson, who once struggled to run a mile, has since built up his endurance to the level at which he can run a marathon.

When runners build endurance, they typically strive either to increase the distance that they can travel or to raise the pace at which they can cover distance. In either case, the physiological processes are similar. The heart begins to pump blood more efficiently, which results in lower heart rates both resting and at running pace. New capillaries grow within the skeletal muscles, so as to more effectively deliver blood where it is needed, and muscle cells become more efficient at sourcing energy.

This process occurs at a gradual pace. Runners who have successfully increased their endurance have done so by adding distance or increasing pace by just a small amount each week. It is equally important to maintain a consistent and easy pace, so as to avoid injury. Experts recommend training runs at approximately 80 percent of race speed, though some runners do find it more helpful to accelerate pace during the last quarter of a distance run. Regardless of what method works best for a runner’s individual situation, training runs should be effective without causing exhaustion or damaging the body.

Robert Randolph and the Family Band 2015 Tour

Daniel Rich Galinson serves as a national account manager at Solutran, located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. In his leisure time, Daniel Rich Galinson enjoys listening to a wide range of funk and blue grass music, and one of his favorite groups is Robert Randolph and the Family Band.

Robert Randolph first gained attention in 2000 when he performed at the Sacred Steel Convention, an annual event held in Florida. After a short period of playing as a soloist and collaborating with John Medeski and other artists, he formed the Family Band with his cousins. Since 2002, Robert Randolph and the Family Band have released six albums, including their latest, Lickety Split, produced by the Blue Note record label company. The band will tour throughout the United States in 2015 with a stop at Subway Music in The Zoo in Apple Valley, Minnesota, on September 3. For a complete listing of cities and venues, visit

Porkapalooza Episode 1

I had the pleasure of being able to secure a 60lb heritage pig from a co-worker who raises one litter of these a year. This type of pig was bread for its high fat content and you know the saying…fat equals flavor. This couldn’t be truer when it came to this cooking experience. The process was made up of the following steps; butchering, curing / smoking and eating.

Butchering: We had the pig killed and skinned prior to picking it up. We managed to break the animal down into these sections – Ham, Shoulder, Chops, Spare Ribs and Belly.

Curing & Smoking: Some of the cuts as you would imagine required additional attention prior to eating. The Belly was prepared in 2 ways. Obviously the first was cured and smoked resulting in some amazing bacon. The second was a fabulous porketta. The ham was cured with pink salt and then smoked.  The shoulder was smoked and pulled. The spare ribs were done with a light rub and smoked. The chops were brined and the prepared on a grill and in cast iron.

Eating: Appetizers included pulled pork sliders and spare ribs. This was followed by a warm spinach salad with ham and a poached egg (this dish stole the show). The main course included porketta with an herb and garlic sauce, blackened and grilled pork chops.

Overall this was an amazing cooking experience. We already placed an order to secure a second one of these animals for Porkapalooza 2015.


Kevin Garnett’s Legacy with the Minnesota Timberwolves

Daniel Rich Galinson serves as a national account executive with Solutran in Plymouth, Minnesota. He spent six years with the company in the position of senior product manager. Outside of his work with Solutran, Daniel Rich Galinson enjoys supporting Minnesota sports, including the Timberwolves basketball team.

For some franchises in the world of professional sports, fans can spend their entire lives arguing over who a team’s best player was. In other cases, the answer is far more obvious. In February of 2015, just ahead of the National Basketball Association (NBA) trade deadline, the Brooklyn Nets traded Kevin Garnett to the Minnesota Timberwolves, the team he had played for over the course of his first 12 seasons and a franchise he has plans to one day own. Despite playing six seasons as a Boston Celtic and nearly two seasons in Brooklyn, Garnett has continued to maintain his Minnesota residence. Garnett’s place in Timberwolves history, however, extends far beyond sentimentality and future, off-court ambitions.

Garnett averaged 10 points and six rebounds as a rookie, earning All Rookie Second Team honors. For Timberwolves fans, it was a sign of things to come. During his 12 seasons with the team, Garnett scored 19,041 points. Sam Mitchell’s 7,161 points rank as a distant second. His 20.5 points-per-game average trails Tony Campbell by one-tenth of a point, though Campbell played just three seasons for Minnesota. Garnett holds a number of additional franchise records, including most blocks, most offensive and defensive rebounds, and most steals. A known antagonist and physical player, he also holds the franchise mark for personal fouls. As a testament to his longevity, Garnett also holds records such as most minutes played as a member of the Timberwolves and most games started.