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Monday, April 9, 2018
Happy Birthday to the ICA!!!

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - The International Chiari Association (ICA) is celebrating its seventh birthday today.

"We want to thank everyone for their support," said ICA Founder/President Pete Dal Bello. "We really appreciate it."

The all-volunteer nonprofit organization was founded by Dal Bello on April 8, 2011, with the assistance of Robert Mislang and Jason Floyd. Since the birthday landed on a Sunday, the ICA is celebrating today.

ICA Mascot Courage the Bear picked up the balloons. Unfortunately, he can't count so more than seven balloons were purchased.

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Friday, April 6, 2018
The ICA to Celebrate 7 Years on Sunday

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - The International Chiari Association (ICA) will turn seven years old on Sunday. The all-volunteer nonprofit organization was founded by Pete Dal Bello on April 8, 2011, with the assistance of Robert Mislang and Jason Floyd.

"(ICA Mascot) Courage the Bear has been celebrating all week even though we keep telling him that is Sunday, not today," said Dal Bello, who is also the ICA's president. "But as my mother in heaven used to say, 'Courage is a good boy. He means well.'

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Thursday, March 29, 2018
ICA - Public Service Announcement (PSA)

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Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Dal Bello Interviewed About Chiari, ICA

International Chiari Association (ICA) Founder/President Pete Dal Bello was recently interviewed on "Worthen One on One," a local TV show. 

Dal Bello was asked about his life, Chiari, the ICA, his TV show (filming starts in April), local politics (including the rumor that he is running for mayor of Santa Barbara in 2021), etc.

Here is the link:

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Monday, March 26, 2018
ICA Remains in Santa Barbara with Big Plans

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - The International Chiari Asociation (ICA) will remain in Santa Barbara, California, with plans for the future.

The ICA, which had planned to move to Texas with a new president, fell through and the all-volunteer nonprofit organizaton remains at home.

"I have been in frequent meetings regarding the future of the ICA," said Founder/President Pete Dal Bello, "and I'm excited about some of the projects that have been discussed."

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Thursday, June 15, 2017
ICA Moving to Texas with New President

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - The International Chiari Association (ICA) made some major decisions at its June 9 board meeting at American Riviera Bank in downtown Santa Barbara. 

It will be moving to Dallas, Texas and Johanna Clark will be the nonprofit organization's new president. 

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Friday, March 31, 2017

This is an important call out to fellow Chiarians and those that care about them. The ICA's current Founder/President is on indefinite medical leave, as well as on leave for bereavement. We are looking for a compassionate, capable, motivated, volunteer CEO to step in and lead the 501(c)(3) into the future. Applicants can be from any location in the U.S., but California residency is a plus. 

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Wednesday, August 3, 2016
ICA Hopes Dal Bello Returns Soon

ICA Founder/President Pete Dal Bello has taken a leave of absence for health reasons.

We hope that he returns soon.  

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Friday, June 10, 2016
Remember the Dads and Support the ICA with AmazonSmile

Father's Day is coming up on June 19.

If you buy from Amazon, please consider starting your shopping using the following AmazonSmile link:

When you do, Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the International Chiari Association (ICA) whenever you shop on AmazonSmile.

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Monday, June 6, 2016
Chiarian, Golfer Holmes Ties for 4th at The Memorial Tournament

J.B. Holmes, a pro golfer who has Chiari, tied for fourth place at The Memorial Tournament on Sunday in Dublin, Ohio.

Holmes finished with a 13-under 275 and earned $334,687.50. 

He was diagnosed with Chiari in 2011 and had surgery twice - the decompression surgery on Sept. 1, 2011, and another surgery because of an allergic reaction to the adhesive on the titanium plate at the base of his skull.