Live the Life
2252 Killearn Center Blvd.
Suite 100
TALLAHASSEE FL 32309
Mission
Live the Life exists to strengthen marriages and families.
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Mr. Richard J Albertson
Board Chair Mr. Dennis Stoica
Board Chair Affiliation Real Estate Developer
General Info
Supported Organization Live the LIfe
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Incorporation Year 1998
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Yes Jan 2017
State Registration Yes Apr 2016
Financial Summary
 
 
Projected Revenue $1,866,056.00
Projected Expenses $1,850,762.00
IRS Letter of Determination
IRS Letter for Tax ExemptionView
Impact Statement
2012 Accomplishments:
  • The divorce rate in Leon County (our state Headquarters) has dropped 39.9% since 1997, more than double the drop in the Florida divorce rate during the same time. While we do not take all the credit for this significant decrease, (we have over 100 collaborative partners working with us) we are unaware of any other non-profit in Leon County with a mission to strengthen marriages and families and reduce the divorce rate. If the county divorce rate had remained constant, there would have been 625 more divorces in Leon County, costing taxpayers $19,260,625 in 2012
  • During the first 9 months of 2012, Live the Live has had 6,155 participants receive 7,124 relational interactions in our life-changing programs, classes, and counseling. The average dosage of our relational impact is 9.19 hours per participant   
  • 958 students participated in one of Live the Life’s faith-based camps/retreats. More than 200 students accepted Christ as their Savior
  • Two national research studies are being conducted on our secular Teen Pregnancy Prevention program. Both studies will publish their results in a peer reviewed journal
  • Live the Life offered relationship education programs in 10 Florida prisons in 2012 – 85% of these inmates will be released back into society – hopefully much better prepared for healthier relationships and stronger families
  • Our annual independent financial audit from the James Moore and Co. had “no findings” which places Live the Life in the top 10% of non-profits regarding financial management
Champions for Children Campaign–5 Year Goals:

1.     Mobilize and train 1,000 collaborative partners (churches, schools, businesses, and community based organizations) and 2,500 Instructors across 5 Florida regions in marriage and relationship education programs

2.    Stimulate 250,000 relational interactions from 100,000 participants

3.     50,000 Date Night Phone App downloads

4.     Reduce the divorce rate in Florida, and lower the cost of divorce to taxpayers

 

Needs Statement

1.     Identify, recruit and train local partners across Florida to make voluntary marriage education widely available to couples and individuals. These will be provided through "Train the Trainer" programs, direct classes, retreats, and marriage counseling. 

2.     Develop the Date Night Mobile Digital project to enhance the most valuable relationships for couples through technology. This project encourages couples to download mobile phone apps and invest in their relationships–it has been described as “Facebook for couples without all the noise.” 

3.     Hire staff including a Chief Operating Officer to oversee daily operations and enhance internal processes to help us grow and fulfill our mission, develop and execute the strategic plan, ensure that systems perform at an optimal level, and produce top-quality services and products while decreasing costs and increasing revenues. We also need 3 new field staff to execute the Champions for Children Campaign across 5 Florida regions

4.     Identify, cultivate, and develop relationships with private foundations who share a common vision to champion positive outcomes for children and strengthen marriages and families

5.     Launch a fund development drive to raise $3,184,500 for our statewide Champions for Children Campaign–5 year project ($636,900/year)

Background Statement
On February 9, 1998 Richard and Elizabeth Albertson took a giant leap of faith with their 4 small children to launch Live the Life in the upstairs patio of their townhouse in Tallahassee. Their vision was to make a difference regarding the central problem of our time: The breakdown of the American family. Live the Life’s first year budget was just under $60,000. Live the Life led the effort to collaborate with 70 pastors to adopt a Tallahassee Community Marriage Policy. Governor Jeb Bush signed our community marriage policy and helped launch our healthy marriage initiative.
 
In 2006, Live the Life paid cash to purchase the first floor of the Delaney Center in Tallahassee for its headquarters. Later that same year we received our first federal grant under President Bush’s Healthy Marriage Initiative. Dr. Frank Fincham, a world renowned researcher, was hired as an independent third party evaluator to document the efficacy of our Adventures in Marriage curriculum for couples. In 2008 we received another federal grant to execute our Sexual Risk Avoidance program for middle and high school students.
   
In 2011 Dr. Fincham completed his 5-year study of the Adventures in Marriage (AIM) Program. AIM produced changes on ALL of the eight measures used. In addition:
*91% of participants showed some form of improvement
*76% of participants showed improved communication skills
*67% of participants reported improvement in their conflict resolution ability *81% of participants had higher marital satisfaction scores
 
Live the Life became a statewide organization in 2011, and currently has regional offices in Tallahassee, Lakeland, Jacksonville, Ft. Lauderdale, and Bradenton. 
 
 
Live the Life’s Start Smart comprehensive premarital program expanded into 11 states and Puerto Rico, and the Florida Baptist Convention adopted Start Smart as its preferred premarital program.
 
Marriage and Family Leaders from across America banded together to form the National Association for Relationship and Marriage Education (NARME). Richard Albertson wrote the NARME charter which was signed by 119 leaders from 24 states! A national Board for NARME was formed, Richard was elected Board Treasurer, and Live the Life assumed the administrative functions for this new national association. Live the Life’s budget in 2012 is $1,937,924. Live the Life has come a long way since its humble start.
Areas Served
Areas Served
Area
FL
Areas Served Comments Live the Life is a statewide organization with regional offices in Tallahassee, Jacksonville, Lakeland, Bradenton, and Ft. Lauderdale
Service Categories
Primary Org Type Education
Secondary Org Type Youth Development
Tertiary Org Type Religion- Related
Statement from the Board Chair/Board President
Statement from the CEO/Executive Director
Let’s talk about our kids, because the kids are not all right. Far too many of our kids are growing up in broken homes. Children raised in broken families are more likely to:
  • drop out of high school
  • use drugs
  • commit crimes
  • become sexually active
  • have children outside of marriage
  • develop mental health problems
  • become homeless
  • go on welfare
  • experience poverty
 
 A recent national study found that family fragmentation, divorce, and out-of-wedlock childbearing cost taxpayers at least $112 bil­lion per year and $1 trillion each decade.  The catastrophic fallout from broken homes, divorce, and the decline of the family is well documented. Whether measured by the increase in single parenthood, the increase in childhood poverty, the persistently high rate of divorce, or increasing cohabitation, the intact married family is slowly disappearing. This is not good news for the kids.

Family scholar Charles Donovan said we "need to forge a fresh American consensus that rescuing marriage requires a Marshall Plan to rebuild shattered American homes. It is a matter of the highest national priority." It does not take a brilliant family scholar to conclude we need more stable, married families in America. The family has been called “the best department of health, education, and welfare.” Whenever families fail, others can help fill the breach. But it is very nearly impossible for others to fully pick up the pieces from broken families.

We must provide our kids with stable, healthy environments in which to grow up. This is where organizations like Live the Life stand in the gap. We are on the front lines, in the trenches, fighting every day for strong families, healthy marriage, and responsible fatherhood. 

Our vision is that more children will grow up in intact, safe, healthy, married homes and have better life outcomes. We collaborate with partners across Florida and the nation to save future generations from the destructive consequences of failed marriages, irresponsible fathers, and broken homes that result in poor child outcomes. 

Building upon our statewide infrastructure and our nationally recognized leadership in the field, we are mobilizing the allies and resources necessary to lead a Champions for Children campaign to provide education for healthy marriages, responsible fathers, and strong families across Florida. All of our programs may be offered in either secular or faith-based formats. 

America's future may well depend on how we find a way to embrace the strategic opportunity to restore healthy marriages and families as a cornerstone of civilization.

Programs
Description

Start Smart is a comprehensive premarital program asking engaged couples “Do you want the 5 year plan or the 50-year plan for your marriage?” It has 4 core elements:

  1. A premarital inventory driven by current research that provides a comprehensive, unique profile of each premarital couple, and measures their strengths and growth areas in 13 critical categories needed for a successful marriage. The cost of the Start Smart Inventory is $25 per couple.  
  2. A 56 page workbook packed with innovative exercises and meaningful content regarding expectations, finances, personalities and perspectives, sexuality and intimacy, communication and conflict resolution. The Start Smart workbook is free for couples who purchase the inventory, and printed as a pdf file.
  3. Five optional mentoring sessions with trained “Marriage Coaches” to process Start Smart inventory results and workbook exercises. Marriage Coaches use the Inventory Report as an outline for facilitating appropriate and on-target discussion. The Start Smart Report is easy to follow, and is intended to maximize the premarital experience by tailoring discussion to the individual couple and by providing follow-up questions, coaching tips, and current research
  1. Experiential learning of specific communication and conflict resolution skills crucial to healthy marriage
Budget $52,249
Category Education, General/Other Adult Education
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Families Adults At-Risk Populations
Short Term Success
  1. Provide a solid foundation for a life long marriage for engaged couples
  2. 15-20% of premarital couples will break off their engagement - resulting in fewer divorces down the road
  3. Increase the number of couples in Bradenton and Sarasota receiving a minimum of 4 hours of premarital education
Long Term Success
  1. Reduce the divorce rate in Florida, and lower the cost of divorce to taxpayers
  2. More children will grow up in healthy, stable families
  3. Increase the marriage rate in Florida
  4. Decrease the cohabitation rate in Floria
Program Success Monitoring
  • # of couples applying for a marriage license who have received at least 4 hours of premarital preparation monitored by the County Clerk of the Court
  • Couples take a premarital inventory online which has been collecting data for nearly 4 years. 
  • Pre-and post evaluations have been collected from program participants during Live the Life's 5 year federally funded Healthy Marriage Initiative.
Program Success Examples
  • The divorce rate in Leon County has dropped 39.6 % since we started offering Start Smart in 1999 -  more than double the decrease in Florida during the same period.
  • The Florida Baptist Association has adopted Start Smart as its preferred premarital program
Description

Most couples do not know “how” to be married. Adventures in Marriage helps couples discover better ways to meet one another’s needs, communicate, resolve conflicts, express anger, avoid dirty fighting, and understand how their personality styles impact relationships for better or worse. Fun, practical, and easy to learn, Adventures in Marriage is appropriate for couples at any age or stage.  The program is designed to reach couples across the spectrum – from happy and highly motivated to struggling and highly stressed.  

Adventures in Marriage combines Christian principles with the latest research to provide specific, practical, attainable skills for a successful marriage.   Some of the core teachings include:

  • Satisfy your biological need for bonding and closeness
  • Pain pursues pleasure
  • Love is experienced when needs are met - Meet the need!
  • In a healthy marriage, there is you, me, and US. Us is more important than you or me
  • When you care enough you will change
  • Love always bends toward the other person
Budget $18,259
Category Education, General/Other Adult Education
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Families Adults At-Risk Populations
Short Term Success During his 5-year independent evaluation of this program, FSU eminent scholar Dr. Frank Fincham found:
  • 91% of participants showed some form of improvement as a result of participating in the program
  • 76% of participants showed improved communication skills as assessed by the Communication Patterns Questionnaire
  • 67% of participants reported improvement in their conflict resolution ability after their participation in our program
  • 81% of participants had higher marital satisfaction scores following program participation.
Dr Fincham stated, "Showing such notable gains are valuable in their own right. But, one may ask, 'did the programs help those most in need of help?' It is remarkable that when only participants experiencing marital distress are considered, 48% had moved from the maritally distressed range into the happily married range by the end of the program. This is without doubt the single most impressive achievement of Live the Life marriage programs."
Long Term Success
  1. Reduce the divorce rate in Florida, and lower the cost of divorce to taxpayers
  2. More children will grow up in healthy, stable families
  3. Increase the marriage rate in Florida
  4. Decrease the cohabitation rate in Floria
Program Success Monitoring
Live the Life hired Dr. Frank Fincham, a world renowned researcher, as its independent, third party evaluator to document the efficacy of our Adventures in Marriage curriculum. During Live the Life's 5 year Healthy Marriage Project, reliable and valid measures were administered before and after each class. To document that changes were not due to chance, statistical analyses were performed which resulted in a consistent set of findings throughout the project period. The program produced changes that exceeded what might be expected on the basis of chance for all of the eight measures used.
Program Success Examples

Program Evaluation Comments

  • “This opened my eyes to what has been closed for 36 years” Nathaniel, Crawfordville, FL
  • “This has changed my way of looking at my relationship and life”Mario, Tampa, FL
  • “This class has been a life changing experience for me and it has broken the cycle of my abnormal lifestyle”Henry, Crawfordville, FL
  • “I have never ever take anything so worthwhile in my life.  This class will help heal, save and mend broken marriages back together again”Jerome, Hollywood, FL
  • “This is simple but powerful stuff”Eddie, Tallahassee, FL
  • “This experience changed the way I see marriage”Eric, Orlando, FL
  • “Every session and area was vital to me”Andre, Jacksonville, FL
  • “Two days before the class my wife told me she was going to start seeing another man after we had been together for 22 years. I wish I had pressed harder for us to do this years ago. We are finally communicating now”John, Austin, TX
  • “It will help my wife and I resolve conflict much more effectively”Scott, New Port Richey, FL
Description

Our vision for Hope Weekends is simple: We want to see troubled marriages healed and restored so more children will grow up in happier, healthier homes. Using Biblically based principles, we help couples get “unstuck” and reconnect. We accomplish this by helping couples:

  • Develop, maintain, and sustain a deeply bonded and connected relationship
  • Experience greater knowledge and understanding of one another
  • Strengthen essential relationship, communication and conflict resolution skills for emotional regulation
  • Promote a greater sense of "Us" and bonding
  • Remove some of the accumulated relational pain

We encourage couples who are struggling in their marriage to register Hope Weekends because:   

  • Shattered marriages can be restored 
  • It is not too late to put the pieces back together
  • Couples have everything to gain and so much to lose
  • Before couples close the door on their marriage forever, they owe it to themselves and their family to give saving this marriage one more chance
Budget $90,800
Category Education, General/Other Adult Education
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Adults At-Risk Populations Females
Short Term Success 80% of troubled marriages attending Hope Weekend will choose to remain married
Long Term Success
  1. Reduce the divorce rate in Florida, and lower the cost of divorce to taxpayers
  2. More children will grow up in healthy, stable families
  3. Increase the marriage rate in Florida
  4. Decrease the cohabitation rate in Floria
Program Success Monitoring Program evaluations are given to all Hope Weekend attendees and data is collected and tracked on each participant
Program Success Examples For the past 10 years, an average of 80% of troubled marriages have decided to stay married and build a happier, healthier marriage.  Many couples who have attended Hope Weekends have already filed for divorce
Comments
Program Comments by Organization

Live the Life has experienced tremendous growth after expanding to become a statewide organization in 2011.  Since then we now have offices in 5 Florida regions.  As we continue to grow and expand we are experiencing "growing pains."   We have reached the point where we need more infrastructure to under gird and support our growth.  

After reading the groundbreaking book “Forces For Good” which highlights non-profits that change the world, our Founding President and CEO Richard Albertson discovered a key missing link needed to take Live the Life to the next level. Using systematic research, the researchers in “Forces for Good” found that organizations that change the world share this common leadership dynamic: A strong, energetic visionary who sees what could be and should be then works diligently to expand the borders of an organization, coupled with an analytical, nuts and bolts operations leader who holds the fort at the headquarters, makes “trains run on time,” and is a good steward of both the human capital and the finances of the organization. These two leaders must have deep trust and respect for one another coupled with complete confidence in the unique, vital gifts and abilities the other person brings to the table. 

With that in mind, Live the Life set out on a very deliberate search to find the right operations person to bring on board. On May 13, 2013 Live the Life hired Victor D’Aurio as our Chief Operating Officer. Victor was formerly the President and CEO of PAT Live, a successful business with 125 employees. Victor will run Live the Life’s “day to day” operations and streamline our systems and processes to keep up with our growth and complexity while staying true to our core mission and values. With this missing piece of the puzzle in place, we believe Live the Life is positioned for even greater growth so we can impact more families, andmore children will grow up in intact, safe, healthy, married homes and have better life outcomes.

CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director Mr. Richard J Albertson
CEO Term Start Feb 1998
CEO/Executive Director Email richard@livethelife.org
Experience

Richard Albertson is the Founding President and CEO of Live the Life, a statewide, faith based 501c3 organization dedicated to strengthening marriages and families. Founded in 1998 and headquartered in Tallahassee, Florida, Live the Life has regional offices in Jacksonville, Lakeland, Bradenton and Ft. Lauderdale. 

Richard has authored multiple curricula for healthy relationships such as: Start Smart, a comprehensive premarital program, Champions, a curriculum for High School Boys, and co-authored the Adventures in Marriage curriculum.  

Richard is a co-Founder and Board Treasurer for the National Association for Relationship and Marriage Education (NARME).  Most recently, Florida Governor Rick Scott appointed Richard to the Florida Faith-Based and Community-Based Advisory Council in 2013.  He previously served as Chairman of the Florida Commission on Marriage and Family Support, and Chairman of the Florida Commission on Responsible Fatherhood, and Board member of the National Abstinence Education Association.

Since Live the Life launched in 1998, the divorce rate in Leon County has dropped 39.9%, more than double the drop in the Florida divorce rate during the same time.  While Live the Life and its collaborative partners do not take all the credit for this significant drop, it is the only non-profit in Leon County focused on strengthening marriages and families and reducing the divorce rate. 

Richard’s background includes working for two U.S. Presidents.  He served as a campaign fundraiser and media relations assistant for a political action committee for Ronald Reagan’s re-election campaign in 1984.  In 1987-1988 he worked for the George Bush Campaign in Florida, and was appointed by President Bush to serve at the U.S. Department of Agriculture.   

Richard graduated from Florida State University with a double major in History and Political Science in 1985.  He married his wife Elizabeth in 1988.  They have five children, ages 22 and under.

Former CEOs/Executive Directors
NameTerm
Senior Staff
NameTitle
Dr. Richard Marks Vice President for Marriage Education
Mrs. Lisa May Vice President for Development
Mr. Roshad Thoma Vice President for Student Programs
Staff & Volunteer Statistics
Full Time Staff 12
Part Time Staff 6
Staff Retention Rate % 92
Professional Development Yes
Contractors 0
Volunteers 100
Management Reports to Board Yes
CEO/Executive Director Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Collaborations
Live the Life has hundreds of collaborative partners across Florida
 
External Assessments and Accreditations
Assessment/AccreditationYear
Risk Management Provisions
Plans
Fundraising Plan Yes
Communication Plan No
Strategic Plan No
Strategic Plan Years 3
Strategic Plan Adopted Jan 2016
Management Succession Plan No
Continuity of Operations Plan Yes
Policies
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistle Blower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy No
Policies and Procedures Yes
Other Documents
Board Chair
Board Chair Mr. Dennis Stoica
Company Affiliation Real Estate Developer
Board Term Jan 2016 to Dec 2016
Board Chair Email djstoica@gmail.com
Board Members
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Mr. and Mrs. Stuart Christmas Government Accountability Institute
Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Cotton OEM Wood Floors
Mr. and Mrs. Wadid Daoud Owner American Supply
Dr. and Mrs. Howard Groshell Owner Podiatry and Barefoot Wellness, Inc.
Mr. and Mrs. Jon Johnson Johnson and Associates
Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Lanier Celebration Church
Mr. and Mrs. Don Power Florida Auto & Truck Exchange
Mr. Rob Siedlecki Consultant
Mr. and Mrs. John Stewart Retired
Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Stoica Real Estate Investor
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes
Board Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 18
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 1
Board Gender
Male 10
Female 9
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 2
Board Orientation Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 5
Board Meeting Attendance % 67
Board Self-Evaluation Yes
Written Board Selection Criteria Yes
Board Conflict of Interest Policy Yes
% of Board Making Monetary Contributions 100
% of Board Making In-Kind Contributions 30
Standing Committees
Board Governance
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Nominating
Comments
Governance Comments by Organization On May 13, 2013 Live the Life hired Victor D’Aurio as our Chief Operating Officer. Victor was formerly the President and CEO of PAT Live, a successful business with 125 employees. Victor will run Live the Life’s “day to day” operations and streamline our systems and processes to keep up with our growth and complexity while staying true to our core mission and values. With this missing piece of the puzzle in place, we believe Live the Life is positioned for even greater growth so we can impact more families, and more children will grow up in intact, safe, healthy, married homes and have better life outcomes.
Fiscal Year Projections
Fiscal Year Begins 2016
Fiscal Year Ends 2016
Projected Revenue $1,866,056.00
Projected Expenses $1,850,762.00
Organization has Endowment Yes
Endowment Value $65,862.00
Endowment Spending Policy Percentage
Endowment Spending Policy % 4
Capital Campaign
Currently In a Capital Campaign No
Anticipate Campaign within 5 years? No
Campaign Purpose
Campaign Goal
Campaign Dates 0 to 0
Amount Raised To Date 0 as of 0
IRS Form 990s
Audit/Financial Documents
Historical Financial Review
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201420132012
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$0$0$0
Government Contributions$39,191$655,983$1,015,691
Federal$0$0$0
State$0$0$0
Local$0$0$0
Unspecified$39,191$655,983$1,015,691
Individual Contributions$461,214$287,486$174,840
$0$0$0
$394,980$503,763$272,153
Investment Income, Net of Losses$1,022$29$20
Membership Dues$0$0$0
Special Events$2,126$82,276$190,778
Revenue In-Kind$0$0$0
Other$25,454$58,091$30,728
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201420132012
Program Expense$869,084$1,459,126$1,416,821
Administration Expense$174,345$315,638$282,534
Fundraising Expense$51,759$67,765$24,220
Payments to Affiliates$0$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.840.860.98
Program Expense/Total Expenses79%79%82%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue10%7%2%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201420132012
Total Assets$538,076$546,488$726,861
Current Assets$78,643$155,818$297,243
Long-Term Liabilities$392,503$49,496$29,396
Current Liabilities$45,099$225,317$170,890
Total Net Assets$100,474$271,675$526,575
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201420132012
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions, gifts, grants $461,214Government Grants - Unspecified $655,983Government Grants - Unspecified $1,015,691
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountMinistry Event $370,056Ministry Event Revenue $477,890Ministry Event Revenue $268,628
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountGovernment Grants - Unspecified $39,191Contributions, gifts, grants $287,486Fundraising $190,778
CEO/Executive Director Compensation $100,001 - $125,000
Tax Credits No
Solvency
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201420132012
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities1.740.691.74
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201420132012
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets73%9%4%
Financials Comments
Financial Comments by Organization We had a $1 million per year federal grant that ended in 2013 and we had to cut 7 full time staff and ramp up our fund development work in order to make sure revenues exceed expenses.  We have slowly but surely been digging out of this hole, and our private fund development has increased every year for the past 4 years. 
Financial Comments by Foundation Financial information taken  from IRS Form 990 and audit documents.  Individual contributions include foundation and corporate support.  Federal tax returns and audited financial statements reconcile.  For 2012-2014, financial information was taken solely from IRS Form 990 as the audited financial statements were not available at time of review.
Nonprofit Live the Life
Address 2252 Killearn Center Blvd.
Suite 100
TALLAHASSEE , FL 34208
Phone 850 668-3700

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