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Doctors star Matt Chambers saddles up for big Birmingham bike ride

30 hours ago From birminghammail.co.uk  View Original Article

Birmingham, U K - A dad struck down by a heart attack just after his daughter was diagnosed with cancer was among more than 1,000 cyclists who saddled up for Birmingham’s biggest charity bike ride.

Chris Miller’s attack capped a miserable spell during w ...

Hundreds join the fight against cancer in Hartlepool's Race for Life event

31 hours ago From gazettelive.co.uk  View Original Article

Middlesbrough, U K - A pink army of like-minded women and girls joined together in Hartlepool today to help with the fight against cancer.

Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life event, which included a 10K and a 5K race, took place along the promenade.

Real-life Rapunzel chops off locks to help children's charity

33 hours ago From dorsetecho.co.uk  View Original Article

Dorset, U K - A Weymouth kitchen assistant proved she's a cut above the rest by donating 14 inches of her hair to the Little Princess Trust.

Rachael Craig, 38, works at Highclere House on Cross Road in Weymouth and said she was inspired to fundraise ...

Amy Schumer to give a “Disappointing Lap Dance” for charity

33 hours ago From thefrisky.com  View Original Article

Hollywood, CALIFORNIA - Amy Schumer is really having her moment right now, and she is continuing to do so with the offer of a “disappointing lap dance” that she will give to raise money for The National Multiple Sclerosis Society while also promoting her new film Trainwreck ...

Slimmers donate old, oversized clothes to cancer charity

Archived, 3 days ago From chorley-guardian.co.uk 

Preston, U K - Members of all Slimming World groups in Chorley and Leyland collected 600 bags of clothes they have successfully slimmed out of to raise money for Cancer Research UK, as part of the national fund-raising campaign, the ‘Big Slimming World Clothes Thro ...

African kids smile at last

Archived, 3 days ago From timeslive.co.za 

Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - Two teams of surgeons experienced in cleft-palate work, anaesthesiologists, orthodontists, nurses, biomedical technicians, speech pathologists and childcare providers are heading for the Democratic Republic of Congo today to bring smiles to the faces ...

Special immunisation for high risk areas to continue, says NHM director

Archived, 3 days ago From hindustantimes.com 

New Delhi, INDIA - Director of National Health Mission (NHM), MP, Faiz Ahmed Qidwai on Friday said special immunisation sessions for high risk areas would continue even after the Mission Indradhanush rounds were over to sustain the progress and strengthen routine immun ...

Nutrition for Burundian refugees improve

Archived, 4 days ago From rnanews.com 

Kigali, RWANDA - UN agencies and NGO's have scaled up their response to Burundian refugee food and nutrition crisis specifically tackling malnutrition among children under five years.

The general food distribution with nutrient-rich fortified food and ...

UNICEF teams, supplies arrive in areas affected by new Ebola cases in Liberia

Archived, 4 days ago From unicef.org 

New York City, NEW YORK - Responding to Liberia’s first confirmed cases of Ebola in more than three months, UNICEF has begun distributing emergency supplies in the affected communities including tents for isolating those under quarantine, hygiene kits and chlorine and buckets ...

Red Crescent establishes heatstroke treatment centres in Karachi

Archived, 4 days ago From ifrc.org 

Geneva, SWITZERLAND - At least 1360 patients have died due to heatstroke in different hospitals in Karachi. Following the rising number of deaths due to the heatwave, the Pakistan Red Crescent Society established Heatstroke Treatment Centres in the city, almost all of the ...

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