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VU women's soccer and football teams take part in ALS Association Ice Bucket Challenge

28 hours ago From nwitimes.com   View Original Article

Munster, INDIANA - John Marovich found a unique way to keep his Valparaiso women’s soccer team cool during preseason workouts Wednesday afternoon.

Marovich, responding from a challenge from Valparaiso football coach Dave Cecchini, had his team partake in ...

Donations add up for charities

29 hours ago From Hexhamcourant   View Original Article

Hexham, U K - A walking group from the Tynedale Centre, a day centre in Hexham for people with learning disabilities, raised £467 for the Great North Air Ambulance after walking 6.5 miles from Hetherington in Stonehaugh to Bellingham on May 21.

And ...

Big Derek’s birthday bash aids charity!

30 hours ago From Coleraine Times   View Original Article

Coleraine, U K - Big-hearted Derek set about organising a party to remember, in Bertha’s Bar in Castlerock.

Supported by his good friend, Andrew Hutchinson, and making use of the many contacts he had made over the years, Derek began to gather a wide ra ...

Female Citadel knobs donate hair to Locks of Love

31 hours ago From WBTV   View Original Article

Charlotte, NORTH CAROLINA - Four incoming female Citadel cadets are getting their military haircuts and donating their locks to a good cause.

The cadets who report to the Charleston military college on Saturday are getting haircuts on Thursday along with their re ...

Dog Will Read Flashcards to Help Autistic Kids, a First for Group

31 hours ago From Times of San Diego   View Original Article

Del Mar, CALIFORNIA - After nearly a year of fundraising and service training, a 12-month-old golden retriever named Drake has arrived in Oceanside to begin her career on Monday helping children with autism.

She has been trained to “read” commands using vis ...

Grandmother, cancer survivor, raises thousands for charity by selling cookies

32 hours ago From Globalnews.ca   View Original Article

Toronto, CANADA - For the past 10 years Hazel Akai has whipped up thousands of cookies for charity.

This week she’s retiring from her job at PricewaterhouseCoopers and the grandmother from Port Coquitlam is getting ready to hang up her ‘baking hat’.

Charity set up after Meldrum toddler dies gets £10,700 boost

32 hours ago From Aberdeen Press and Journal   View Original Article

Aberdeen, U K - A group of friends who have a yearly “get together” to raise money for local charities have passed the £70,000 milestone.

Laura Philip, her brother and sister-in-law Michael and Carol Wilson and chums Joyce and Steven Dalgarno, Carol T ...

Ada Paramedics honored by Heart Association

33 hours ago From Idaho Business Review   View Original Article

Boise, IDAHO - Ada County Paramedics was recently honored with the American Heart Association’s Mission:

LifelineEMS Silver award. This award recognizes a high level of success in implementing improvement measures for patients who suffer from severe ...

American Heart Association Launches Open Innovation Challenge With A Crowd-funding Twist

Archived, 2 days ago From Crowdsourcing.org  

New York, NEW YORK - The American Heart Association (AHA) has an ambitious goal: “to improve the cardiovascular health of all Americans by 20 percent while reducing death from cardiovascular diseases and stroke by 20 percent by the year 2020.”

To make sure ...

Vulcan resident takes part in Ride to Conquer Cancer

Archived, 2 days ago From Vulcan Advocate  

Vulcan, CANADA - It might be tiring to bicycle 225 kilometres over two days for the average person.

But after seeing cancer survivors along the route of the Ride to Conquer Cancer, Vulcan resident Lyle Magnuson said he just had to suck it up and keep g ...

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