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Very Special Kids put out the piggy banks to help collect for children with life-threatening illnesses

Archived, 5 days ago From Herald Sun  

Blackburn, AUSTRALIA - Three-year-old Isla loves nothing more than when her big brothers read to her.

She may not be able to walk, talk, eat or play, but time spent with her family is still precious.

Isla is a very special kid.


Global Bio-Disaster Response Urgently Needed in Ebola Fight

Archived, 5 days ago From Doctors Without Borders  

New York, NEW YORK - World leaders are failing to address the worst ever Ebola epidemic, and states with biological-disaster response capacity, including civilian and military medical capability, must immediately dispatch assets and personnel to West Africa, the internat ...

Alto-Shaam Golf Outing Raises $100K for Lymphoma

Archived, 5 days ago From FSR magazine  

The sixth annual Jerry Maahs Memorial Golf Outing held on Aug. 9 at Ironwood Golf Course in Sussex raised more than $100,000 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Wisconsin chapter, making the event its largest independent fundraiser in the state.

Poole cyclists fundraise £20,000 in Costa Rica challenge

Archived, 5 days ago From Blackmore Vale  

Dorset, U K - Three cyclists from Poole are set to donate £20,000 to Poole Hospital’s pioneering charity project Dignity in Dementia after cycling 500km across Costa Rica.

Amanda Colman, Penny Jarvis and Mark Skelton navigated across rivers and toug ...

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge encourages philanthropy through social media

Archived, 5 days ago From The Daily Cougar  

Houston, TEXAS - The latest social media trend involves plenty of ice, water and a bucket — and it’s all for a good cause. The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge involves dumping a bucket of ice cold water on someone’s head to promote the awareness of amyotrophic lateral scler ...

Bike ride to raise charity funds

Archived, 6 days ago From This is The West Country  

London, U K - A bank manager from Taunton will be taking on a nine day charity challenge later this month.

Noel Munson will be cycling almost 1,000 miles from Lands End to John O’Groats along with 20 of his colleagues from Lloyds Banking Group branc ...

Barnet man takes on Mount Kilimanjaro for charity

Archived, 6 days ago From This is Local London  

London, U K - A man is busy preparing to fulfil a lifelong ambition – and climb Mount Kilimanjaro.

Jason Plysi, from East Barnet, is climbing the mountain for Macmillan Cancer Support. So far, he has managed to raise more than £5,400.


Patrick airmen bike to raise money for charities

Archived, 6 days ago From Florida Today 

Brevard County, FLORIDA - Airmen already biking to keep fit have been using the hobby to raise money for various community causes.

The friendship, team building and camaraderie their "Team Rescue" riding provides is a bonus, they said.

The group ...

Cyclists get on their bikes for cancer charity

Archived, 6 days ago From TheGazette.co.uk  

Clydebank, U K - The cyclists, including a 20-strong team from Glasgow Airport, set off from Moscow for the journey to the Fox and Hounds pub in Houston fund-raising for Cancer Support Scotland. The riders have already raised £16,000 and this is expected to rise.

Fill the Boot brings in cash for MDA

Archived, 7 days ago From KKCO-TV  

Grand Junction, COLORADO - Grand Junction fire fighters are fighting for important medical services for people living with muscular dystrophy.

GJFD collected money outside stores in Grand Junction over the long holiday weekend for the annual Fill the Boot fundra ...

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