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Queen’s Park councillor raises £1,500 for charity by running the London Marathon

Archived, 6 days ago From Kilburn Times 

Kilburn, U K - A sporty councillor has raised more than £1,500 for charity by taking part in yesterday’s London Marathon.

Cllr James Denselow, Labour councillor for Queen’s Park, completed the 26.2 mile run in just four hours and 10 minutes in aid of ...

X Factor winner Sam Bailey jets in for autism charity event

Archived, 6 days ago From Independent 

Dublin, IRELAND - X Factor winner Sam Bailey jetted in to Ireland over the weekend to attend a charity event for autism.

The 'Happy Birthday Charlie' event was was held in the Powerscourt hotel in Co Wicklow as part of the Charlie Chapman Film Festival. ...

Amy raises thousands with charity head shave

Archived, 6 days ago From Eastbourne Herald 

Eastbourne, U K - A remarkable young girl has raised more than £2,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support after having her head shaved in front of her entire school.

Amy Cooper set herself a target of £1,000 going into the challenge and now, with the deed done ...

Hungarian charity supporting emergency health care in Ukraine

Archived, 6 days ago From Politics.hu 

Budapest, HUNGARY - Hungary’s Ecumenical Charity has launched an emergency health care infrastructure project in western Ukraine’s Berehove and Ivano-Frankivsk.

The Hungarian Foreign Ministry has contributed a sum of 5 million forints to the project, aime ...

Zambia progresses in malaria control

Archived, 6 days ago From Zambia Daily Mail 

Lusaka, ZAMBIA - As the world observes World Health Day today, it is worth noting that Zambia is among countries which have made significant progress in reducing malaria prevalence in under-five children.

Malaria prevalence among children in this age g ...

Cary residents shave heads for cancer research

Archived, 6 days ago From WNCT 

Greenville, NORTH CAROLINA - Shaving for a cure -- that was the mission for some folks in Cary Sunday afternoon.

The razors came out and the hair came off at Total Concept Salon, all to help those battling cancer. Some got shaved to honor someone who was taken too ...

The bold go bald for charity

Archived, 6 days ago From The Register Star 

Hudson, NEW YORK - “Be brave and shave” was the theme of the day at the fourth annual St. Baldrick’s fundraiser hosted by the Chatham High School Community Service Club.

“It’s a very special event to me,” said Dani Palleschi, whose 14-year old son Roman ...

Treadmill proves a charity smash

Archived, 6 days ago From Daily Advertiser 

Wagga Wagga, AUSTRALIA - A 24-hour run for charity exceeded expectations and raised thousands of dollars on Friday and over the weekend.

The Wagga Takes Two event raised $5000 for the Cancer Council, almost doubling the $3000 projected to be raised.

Make-A-Wish hikers trek 24 miles in a day

Archived, 6 days ago From Charlotte Observer 

Charlotte, NORTH CAROLINA - Courtney Prothero had been waiting all week for this moment.

It was early morning, and the sun was just peeking over the mountainside to dab the world with color. She laced her hiking shoes and looked toward the peak of Crowders Mounta ...

Novartis and Malaria No More provide two million antimalarial treatments to children in Zambia

Archived, 6 days ago From MarketWatch 

Woodbridge, NEW JERSEY - Novartis announced today that two million treatments of its pediatric antimalarial are arriving in Zambia thanks to the ongoing efforts of the company in collaboration with Malaria No More's Power of One campaign. Zambia is the first beneficiary coun ...

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