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Dolgeville students collect $1,317 in pennies for charity

Archived, 3 days ago From Little Falls Evening Times 

Herkimer, NEW YORK - A “Penny Race” between grade levels at Dolgeville Elementary School this past week totaled up to more than $1,000 that will go toward various charities.

Paula Mosher, advisor for the Dolgeville Elementary School Student Council, sa ...

Susan G. Komen charity gives nearly $500,000 to Nebraska entities for breast cancer screenings

Archived, 3 days ago From The Republic 

Columbus, INDIANA - A breast cancer charity is giving nearly $500,000 in grants to Nebraska entities that are expected to provide nearly 700 breast cancer screenings.

Susan G. Komen of Nebraska has awarded community grants totaling $486,991 to nine state ...

Samaritan's Purse fighting deadly Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa

Archived, 4 days ago From Newswire 

Toronto, CANADA - Samaritan's Purse is working with the government of Liberia to contain a deadly outbreak of Ebola virus that has killed at least 107 people so far in the West African nation and in neighboring Guinea and Sierra Leone.

"This is a very s ...

Capital effort as Keighley runners raise thousands for charity

Archived, 4 days ago From Keighley News 

Keighley, U K - People from across the Keighley district have together raised thousands of pounds for different charities after taking part in the London Marathon.

They contended with balmy conditions on Sunday to complete the famous 26.2-mile course ...

Pelsall boy raises hundreds of pounds at charity disco in aid of cousin

Archived, 4 days ago From Walsall Advertiser 

Walsall, U K - A caring five-year-old from Pelsall has raised almost £1,000 through a charity event held in aid of his ill cousin.

Freddie Williams – with help from his mother Kerry – arranged a fund-raising disco at Pelsall Methodist Church in aid o ...

St. Theresa's collects Pennies for Patients

Archived, 4 days ago From Bronx Times 

Bronx, NEW YORK - St. Theresa’s is collecting change for change.

The Pelham Bay parochial school has been fundraising for Pennies for Patients, which benefits the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. So far, the K-8 students have raised well over $2,000 in chan ...

Doctor to cycle 62 miles for brain cancer research

Archived, 4 days ago From Wicked Local Shrewsbury 

Framingham, MASSACHUSETTS - Neil Casey, an optometrist at Shrewsbury Family Eye Care, decided to surprise his wife Karen by riding in the National Brain Tumor Society’s Brain Tumor Ride in 2010.

Karen, who was 43 at the time, was diagnosed with chordial m ...

WHO moves to control Ebola virus

Archived, 4 days ago From Press TV 

Tehran, IRAN - The World Health Organization (WHO) has set out on a series of emergency measures to control the Ebola virus that has so far killed more than 100 people in Guinea.

The measures, which were launched in the Guinean capital of Conakry on ...

Around 200 people race up 52 floors to raise funds for diabetes

Archived, 4 days ago From gulfnews.com 

Dubai, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - Two hundred people gathered at Emirates Towers on Friday to climb 1,334 stairs — 52 floors and 265 metres — in a vertical marathon organised to raise money to aid diabetes research.

The annual Dubai Holding Vertical Marathon, which is ...

St. Joseph couple raising awareness about mental illness

Archived, 4 days ago From Peoria Public Radio 

Peoria, ILLINOIS - All this month, we’re taking a close look at mental health care in Illinois in a series we’re calling “Unmet Needs: Living with Mental Illness in Central Illinois.” Yesterday, we heard about the long wait many people face to see a psychiatrist in reg ...

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