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When it comes to a stroke, every minute counts

Archived, 3 days ago From Burlington Times News  

Burlington, NORTH CAROLINA - Last night, I sat in my sister and brother-in-law’s living room, sharing an interesting conversation. Everyday occurrence? Not in this case. Less than two years ago, my brother-in-law suffered a massive stroke. I recall the doctors using the word “ex ...

Sick kids Todd's inspiration for 800km ride across New South Wales

Archived, 3 days ago From Central Western Daily  

Orange, AUSTRALIA - Orange McDonald’s owner Todd Bryant will put his fitness to the ultimate test later this month when he hopes to complete an 800-kilometre ride as part of the Ronald McDonald House Charities’ Ride for Sick Kids event.

And while Mr Bryan ...

Rotherham woman in charity skydive

Archived, 3 days ago From The Star  

Sheffield, U K - A brave Rotherham woman is preparing to fulfil a lifelong ambition by jumping out of a plane.

Rowena Clarkson, from Brinsworth, will take part in a charity skydive to raise vital funds for St John’s Ambulance, on Sunday, August 24.

Ellon couple raise £2,000 after charity bungee jump

Archived, 3 days ago From Ellon Times  

Ellon, U K - An Ellon couple has raised more than £2,000 for charity after completing a bungee jump recently.

Alana Murray (34), and her partner Bob Stuart (39), plunged 132 feet off of Garry Bridge near Pitlochry to raise cash for Aberdeen Materni ...

World’s Biggest Coffee Morning plea as organisers seek to raise £20 million

Archived, 3 days ago From Forfar Dispatch  

Forfar, U K - A cancer charity has launched an appeal for around 600 people in Angus and Tayside to help it raise over £20m - by drinking coffee and eating cake.

Macmillan Cancer Support wants this year’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning to be the big ...

Ebola vaccine expected by 2015: WHO

Archived, 4 days ago From Press TV  

Tehran, IRAN - The World Health Organization (WHO) says the clinical trials of vaccines for the Ebola virus will begin soon and the medical protections will become available by early 2015.

Marie-Paule Kieny, the WHO’s assistant director-general, said ...

SLBFE to evacuate Lankans in Liberia

Archived, 4 days ago From nation.lk - The Nation Newspaper 

Colombo, SRI LANKA - With the World Health Organization (WHO) declaring the Ebola virus epidemic sweeping across western Africa, an international health emergency, the Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment (SLBFE) is now looking to repatriate Sri Lankan migrant workers ...

Sydney Running Festival: How you Can Too fun run for charity to help save lives

Archived, 4 days ago From The Daily Telegraph  

Surry Hills, AUSTRALIA - With preparations underway for the Sydney Running Festival’s half-marathon next month, runners from one cancer charity are ready to show their Can Too attitude.

Raising more than $13 million for cancer research over ten years, the non- ...

Peak performance at Cley Hill from fundraisers for cancer charity

Archived, 4 days ago From This Is Wiltshire  

Wiltshire , U K - Visitors to Cley Hill, near Warminster, were treated to the sight of 50 people scaling the hill in a 5km challenge to raise funds for Frome charity Positive Action on Cancer.

Frome fitness company Affinity Wellbeing, who are renowned f ...

Neighbour get-together raises funds for charity

Archived, 4 days ago From Kidderminster Shuttle  

Surrey, U K - A couple have raised about £425 for Cancer Research UK after holding a get-together for holiday home owners on Lincomb Lock Caravan Park in Stourport.

Ron and Irene Barton invited the other people on the site to join an evening of acti ...

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