Unsold food from ABIA donated to charity to reduce waste

Remember what your mother told you about that food you didn’t eat on your plate? Someone out there would be grateful to have it. That’s why Austin-Bergstrom International Airport is going to do their part to reduce food waste. The airport’s food rescue program started on March 1 and, in the first month, 3,500 unsold…

Australian iron ore magnate donates $300 million to charity

Iron ore mining magnate Andrew Forrest said Monday he was donating 400 million Australian dollars ($300 million) to charities in what has been described as a new record in Australian philanthropy. Forrest, the 55-year-old chairman of Fortescue Metal Group, and his wife, Nicola, announced the money will be spent on cancer research, Australian university research,…

Meet ‘The Mutants’: The students who wear their autism with pride

Between about 8:00am and 9:00am they amble into the classroom at Aquinas College, in the Melbourne suburb of Ringwood. Chris Varney, founder of the I CAN Network, greets each student as they arrive for their fortnightly mentoring session.By the time the class starts, about 15 Mutants have assembled. If you’re worried by the name, don’t…

Inspiring Young Cancer Survivors Partake In Westwood’s PMC Kids Race

Many participants of the Westwood mini Pan-Mass Challenge had a personal reason for riding — they, or a loved one, have battled against cancer. “Today is all about people riding for people to earn money for people with cancer,” explained Allisa Freiberger, a young cancer survivor. Source: Inspiring Young Cancer Survivors Partake In Westwood’s PMC Kids…

Fundraiser held for baby with rare syndrome

A fundraiser was held Sunday for a baby with a rare syndrome.Baby Oakley is the child of Allison Schweitzer, she’s an EMT at Louisville Metro EMS. Oakley is one of only two people in the world with “Med 12 Associated Syndrome.” After undergoing brain surgery, he’s having a hard time keeping up. So, Schweitzer took off work to take care…

Backpacks with necessities helping homeless vets

For the past four months, volunteers at the Havasu Community Health Foundation have been covertly dispersing backpacks around town that are filled with bottled waters, shampoos and packaged tarps, among other items. The purpose of the organization’s backpack project is to supply homeless veterans with the supplies they need to survive Lake Havasu City’s harsh…

Boy raising funds, awareness for autism in honor of brother

In honor of his little brother, a local boy continues his efforts to raise funds and awareness for autism. This Saturday is the second annual Ryan’s Prayer of Hope and Healing for Autism Walk in Follansbee. 8th grader Jason Polgar started the organization to raise money for iPads with a communication app to help kids…

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY! St. Jude cancer survivor beats odds to become a mom

Considering all she’s been through — an eight-year fight against cancer, her body shot through with toxic chemotherapy drugs and radiation — Tayde Cruz Dodds had no reason to think she’d ever be enjoying an afternoon spent bouncing her smiling, cooing, baby girl on her knee. “Uno, dos , tres — weeee!” the 37-year-old native of Mexico said as she played with…

Back on My Feet opens SF chapter, helps homeless man change course

Tuesday was a big night for a national nonprofit that helps the homeless. Back on My Feet held a gala fundraiser to celebrate the launch of its San Francisco chapter. The event was held at the Marriott in downtown San Francisco.  Milton S. Williams was recognized at the fundraiser and says the nonprofit has made…

Mom starts charity run to honor son lost to addiction

Two years ago, a mother and her son and daughter ran among nature at Anchor Park in Delray Beach. The trees, plants, and animals. And the peace. For Juliet Ciambrone, the run was more than these things. It was a moment shared with her son. “We had a wonderful experience that day,” she said.On Tuesday,…