Mum to run marathon for hospital that helped save her daughter Daisy

November 28, 2017 is a date that Corina Gander will always remember. The mum of five from Broxbourne, Hertfordshire, had returned home from the morning school run to find her three-month old daughter Daisy, who has Down’s syndrome, looking very pale and struggling to breathe. Within minutes Daisy’s condition deteriorated and she became a category…

Goldston teens donate $3000 to Holocaust Center

About a half-dozen high school students who took part this school year in the Samuel M. Goldston Teen Philanthropy Project recently decided to donate $3,000 of their own money to the Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh. Abby Rickin-Marks, a member of the Goldston project, said the decision to support the Holocaust Center was an easy one….

Patient with Cancer Shares Tips for Being Your Biggest Advocate

Life is like a Mad-Lib, and Jennifer White is taking control of what she can fill in the blank spaces. The Atlanta-based cyber security consultant was diagnosed with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) in January 2019. In July of that same year, White, a Boston native, came to Dana-Farber. She currently comes to Boston four times…

CPD officer collecting canned food for charity

The official motto of law enforcement is “To Protect and Serve,” but for Cullman Police Department Officer Zane Pounders, there’s an additional motto that’s driven him since at least high school: meet people and help those who need it. As a high school student in Russellville, Ala., Pounders helped out at his church with its…

Marine runs five marathons in five days for sister with cancer

A royal marine has run five marathons in five days to raise money for drugs to help prolong the life of his sister who has incurable cancer. Mike Francis, of Taunton based 40 Commando, took on the challenge after completing eight weeks of training. Justine Jianikos, from Pontypool, Wales, has stage four breast cancer that…

Cancer patient dances her way through treatment

Video: Cancer patient dances her way through treatment Rena Williams, 34, dances after each of her chemotherapy sessions to stay positive. Video: Cancer patient dances her way through treatment

Calusa Elementary family donates hair to benefit childhood cancer

Isaac Goby’s fistful of hair dangled next to his face mask, concealing the smile beneath. The fifth-grader was elated to donate his blond locks to the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, a childhood cancer fundraiser championed by his school, Calusa Elementary in Boca Raton. “I did this because my neighbor has cancer and I wanted my hair to…

Guy Fieri Raises More Than $21.5 Million for Unemployed Restaurant Workers

On March 27, as businesses across the U.S. were starting to feel the devastating effects of pandemic-related closures, Fieri started the Restaurant Employee Relief Fund. The vast majority of the money he raised came after personal pleas to the likes of Moët Hennessy USA, PepsiCo, and Uber Eats, whose sponsorship has collectively helped roughly 43,000 people receive $500…

Teen gives back with fundraiser for hospitalized kids

During a hospital stay in 2016, Caden Henderson received an old teddy bear from his mother Jill Henderson. Knowing how the stuffed animal made him feel, Caden was inspired to start “Caden’s Teddy Bears” to help bring comfort to other children. “His passion continued because he wanted to give back to every single in the…