School events raise $8.5K for leukemia victim

Family members of a Greencastle-Antrim Middle School student diagnosed with leukemia accepted a donation of $8,542.88 during halftime of the high school boys’ basketball game Feb. 8. The money was raised through activities in the district in less than three weeks following Emma Strait’s diagnosis Jan. 17 at Hershey Medical Center.”Emma began her battle against…

In a first, Gerber names boy with Down syndrome ‘Spokesbaby’

An 18-month-old boy with Down syndrome has been named by baby food maker Gerber as its “Spokesbaby” for 2018, the company said on Wednesday, an action hailed by advocates for people with the genetic condition. Source: In a first, Gerber names boy with Down syndrome ‘Spokesbaby’

Soccer squad gives young cancer patient MVP treatment

Gold was the theme of the night at a recent Newbury Park High School girls’ soccer game—but it had nothing to do with trophies or medals.The team faced off against league rival Agoura on Friday while wearing gold ribbons and headbands to show their support for putting an end to childhood cancer. GETTING THEIR KICKS—Brooke…

Dr. Nan Rosenberry Brings Help to Homeless Pets 

At a charity-sponsored lunch for homeless people on Christmas of 2016, Dr. Nan Rosenberry set up her lawn chair, a cooler filled with medications and vaccines, and a sign offering free veterinary care to homeless people with pets. Just like that, the first Florida branch of the nonprofit Street Dog Coalition began. Founded in 2015…

Wife’s death led him to discover what may be a better breast cancer treatment

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Allen Pannell didn’t plan to get into breast cancer research. He was deep into a doctoral dissertation on statistical models for the mortgage industry when his wife, Amy Foster, died of breast cancer in January 2014. Source: Wife’s death led him to discover what may be a better breast cancer treatment

Clovis barbershop holds fundraiser for girl battling cancer

(KFSN) –. A local salon held a special fundraiser today in support of a young girl battling cancer. Corky’s Cuts for Kids held a bake sale to help Lindsay Weimer who was recently diagnosed with bone cancer. Those who wanted to donate either had the … Source: Clovis barbershop holds fundraiser for girl battling cancer

Fundraiser launched by 5 living ex-presidents will benefit Irma victims

“One hundred percent of funds donated to the Florida Disaster Fund will go toward disaster-related response and recovery because the fund has no overhead costs,” One America Appeal said in a press release on Sunday. The five living presidents — Barack … Source: Fundraiser launched by 5 living ex-presidents will benefit Irma victims

7th annual Jacob’s Run raises money for children’s hospital

WINTERVILLE, NC (WITN) – The 7th Annual Jacob’s Run is being held on September 16th in memory of Jacob Floars, who was killed in an auto accident at 17 years old back in 2000. Jacob’s parents, Allen and Catherine Floars, started the fundraiser for the James and Connie Maynard Children’s Hospital shortly after their son…

Journey for Charity Tractor Cruise Planned For September 10 in Franklin County

The Knights of Columbus 10th annual Journey for Charity Tractor Cruise to raise funds and collect food for local pantries will take place Sunday, Sept. 10. The 30-mile cruise from St. Clair to Washington is organized by the Union, Washington, St. Source: Journey for Charity Tractor Cruise Planned For September 10 in Franklin County

Child-life specialist puts smiles on faces of children with cancer

Child-life specialist puts smiles on faces of children with cancer Florida Times-Union The Child Cancer Fund has grown from just raising money for Craver’s position to providing financial help for families in Northeast Florida and Southern Georgia whose children are receiving treatment at Wolfson Children’s Hospital and Nemours Children … Source: Child-life specialist puts smiles…