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…

Help needed for cerebral palsy sufferer’s walking dream

A teenager’s dream to one day be able to play sport has inspired a family to help make it happen. When retired Gulf Harbour resident Faye Brea read Kate Harpur’s story in a December issue of The Rodney Times, she was moved by the 19-year-old’s dream.Living with cerebral palsy spasticity, the Orewa student is on a fundraising…

Thousands rally to fight epilepsy at Rose Bowl in Pasadena

Thousands of people donned their running shoes and took part in the largest epilepsy awareness and support event in the nation at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena on Sunday. The Walk to End Epilepsy 5K walk and run raised funds to benefit the Epilepsy Helpline, teen and family Camps, the Big Brain Exhibit, therapy groups,…

Man walks United States perimeter to raise money for homeless vets

Source: Fox 25 A Virginia man has spent more than two years walking around the country to raise money and awareness for homeless veterans in America. Leroy Bailey, 54, started walking in Virginia Beach on June 30, 2014. So far he has traveled 10,000 miles around the perimeter of the United States. “This is what…

Muslim Youth Raise Money for Charity in Washington

Source: VOA News / Marissa Melton It was cool and unusually rainy Saturday in Washington, not the best day for an outdoor event, but that didn’t stop more than a dozen members of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association from hosting a 5K run/walk to raise money for a local food bank and an international charity. Most…

$500k Raised at 10th Annual ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk

Source: WJZ Chesapeake Urology’s 10th annual ZERO Prostate Cancer Run Walk happened Sunday at Towson University’s Johnny Unitas Stadium. In its 10th year, over 2,300 people were registered participants, raising $500,00 since the event, with more money expected to come in over the next month. The donations help fund critical programs and services to fight prostate cancer for men in undeserved…

Hundreds walk in support of women with ovarian cancer in Winnipeg

Source: CBC News About 600 people marched in Winnipeg Sunday in support of women living with ovarian cancer. The 13th annual Ovarian Cancer Canada Walk of Hope was held at Kcancildonan Park Sunday morning. Cecelia Derworiz was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2010 and said she is still putting up a fight. “I’m strong, I’m here  5½ years…

Champion the Cure Challenge raises nearly $600,000 for Brewer cancer center

Source: BDN Maine / Nick McCrea Survivors, families, researchers, nurses and others affected by cancer came together Saturday to raise money that they hope will save more lives. “We’re here for the patients for whom treatment has failed, as well as to celebrate with those it’s helped,” said Allen L’Italien, executive director ofEastern Maine Medical Center…

The Falmouth Walk Raises Money For Charity In 26th Year

Source: Cape News / KAREN B. HUNTER 700 walkers gathered at the Falmouth Town Hall in brilliant sunshine Saturday morning, August 20, for opening comments and the singing of the National Anthem before setting out on the 3.1-mile walk to raise money for local charities. Now in its 26th year, the Falmouth Walk is always held…

Dean Troutman starts another charity trek

An 85-year-old Princeville man has begun a 500 mile trek to raise money for Saint Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Dean Troutman loves to walk. “It’s just me. me and my buggy,” said Troutman. Now at the golden age of 85, Dean is channeling that love into a good cause. “I like to walk and I…

Maui man walking around entire island for charity

A Makawao man is walking around the entire island of Maui to raise money for charity. Brian Sato started his journey last Saturday at Baldwin Beach Park with the intent to raise funds for the Haku Baldwin Center, a non-profit organization that provides therapy animals to patients and medical centers on Maui. After walking from…