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Author and Comedian Megan Amram Joins Benefit for Consano

Author and Comedian Megan Amram Joins Benefit for Consano

On September 13, comedian, author and writer of NBC’s “Parks and Recreation,” Megan Amram, will join Consano in Santa Monica for a special evening to benefit the organization. Consano is a one-of-a-kind nonprofit organization and crowd-funding platform dedicated to promoting and funding innovative medical research. The organization was founded by cancer survivor Molly Lindquist. The event — which includes cocktails, appetizers, a silent auction, and a special reading by Amram — is open to the public. Details … Read entire article »

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Donuts, Chicken and Hospitality for Philly’s Homeless

Donuts, Chicken and Hospitality for Philly’s Homeless

What do a donut shop and a homeless outreach in Philadelphia have in common? Through a unique partnership, Federal Donuts (FedNuts) Broad Street Ministry are joining forces to serve Philadelphia’s hungry and homeless. Federal Donuts, a Philadelphian favorite, since 2011 serves coffee, donuts and fried chicken—all made to order while you wait. The donut/chicken/coffee shop was fonded by restaurateurs Steve Cook and Mike Solomonov (Zahav, Percy Street Barbecue), along with Tom Henneman and Bob Logue (Bodhi Coffee) and … Read entire article »

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Hang Out With Mark Ruffalo On The Set of Avengers 2!

Hang Out With Mark Ruffalo On The Set of Avengers 2!

Make a donation to Water Defense and you could win a trip to hang out with Mark Ruffalo on the set of Avengers 2: Age of Ultron! Water Defense is an organization founded by Mark Ruffalo that focuses on protecting the world’s most precious resource: water. Water Defense utilizes state-of-the-art Environmental Indicators to measure contamination and the accumulation of contaminants over time, including oil and related chemicals and organometallic compounds. Water Defense believes corporations do not pollute … Read entire article »

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On Mission with The Hulk

On Mission with The Hulk

Mark Ruffalo takes saving the planet seriously. When he’s not occupied on missions with Iron Man, Thor and Captain America, Ruffalo — a.k.a. The Hulk — is doing his own work, saving earth’s most precious resource: water. The Hulk’s Real-Life Mission Living on a small farm in Upstate New York, Mark Ruffalo came face-to-face with oil fracking for the first time. A natural gas company drilled a test well near his home, and at first, like many … Read entire article »

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One World Futbol: An Indestructible Ball for Children With Indestructible Spirits

One World Futbol: An Indestructible Ball for Children With Indestructible Spirits

It’s like TOMS shoes, only it’s not shoes, it’s soccer balls. One World Futbol Project, sponsored by Chevrolet, is on a mission to get 1.5 million of the ‘World’s Most Durable Ball’ into the hands (or feet) of children across the globe in three years. Inspired by the creativity of refugee children to create balls out of whatever materials they could find — often trash and rags — One World Futbol inventor Tim Jahnigen realized the global … Read entire article »

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Sole Hope’s Mission for #ZEROJiggers Gets Boost From Ugandan Government

Sole Hope’s Mission for #ZEROJiggers Gets Boost From Ugandan Government

Sole Hope is making giant leaps in the fight for #ZEROJiggers in Uganda. Earlier this week, Asher Collie, Founder of Sole Hope met with government officials about a partnership to eradicate jiggers in Uganda. “I got to deliver the news-there is HOPE for the jigger epidemic, and today many reluctant leaders of Uganda got on board!!” Collie announced on Facebook // Post by Sole Hope.   For years, government officials have not acknowledged the problem of jiggers, which not … Read entire article »

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J Lo Returns to the Bronx to Launch Healthy Living Initiative for Children and Families

J Lo Returns to the Bronx to Launch Healthy Living Initiative for Children and Families

Jennifer Lopez grew up on a diet of rice, beans and pork chops. A diet she admits wasn’t necessarily healthy, but growing up, her family didn’t have much. Rice, beans and pork chops were considered “healthy” foods for the singer’s family who didn’t have access to many fresh fruits and vegetables. Lopez and her sister, Lynda Lopez returned to their hometown, the Bronx, New York for a surprise visit this weekend to launch the Center For … Read entire article »

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Shakira Joins Activia to Promote World Food Programme

Shakira Joins Activia to Promote World Food Programme

In 15 days, the spotlight will be on Brazil for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Global superstar, Shakira teamed up with Activia, one of the world’s largest yogurt brands, to make the music video for “La La La (Brazil 2014),” Shakira’s new single celebrating the world’s passion for the World Cup. But the video serves an even greater purpose — to shine the spotlight on the World Food Programme’s School Meals Programme one of many WFP … Read entire article »

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Prince Harry Joins Twitter, Promotes Invictus Games

Prince Harry Joins Twitter, Promotes Invictus Games

Prince Harry is officially on Twitter, and his first tweet, sent in front of sponsors and journalists in London, was to promote the inaugural Invictus Games, coming up this September. “Hope everyone will get behind #invictusgames. Great opportunity to support and thank the men and women who have given so much. Harry,” read the tweet sent from the official @InvictusLondon account. The Invictus Games were inspired by Prince Harry’s visit to see the Warrior Games last year … Read entire article »

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How to Donate to San Diego Wildfire Victims

How to Donate to San Diego Wildfire Victims

As the fires rage on in Southern California, you may be wondering how you can help. Here are a few organizations accepting both goods and financial donations to help the victims misplaced by the fires and the fire crews working endlessly to fight the fires. To give to fire victims: Salvation Army: Sierra Del Mar Division Donate online: www.sandiego.salvationarmy.org Or by phone: (866) 455-4357 American Red Cross of San Diego/Imperial County Donate online: www.redcross.org/ca/sandiego Or by phone: (858) 309-1200 **Be sure to … Read entire article »

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