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Actor Keith Collins talks Tourette awareness event in NYC Special

New York - Actor Keith Collins chatted with Digital Journal about a cause that is dear to his heart, Tourette awareness, and his event of Tuesday, June 7, in Times Square with the Naked Cowboy.

General Mills Canada has lost its buzz for a good cause

General Mills Canada is taking our declining bee populations very seriously, so much so that "Buzz" the bee has temporarily flown off the front of the company's Honey Nut Cheerios boxes.

United States mayors kick off Extra Mile Day

Almost 600 mayors across the United States will get together on 1 November and launch Extra Mile Day, in a bid to support a drive to highlight the "go the extra mile" message.

Danielle Bradbery embarks on bus tour to raise music awareness

Danielle Bradbery, the winner of the fourth season of "The Voice," kicked off "Music In Our Schools Month" with a national bus tour, in order to raise awareness on music education.

Charity enabling disabled gamers holds first AbleGamers Day

Video games are means of entertainment among the disabled and the no disabled alike. Not much thought is put into designing video game accessibility however.

TV advert to fight breast cancer censored in New Zealand (video)

A ground-breaking advert, featuring comedienne and actress Elaine C Smith, was first in the UK to show real images of women's breasts affected by cancer. They wanted to use the images in New Zealand for a similar campaign, but the ad was banned.

Interview with Amy Tippins, of the ScarsRSexy Campaign Special

Amy Tippins is an organ and tissue transplant patient, and the founder of Rockscar Love Designs, a company that inspires individuals with physical, mental and emotional scars to share their stories in order to help others heal from the inside out.

When house concerts offer more than just music Special

Pennington - Eric Miller uses the power of an intimate setting and musical performances to educate local and global audiences on epilepsy and its risks.

Suicide rate in South Korea doubles in last ten years

Seoul - South Korea, already facing one of the world’s highest suicide rates, has seen those numbers double in the last decade, and the government is facing pressure to come up with a solution to the spiraling problem.

Fire marshal: Be fire safe this Earth Hour

On Saturday night millions in Ontario are expected to turn off the lights at 8:30 p.m. to celebrate Earth Hour. Ontario Fire Marshal Ted Wieclawek is asking participants to be fire aware during that time.

Movember aims to raise awareness of prostate cancer

Slang for moustache, the 'Mo' and November unite each year to challenge men to change their appearance and the face of men’s health by growing a moustache. They are reminding men that it is not too late to register.

Nova Scotians encouraged to adopt children

Halifax - November is Adoption Awareness Month across Canada and the United States. Even though recruitment efforts are made year-round, during November families are encouraged to consider adopting a child.

Sexual assault, alcohol awareness campaign at UA campus Special

The US Justice Department reports that "college women are at a higher risk for sexual assault than their non-college-bound peers" and universities, like the University of Arkansas, are taking steps to raise awareness and prevent assaults.

Man begins 835 mile walk to raise awareness of depression

Steve Curran, a "suicide survivor", has begun an 835 mile walk across The States to raise awareness of depression. He'll walk from St Louis to Washington.

Cyclist seeks to raise awareness of rare disease

Montreal - For some, the fear of being at risk for Huntington's Disease is so great that it is never mentioned. It is kept secret even from your own children who may also be at risk for the disease. Such is the case with Kevin Glenney's father until recently.

Are Toronto-area schools going green?

Toronto - It is small, practical steps that prepare the children of today to become the environmentally conscious adults of tomorrow. How are Toronto area schools earning their green credibility?

Toronto Public Health raises awareness of TB on World TB Day

Toronto - Toronto Public Health is working with community partners to raise awareness of TB on World TB Day. Tuberculosis, according to the World Health Organization had 9.2 million cases worldwide and 1.3 million deaths in 2007.

Bra colours point way to breast cancer awareness on Facebook

Facebook status updates have included many simple colour word in the past few days. Do you know what red, black or ala natural mean?

May is National Stroke Awareness month

Awareness is key to prevention and the month of May is the time to help bring that awareness to the country. Since the late 80s, awareness month has been used to not only educate but to honour nearly 6 Million survivors in the U.S.

Today is World Autism Awareness Day

Autism isn't a family problem. It isn't a city or state problem. It isn't even a national problem. Autism isn't really a problem at all, but rather a global disability that needs more awareness training. Today is World Autism Awareness Day...

Today marks national awareness week for Teen Dating Violence

Today begins the fourth annual National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Week. The focus? To not only shine a light on a very real issue facing teens who are dating or in relationships but to bring awareness to friends and family.

Teen Dating Violence and Awareness Week: What are your plans?

The first week in February marks the nation's fourth annual awareness week for Teen Dating Violence. What are your plans? From education to artwork, this is an opportunity to intervene and stop the cycle of violence.

Running For Colon Cancer Awareness

Nichole Chuchmach's mother had colorectal cancer and one of her ways to deal with the illness was by running. She continued running after her mother's death in 2006, then decided to run from Ontario to New York City, to spread colon cancer awareness.

Blue Planet Run: Around The World On Foot

What do 21 runners, 24-hour days, 3 months, 15,000-miles and 16 countries have in common? 'Blue Planet Run'. It's purpose? To raise awareness and money to ensure clean drinking water for people around the world.

Huge concert to raise climate awareness

Live Earth concerts will be held July 7 in cities around the world, including London, aimed at raising climate change awareness.

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Part of a Scottish breast cancer awareness campaign video.
Part of a Scottish breast cancer awareness campaign video.
A new breast cancer awareness campaign in New Zealand.
A new breast cancer awareness campaign in New Zealand.
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A cement mixer truck painted pink to commemorate Breast Cancer Awareness.
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Artist Ari Hest
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A new breast cancer awareness campaign in New Zealand.
A new breast cancer awareness campaign in New Zealand.
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Eric and Carolina Miller
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