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'Hercules' star Kevin Sorbo talks acting career and charity work Special

Acclaimed actor Kevin Sorbo (best known as the star of "Hercules: The Legendary Journeys") took some time from his schedule to chat about his upcoming projects and his charitable work.
Digital Journal Report by Markos Papadatos - 2 comments

Bill Gates Foundation donates funding to wireless birth control

Bill Gates has both contributed both ideas and funding for a device that would give women an easy way to access birth control. A long-lasting implant would be placed in the body and be switched on or off to release drugs with a wireless transmitter.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel - 1 comment

UK Dementias research program launches

London - Some £16 million will be invested into neurodegenerative conditions research in the U.K. This includes developing new drug treatments and discovering methods of prevention.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Op-Ed: Sonoma Thrift store helps those in need in Rwanda Special

Sonoma - In need of something stylish, or something casual? Something for the house or something for the yard? Are you looking for a collectable, either rare, unique or even valuable? Well, then stop by Bon Marche.
Digital Journal Report by Jonathan Farrell

Crohn’s and Colitis Canada’s 'Gutsy Walk' raises over $3 million

On Sunday June 8th, nearly 15,000 participants walked together across 59 Canadian communities raising funds towards a future without Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Shelly Sterling organizes post-sale Clippers charity

The fallout from the Clippers controversy and transfer is still going on. Even after Shelly Sterling hands off the organization to Steve Balmer she will still be involved with a new charity foundation attached to the Clippers.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel

Malala Yousafzai portrait sells for $82,000

New York - An oil painting of Pakistani schoolgirl and campaigner Malala Yousafzai has been sold for $82,000 at an auction in New York.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Adult woman poses as 15-year-old student, arrested

Longview - A woman in her 30s is in police custody after being outed for posing as a 15-year-old teenager for almost an entire school year.
In the Media by Sylvannia Soulet

Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return Charity Movie Premiere

The American film "Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return" will be screened on May 22nd at three South Africa venues to raise money for local animal shelters. South Africa's Animaltalk team will hold screenings of Legends of Oz to assist their animal shelters.
In the Media by Jeannie Stokowski-Bisanti

Charity uses “f*** the poor” slogan to see if public cares

London - Social experiment from poverty charity, The Pilion Trust, to see whether we really do care about those less fortunate – but will it actually help make a difference?
In the Media by Nora Meszaros

Celebrity 'no make-up selfies' raise cash for wrong charity

London - A social media craze involving women around the world posting selfies while wearing no make-up has raised millions of pounds for a British cancer charity -- despite some money accidentally going to the United Nations children's fund.Several celebrities...
In the Media by AFP

Toms thrives mixing business with social good

Vancouver - From putting shoes on poor children's feet to providing Internet from balloons in the sky, Internet Age companies are catching on to the power of mixing business with social good.TOMS founder Blake Mycoskie championed the idea at a prestigious TED conf...
In the Media by Glenn Chapman (AFP)

Charity video turning London into Syria goes viral

London - A charity's video transposing the effects of the Syrian civil war onto an ordinary girl growing up in London has gone viral on the Internet.Save the Children UK's 94-second clip, released on Wednesday, had racked up around 14 million hits on the YouTub...
In the Media by AFP

A million babies a year die within 24 hours of birth

London - A million newborn babies a year die within 24 hours of birth, charity Save the Children said in a report, which urged governments to tackle preventable deaths.
In the Media by AFP

Million babies a year die within 24 hours: report

London - A million newborn babies a year die within 24 hours, charity Save the Children said in a report out Tuesday which urged governments to tackle preventable deaths.The report by the British-based organisation said 6.6 million children around the world die...
In the Media by AFP

Million babies a year die within 24 hours: report

London - A million newborn babies a year die within 24 hours, charity Save the Children said in a report out Tuesday which urged governments to tackle preventable deaths.The report by the British-based organisation said 6.6 million children around the world die...
In the Media by AFP

Olympic 'Ice queen' Kim edges close to Henie, Witt

Sochi - Kim Yu-Na can become just the third woman to win back-to-back Olympic figure skating titles on Thursday when she takes a slender lead into the decisive free skate in Sochi.The 23-year-old South Korean superstar opened up a fractional 0.28 lead on Russi...
In the Media by AFP

Wounded British veterans conquer Atlantic in open boat

- You meet a lot of accomplished ocean sailors in English Harbour, Antigua. They immediately stand apart from the tourists and weekend boaters. They're tougher-looking, perhaps, or fitter, or there's something in the easy way they coil a rope.
In the Media by Sebastian Smith (AFP) - 1 comment

Op-Ed: Why Floyd Mayweather did not bite Manny Pacquiao's charity offer

It's been close to one week since Manny Pacquiao telegraphed his offer to face Floyd Mayweather in the ring while the unbeaten champ is touring South Africa to help sports officials revive the sport of boxing in the country.
In the Media by Leo Reyes - 1 comment

Op-Ed: Helping Typhoon Haiyan survivors this holiday season

The Christmas celebration has changed for many in the Philippines since the country suffered devastation brought by typhoons during the last three Decembers.

Calgary man will donate entire $40M lottery win to charity

Tom Crist, from Calgary Alberta, won $40-million in a lottery, but he says he will donate his entire winnings to charity.
In the Media by Owen Weldon - 6 comments

Review: ‘Panorama — All In A Good Cause’ Special

If you've ever wondered why white liberals are such enthusiastic supporters of "good causes", this programme will stop you wondering.
Digital Journal Report by Alexander Baron - 2 comments

Norway's richest man gives equivalent of $1.3 billion to charity

Oslo - Olav Thon, the richest man currently living in Norway, recently donated a large portion of his personal wealth to his charity foundation.
In the Media by Natty Walker - 3 comments

Bieber visits Typhoon Haiyan victims but is still in hot water

Tacloban - Justin Bieber has made news headlines more than once in 2013 for the wrong reasons but Tuesday that changed with reports that he visited young survivors of Typhoon Haiyan and asked his fans to help ease their plight.
In the Media by Eileen Kersey

David, Victoria Beckham donate to Red Cross for typhoon victims

British football legend David Beckham and fashion designer-wife Victoria Beckham donated 20 boxes of clothes and shoes to the British Red Cross to raise funds for the victims of Super Typhoon Haiyan which battered central Philippines last Nov. 8.
In the Media by Leo Reyes - 4 comments

Op-Ed: NFL cancer merchandise contributes little

Only a tiny amount of the money made from breast cancer-themed football merchandise, sold at NFL games, actually supports efforts to combat the disease.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Doernbecher x Air Jordan 10 by 12-year-old Daniel Pena

Portland - Daniel Pena is a 12-year-old boy suffering from hemophilia. His favorite colors are red and purple. His favorite athlete is Michael Jordan. Daniel Pena is not just a 12-year-old boy suffering from a blood disorder. He's also a shoe designer.
In the Media by Layne Weiss

Mobile payments leader supporting 'All Star Hoops' festival

The 2013 All Star Hoops Festival is getting some major support from an all star in the growing world of mobile payments.
In the Media by Michael Essany

Smartphone app allows users to donate 'power'

A new app provides an opportunity for users of Android tablets and smartphones to donate their unused device power for scientific research into HIV and AIDS.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Mayor's Golf Classic raises funds for Firehouse Youth Centre Special

Bowmanville - The eighth annual Mayor’s Golf Classic tournament in Bowmanville, Ontario commenced, raising funds for Clarington’s Firehouse Youth Centre in support of its summer programming initiatives for at-risk and marginalized youth.
Digital Journal Report by Katie Ryalen
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The Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department and Charlotte Mecklenburg Sheriff Department Motorcycle squads waiting to escort the Thin Blue Line Ride. Photo from 2012 ride.
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Charity swim day in Hunstanton attracted several people on Xmas morning
Charity swim day in Hunstanton attracted several people on Xmas morning
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Supporters of the DoNation
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Volunteers of Project Pearls doing charity work on the children of Ulingan
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Volunteers of Project Pearls doing charity work on the children of Ulingan
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Attendees at the first Happy Hour with Joshua’s Heart in July 2010. Published with permission.
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Attendees at the first Happy Hour with Joshua’s Heart in July 2010. Published with permission.
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2013 All Star Hoops Festival
2013 All Star Hoops Festival
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The Lion  The Witch and the Wardrobe take the plunge in the icy seas at Hunstanton beach
The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe take the plunge in the icy seas at Hunstanton beach
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For every Tweet sent with the hashtag #Tweet4Good through December 31  Twitter will donate $1.40 (up...
For every Tweet sent with the hashtag #Tweet4Good through December 31, Twitter will donate $1.40 (up to a total of $35,000) in Twitter Ads to promote the @philredcross and their crisis relief efforts.
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Gawad Geny Lopez
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Jimmy Savile being presented with one of his many honours by then Prime Minister Gordon Brown at Dow...
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Jimmy Savile being presented with one of his many honours by then Prime Minister Gordon Brown at Downing Street.
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Project Pearls  founder Melissa Villa with children at Ulingan
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Project Pearls' founder Melissa Villa with children at Ulingan
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Snowmen are cropping up around Toronto. The sculptures are benefiting a children s charity.
Snowmen are cropping up around Toronto. The sculptures are benefiting a children's charity.
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Snowmen are cropping up around Toronto. The sculptures are benefiting a children s charity.
Snowmen are cropping up around Toronto. The sculptures are benefiting a children's charity.
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A blood collection bus from Children’s Hospital Boston at a manufacturing facility in Massachusett...
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A blood collection bus from Children’s Hospital Boston at a manufacturing facility in Massachusetts.
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Projct Pearl Volunteers
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Fancy dress swimmers on Xmas Day 2010
Fancy dress swimmers on Xmas Day 2010
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Terra Studios hosts Angel Fest.  Nov. 13 and 14  2010.  Fayetteville  Ark.
Terra Studios hosts Angel Fest. Nov. 13 and 14, 2010. Fayetteville, Ark.
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Charity fund-raisers on the beach
Charity fund-raisers on the beach
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