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Restaurant Chili's cancels fundraiser for families affected by autism

Chili’s, a popular U.S. restaurant chain, has cancelled their fundraiser for a national autism group. Chili’s had previously announced that they would be donating 10 percent of customers’ checks to the National Autism Association.

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.

Op-Ed: Was Toronto Mayor Rob Ford asked to leave a fundraiser?

Toronto - A Toronto Star story, published on Tuesday, alleged that Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has a drinking problem and was asked to leave the Garrison Ball, a fundraiser. Ford has denied the charges and called those at the Toronto Star "pathological liars."

Well Dressed for Spring fashion show benefits Wellspring Special

Toronto - For the past 20 years in the Greater Toronto Area Wellspring members, over 3,000 people each year, receive free of charge the skills they need to tackle one of the biggest battles of their lives, cancer.

The 'Walk Your AS Off' fundraiser is set to begin March 1st

The Spondylitis Association of America invites you to "Walk your As off" The fundraiser begins March 1st. The second annual fundraiser is being held to raise awareness of Ankylosing Spondylitis.

Photo Essay: It's a dogs life at Barktoberfest

Nashville - For the past four years late October has gone to the dogs, as costumed canines from the Middle Tennessee area bring their owners to the Barktoberfest celebration.

Romney says 'heart aches' for unemployed, plans China fundraiser

On the same day presidential candidate Mitt Romney told voters in Ohio his "heart aches" for the unemployed and attacked President Obama's China trade policy, his campaign was planning a fundraising event in China.

Protesters crash billionaire Koch $50,000-a-head bash for Romney

Holding signs that said “Romney has a Koch problem,” more than 200 people staged a protest on Sunday at the private fundraising dinner given by oil billionaire David Koch for GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney.

Op-Ed: Mitt inadvertently tips his hand to sharp-eared journalists

Palm Beach - Whoops a daisy! Reporters weren't supposed to hear this part. That's why it was a "closed door" fundraiser. No reporters invited. That means Mitt Romney felt comfortable to speak whatever the current version of "the truth" is these days.

Rice Festival Stone Mountain Park, Georgia Special

Atlanta - The Asian-American Resource Center held its Annual Rice Festival in Stone Mountain Park. This is their yearly fundraiser to support their ongoing efforts in the community to raise awareness of the diverse Asian cultures in the Atlanta Metro area.

Obama visits Hollywood's House of Blues Special

West Hollywood - President Obama arrived in town on Monday to give a speech at a fundraising event at the House of Blues on the world famous Sunset Strip. His goal was to raise funds for his re-election campaign.

Ron Paul wins NH straw poll and raises more than $1.5 million

New Castle - Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul received two notable presents on his birthday Saturday, easily winning the New Hampshire straw poll and raising more than $1.5 million dollars in a single day's 'money bomb.'

Obama tells supporters on Monday he has ‘brought about change’

Washington - Seeking early momentum for a second term in the White House, President Barack Obama told supporters Monday night not to look at the first part of his presidency with “complacency,” letting them know he has already brought “change.”

Scott Powers speaks out on his closet captivity at Biden event

Scott Powers, the Orlando Sentinel reporter who was detained awkwardly in a closet at a fundraiser for US Vice President Joe Biden, spoke out about his ordeal on Monday.

Reporter told to sit in closet at Biden fundraiser

A local reporter, invited to cover US Vice President Joe Biden's fundraiser, said he was told to sit in a closet by Biden staffers to keep him from speaking with influential guests.

Breast-baring fundraiser causes controversy

The way in which a New Zealand-based website is raising money to battle breast cancer has caused controversy, as the site is asking readers to post photos of their breasts online.

Thief steals young boy's surgery money at fundraiser

New York - The family of a 9-year-old boy who suffers from a rare congenital disorder are still shocked over the the news that a heartless thief stole their son's surgery money, that was recently collected at a Connecticut fundraiser.

Volunteers campaigning for Animal Relief event Special

An Animal Relief fundraiser could be an enormous benefit to animals in need of help, say those campaigning the BBC to hold such an event.

New Westminster: Fundraiser for African Gogos

New Westminster - The New Westminster (Royal City) Gogos are having a fundraiser December 4-5 at the River Market to raise money to help grandmothers in Africa.

Aussie must live, sleep with spiders for three weeks for charity

Melbourne - An Australian man, who considers himself a real-life Spiderman, will spend 22 days enclosed in a glass store-front window with hundreds of poisonous spiders to break a record for habitation with arachnids, while raising money for charity.

Surrey, BC: Fundraiser for albinos in Africa

Surrey - A fundraiser to help albinos in the East African country of Tanzania and other parts of Africa will be held Saturday October 23 at the Sheraton hotel in the city of Surrey, British Columbia.

Miami non-profit raises awareness to help ‘stomp out hunger’ Special

Miami Beach - Miami is well-known for its fantastic beaches and party-heavy scene but less so for the struggles many of its residents face on a daily basis. But some groups are working to fight poverty and hunger issues.

Men plan to push wheelbarrows full of rock to aid depression

Warrnambool - Three Australian men plan to make a 100-kilometre trip while each is wearing a weighted vest and pushing a wheel barrow filled with crushed rock. They are doing this to raise awareness about depression and to raise money for a non-profit organisation.

U.S. Senator will hold fundraiser with Lady Gaga in September

Washington - New Jersey Democratic Senator Frank Lautenberg, 86, will hold a fundraiser at Lady Gaga's Monster Ball Tour at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. on Sept. 7. It turns out that the Senator is a huge fan of Gaga.

Lap Dancing Strippers Help Clothe Haitians With Fund Raiser

“Lap Dance for Haiti” was the theme of a fundraising event held in a Toledo, Ohio, strip club for the Haitian earthquake relief fund.

North Carolina Schools Cash-for-Grades Fund Raiser Pulled

Last year, the Goldsboro Middle School in North Carolina sold chocolates to raise money, but that didn't go very well. So this year, the idea was to sell grades for $20 a pop, but Wayne County school administrators have now put a stop to that.

Woman's Shelter In Boston Nixes Sandra Bernhard From Annual Benefit List

If you think that comic bits used as a mask of extreme expression are free from consequence, think again. Sandra Bernhard was cut from an annual event in Boson for a woman's sanctuary after making her violence-inciting comment last month.

David Beckham to play in fundraiser for California Fire Victims

David Beckham is joining other major celebrities for a charity fundraiser game for those affected by the wildfires in Southern California. Hollywood stars like Anthony La Paglia, Jimmy Jean Louis, and former World Cup players are expected to participate.

Fundraiser Forced to Evacuate due to Three-thousand Bees

3,000 bees versus 700 fundraisers at an Indiana high school; the bees won.

Raccoon back on the menu at fundraiser

After a four-year absence, raccoon is back on the menu for the Hibernia Community Building's annual fundraiser. LaVeran Lorenz, 86, has agreed to resume cooking duties for the March 24 event - with a little help with the cleaning.
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Donna Stotland Copelovitch; Merle Stotland; Gala hosts  Vivian & Howard Stotlan...
From left to right : Donna Stotland Copelovitch; Merle Stotland; Gala hosts Vivian & Howard Stotland
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Singer Jennifer Holliday, up close and personal
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Annual Heroes & Hearts Awards fundraiser luncheon at Union Square San Francisco. Proceeds go to the SF General Hospital Foundation. Photo courtesy of Charles Zukow & Associates (2011)
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Paul Henderson, 1972 Summit Series alumnus
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Sandie Rinaldo, anchor, CTV National News
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Well Dressed for Spring fundraiser for Wellspring in Toronto
Well Dressed for Spring fundraiser for Wellspring in Toronto
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Well Dressed for Spring fundraiser for Wellspring in Toronto
Well Dressed for Spring fundraiser for Wellspring in Toronto
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Guests enjoy barbecue at fundraising event for The Cure Foundation hosted by Aloft Vaughan Mills
Aloft Vaughan Mills
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Arlene Dickinson (CEO of Venture Communications and venture capitalist on the CBC television series Dragons' Den and The Big Decision)
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Well Dressed for Spring fundraiser for Wellspring in Toronto
Well Dressed for Spring fundraiser for Wellspring in Toronto
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TO the left a case of iritis of the eye. A condition that is a common compliation of Ankylosing Spondylitis. To the right shows how the spine of an AS patient slowly deforms and spinal fusion takes place.
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