Category: Ramadan Event

Stars raise millions at Cannes edition of AIDS charity gala

Stars raise millions at Cannes edition of AIDS charity gala

Actress Michelle Rodriguez poses for photographers upon arrival at the amfAR, Cinema Against AIDS, benefit at the Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc, during the 71st international Cannes film festival, in Cap d’Antibes, southern France, Thursday, May 17, 2018. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP) (Associated Press) ANTIBES, France — After a shaky start and a wave of negative press, the AIDS relief charity amfAR attempted Thursday to focus the spotlight on its work instead of the stain left by one of its biggest benefactors Harvey Weinstein. Sharon Stone stepped down as co-chair of this year’s gala and Pharrell Williams dropped out of performing…

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Local kids battling cancer honored at charity event

BOISE- More than a thousand people attended the 7th annual Boise’s Got Faith fundraiser at Julia Davis Park Sunday afternoon. Boise’s Got Faith is a family-focused charity event that raises funds to support Idaho children who are fighting cancer. In many cases, those families don’t have the means to cover added costs that come along with a cancer diagnosis. While health insurance covers treatment it often doesn’t cover hotel stays and travel if families need to go to other cities for treatment. Local kids with cancer were honored at the event Sunday. The goal was to give them a fun…

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Group to hold a ‘0.5K’ race for charity, a running event ‘for the rest of us’

Group to hold a ‘0.5K’ race for charity, a running event ‘for the rest of us’

Have you ever wanted to participate in a charity run, but don’t actually want to run very far? This might be the race for you. A group in Boerne, Texas is hosting "The Boerne 0.5K," a 0.3 mile race, and it’s being billed as a "running event for the rest of us." The "very fun, tongue-in-cheek event" intended to "lampoon the typical 5K" will benefit the charitable organization Blessings in a Backpack, an organization that provides food on the weekends for children who depend on federal free and reduced meal programs offered through their schools. Organizers of the event are…

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Kids with kidney ailments make their own teddy bears at annual charity event

Deanna Anderson, 4, builds a stuffed bear during the 11th annual Build-A-Bear workshop event at Pembroke Mall in Pembroke Pines on Sunday, April 15, 2018. (Jennifer Lett / Sun Sentinel) Chase Cooper clutched the stuffed bear he named Felix, in honor of the doctor who helped him recover when he received a new kidney about eight years ago. Cooper, 13, was one of dozens of children who got to make a stuffed animal at the nonprofit Kids Needing Kidneys’ annual charity event Sunday at Build-A-Bear Workshop in Pembroke Pines. Kids Needing Kidneys was started nearly a decade ago by Laura…

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GHS Holds ‘Hunger Games’ Charity Event

GHS Key Club’s Fun Charity Event Glastonbury High School’s Key Club held an event called ‘Hunger Games,’ to support the Glastonbury Food Bank, and promote charity among students at the school. Key Club President Carter Briglia explained that the event was formerly known as ‘Pack-a-thon,’ and students packaged meals that were sent both locally and overseas. "My freshman year, we sent food to Tanzania," Briglia said. "For logistical reasons, we couldn’t run that anymore. We decided that instead of having a night that was just about volunteering, which is what the Key Club members do all year round, we changed…

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Over 300 participate at St Kabir charity event for underprivilged kids

Former and current students of St Kabir at the ‘Khushiyon Ki Recycle’ on Saturday CHANDIGARH: KROS (Kabir Roll of Old Students), the old student association of St Kabir along with Goonj, a national non-governmental organisation on Saturday, organised the second edition of ‘Khushiyon Ki Recycle’, a donation camp for collecting old books, bags, stationery items and other useful items at the St Kabir campus. Dr Ramandeep Virk, president, KROS and ENT Surgeon, PGIEMER and Neeza Singh, vice president, KROS were instrumental in helping destitute children get access to logistical infrastructure in remote parts of the country. The event that began…

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Fundraising Gala For Civic Group Is First Event Booked For MGM Springfield Casino

An artist’s rendering of the MGM Springfield casino resort complex, which is scheduled to open in September 2018. The soon-to-open MGM Springfield casino was announced today as the venue for a signature fundraising event for a venerable civic organization. This year’s City of Bright Nights Ball, the principal fundraising event for Spirit of Springfield, will take place on the evening of Nov 10th in the grand ballroom of the $960 million resort casino complex that is in the final stages of construction in downtown Springfield. "This is the best party of the year, and MGM needs to host the best…

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Charity Jamboree

For the past six years, Madison’s favorite rhythm and soul group The People Brothers Band (pictured) has put the “fun” in fundraiser with this annual event benefiting National Multiple Sclerosis Society, UW-Madison’s Carbone Cancer Center and the American Diabetes Association. Enjoy music all day from 13 standout local acts including Imaginary Watermelon, The Lower 5th, MoonHouse, Wurk, Pine Travelers, The Grasshoppers and more. Tickets at $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Set times at High Noon: Lost Highway Allstars 2 pm, Pine Travelers 3:30 pm, MoonHouse 5 pm, The Lower 5th 6:45 pm, The People Brothers Band 8:30…

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10,000 Pancakes Served At ‘Get Behind The Vest’ Event

CHICAGO, IL – Police supporters in the thousands packed the basement of a local church Sunday morning to raise money and help buy new bullet proof vests for Chicago police officers. A pancake breakfast event lasted for hours at St. John Fisher Catholic Church’s Kane Hall as money came in to support not only the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation’s "Get Behind the Vest" initiative it was set up for, but for the family of recently fallen Police Department Commander Paul Bauer as well. "It never ceases to amaze me the support we get here in the 22nd District," Chicago Police…

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