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2012-08-09 10:22:45

More than 500 Volunteers fill 20,000 backpacks with school supplies in less than two hours PHILADELPHIA, August 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nearly 500 volunteers gathered yesterday at Lincoln Financial Field to pack 20,000 backpacks with school supplies for low-income and homeless children as part of United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey and Cradles to Crayons' 2012 Backpack-A-Thon(TM). (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120809/DC55452) The day...

2012-06-08 06:26:40

CHICAGO, June 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- For the seventh consecutive year, Siemens is the keynote sponsor of Chicago Cares Serve-a-thon, the not-for-profit's single-day volunteer event on June 9th that puts approximately 5,000 people to work on projects throughout the city, painting and improving Chicago Public Schools. Siemens' ongoing financial commitment has been supported by the efforts of its employees who, since 2003, have participated in this event contributing more than 11,000 hours of...

2012-04-22 23:00:46

CityCampKC is the first civic-minded “unconference” in the Kansas City metro area designed to bring together all civic minded individuals to work together towards better governance. This day-long event begins with a series of Ignite talks and end with a hack-a-thon to benefit BikeWalkKC. Kansas City, MO (PRWEB) April 22, 2012 CityCampKC is the Kansas City edition of the internationally acclaimed CityCamp series that is sweeping the globe and creating positive change using the...

2012-04-19 06:24:55

WASHINGTON, April 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Join ZERO - The Project to End Prostate Cancer for the inaugural National Golf-A-Thon on Father's Day weekend, June 15-17 2012. Golfers can play any 9-hole or 18-hole golf course from any set of course tees in the world, based on their own schedule. One hundred percent of the funds raised will go toward prostate cancer awareness, research and testing. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110225/ZEROLOGO) "In addition to...

2012-02-24 15:45:00

Authors and celebrities join thousands of Learning Ally volunteers to create audiobooks for people with reading disabilities, visual impairment, dyslexia, and learning differences. Princeton, NJ (PRWEB) February 24, 2012 Across the nation from February 26 through March 3, authors and celebrities will join more than 5,000 volunteers in a marathon campaign to record audiobooks and make them accessible for students, veterans and other individuals with reading disabilities and learning...

2012-01-30 14:23:00

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., Jan. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Lights. Camera. Cure., a 6-hour Dance-A-THON to raise money and awareness for the fight against children's cancer was held at the historic Avalon Theater in the heart of Hollywood, CA on Sunday January 29, 2012. Lights. Camera. Cure., the first annual event, was sponsored by The Penn State Alumni Association Los Angeles (PSULA) and was proud to announce that they raised $37,411.40 in support of THON, the 46-hour dance marathon run by Penn...

2012-01-30 08:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Health 2.0 announced today that it launched its first Health 2.0 Developers World Cup in which teams of developers, innovators, and entrepreneurs worldwide will compete in code-a-thons to build applications and tools that improve healthcare. The winners from each coding competition will face-off in San Francisco at the 6th Annual Fall Health 2.0 Conference for the Developers World Cup title. All finalists will receive free passes to the conference...

2012-01-24 08:00:00

Two winning students will win a trip to the set of a Nickelodeon show MEMPHIS, Tenn., Jan. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When you take three young stars from two hit Nickelodeon shows, add a fun educational program with an exciting new sweepstakes and multiply by the fact that you're helping kids with cancer, it's bound to equal success. "iCarly" stars Jennette McCurdy and Nathan Kress and "Victorious" star Ariana Grande are teaming up to help kids across the country get excited...

2012-01-23 07:15:00

"Teach-a-Thon" to Benefit AdMeTech Foundation's Dance for a Cure of Prostate Cancer BOSTON, Jan. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The following is being released by AdMeTech Foundation: WHAT: On January 27, 2012, between noon and midnight Arthur Murray Dance Studio of Boston is taking dance steps with its 4th Annual Teach-A-Thon to benefit AdMeTech Foundation's Dance for a Cure of Prostate Cancer. "One in six men is diagnosed with prostate cancer, and every 16 minutes a man...

2012-01-11 07:15:00

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., Jan. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Doing good in local communities is a core value woven throughout CITGO Petroleum Corporation and one that is uniquely demonstrated through its Fueling Good Program. Now in its third year, Fueling Good recognizes and rewards local heroes within their communities for the good works they do, from caring for the needy to providing food for the hungry to assisting kids who need dental care. (Logo:...