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Riders unite to fight rare cancers at MSK's Cycle for Survival

Though you may know someone battlingthem, brain, pancreatic, ovarian, thyroid, leukemia, lymphoma and countless other cancers are still considered rare forms of the disease.While they make up roughly 50 percent of all cancer diagnoses combined, theresearch on many of them is“drastically underfunded...

Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 7:27am

Jason Derulo's big, big night

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay, one of the country’s more prominent one-on-one mentoring programs, hosted their 18th annual Big Night Event last weekendwith Jason Derulo as the headliner.The event raised $2 million, which Rich Greif, Vice President of Marketing, Communications and...

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - 11:01pm

Calendars offer revealing look at men, women of Brooklyn Rugby Club

Thanks in part to its popular debut at the Rio Olympics, rugby seems to have taken off in America. But nearly a decade before the Summer Games, the sport gained momentum in Brooklyn with the inception of the Brooklyn Rugby Club.New Yorkers can get an intimate glimpse at the men and women of the BRC...

Monday, December 19, 2016 - 3:30pm

Two grand juries hear testimony on Mayor de Blasio's campaign fundraising: Report

Two separate grand juries are hearing testimony on Mayor Bill de Blasio’s campaign fundraising, anonymous sources told The New York Times.A state investigation is examining whether the mayor or his staff, particularly top aide Emma Wolfe, finance director Ross Offinger and union operative Josh Gold...

Friday, December 16, 2016 - 7:05pm

Villanova, PSU men’s basketball doubleheader hosts inaugural fundraiser for kids of 9/11 victims

Within days of 9/11, a college scholarship fund was established for the children of those who were killed or injured during the attacks.Millions of dollars for the Families of Freedom Scholarship Fund has been raised since then, and more is needed for the fund to continue through 2030. The first-...

Saturday, December 10, 2016 - 10:06pm

Davio’s Philadelphia hosts their annual Gingerbread House Workshop

Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse with its high ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows and an open space is perfect for an event like the Gingerbread House Workshop.Taking place on Sunday, Dec. 11 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.,the restaurant will be donating all proceeds to the Children’s Hospital of...

Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 8:32pm

Breast cancer survivor brings power of positivity to Pink Runway

For years, Yolanda Rodriguez participated in walks to raise awareness for breast cancer. She never dreamed she would one day walk a fashion runway as a breast cancer survivor.“I had no history in my family at all,” Rodriguez, 56, told Metro. Nonetheless, she performed monthly self-checks and would...

Wednesday, November 30, 2016 - 3:30pm

Ben Franklin's gravestone needs your help

"A penny saved is a penny earned."Ben Franklin is credited with coining the phrase more than 200 years ago, and it's that adage that has apparently brought about the destruction of the founding father's resting place.Visitors to one of Philadelphia's favorite politician's graves at the Christ...

Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - 6:28pm

Massachusetts Democrat raises money for firebombed GOP headquarters in North Carolina

After a Republican Party office in North Carolinawas firebombed last weekend, aMassachusettsDemocrat crossedparty lines to lend a hand.David Weinberger, a senior researcher at Harvard University'sBerkmanKlein Center for Internet and Society and a Brookline resident, launched a GoFundMepage Sundayas...

Monday, October 17, 2016 - 9:41pm

10th annual PAWS Mutt Strut is taking over the Navy Yard this weekend

The Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) hopes to make Philadelphia a no-kill city—but until that day PAWS continues to raise funds and awareness for homeless animals here in Philadelphia. The 10th annual PAWS Mutt Strut will take place on Saturday, Oct. 22 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Navy...

Saturday, October 15, 2016 - 2:10am

EXCLUSIVE: Take a Taste of Red Hook

Ten years ago, five or six new restaurants brought their food to a house in Brooklyn. Less than 100 people bought tickets for a tasting of the new businesses wares. More than $10,000 was raised for the Red Hook Initiative, a community nonprofit.It was a success.This year, tickets for the Taste of...

Thursday, September 22, 2016 - 2:30pm

GoFundMe page created to help find Queens jogger's killer

A GoFundMe page created by the parents of slain Howard Beach jogger Karina Vetrano is trying to raise $100,000 in an effort to solve her rape and murder.“Somebody need to know something, say something — and maybe with this money they will,” Vetrano's father Philip told the NY Daily News.RELATED:'...

Wednesday, August 10, 2016 - 11:52pm

Starting a scholarship is easier than you think

Have a pen and several thousand dollars? It is as easy as that in most cases to fund a college scholarship and help some deserving student bridge the gap between aspiration and access.RELATED:Can higher ed for inmates help them once they're out of prision?Most colleges and universities have offices...

Monday, July 18, 2016 - 12:06pm

Bucks County woman who faked cancer must pay $50K: AG

A Bucks County woman who lied about having terminal cancerand held fundraisers to pay medical bills must pay back nearly $50,000, the state Attorney General's office announced.Danielle Kunkel, of Newtown, claimed in 2011 she was diagnosed with stage 4 metastatic lymphoma and had incurred nearly $1...

Thursday, July 7, 2016 - 7:31pm

Band enlists mannequins, artists to publicize the plight of the homeless

This week mannequins are coming out of the windows of Manhattan shops and taking to the streets to help spread the word that when New Yorkers come together, change is possible.Hoodies for the Homeless — started last year on the mission to use the power of music to bring awareness to homelessness in...

Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - 2:30pm

Central Park hosting first-ever Soap Box Derby race in June

Central Park has been the setting for marathons, a midnight race, and a 5K fun run. In June, the park will host a different kind of competition intended not so much to crown a winner, but to give children a start toward a better life.Students from across New York City will compete in the first Soap...

Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 2:30pm

Brooklyn duo looks to start ‘seed to vase’ flower farm in Bushwick

A homegrown business that aims to connect the community and celebrate local beauty is blooming in Bushwick.Jessica Balnaves and Ryann Mead are the two women behind True Leaves Floral, a brand new business that plans to grow flowers right in Bushwick and sell the hand-picked arrangements to...

Wednesday, April 6, 2016 - 2:30pm

Boston Hassle and friends to hit SCATV airwaves for wacky 24-hour telethon

The minds behind Boston’s biggest network for young and unknown artists is using an unusual method to raise money this weekend: a 24-hour live telethon in a public access TV station.From 10 a.m. on Friday to 10 a.m. Saturday, the nonprofit BRAIN Arts plans to host a nonstop variety show of...

Wednesday, March 2, 2016 - 3:30pm

Roxbury Youth Orchestra turns to crowdfunding

Up in the fourth-floor cafeteria at Roxbury’s O’Bryant School Wednesday afternoon, David France had split five young musicians into two groups.In one corner, two clapped along to a beeping metronome.In another, three played through a few measures of a tune, again and again, until they got the...

Monday, February 29, 2016 - 3:51pm

Campaign started to create care packages for homeless in NYC

One New York City resident is looking to lend a helping hand to bring warmth to those in need.Alison Brettschneider has launched a campaign called Operation Stay Warm NYC, which is aimed at creating care packages that will be distributed to homeless individuals throughout the city.RELATED:De Blasio...

Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 3:12am