Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Sherriff Dept. Deputy Cancer Survivor Hosts "CrossFit" Fundraising Event

Columbia, SC - Lt. Frieda Wyatt said it was a miracle her cancer went into remission.  The nearly 20-year Richland County Sheriff’s Department veteran, who serves on its fugitive task force, had been told she had stage IV B-cell non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and that it was not curable.  After successfully beating cancer, however, the exercise enthusiast and mother of four, along with the sheriff’s department and Carolina CrossFit, will play host to the “CrossFit for Cancer” fundraiser on Saturday for those who are still battling cancer.  All of the money raised during the event will be donated to the SCOA Cares foundation, a non-profit organization that provides financial assistance to those undergoing cancer treatment, Wyatt said. 

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Flag Day Fundraising Event At Retirement Residence

Fallbrook, CA - Members of the tap dancing senior group “Toe Tappers” performed in military uniforms during the Fallbrook Senior Center Flag Day fundraising event at Silvergate Retirement Residence, they performed a variety of patriotic dances. U.S. Army veteran and Apreva Hospice representative Derrick Staples, spoke before conducting a pinning ceremony for military veterans attending, who all received Flag pins. 

Monday, June 26, 2017

Paddle Board Racing Fundraising Event

Sacramento, CA - The third annual Paddle 4 DART fundraiser Saturday at Riverbank Marina in Sacramento brought in about $20,000 for the Drowning Accident Rescue Team.  As spectators and volunteers cheered from the docks on the Garden Highway, dozens of people raced up and down the Sacramento River on paddle boards. While most participants were from the Sacramento area, there was a contingent from San Francisco. 

Family Holds Fundraiser for Boy With Brain Cancer

Elmira, NY - A community rallied around a little boy who is battling a brain tumor on Saturday.  After numerous consultations and testing, three-year-old Trenton Covell was diagnosed with a left temporal tumor of the brain - causing epilepsy.  Trenton's family held a fundraiser Saturday afternoon at Roundin' Third in Elmira to help offset his expensive brain surgery.  There was a donation of $10 at the door, plenty of raffles, sales, and entertainment. 

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Dunk the Sheriff at Fundraiser for K-9 Search and Rescue Team

Claremore, OK - Rogers County Sheriff Scott Walton is ready to take the plunge into ice cold water in a fundraising effort for the K-9 Search and Rescue team, that is, if you have a good aim.  RCSO Major Coy Jenkins will also climb up the ladder for folks to give take aim at a target to drop him - and others - into the firgid water.  The dunking opportunity will be on Saturday at the Claremore Community Center during the 2017 Cop Diggity Dog Festival. 

Friday, June 23, 2017

Annual George H.W. Bush Golf Classic Fundraiser for Maine Non-Profit

Kennebunkport, ME — The annual George H.W. Bush Golf Classic Fundraiser has raised about $100,000 for a Maine nonprofit that provides a place for families to stay when loved ones are hospitalized.  Now in its 15th year, the event at the Cape Arundel Golf Club in Kennebunkport is a family affair.  The nation's 41st president was joined Tuesday by his son, former President George W. Bush. Actor Patrick Dempsey also attended and said there's "so much love" in the community for the family.