“Ice Bucket Challenge” – Is it Actually Doing Good?

“Ice Bucket Challenge” – Is it Actually Doing Good?

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has raised $9.5 million for research so far.
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If you frequent social media, it’s not hard to find someone doing the Ice Bucket Challenge. All participants are capturing the moment when they pour a bucket of ice water over their heads for the sake of promoting awareness for ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease. The idea of the challenge is to take a bucket of…

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Gucci Sponsors Charity Sonoma Event

Gucci Sponsors Charity Sonoma Event

Gucci sponsored Sonoma fundraiser

On August 5, Gucci sponsored the Giant Steps Charity Classic Six Bar and Gala. Image: Selfiy / Shutterstock.com

On August 5, Gucci was the presenting sponsor of the Giant Steps Charity Classic Six Bar and Gala. Gucci had over 550 guests at its second annual gala, which was hosted at Sonoma Horse Park, just north of San Francisco.

The Giant Steps Charity Classic Six Bar and Gala raised a record $1…

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Victoria Beckham to Sell Wardrobe for Charity

Victoria Beckham to Sell Wardrobe for Charity

Victoria Beckham to donate wardrobe to charity

Former Spice Girl Victoria Beckham is going to donate items from her wardrobe to the charity mothers2mothers. Image: Featureflash / Shutterstock.com

As one of the most stylish women in fashion, getting a peek into the closet of Victoria Beckham would be a dream for most women. Just taking a look inside would be a thrilling opportunity for many fashionistas, and now, you can even own a piece of…

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A Lifetime of Donations Leads to Important Mental Health Research

A Lifetime of Donations Leads to Important Mental Health Research

Stanley Center logo

The Stanley Center is set to receive a donation of $650 million from patron Ted Stanley.
Image: Stanley Center for Psychiatric Research

Apparently once isn’t enough for Ted Stanley: Having amassed a fortune selling sports collectibles, 83-year-old Stanley has just announced his third massive donation to MIT-Harvard’s Broad Institute, a center for psychiatric research.

Beginning with a call in…

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SmashFest: Over $140,000 Raised for Charities

SmashFest: Over $140,000 Raised for Charities

Steam Whistle Brewing, host of this year's Smashfest

Steam Whistle Brewing in Toronto hosted this year’s Smashfest.
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The annual charity ping-pong challenge in Toronto, Smashfest, raised over $140,000 on Thursday last week. The event, which was hosted by the New York Rangers forward Dominic Moore, will contribute its funds to charities that assist in the research of concussions and rare cancers.

This year was the…

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USC Coach Dawn Staley’s Fun-Raiser Brings out Celebrities

USC Coach Dawn Staley’s Fun-Raiser Brings out Celebrities

Dawn Staley
Dawn Staley

Dawn Staley IMG: via Shutterstock.

USC coach Dawn Staley hosted a charity softball game recently in an effort to raise $75,000 in South Carolina. The donations will go to support Innersole, a charity that donates new sneakers to needy children. The foundation will branch into an elementary school in the fall and promote a competition measuring attendance, behavior, physical fitness and grades…

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Potato Salad Kickstarter goes Viral

Well, there goes the #Internet… again. #potatosalad

heart shaped potato

The Internet has declared its love for potato salad.
Image: Nisha A / Flickr

Apparently, the Internet loves potatoes. Well, potato salad to be exact.

A viral potato saladKickstarter campaign has raised  $71,758 and still has 23 days left to go. The user who created the campaign, Zach “Danger” Brown told Good Morning America on Tuesday, “It’s unbelievable,” of receiving pledges from more than 20…

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NYC Charity Luncheon Fiasco Dubbed “Success” by Millionaire in Charge

NYC Charity Luncheon Fiasco Dubbed “Success” by Millionaire in Charge

NYC Central Park
NYC Central Park

NYC’s Central Park. IMG: via Shutterstock.

On Wednesday, June 25th, 200 homeless New Yorkers showed up at Central Park with empty stomachs and high hopes: Chinese millionaire Chen Guangbiao had promised a gourmet lunch and $300 in cash to anyone that attended his “Tour of Love and Gratitude.”

Instead, they left echoing sentiments like Tom Cargill’s:

“I feel so disappointed right now I’m going to…

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Pippa Middleton Biking U.S. For Charity

Pippa Middleton is racing across #America for #charity:

Pippa Middleton in London

Pippa Middleton is riding across America on her bike.
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Pippa Middleton, sister-in-law of Prince William, and her brother James have embarked on a 3,000-mile bike ride across the US to raise money for charity. Pippa Middleton and her team will start the journey at Oceanside, California, and ride to Annapolis, Maryland, in the event called Race Across America.

“O…

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Soccer Charity Match: Mourinho takes out Olly Murs

Who wins in a matchup: Jose Mourinho or Olly Murs? #soccer #socceraid #unicef

Soccer Aid logo

The £4.2 million raised by Soccer Aid will benefit Unicef.

It seems Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho isn’t a big fan of Olly Murs—at least not during a recent charity soccer match. At a Soccer Aid charity game, the 51-year-old coach ran onto the pitch and actually tackled the English star as his side threatened to launch a counter-attack in the game. Mourinho’s Rest of the World team beat England 4-2,…

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