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Go Red for Women with Mimi’s Cafe #WearRedDay @mimis_cafe

Mimi's Cafe, heart research, American Heart Association

Last Friday, Mimi’s Cafe had a special Go Red for Women event at their restaurants. They encouraged people to wear red to help raise awareness of the American Heart Association trying to raise funds to help raise money for Women’s Heart Disease. If you wore red, you were able to get a free bowl of soup. […]

Join Rachael Ray and Drive to End Hunger

Drive to End Hunger

In a new public service campaign, the best-selling author and TV personality encourages people to take action to fight hunger among older Americans Los Angeles, Calif. – Entertainment Industry Foundation Ambassador, author and television personality Rachael Ray is lending her support to a new public service campaign aimed at ending hunger for the more than […]

Toys for Tots Literacy Story Time at The UPS Store #ToysforTotsLiteracy

Literacy Campaign

Did you know that The Toys for Tots has a Literacy Campaign? Neither did I! I was asked to find a local celebrity with my blogger friend Alicia from Making Time for Mommy to host a local story time at The UPS Store. The Literacy Program is trying to battle the “summer slide” in children. […]

Donations Needed

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This Tuesday I’m going to an event that is helping Ronald McDonald House Charities. We’re trying to fill a Chevy Cruze full of products for the RMHC-CNI. If you’re local to me and would like to donate, here is the list needed: Aluminum foil, plastic wrap, and plastic sandwich bags Laundry detergent and fabric softener […]

April is Child Abuse Awareness Month

Baby James Foundation, Chicago UFOs, Renee Hutchinson

There are two foundations trying to spread the word and make some changes with Child Abuse:  McMahon/Ryan Child Advocacy Site and Baby James Foundation. First I’ll tell you about the Sweet Dreams Fund Campaign. The McMahon/Ryan Child Advocacy Site will provide children who are victims of physical and sexual abuse with a one-stop care location. Currently, […]

Baby James Foundation

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Join Frosted Fingers, Occasional Happenings and Rob Krueger Photography for a rally against Child Abuse with the Baby James Foundation. I’ll have a table there for kids to make their own cake pops or cookies to eat. There will be a DJ, family photography, a band later in the evening and much more. Time Saturday, […]

Heart of Haiti at Macy’s State Street #giveaway

Macy's Valentine's Day Charity

This Valentine’s Day, Macy’s State Street invites you to make a difference with our Heart of Haiti collection! Special Shopping Experience Friday Feb 11 This February 14th, give a gift that gives back! The Heart of a Goddess pendant from our exclusive Heart of Haiti collection makes the perfect present. Designed and produced by talented Haitian artisans, each […]

Help a Mom Blogger?

I have met Dawn from Mom2My6Pack a few times at blogging events around the Chicago area but had no idea she was having problems! She is such a happy lady! I had no idea she was an author, either! She wrote the books Because I Said So and You’ll Lose the Baby Weight: (And Other […]

Help 77kids help Children’s Memorial and Giveaway! #77kids

This past weekend I was invited to the grand opening of 77kids in Shaumburg, IL at the Woodfield Mall. They had a very welcoming staff and the store was very fun to look around. They had multiple interactive things for the kids from being able to take pictures of themselves that they can customize and […]

Help earn money for the Greater Chicago Food Depository

Between 11/15/2010 and 12/3/2010, Sears and LG will each donate $0.50 to the Greater Chicago Food Depository each time their Thanksgiving Tips and Tricks video is viewed on the Sears Appliances YouTube Channel. A maximum of $2,500 will be donated by each company. How You Can Help Spread the Word: Click on the video above! Tell […]

1 a Minute Live

Don’t miss Melissa Etheridge, Olivia Newton-John andJaclyn Smith – all cancer survivors – on big screens coast to coast for only one night as NCM Fathom and UniGlobe Entertainment present 1 a Minute LIVE Supporting Susan G. Komen for the Cure®. On October 6 at 8:00pmET / 7:00pmCT / 6:00pmMT and 8:00pmPT (tape delay),this special event will be […]

Stars Align for Historic Stand Up to Cancer Event #SU2C

STARS ALIGN FOR HISTORIC STAND UP TO CANCER EVENT SEPTEMBER 10th LANDMARK ONE-HOUR FUNDRAISING BROADCAST TO FEATURE LUMINARIES FROM FILM, TV, MUSIC, NEWS & SPORTS AUGUST 19, 2010/LA & NYC (www.standup2cancer.org) – An extraordinary line-up of actors, musicians, athletes and journalists have banded together for Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C), the groundbreaking initiative aimed at […]

Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure® Day 3 and Wrap Up #the3day #keepgoing

Well it sure took me a long time to get back to this. I’m so sorry to those that were waiting to hear how I did on day 3! I went on vacation immediately following closing ceremony on Sunday. Every time I’d sit down to write while on vacation I just couldn’t focus. So here […]

Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure® Day 2 #the3day #keepgoing

Sigh, another day red carded. I got up this morning and headed over to the med tent to be cleared to walk. I should say I hobbled over to the tent! I actually got up this morning around 3:30am to hit the port-a-potties and practically had to crawl there. I could NOT stand up. I […]

Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure® Day 1 #the3day #keepgoing

Day 1! What an inspirational start to the weekend! We started off with all our sponsors saying a few words to get us pumped up and then a stretch. Then came out people carrying the flags reminding us of why we walk. I immediately started crying. They reminded us that “Everyone deserves a lifetime!” I’m […]