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Cupid's Undie Run looks to raise money, awareness for Children's Tumor Foundation
[brightcove]4724891174001[/brightcove] The idea behind hundreds of underwear-clad people running through Bricktown on Feb. 13 is a fundraising effort for the Children's Tumor Foundation to fund research for Neurofibromatosis (NF).  According to the Cupid's Undie Run website:  NF is a genetic... Read More
Chickasaw Nation issues fundraising challenge for United Way
From now until the end of the United Way of Central Oklahoma's fundraising campaign, the Chickasaw Nation announced it will match donations to the organization, up to a total of $200,000. Read More
Catholic Charities and Sunbeam Family Services partner for A Very Giving Christmas
Gifts and elves are needed. Erin Engelke, Chief External Relations Officer with Sunbeam Family Services, joined us in studio yesterday to talk about the holiday program and items the needed, along with ways people can help.  A Very Giving Christmas is the resulting program of Catholic Charities and... Read More
It's the Most Wonderful Match of the Year
Yes, it's a wonderfully good match. And for a good cause. This holiday season, Oklahomans can double the impact of their gift and feed twice as many hungry Oklahomans.  Rodney Bivens, executive director of the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma, sat among our new, comfy pillows in The Oklahoman's video... Read More
For Sunbeam CEO, life of giving leads to career in nonprofits
Jim Priest spent 35 years as an attorney in Oklahoma City, and now he is the CEO of Sunbeam Family Services, a nonprofit group. Read More
Video: Boots and Ballgowns Gala ready to raise funds for Infant Crisis Services
[brightcove]4642991008001[/brightcove] Event co-chairs Kristine Browne and Callie Merritt preview the 8th annual Boots and Ballgowns Gala, a fundraiser for Infant Crisis Services. I hadn't met either Kristine or Callie before today. One of the best parts of my job is to meet new people, find out where they're... Read More
Holiday kindness from strangers have brought joy to toddler and his family at The Children's Center Rehabilitation Hospital
Christmas is a magical time for all children, especially those who have put an unimaginable journey behind them, like Cohen Grant. Cohen is one of the young patients at The Children’s Center Rehabilitation Hospital who has proven over and over again that miracles can happen. He is also one of the youngsters who... Read More
Oklahoma City couple spreads holiday joy to critically ill children and teenagers with growing band of holiday helpers
Five years ago, a newlywed couple wanted to share their blessings during the holiday season with others.  Like most young couples, Brittany and Kyle Leemaster had bought presents for each other at Christmas, but once they were married the couple decided to give to those in need instead of spending money on... Read More
Holiday Helpers bring toys, basic needs items to patients at The Children’s Center Rehabilitation Hospital
With so much hustle and bustle around the holidays it is hard to get into the spirit until you see the excitement over a simple present in a child’s eyes. Christmas at The Children’s Center Rehabilitation Hospital is a special time, and the organization that provides medical care for children and teenagers with... Read More
Five things about volunteering
Volunteering is a popular activity for those in Oklahoma City and areas outside it. While every need isn't met, Oklahoman's have a pretty good track record for stepping in during times of need, both during a crisis like a tornado or during quieter times with a simple meal. Here are five things about volunteering.... Read More
Think local, give wisely on Giving Tuesday
At the end of the year many count their blessings – especially after a year that saw a great number of human tragedies and natural disasters. From the simple thought of wanting to spread holiday joy to making sure your donations count into your end-of-the-year tax deductions, the spirit of the holidays means giving... Read More
Oklahoma City metro area Thanksgiving community meals
Thanksgiving community meals in the Oklahoma City metro area. Read More
Chesapeake Energy donates Christmas light money to charity
Chesapeake Energy Corp. will skip its annual holiday lights this year, instead donating to charity the money it previously spent on the display. The Oklahoma City-based oil and natural gas company said it will use the money to support the Salvation Army Angel Tree program and the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma.... Read More
Broken Arrow art students design Andy Warhol-inspired labels for canned soup to be donated
Bright colors and eye-catching designs filled Amanda Latta's class on Thursday. The art teacher at Broken Arrow's Wolf Creek Elementary has been spotlighting Andy Warhol's work for the past two weeks, to coincide with a Philbrook Museum exhibit focusing on the well-known pop artist. This week, all 560 students... Read More
Inspired by her own experience, Oklahoma breast cancer survivor walks for the cure
Help fight the disease by participating in first ever Oklahoma City Breast Cancer Walk set for Oct. 31 in the Adventure District. Read More
How The Children’s Center Rehabilitation Hospital helped one terrified mom prepare to care for her special baby girl
Seven weeks before Lindsay Schulze’s due date, she realized something was not right with her baby girl. Suddenly, she couldn’t feel her active little girl moving.  Lindsay’s doctors in Durant, Okla., immediately performed a Cesarean section to deliver baby Brooklyn. That's when Schulze said her first... Read More
‘I knew then that we would keep on fighting’
Born prematurely, weighing only about a pound, miracle baby grows up to be happy, active four-year-old Read More
The Children’s Center Rehabilitation Hospital challenges community to reach fundraising goal, match foundation grant
If a child is struck by a devastating disease, it takes more than a village to give the child the best life possible. It’s the mission of The Children’s Center Rehabilitation Hospital to do so every day, and now the organization is turning to the community to rally together for the children and teenagers. The... Read More
Prayer and exceptional care guides Westmoore cheerleader and her family through a life forever changed
At first, doctors thought Westmoore High School cheerleader Alize Bradford had an ordinary virus.  Just days after her sweet sixteen birthday celebration, Alize went to the doctor and – as expected – was sent home to rest and wait it out.  Instead of improving, however, she became so sick that she was... Read More
Toddler has dream team on her side as she fights to beat rare neurological disorder
Daniela Crumpton rushed home from work to find emergency crews outside her home. Six months earlier, she had given birth to healthy twin babies - Laylah and brother, Malachi. A week earlier, however, Laylah had changed. She had been refusing to eat and, on that tragic morning, her father found her in her crib... Read More
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Cupid's Undie Run set for Feb. 13

Jan 27More than $25,000 was raised last year for the Children's Tumor...

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Salvation Army Angel Tree Families Receive Gifts and Presents

Dec 15Oklahoma families and seniors picked up their gifts, and food...

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It's the Most Wonderful Match of the Year

Dec 7This holiday season, Oklahomans can double the impact of their gift...

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Salvation Army needs your help granting holiday wishes

Dec 3The recent ice storm put a damper on holiday shopping and now the...

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Boots and Ballgowns Gala ready to raise funds for Infant Crisis Services

Dec 2Event co-chairs Kristine Browne and Callie Merritt preview the 8th...