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St. Jude House Now Offering Community Partnership Programs


St-Jude-House-Logo-2018aIn the interest of continuing their mission to aid victims of domestic violence, St. Jude House has begun a Community Partner Program. As an opportunity for businesses and community members to get involved and to create a lasting partnership with St. Jude House, they’re looking forward to a mutually beneficial relationship with many groups.

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Strack & Van Til Continues Legacy of Giving with American Cancer Society Donation

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Representatives from the American Cancer Society gathered at the Highland Headquarters of Strack & Van Til this Thursday to accept a check from the Indiana grocery chain.

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Teddy Bear Created in Memory of Former Patient Offers Comfort to Hospitalized Children


Teddy-Bear-Created-in-Memory-of-Former-Patient-Offers-Comfort-to-Hospitalized-Children The Flamini Foundation created the Captain HurriKane bear in memory of Kane, a former patient at Rush University Children’s Hospital who passed away from a congenital heart defect at 16-months-old. Captain HurriKane bears are delivered to children who are hospitalized in Northwest Indiana and the Chicagoland areas.

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Unity Hospice Celebrates 2018 National Volunteer Month

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Change makers. Give unto others. Celebrate service. These are but a few of the phrases that you may have seen associated with National Volunteer Week, celebrated annually in the United States in April.

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North Township Trustee Frank J Mrvan Seeks Volunteers to Assist Veterans Initiative

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Frank J. Mrvan has made veterans a priority during his time as North Township Trustee. He understands that the struggles a veteran faces after service can vary greatly, and that it takes a lot of dedicated citizens and strong community programs to welcome these men and women home the right way.

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The 2018 Hammond 911 Slugfest Champions a Cause

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Almost everyone has accepted the fact that police officers and firefighters have an ageless friendly rivalry. Find somebody who would not want to see a police officer and a firefighter face off one another in the spirit of camaraderie and charity—a tiny part of that person is lying to himself or herself. On April 14th at the Hammond Civic Center, the 2018 911 Slugfest treated viewers to just such a spectacle, all to support Little Wish Foundation.

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Albert’s Diamond Jewelers Donates to Down Syndrome Association

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Though the atmosphere shone with its usual promise of the finer things, Albert’s Diamond Jewelers showcased more than just jewelry on April 13th. The Albert’s staff opened their doors to members of the Down Syndrome Association of Northwest Indiana and Chicagoland to present them with a gift of $5,000. All those in attendance were treated to candy, cookies, and plenty of fun camaraderie.

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The Legacy Foundation Celebrates 25 Years Serving Lake County

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For 25 years, the Legacy Foundation has been committed to Lake County. Like all successful partnerships, this one calls for a celebration of equal merit!

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PNW Cancer Survivor Gives Back to Pediatric Cancer Patients


PNW-Amanda-KnightPNW student Amanda Knight hopes to use her experiences from battling leukemia to encourage other children who are in similar journeys as their child life specialist.

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26th Annual Opportunity Enterprises Gala Proves that Belief Can Make a Difference

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One of the most powerful facets of being human is the power to believe - the power that comes from believing in yourself, and the amazing things that you can accomplish when you believe in others. Tonight, hundreds of people gathered for the 26th Annual Opportunity Enterprises Gala to share in the belief that they too can make a difference.

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Franciscan Health Michigan City: Donation Eases Pain of Child Loss

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Mike and Meagan Wizceb (center), of Elburn, Ill., recently donated a Cuddle Cot to the Franciscan Health Michigan City Family Birthing Center. The couple began their charitable efforts after the loss of a son, Wyatt, and began an organization called, Wishes for Wyatt, which raises money to donate Cuddle Cots to hospitals; and for HEALing Embrace, which produces the cots. The device allows grieving families to spend more time with their child as they process the loss.

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