A Pennsylvania barbershop is offering kids three-dollars to read aloud while they get their hair cut. The City Cuts Barbershop in Kutztown says the "Books by Kids" program aims to boost confidence in their young customers and help them with public speaking. The owner said he was inspired by research suggesting that many adults fear public speaking. (24/7 News Source)
A Cafe Owner Brings Free Homemade Soup To Chemo Patients. It began with a mom bringing her son the soup from an Illinois cafe while he’s undergoing chemo. The cafe owner took notice and offered to make a delivery to save the mom a trip. After getting to know the chemo patient, the cafe owner delivers soup for free several times a week. ABC News
I was very lucky to participate in two awesome events this past weekend for local charities. First, the JDRF one night gala, which benefits those with Type 1 diabetes. Together we raised over $1 million dollars as we inch closer to a cure! Also, I did my best impression as a golfer and took part in the Relay for Life’s Wine and Tees tournament at the Pompey Club. We raised thousands for the American Cancer Society.
You can help too!
Donate to the JDRF, click: https://www.jdrf.org/centralny/
And to Relay for Life here: Cancer.org
A room to heal built a Buzz Lightyear themed bedroom for a Binghamton boy with a rare medical condition. 4-year-old Brayden Deno has a rare form of Spinal Muscular Atrophy. The room put a big smile on his face, and cost the family nothing thanks to a room to heal. WBNG
While the Kentucky Derby was upsetting a lot of people, the 3rd annual Carousel Derby at Eastview Mall was raising money to buy toys for kids! Six jockeys suited up to ride Eastview Mall’s double-decker carousel for two-hours straight. All the money raised went to the Pirate Toy Fund. That amazing fund has distributed more than 400,000 toys to Rochester hospitals! 13WHAM