Thousands expected to participate in annual Louisville Walk to End Alzheimer’s Saturday

Louisville area residents will unite to raise awareness and funds to reclaim the future for millions at the Alzheimer’s Association’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Sept. 9. In 2016, the Louisville Walk to End Alzheimer’s raised over $509,000, contributing to more than $82.5 million raised nationwide for care, support, and research efforts for those impacted by Alzheimer’s. Walk to End...

Calipari’s Team Up for Texas telethon effort raises over $1 million for Hurricane Harvey relief

By Mark Maynard Kentucky Today John Calipari tweeted that Sunday’s Team Up For Texas telethon on WKYT and other television stations around the state surpassed the $1 million mark. The three-hour event started by the Kentucky basketball coach had a guest list of celebrities that included appearances from former UK players De’Aaron Fox, Nerlens Noel, Andrew Harrison, Karl-Anthony Towns, Eric Bledsoe,...

Hope After Harvey: Alltech launches relief efforts for Texas farmers and ranchers

To deliver relief specifically to Texas’ farm and ranch community, Alltech is launching Hope After Harvey. Alltech is donating $20,000 to kick off the relief fund and will then match all donations made to its 501(c)(3) nonprofit, the Alltech ACE Foundation. To give to Hope After Harvey, visit this link. Additionally, the Alltech family has committed to donating $100,000 in value of animal...

Volunteers from across the state recognized as part of annual Governor’s Service Awards

Gov. Matt Bevin, Lt. Gov. Jenean Hampton and Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) Secretary Vickie Yates Brown Glisson honored 15 individuals and four groups from across Kentucky for their volunteer and service contributions at the 22nd annual Governor’s Service Awards Tuesday. The annual awards are coordinated by the Kentucky Commission on Community Volunteerism and Service (KCCVS),...

Kentucky Blood Center seeking donations this week to support storm-ravaged Texas residents

Kentucky Blood Center (KBC) will be providing blood components to storm-ravaged Texas and is asking Kentucky blood donors to come in this week to support Kentucky and Texas patients who need transfusions. With the catastrophic flooding, Gulf Coast Blood Center in Houston has suspended operations. Community blood centers, like KBC, are stepping up to help. While the torrential rains and destruction...

McClure, Davis among Commonwealth Award recipients at annual KPI Summit on Philanthropy

Spaulding University president Tori Murden McClure and Field & Main CEO Scott Davis are among four recipients of the annual Commonwealth Awards presented by the Kentucky Philanthropy Initiative. The awards will be presented Wednesday at the statewide KPI Summit on Philanthropy to be held for the first time in its nine years in Northern Kentucky, at the Newport Aquarium RiverRoom. McClure, of Louisville,...

Bleed Blue: First of four Kentucky Blood Center campus-wide blood drives under way at UK

University of Kentucky students, faculty and staff have the opportunity to save lives from Monday through Friday at campus-wide blood drives. These Kentucky Blood Center (KBC) blood drives, which are sponsored by the Center for Community Outreach, kick off four annual blood drive weeks that are generously supported by the UK community. The blood drive schedule for Aug. 28-Sept. 1 is listed below: Singletary...

Over 2000 join Alzheimer’s Association Lexington’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s, raise over $220,000

More than 2,000 residents from the Lexington area joined the Alzheimer’s Association’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s and united in a movement to reclaim the future for millions on August 26 at the Fayette County Courthouse. Participants raised over $220,000 to fund Alzheimer’s care, support, and research programs. Teams continue to fundraise, and this amount is expected to grow over the coming...

Kentucky Horse Park offers financial assistance program to encourage school field trips

The Kentucky Horse Park and International Museum of the Horse invite teachers and their students for a field trip experience that connects their programs to Kentucky standards and your class curriculum. During a field trip to the park, students will visit the International Museum of the Horse, the Kids Barn, the Hall of Champions, the Big Barn, and Breeds Barn. Lunches are typically picnic style, weather...

Former UK, UofL athletes featured at Rivalry Gala to benefit American Cancer Society Sept. 29

The battles on the football field and basketball court are not the only rivalry for fans of the University of Louisville and the University of Kentucky this fall. U of L and UK faithful will also put their loyalties to the test at the third annual Rivalry Gala. Set for Sept. 29 at The Seelbach in downtown Louisville, the event will be a one-of-a-kind evening of red and blue rivalry working together...

Kentucky Farm Bureau Federation donates $1 million to UK’s Grain and Forage Center of Excellence

In continuing its long-standing support of the University of Kentucky (UK) College of Agriculture, Food and Environment’s Research and Education Center at Princeton, the Kentucky Farm Bureau Federation’s (KFBF) Board of Directors voted, during its last meeting, to donate a total of $1 million to initiatives at the facility’s new Grain and Forage Center of Excellence. The money will go toward...

Grab Your Running Shoes: It’s time to register for DanceBlue’s annual 5K walk/run fundraiser

Time to lace up your running shoes and start training. The annual DanceBlue 5K will begin at noon Sunday, Oct. 1. This year’s walk/run 5K will be held at the newly named Kroger Field and will benefit the DanceBlue Kentucky Children’s Hospital Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Clinic. Registration Students, faculty, marathon runners and DanceBlue supporters are all welcome to come join DanceBlue for...

Child Development Center of the Bluegrass sets Touch a Truck fundraiser for Sunday at Keeneland

Child Development Center of the Bluegrass (CDCB), located at the University of Kentucky, announced the 2017 Touch-A-Truck Event will be held from 1 to 5 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 27 at Keeneland Entertainment Center. The event will raise funds for programs and therapy services for the preschool, which helps children with and without special needs achieve their maximum potential. Touch a Truck is a unique...

Junior Achievement of the Bluegrass salutes volunteers from Adopt a School program

As the new school year gets rolling, Junior Achievement of the Bluegrass paused to thank its volunteers who have given five, 10, and 15 years of service educating students about workforce readiness, entrepreneurship, and basic financial matters. “That kind of commitment and longevity is fantastic. It really makes a difference with what we’re able to give back to the community,” said Sheri Evans...

Kentucky to receive $6.5 million in service grants from AmeriCorps for 23 state programs

Kentucky has received more than $6.5 million in AmeriCorps federal funding for 23 programs with more than 800 total members, the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) announced Tuesday. Most of the programs were funded through an annual grant competition by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), a federal agency that engages Americans of all ages in service. The...

Thousands of central Kentuckians expected to participate in Walk to End Alzheimer’s Saturday

Thousands of Lexington area residents will participate in the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Aug. 26 Last year, the event raised $224,000, contributing to more than $82.5 million raised nationwide for care, support, and research efforts for those impacted by Alzheimer’s. Walk to End Alzheimer’s participants will learn about Alzheimer’s disease, advocacy opportunities,...

Thoroughbred Charities of America announces charitable partnership with equine shipping app Equo

Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) announced today that it has formed a charitable partnership with Equo, a mobile app that connects horse owners with drivers in the United States and Canada. Equo will donate $1 per horse shipped to TCA in support of its mission. “We are deeply appreciative and grateful that Equo has selected TCA to be their charitable partner,” said TCA executive director...

Arbor Youth Services receives $10,000 donation from Safeco Make More Happen program

Arbor Youth Services will receive a $10,000 donation from the Al Torstrick Insurance Agency in celebration of the agency earning a 2017 Safeco Insurance Make More Happen Award for demonstrating extraordinary volunteerism to make positive change happen in their community. The donation will assist with the non-profit’s mission of providing safe alternatives for at-risk children, youth and their families...

Hundreds of cyclists expected to take part in ninth annual Bike to Beat Cancer event on Sept. 9

In just a few weeks, hundreds of cyclists will once again take to the road to put their mettle to the pedal as they collectively ride up to more than 39,000 miles to support the fight against cancer. The 2017 Bike to Beat Cancer takes place Saturday, Sept. 9, starting and ending at Norton Children’s Medical Center. This one-day cycling event offers three route options – 35, 65 or 100 miles...

Food pantries in five Eastern Kentucky counties receive donated freezers as part of hunger initiative

Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles brought a little hope to Eastern Kentucky’s less fortunate on this week when he helped deliver freezers donated by Farm Credit Mid-America and CoBank to food pantries in five counties. “Thanks to the generosity of these agricultural lenders, food pantries throughout the Commonwealth will be able to accept donations of meats and other frozen foods,”...