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Think you eat like an elephant? Find out and also help stamp out hunger while you’re at it

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Local God’s Pantry Food Bank is teaming up with circus elephants to bring a greater awareness of world hunger.   God’s Pantry and Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey circuses are hosting Eat Like An Elephant Brunch on Friday, Sept. …

RJ Corman Railroad Group honors its late founder with online slide show presentation

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To honor Rick Corman, the late founder of RJ Corman Railroad Group, the company has created a 21-slide presentation online which chronicles the businessman and philanthropist’s professional achievements.   View the slide show by clicking here.   Corman died in …

Business, community help International Book Project on World Literacy Day fund-raiser

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On World Literacy Day, Sept. 8, the Lexington-based International Book Project will launch a 24-hour campaign to raise awareness and funds to promote literacy.   International Book Project’s Booked for 24 invites the Lexington community to donate, participate and advocate …

Sixth Summit on Philanthropy draws top speakers on social enterprise, innovation

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  Special to KyForward   The Kentucky Philanthropy Initiative will convene the 6th annual Kentucky Summit on Philanthropy at the Marriott Griffin Gate Resort and Spa in Lexington on Sept. 30-Oct. 1. For the second year, the Summit will be …

Rogers Scholars program benefits from record number of active 5K Glow Runners/Walkers

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  The second annual Dollars for Scholars 5K Glow Run/Walk to support the Rogers Scholars program drew a record 143 registered participants last weekend at The Center for Rural Development in Somerset.   Joshua Nadzam of Lexington was the overall …

No Alumni game? No problem as Coach Cal’s Basketball Fantasy Camp generates $1 million

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  By Eric Lindsey CoachCal.com   On Saturday afternoon, as John Calipari’s team took too long during a timeout of a fantasy camp game, Barry “Slice” Rohrssen started pleading with officials to charge Coach Cal a timeout.   “It’s my …

Eighth annual United Way Golf Classic fund-raiser presented by Lexmark in September

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Join United Way of the Bluegrass and Lexmark as they live united by participating in the eighth annual United Way Golf Classic at Champion Course at Keene Trace on Monday, Sept. 8. The fund-raiser supports United Way partner programs in …

Four Lexington schools part of statewide launch of new Born Learning Academies

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  Four Lexington elementary schools are part of 14 statewide launches of new early childhood learning programs this fall and family workshops beginning Sept. 4 with funding from Toyota manufacturing operations in Kentucky. Called United Way Born Learning Academies, the …

Health care fund accepts grant applications for families needing to pay for children’s care

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The UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation is seeking grant applications from families in need of financial assistance to help pay for their child’s health care treatments, services or equipment not covered, or not fully covered, by their commercial health insurance plan.   …

Child philanthropist, Northern Kentucky target range take aim at juvenile diabetes

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  An 11-year-old philanthropist and Northern Kentucky businesses are collaborating to take aim at juvenile diabetes.   Peyton Anne Blank, called Pippi, was diagnosed with Type 1 Juvenile Diabetes at 5. Rather than becoming overwhelmed as a kindergartner by the …