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Many 16-year-olds likely do not know what melanoma is or that one bad sunburn can double your chances of getting the deadly disease. To help spread awareness about this aggressive type of skin cancer...
The founder of Skate4Cancer has evolved his vision. Rob Dyer, the 27-year-old Newmarket, Ontario native who has skateboarded across the U.S., Canada, New Zealand and parts of Australia to...
Emmanuel Jal, a former child soldier now 31, is making a name for himself as a conscious rapper on a global scale. The new album, See Me Mama, will be released in Canada in September via his own...
Amanda Belzowski is a 13-year-old with a big assignment to finish. It’s not an English essay or science fair project. The Toronto teen is trying to spread the word about her 13th annual...
The Remix Project is a registered charity for the arts in Toronto that helps creatively gifted “at risk” teens and young adults, often from troubled or disadvantaged backgrounds, who...
On Sunday, June 19, more than a dozen cities across Canada will host the Father’s Day Walk/Run for Prostate Cancer Canada (PCC). This high-profile event is the second largest awareness-and-...
Neil and Pegi Young’s Bridge School in Hillsborough, California, was a much-needed, one-of-a-kind school for children with severe speech and physical impairments when it opened in...
Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada can’t grant trips to the moon, but some 16,000 other wishes have been fulfilled in its 25-plus-year history. Its mandate is simple — kids aged...
In the video for her song “Sunflower,” from her 2009 debut album, Famous, country singer Stacey Zegers presents a poignant anti-bullying message. A victim herself of childhood...
Many people get behind causes and charities and musicians are often asked to become spokespeople, "ambassadors" or simply perform at a fundraising event when they reach even a modicum of...

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