Join VEI on September 29 at VisionWalk 5K Family Event: Raise Money to Fight Blindness

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Join the Virginia Eye Institute and Foundation Fighting Blindness as they walk to fight blindness caused by degenerative retinal diseases. The 5K Family and Pet Friendly Walk is Saturday, September 29, 2012 at Innsbrook – North Shore Commons. It starts at 9:00 a.m. Since its inception in the Spring of 2006, VisionWalk has raised over [...]

Connor’s Heroes Presents: DiggityFEST, An All-kids Music Festival on September 16


Connor’s Heroes Foundation presents the 2nd Annual DiggityFEST at Westchester Commons, brought to you by movin’ mania, on Sunday, September 16, 2012, from 1:00-4:00pm. DiggityFEST is Central Virginia’s ONLY all-kids-music festival.  The Diggity Dudes (a Richmond-based “kids band”) are back by popular demand to spearhead this special kids music festival.  In addition to a featured performance [...]


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“SHOP TO STOP DOMESTIC VIOLENCE” 100% of all proceeds will go to Safe Harbor PO Box 17996 Richmond, VA  23226 Office:  804.249.9470 A 501(c) 3 Non-Profit Organization   Please mark your calendars for the 3rd Annual YARD/BAKE sale, SHOP TO STOP DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, to benefit Safe Harbor; a Richmond based non-profit organization that provides emergency shelter and counseling [...]

Virginia Blood Services Drive: August 28-30

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Virginia Blood Services Blood Drive from 4:00 – 7:00 pm at Virginia Center Commons needs your help. As a part of the Virginia Blood Service’s 2nd Annual Summer Survival program, Virginia Center Commons will be opening its doors as a site for an end of summer blood drive from August 28-30. Donors may visit the area [...]

Hope Harris Performs on September 23 to Help Raise Awareness for Childhood Cancer


September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Help raise money for pediatric cancer and enjoy Hope Harris perform all at one time. Join the World Pediatric Project’s Junior Board for an afternoon of family fun, games, snacks, activities and good times. This family fun event will take place Sunday, September 23 at the Sabot Hill Summer [...]

Special Olympics Virginia Seeking Participants for FREE Young Athletes Program by August 31


Calling all families! Special Olympics Virginia is looking for families with children ages 2-5 with developmental disabilities to participate in a FREE Young Athletes sports-play program this fall. Families will receive: Free sports equipment Activity Guide with easy lesson plans & fun games Training from child development experts Incentive gift card for program completion For [...]

Family Lifeline Needs Help Collecting School Supplies for Needy Kids

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It is hard to believe that summer is almost over and school is starting again. It’s lots of fun to help kids prepare for back-to-school with new clothes, new shoes, fun backpacks, lunch boxes, and more. But there are many Richmond families who are struggling just to get the necessities for kids – and that [...]

2012 Short Pump Mile and Express Fun Run Set for September 30


NOTE EDITS IN HEADLINE AND UPDATED INFORMATION BELOW FOR 2012 RACE ON SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2012! Get Ready! Over 1,000 runners are getting ready for September 30 at the 2012 C&F Bank/Lite98 Short Pump Mile and Express Fun Run Event. Get Set The race starts at Short Pump Town Center in front of American Family [...]

Register Now for VHBG Youth Triathlon


Reading the mission of the Virginia Home for Boys and Girls will quickly help you understand why this organization is so important to our youth. “VHBG was started in 1846 in response to a small boy’s request for pennies from the headmistress of the Female Humane Asylum in Richmond. Although she was unable to offer [...]

$10,000 in Medical Costs and Only $900 in Insurance Coverage

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Having a child with an illness is painful – and when that illness causes unbearable, excruciating pain for your child, it is emotionally and physically draining for everyone. Rita MacDonald knows what it feels like. You may recall Rita as our August Rock Star and the story of her daughter diagnosed with CRPS/RSD. Her story [...]