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Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure

Race for the Cure – Tulsa

When: 9/13 – 9/16

Race for the Cure in Tulsa needs volunteers to help in all sorts of jobs! For more information, or to sign up, follow this link: http://www.komentulsa.org/komen-race-for-the-cure/volunteer/

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Relay for Life Needs Volunteers (Payne County)

Payne Co. Relay for Life needs 10-15 dependable volunteers August 19, 2011 to help set up the event 12 noon – 5 or 6 p.m.  We need your name and hours you can serve. Relay contact is Joe Toth with Stillwater Newspress, 372-5000, x286.
If interested call Joyce Montgomery at 405.744.5145 at the Service Learning Volunteer Center to register as a volunteer for the event. 

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Free Zoo Tickets for Blood Donors

FEEL STRONG this summer by donating blood with Oklahoma Blood Institute!
You’ll receive a voucher for two tickets to the Oklahoma City Zoo, a T-shirt and the satisfaction of knowing you saved three lives with your donation.
Photo ID Required.
Now through August, you can support The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society by forgoing the T-shirt offered in appreciation for giving blood. In turn, Oklahoma Blood Institute will make a monetary contribution of similar value to support The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

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Smile for a Day: Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

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Have you ever considered asking the tooth fairy for a donation? That’s exactly what Audrey Liles did while participating in The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society‘s School & Youth Program – Pennies for Patients.
When I heard about this, it reminded me just how powerful children can be. I’m enclosing the note sent to us from Jennifer Liles, Audrey’s mom.
This is the 2nd year my daughter has participated in “Pennies for Patients” at her elementary school, Piney Point Elementary School, Tall Timbers, MD. Today she brought home the information and emptied her piggy bank to fill up the box for the LLS program. My daughter just turned seven and is in the 1st grade.
After dinner she asked me for a blank piece of paper to write a letter to the tooth fairy and asked me not to look. When she got done this is what she had written:
(I have not edited grammar or spelling)
Dear tooth fairy we are having a thing at school called Make change beat cancer. We have to send money to the school and donate to other people that don’t have the money to buy the medicine for there sick kids. So I was thinking you could come to my house tonight and leave me money so I can bring it to school. Love, Audrey Liles
This made my heart melt and I really felt the need to share it with you. Thank you, Jennifer Liles (Audrey’s Mom)
We’re always amazed at the impact children are making on the lives of patients with cancer. This year alone, more than 15 million students raised $26 million through our School & Youth Programs to help beat cancer. We are grateful for people like Audrey, her mom Jennifer, and for all tooth fairies.
Your support makes a difference.
For more information about LLS’s vital work, visit www.lls.org.
Wishing you the best of health,

John E. Walter
President & CEO

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Coaches vs. Cancer


OSU Coaches vs. Cancer needs volunteers to help during the OSU men’s basketball game this Saturday, February 26, at 12:30 pm.

The game has been designated as SWISH Day, which is the program’s largest fundraiser.  Four children currently battling cancer will be introduced prior to the game and during the first time out, buckets will be passed throughout the arena to collect donations. All proceeds raised during this event will go to the American Cancer Society and all money stays in the state of Oklahoma to fund research, education, and patient services.  

Get involved!

For more information, or to help with this event, please email Mindy.Walthall@okstate.edu.  You must have a ticket to attend the game.  

The OSU Coaches vs Cancer program currently ranks first in the Big 12 and in the top 10 nationally.

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Daffodil Days to support cancer research awareness

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*Article courtesy of OSU Communications*

Oklahoma State University, in partnership with the American Cancer Society, will be selling daffodils through Feb. 23 as part of the annual Daffodil Days to support cancer research awareness.

For a donation of $10, a bouquet of fresh-cut daffodils can be sent to someone special to support the fight against cancer.

Joyce Montgomery, OSU coordinator for the Service-Learning Volunteer Center, is serving as chair of the OSU 2011 Daffodil Days campaign.

“I encourage everyone to help paint the OSU community yellow with daffodils this spring to represent our commitment to preventing cancer, saving lives and diminishing suffering from the disease,” said Montgomery. “We all have the power to make a difference for those facing cancer and their families. By giving daffodils, we are actually sharing the hope of a world with less cancer and more birthdays.”

An important part of Daffodil Days is the Gift of Hope – a bouquet of 10 daffodil stems in a vase, delivered anonymously to cancer patients within the community.

Montgomery will coordinate all activities regarding the ordering and delivery of daffodils at OSU. In addition to daffodil bouquets, Sunshine Bouquets ($15), and Bear and a Bunch ($25) are available.

A special part of this year’s Daffodil Days, Liv N. Hope, is a limited-edition Boyds® by Enesco® bear designed exclusively for the American Cancer Society Daffodil Days Bear and a Bunch™. The bear is available for a donation of $25 and comes with a bouquet of 10 daffodil stems.

The last day to place an order is Feb. 23, and orders are being taken in the OSU Service-Learning Volunteer Center or by phone at 744-5145. Daffodils and Bear and a Bunch products will be delivered March 10-11.

Money raised through Daffodil Days enables the American Cancer Society to offer free programs and services that save lives; help people stay well, prevent cancer or detect it early; be there for them during and after a cancer diagnosis; find cures through investment in groundbreaking discovery; rally lawmakers to pass laws to defeat cancer and rally communities worldwide to join the fight.

For more information about Daffodil Days, to request daffodils or to get involved with the program, contact Montgomery at (405) 744-5145 or by e-mail at // <![CDATA[
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Daffodils, Plunges & Valentines

*Articles Courtesy of Student Union Times, February 2011 edition.*


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