Public Service Spotlight

March for Babies 2014
Sunday April 27, 2014 - Saturday May 10, 2014

The March of Dimes is making progress! America's pre-term birth rate has gone down for six years in a row and is now at an all-time low. But there's still much work to be done to give more babies a healthy start to life. Join the March for Babies! Walk for a baby you love and help more moms have full-term pregnancies and healthy babies. Walks take place throughout Chicago and the suburbs. To join a walk near you, CLICK HERE.
Where: Various
Location: Everywhere
 
Charity Spotlight

It's been called the premier athletic event in the southwest suburbs. Join The Drive at the First Midwest Half Marathon and a half-mile Walk, Run or Roll race for those with special needs. It's happening at Route 83 & 76th Avenue in Palos Heights, on Sunday morning, May 4th. The event raises money for American Cancer Society for Prostate Cancer Research, the South West Special Recreation Association and Lake Katherine Nature Center and Botanic Gardens. For more information CLICK HERE.

The Drive... a Hubbard Radio Chicago, LLC station making a difference in Chicago.

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    Aidscare, Inc. 
   Assists those living with HIV/AIDS through achieving a higher quality of life through care, housing and support services. 773-935-4663
   http://www.aidscarechicago.org
    ALIVE Rescue 
   ALIVE Rescue, a no-kill green animal rescue in Chicago, is searching for families and individuals interested in fostering a homeless animal. ALIVE does not have a facility so relies on it's foster families to shelter and care for its adoptable animals. ALIVE provides all the supplies and medical care each animal needs, all you need to do is provide a temporary home to a unwanted animal. Foster for as little as 10 days to a few months depending on your schedule. Currently ALIVE is recruiting dog foster homes, interested parties should visit www.aliverescue.org and fill out a foster application. Every time you foster you save the life of a homeless animal.
   http://www.aliverescue.org
    Alzheimer's Association 
   The national volunteer agency dedicated to researching the prevention, cure and treatment of Alzheimer's disease and related disorders and to providing support and assistance to individuals with Alzheimer's disease and their families and caregivers. The Greater Illinois Chapter's mission is to meet the needs of an ethnically and culturally diverse population by: providing guidance and support for persons with dementia and their caregivers, educating and informing the community, advocating for improved public policy and promoting needed legislation, and supporting research into cause(s), prevention, treatment and cure for Alzheimer's disease. For additional volunteer information call 847-933-2413.
   http://www.alzheimers-illinois.org
    AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY 
   The American Cancer Society is the nationwide community- based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service. For further volunteer information please contact Linda Saulnier at (847)358-3965.
   http://www.cancer.org
    AMERICAN RED CROSS 
   The American Red Cross, a humanitarian organization led by volunteers, guided by its Congressional Charter and the Fundamental Principles of the International Red Cross Movement, will provide relief to victims of disasters and help people prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies. For further volunteer information please contact Roxanne Charles at (312)729-6221
   http://www.americanredcross.org
    American Red Cross of Greater Chicago 
   The American Red Cross of Greater Chicago operates several different programs to help assist those in need within the community and across the country. Communtiy Services, Blood Supply, Health and Safety Services...The American Red Cross is ready when the time comes. For information on donating blood, call 1.800.GIVE.LIFE (1.800.448.5433) or to volunteer, call 312.729.6100
   http://www.chicagoredcross.org
    Amnesty International 
   Works to free all prisoners of conscience detained for their beliefs or ethnic backgrounds. 800-AMNESTY
   http://www.amnesty-usa.org
    ANTI-CRUELTY SOCIETY 
   The Anti-Cruelty Society has been dedicated to helping companion animals and their guardians forge closer relationships. We are committed to serving the needs of companion animals and the humans who care for--and about--them. For further volunteer information please contact Courtney Danner at (312)644-8338.
   http://www.anticruelty.org


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