Miller-Keystone Blood Center has issued an Emergency Appeal for blood and platelet donations, as our community blood supply has reached critical levels. Approximately 450 donations are needed every day for lifesaving transfusions to those in need, including cancer patients, accident victims & premature infants. Be the one to make a difference, because JUST ONE MORE donation truly does matter. To schedule your donation, call 800-B-A-DONOR or visit giveapint.org today.
February 8th, 2020: In 2019, Community Options celebrated 30 years of service and raised close to $500,000 at the Cupid’s Chase 5K. The 2020 Cupid’s Chase 5K will be held in 31 cities across 9 states in the US with nearly 10,000 runners, donors, and volunteers. The Cupid’s Chase 5K allows corporations to enhance their brand, event and media exposure, and visibility to a national audience. The purpose of the Cupid’s Chase 5K is to raise awareness about the vast potential of people with disabilities such as autism, cerebral palsy, down syndrome, and traumatic brain injury. Sponsors enjoy the benefits of alignment with an organization that provides critical services to those in need.
February 15th, 2020: The Penn State IFC/PHC Dance Marathon (THON) is the largest student run philanthropy in the world. The proceeds benefit the Four Diamonds Fund, conquering childhood cancer, at the Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, PA.During THON weekend, 700 dancers and thousands of supporters come together in the hopes of one day finding a cure for pediatric cancer. Whether standing for two days as a dancer, entering the crowd, taking care of the facility, or even standing in the bleachers, every person at THON plays a small part creating an amazing atmosphere of love, compassion, and understanding. This collective effort, involving more than 15,000 students, has become one of Penn State’s greatest and most unifying traditions.
February 22nd, 2020: Valentine’s Dinner & Comedy Evening. Two shows! 3pm and 7pm. Enjoy a delicious dinner before the show at Spinnerstown Hotel or Red Lion Inn. Five national and regionally known comedians will
perform a spectacular 3-hour show in Quakertown, PA. Prepare for an evening of fellowship and laughter.
Benefits Adventure Light Youth.
For more details call 24 hours, 610-346-9663
February 22, 2020: Special Olympics Pennsylvania is turning 50! Help us celebrate 50 years of inclusion by jumping into icy cold waters! Take the Polar Bear Plunge at any of nine locations across the state to make a difference in the lives of more than 20,000 Special Olympics athletes. Your pledges will go directly toward supporting year-round sports training and competition in your community.www.PlungePA.org today to register or donate!
February 29, 2020: Since the early 1960s, five-year survival rates for many blood cancer patients have doubled, tripled or even quadrupled. And many LLS supported therapies not only help blood cancer patients but are helping patients with other cancers and serious diseases. In fact, drugs first approved for blood cancers are now approved to treat patients with stomach cancers, skin cancers, and autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis. For more information about LLS click here.
March 4th, 2020: The Sword Tag Society’s 8th Annual All You Can Eat Spaghetti Dinner, Basket Raffle & Bake Sale. The event will be held at the Lehighton Recreation Center on South 8th Street in Lehighton. The dinner will be from 4:00pm until 8:00pm. The price covers unlimited spaghetti served plain, with butter, homemade plain sauce or meat sauce, drinks, dinner rolls, and salad. There will also be free musical entertainment. The proceeds from this event are to benefit the Sword Tag Society, the Police Unity Tour (a foundation that helps to support the family of fallen officers) and assistance in helping support a variety of local non profit organizations through the Sword Tag Society program itself.
March 7, 2020: 34th Anniversary Celebration of the Annual Magic Night Gala, UCP’s black tie dinner and dance. Magic Night 2020 – A Magical Night at the Met– will be held at the Hershey Country Club on Saturday, March 7, 2020, and will feature The Uptown Band—back by popular demand!
There will be a scrumptious dinner, fine drink, great music, and spectacular auction items. But what really makes Magic Night so magical is the people—the commitment of caring individuals and good corporate citizens throughout Central PA—who support this event. More info CLICK HERE
July 18th, 2020: Celebrate 100 years of Wilson Pride! The Borough of Wilson was incorporated into a borough on July 12, 1920 and was named after President Woodrow Wilson.The borough celebrated its rich history with a Golden Jubilee in 1970 and a Diamond Jubilee in 1995.
Come celebrate100 years with Wilson during a number of planned celebrations. Click HERE for more information.