Tag: charity

Annual Winter Equestrian Festival features horseback riding competitions

Annual Winter Equestrian Festival features horseback riding competitions

On every Saturday from January to April, the annual Winter Equestrian Festival takes place at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center, offering free entrance, activities and entertainment to the public. Participants must pay a $20 parking fee or a $30 valet fee. The events start at 6 p.m. and last until around 9 p.m. or 10 p.m. Expert riders from […]

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Gwyneth Bishara and Ella Bishara hold cupcakes to represent Gwyneth's organization, Cupcakes for Charity. Photo courtesy of Evelyn Robles, Lifestyle Media Group

Sophomore Gwyneth Bishara initiates charity project “Cupcakes for Charity”

Gwyneth Bishara is the sophomore class president, and through this pivotal position she has developed a passion for being involved. Bishara has a charity called Cupcakes for Charity. She loves to donate her time doing activities at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and in the community. “I love holding positions where I get the opportunity to make a difference and […]

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Senior Ariana Ortega directs charity for Venezuelan aid

Senior Ariana Ortega directs charity for Venezuelan aid

*This story was originally published in the second quarter issue of the Eagle Eye* This year, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School’s DECA chapter has undertaken the “Voices for Venezuela” initiative as one of its four chapter projects of the year. Voices for Venezuela is a project created by DECA Co-President Ariana Ortega in conjunction with HITS 97.3 and Cox Media […]

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Dance marathon board hosts spirit week

Dance marathon board hosts spirit week

In preparation for the dance marathon, which will take place Feb. 24, 2018, the dance marathon board enacted a spirit week with themes to match the pride in helping children in need. The event served to raise awareness for the upcoming event and get students excited to participate through the spirited attire and lively music, which was played during both […]

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Photo by Kevin Trejos.

Coral Springs’ Camilla Day Spa hosts charity event with Family Central

On Dec. 7 from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., the Camilla Day Spa, located at the Coral Square Mall, teamed up with Family Central to collect unwrapped, new toys for underprivileged children in South Florida. The event featured free food, music and complimentary beauty services to attract consumers and heighten awareness for the goals Family Central is trying to achieve. […]

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MSD project gives wasted food at lunch to food shelters

MSD project gives wasted food at lunch to food shelters

From an observation of noticing her friends throwing out their perfectly fine snacks everyday at lunch last year, sophomore Sari Kaufman developed a project in which uneaten food is saved and brought to local shelters that feed hungry families. With a little help from debate teacher Jesus Caro, Kaufman was able to organize a plan that helps people in need. […]

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Key Club cleans up campus

Key Club cleans up campus

Key Club held freshman class representative elections on Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017.  The freshman class voted for their class representatives within the club at this meeting.  Last year, the sophomore, junior and senior representatives were elected before the 2017-2018 school year began.   Club President Brandon Mai led the meeting and covered the main events, while other officers such as Maayan […]

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Students dance at a previous Dance Marathon to raise money for research of illnesses. Courtesy of Miracle Network Dance Marathon

Dance Marathon Comes to MSD

Miracle Network Dance Marathon is an organization that helps raise money and awareness for children suffering from childhood illnesses and injuries. Not only do participants raise money for sick or injured children, but they often have fun while doing it. The organization finds ways to get everyone involved and doing a good deed while enjoying themselves.  “We dance for those […]

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Parkland Dash provides a good time for a good cause

Parkland Dash provides a good time for a good cause

The annual Parkland Dash, a 5K run and 1 mile fun run, took place on Sunday, Oct. 8. The race began at Pine Trails Park at 7 a.m. and wound through Pine Island Road and Nob Hill Road. Every year, the City of Parkland selects a charity for the proceeds to benefit. This year, the city chose the Crohn’s and […]

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More than 350 Bay Area breast cancer survivors form a symbolic human pink ribbon on the field before the Oakland Athletics take on the Seattle Mariners at O.co Coliseum in Oakland, Calif., on Sunday, Sept. 6, 2015. The event was part of the 17th annual Oakland A's Breast Cancer Awareness Day. The A's announced that more than $75,000 was raised. (Susan Tripp Pollard/Bay Area News Group/TNS)

Why you should double-check before donating

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month—a month dedicated to fighting the most common cancer detected in women. According to the Mayo Clinic, death rates for breast cancer have been declining in recent years due to increased awareness, earlier detection and more funding for research. While no cure yet exists, breast cancer is treated through surgery and extensive chemotherapy and radiation, […]

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