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Notices for 9-20-02

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  • The “I Have A Dream”® Foundation has selected Marina Winton as the organization’s new President and Chief Executive Officer. In her new position Winton is responsible for all operations, development and future directions of the highly acclaimed program that culminates in assuring high school graduates of a higher education. Llewllyn P. Hayden, Jr., the organization’s Chairman and Treasurer, made the announcement. “I Have a Dream”® provides long-term mentoring, tutoring and enrichment opportunities for children from low-income areas. The program culminates in opportunities for career development and college scholarships upon successful graduation from high school. An independent consulting firm determined that the Foundation and its unique approach has had a dramatic impact on helping children. The study, which was based on research evaluations of 10 local “I Have a Dream”® projects, showed that program participants were at least twice as likely to graduate from high school when compared with similar control groups (which averaged as low as 37% in some cases). In addition to higher graduation rates, the same study also concluded that “Dreamers” were better able to resist peer group pressure, had greater higher education aspirations, and improved college attendance rates. “After nearly 20 years of impacting the lives of children, the “I Have a Dream”® Foundation is looking at the future of our organization and how we can expand our reach to help more children,” Haden said. “We are indeed fortunate to have a chief executive of the caliber and with the experience of Marina Winton. Her proven success in development and operational management will provide “I Have A Dream”® with the leadership we need for the future. We look forward to working closely with her.”
  • hosted by: The Princess Margaret Hospital 610 University Avenue Toronto, Ontario 6th Floor Lecture Hall Thursday, September 26, 2002 7:00 – 9:30 PM Seating is limited Admission is Free RSVP: sandipn@sympatico.ca Chairperson/Moderator: Sandi Pniauskas Guest Speakers: Rita Sue Fisher, Ovarian Cancer Survivor “Miracles and Me” Ellie Tesher, Journalist and Author, The Toronto Star “Taking Ovarian Cancer Out of the Shadows” Nancy Milton, daughter “Extraordinaire” “Just Saving My Mom” Keynote Speaker: Dr Barry Rosen Gynecologic Oncologist/Direct Princess Margaret Hospital/Ovarian Cancer Familial Clinic “Can Ovarian Cancer Be Prevented?” “Can the Research Be Done in Canada?”
  • Saturday, October 26 – Canned Food Challenge, Sponsored by Alumni Clubs Representing The University of North Carolina — Forsyth County Carolina Club and Wake Forest’s Winston-Salem Alumni Club, Will Benefit Crisis Control Ministry’s (CCM) Food Pantry. Whether you are a Tar Heel or a Demon Deacon football fan, you are invited to bring cans of non-perishable food to Groves Stadium on Saturday, October 26 as Carolina takes on Wake Forest. Gates open 1-˝ hours before kick-off. Game time will be advertised through local print and radio media one week in advance of the game. The race is on to see which alumni club can raise the most canned food to feed the hungry. Pick your favorite team and be sure to deposit your donated food in the appropriate vehicle — whether sky blue or gold and black – at the entrance to Groves Stadium on game day. Currently, CCM’s food pantry is grappling to meet a 38% increase (over 2001) in demand for food assistance from hungry families across Forsyth County.
  • Baseball Commissioner Allan H. (Bud) Selig and Donald M. Fehr, Executive Director of Major League Baseball Players Association, announced today that an $8 million donation has been made to the Families of Freedom Scholarship FundŇ (the Fund) from the MLB-MLBPA Disaster Relief Fund. Citizens’ Scholarship Foundation of AmericaSM (CSFA) created the Fund to provide education assistance to children and spouses of those killed or permanently disabled as a result of the September 11 terrorist attacks. Major League Baseball’s giftľa joint contribution from owners and playersľhas enabled CSFA to surpass its goal of raising $100 million in scholarship support for 9/11 victims’ dependents. The $8 million gift is one of the largest gifts to the Fund, and the largest received from any sports organization. As announced earlier today, this brings the Fund’s total to $105 million. “We are grateful to Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association for their generous and collaborative gift. Together, they send a message of hope by ensuring educational opportunities for families most affected by 9/11,” said Dr. William C. Nelsen, president, Citizens’ Scholarship Foundation of America.
  • Annual Fall Yard Sale to Benefit Crisis Control Ministry’s East Forsyth Office Mark your calendar, CCM’s annual big fall yard sale is back! This year’s sale will be held on Saturday, October 12 from 8:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at CCM’s East Forsyth Office, 431 West Bodenhamer Street in Kernersville. In the event of rain, the event will be held the following Saturday, Octobe 19. If you are interested in donating items for the yard sale, please contact event chairperson, Ruth Bailey at 336-996-2636.
  • 19th Annual Mercy Five-Miler Road Race. Since 1991 the Knights of Columbus Council 10504 has sponsored the Mercy Five-Miler road race to benefit Crisis Control Ministry. The race will begin at 9:00 a.m. in Winston-Salem’s Central Park (a 1-mile Fun Run will be held at 8:30 a.m.). Now is the time to organize a team (three men and one woman) to vie for the coveted Church Challenge Trophy. You may register online at www.active.com, or to receive more information, contact Race Director, Joe Brannan, at 896-4233, or by email, joe.brannan@pepsi.com.

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