Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Potpourri: Childhood Cancer Benefit, "Transport-a-Hero," Budget Public Hearing

I wanted to spend a moment to write about three positive initiatives I recently learned about happening in our own community.

First, a neighbor of mine, Don O’Brien, is raising funds for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation. Don’s goal is to raise $500 that will go to benefit childhood cancer research. The funds raised and granted through St. Baldrick’s is 100% volunteer driven through people like Don. Once Don reaches his goal he will be shaving the hair from his head during a celebration at the Park Pub at Frear Park on March 27th. To learn more or to donate please click here! As of this writing Don is $96 shy of his goal!

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Secondly, the Commission on Economic Opportunity has recently launched their “Transport-a-Hero” program. Through this program local veterans will receive free transportation to their medical appointments. The transportation service is provided on an as needed basis by community volunteers. CEO is currently seeking individuals who would like to volunteer their time to transport “Our Hero’s” to these appointments. Click the image below for more information.

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Finally, this Saturday March 19th Senator Roy McDonald will be hosting a Public Hearing to discuss the 2011 New York State Budget. The hearing will be held at Knickerbacker Middle School in Lansingburgh from 10am to 12pm. This is a unique opportunity to discuss and learn about the financial situation of the state’s budget with the Senator and senate finance staff. Click the image below for more information.

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