WTOP's Bob Madigan

Tue Jun 12th, 2012

Who is joining the newsbabes' bash this year??

How about you?? Also, a bunch of NewsMEN in Pink. The Newsbabes Bash for Breast Cancer began in 2009 when a group of good friends in the TV news industry decided to get together for one cause. The 4th annual Newsbabes Bash for Breast Cancer will raise money for The George Washington University Mammovan, the mobile healthcare unit that brings free mammography screenings to underserved women throughout the Washington area. Every $3500 raised will keep the Mammovan on the road for another day. Tuesday, June 19th, from 7:00-9:00pm at The Howard Theatre (620 T Street NW). Tickets $75 and $50 for breast cancer survivors click here

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Tue Jun 12th, 2012

Oh Dad, Poor Dad, Mama's Hung You in the Closet and I'm Feelin' So Sad!

The headline has only a slight connection to Fathers' Day but it was/is a great play. However, this Sunday IS Fathers' Day and lots of people are wondering what to do for dear old Dad! Cheryl Najafi author of the brand new New York Times Best Selling book "YOU'RE SO INVITED - Panic Less, Play More, and Get Your Party On!" has some suggestions.

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Mon Jun 11th, 2012

Trying to keep teens alive

It was a glamorous gala in the Italian Embassy but the cause was not glamorous. The 19th Annual Metro TeenAids Auction raised needed money to continue fighting a constant battle to keep HIV/AIDs from spreading among our teens. Through education, support, and advocacy, Metro TeenAids provides HIV testing and counseling, promotes responsible decision-making as part of its in-school and after-school school programs, and improves the quality of life for young people who are HIV-positive, at risk of HIV infection, or in families with HIV/AIDS.

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Mon Jun 11th, 2012

They are in the "pink"

It was the 9th Annual "Tickled Pink" Mother-Daughter Tea and Fashion Show at the Fairmont DC. An afternoon of fabulous fashions and fun which benefits the Make-A-Wish Foundation of the Mid Atlantic. Each year the Fairmont partners with Pink Palm at Bethesda Row, a Lilly Pulitzer® Signature Store to bond these Mother's & Daughters in colorful summer fashion.

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Mon Jun 11th, 2012

Cappies 2012

What a wonderful evening in the Kennedy Center Concert Hall for the 13th Annual Cappies Gala the Critics and Awards Program for High School Theatre. In just a few weeks you will be able to see what talent has graced the stages of Northern Va., MD. and DC High Schools on the Fairfax School System's TV station Red Apple 21.

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Fri Jun 08th, 2012

Rock the Mall

The Girl Scouts are celebrating their 100th Anniversary with a huge event on the National Mall tomorrow, Saturday June 9, beginning at 11:00 AM. You can watch a live web cast, just click here. Hosted by the Girl Scout Council of the Nation's Capital they are expecting as many as 200 thousand people. The largest gathering of Girl Scouts, friends, family and alumnae from across the world.

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Fri Jun 08th, 2012

The new three "R"s

Research - Rehabilitation - Re-Employment.
Those three make up the mission of the Blinded American Veterans Foundation (BAVF). This week was the 27th Annual BAVF Congressional Awards Reception in the Cannon House Office Building.

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Thu Jun 07th, 2012

A bigger-than-life dad

Mark Shriver always loved, respected and valued his father Sargent Shriver. But after this remarkable man's battle with Alzheimer's Disease and death wanted to get to know why people called the founder of the Peace Corps and architect of President Johnson's War on Poverty— "A Good Man". The result is the new book A GOOD MAN Rediscovering My Father, Sargent Shriver. "An inspirational and deeply personal story about a son discovering the true meaning of his father's legacy." Henry Holt and Co.

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Thu Jun 07th, 2012

Not all school nights are the same

Consider the eight thousand DC area school kids who were treated by the Washington National's to the Tuesday night's 12 inning Nats-Met's game. It was the 4th Annual annual D.C. Public School Night. During pregame ceremonies the Nationals spotlighted students on the field for their academic and athletic achievements.

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Thu Jun 07th, 2012

An auto response to a need

Sheehy Ford/Nissan Springfield in conjunction with The George Washington University Medical Faculty Associates will offer FREE mammograms (for those who don't have accepted health insurance coverage) when the GW Mammovan makes a stop at the dealership. To be eligible, women must be over the age of 40; have not had a mammogram in 12 months; have not been previously treated for breast cancer or have knowledge of existing lumps; and not have breast implants. Thursday, June 28 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Appointments necessary (no later than by June 13) on a first come, first serve basis. To schedule (202) 741-3252 Sheehy Ford/Nissan-Springfield 6727 Loisdale Road Springfield, VA

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Tue Jun 05th, 2012

Giving the gift of memories!

One way to do that is with Reel Tributes a Silver Spring based company that combines interviews, photographs, and music into broadcast-quality films that are documentaries which will be cherished for generations to come.

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Tue Jun 05th, 2012

The Komen Impact

Meet Bridget Spence, who at 21 was diagnosed with Stage IV breast cancer now seven years ago. She was one of the most inspirational speakers at the 2012 Susan G. Komen Global Race for the Cure on June 2nd. Hear some of that by clicking play/download.

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Mon Jun 04th, 2012

Records are made to be broken

and it appears that this past week's attempt to break the Guinness Book of World Record for the "Largest all-trombone orchestra" was SUCCESSFUL at National's Park thanks to FAME (The Foundation for the Advancement of Music & Education, Inc.), which along with Arena Stage aims to focus awareness on the musical education needs of children in the greater DC Metro area.

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Mon Jun 04th, 2012

A touch of tinseltown in DC??

The paparazzi and fans were out in force in front of Ford's Theater Sunday night?? Why all the excitement?? Give it a listen.

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Fri Jun 01st, 2012

Lights, Camera, Literacy!

AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural was the host for the fourth annual Lights, Camera, Literacy film festival featuring movies written, directed and produced by local students. The films are made by Silver Spring International Middle Schoolers ages 11 through 13. They include silent films, documentaries and short films.

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Thu May 31st, 2012

Well blow my horn!

There are hundreds of trombones headed to Nat's Park this Friday afternoon. Inspired by the signature song "76 Trombones" from their current production of Meredith Willson's The Music Man, Arena Stage is aiming to bring together more than 500 trombone players on Friday, June 1, at the Washington Nationals Park to set the world record for largest all-trombone orchestra. Partnering with FAME (The Foundation for the Advancement of Music & Education, Inc.), Arena Stage aims to focus awareness on the musical education needs of children in the greater DC Metro area.

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Thu May 31st, 2012

What's 124 years old

and has changed the lives of thousands of teen women?? Crittenton Services of Greater Washington (CSGW) is a positive youth development organization with a singular focus--strengthening the ability of teen women to identify, embrace, and achieve their academic, career, and life goals.

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Wed May 30th, 2012

One goal??

What is that One Goal that the Susan G. Komen Global Race for the Cure is striving for?? The Race is this Saturday, June 2nd. You can still take part and fight breast cancer by late registration (At the Hyatt Regency - Thursday, May 31 and Friday, June 1 only) or by making a donation.

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Wed May 30th, 2012

What's the motivation

Spending so much time and treasure raising awareness of breast cancer and funds for the Susan G. Komen Global Race for the Cure. Click here for a video Listen below to learn about Shawn Gardner's motivation.

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Tue May 29th, 2012

Who wins???

This coming Saturday (6/2) is the Susan G. Komen Global Race for the Cure. Among the winners, those who need to know their chances and odds. Among those wonderful people who has given back year after year despite being a two time breast cancer survivor, Susan Sonley. Listen to what she has to say by clicking below.

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