WTOP's Bob Madigan

Tue May 29th, 2012

The race is ON

That would be the race to END breast cancer. This Saturday morning is the Susan G. Komen Global Race for the Cure it is NOT too late to race OR to donate.

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Tue May 29th, 2012

Race dollars help out here!

75% of all the money raised by the Susan G.Komen Global Race for the Cure stays right here in the greater Washington DC area. Much of it to help under-served people.

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Tue May 29th, 2012

Remembering forever

Thousands turned out to remember the men and women whose names appear on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall. People we were close to and those we never had the privilege to know. The Vietnam Veteran's Memorial Fund is raising money to build The Education Center at The Wall, a living memorial for all veterans of the Vietnam War. The national spokesman for the drive is Vietnam Veteran and Hollywood Star Tom Selleck. Click below to hear about one of his connections to The Wall.

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Sun May 20th, 2012

Calling ALL Trombonists of ALL ages!

You can help set a World Record with Arena Stage, WTOP & FAME (The Foundation for the Advancement of Music & Education) at Nationals Park. Inspired by the iconic song "76 Trombones" from the musical The Music Man now playing at Arena Stage -- we want to bring together more than 500 trombone players on Friday, June 1st to play the song just before the Nats take on the Braves that night. Maestro Larry Goldberg has created a new orchestration of the beloved musical's signature song that's divided into 7 parts for trombone players of varying levels of ability. If you are interested Register HERE and NOW If you have any questions, please contact A.Toni Lewis at 301-805-5358 or 76trombones@fameorg.org

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Fri May 18th, 2012

Breaking a sweat on date night

At the second YaLa night workout party with NUIT SENSUELLE Saturday, May 19th from 6pm through 8pm. Warm up with celebrity chef Orlando Amaro, a bikini fashion show by DarbeDar designer, Tala Raassi. Also,tandem aerial acrobatics on silk ropes by Urban Evolution and a lot more. The core of the program will be the trendsetting YaLa Workout led by Laurent. It is an intense complete (cardio, strength conditioning, core, plyometric) dance based workout choreographed to world beats. It is for all levels of experience. A portion of the evening's proceeds will be donated to the Children's Hospital, Children's National Medical Center. Tickets are $15 online here and will be sold at the door for $20. 700 Water Street SW, Washington, DC

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Thu May 17th, 2012

Toss the Scales

The bathroom scales don't tell the whole story while or after you have try to lose weight. Dr. Pamela Peeke, MD has created a better measure that she calls the Clothes-ometer.

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Thu May 17th, 2012

Toss the Scales Part II

Dr. Pamela Peeke, MD explains how her Clothes-ometer works!

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Wed May 16th, 2012

A 27 year old committed to and making a difference

Sam Garner was only 12 when he planted the SEED for Sam's Hope Literacy Foundation . The message is to build a lifelong love of reading in young people (especially those from inner city and less fortunate neighborhoods), to promote the value of reading, and to encourage families and adults to read regularly with children. He recently worked with INOVA and the WNBA Washington Mystics to bring hundreds of books to SouthEast DC and The SEED School of Washington, D.C.

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Wed May 16th, 2012

Planting the "Seed" to read

The SEED School of Washington, D.C. welcomed Washington Mystics WNBA players to host "Book-it to a Healthy Future": Book giveaway, discussion, and games & prizes to celebrate the importance of healthy living and education. The event was made possible because of Sam's Hope Literacy Foundation, The Global Good Fund, Inova, and the Washington Mystics.

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Wed May 16th, 2012

Time is running out

Every 13 minutes a woman in America dies of breast cancer. Saving lives is the ONE GOAL of the Susan G. Komen Global Race for the Cure. Join us on the National Mall Saturday morning June 2nd .

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Tue May 15th, 2012

You can make an impact!

By supporting people who are raising money for the Susan G. Komen Global Race for the Cure. Here's a video of Komen grantees in the Washington D.C. area. You can see the true community impact of your dollars from the Komen Global Race for the Cure June 2nd on the National Mall

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Tue May 15th, 2012

What would you do for a loved one or an old flame??

Listen to this for two heart wrenching and warming stories of people WTOP's Man About Town met at the DC-101 Chili Cook Off for the National Kidney Foundation.

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Tue May 15th, 2012

Saving babies one step at a time

Thousands of feet walked out of National's Park in the oldest of all fundraising walks in the US, the March for Babies benefiting the March of Dimes. This was the 7th and final walk for this in year in the National Capital Area. The mission of the March of Dimes is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality.

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Fri May 11th, 2012

Flying high for flying high

101st Robert J. Collier Trophy Presentation "Celebrating Aerospace's Contributions to America and the World" was done in real style!! With the winner -- the Boeing 787 Dreamliner -- standing proudly on display outside Signature Flight Support's Historic Hangar 7 at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport.

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Fri May 11th, 2012

Where does the money go??

There are thousands and thousands of people who benefit and lives that you save from the ravages of breast cancer right here in our area when you take part in the Susan G. Komen Global race for the Cure June 2nd on the National Mall.

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Fri May 11th, 2012

Drawing crowds -- expanding horizons

The Prince William County Arts Council's Art's Alive!!" was a huge success with all kinds of arts on display and for sale as well as the 2012 Kathleen K. Seefeldt Award Recipients.

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Wed May 09th, 2012

New Washington Monuments

Yes, there is more than the one on the Mall. That is when you count the Washington Monument Awards Luncheon from the Alzheimer's Association National Capitol Area Chapter.

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Tue May 08th, 2012

It's everywhere.. it's everywhere

The Kennedy Center's week-long "Look Both Ways: Street Arts Across America" festival thru May 12. It means street arts of all kinds -- all about town -- including large-scale spectacles, street musicians, parade culture, puppetry, circus arts, chalk drawings, clowning, and more are invading DC neighborhoods with pop-up performances and events this week and they are all FREE!! You can watch the act that kicked it all off Mucca Pazza by clicking here.

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Tue May 08th, 2012

It's not just little ones who have a ball

Young professionals can do it, too. And they helped raise $600,000 for the Trust for the National Mall at the 4th Annual Ball on the Mall.

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Tue May 08th, 2012

Imagine a ball for kids and it's not for sport

but for fun and fund raising. It was the Inaugural Children's Ball for Imagination Stage in Bethesda. A big formal party for the little ones and a chance to see "Rapunzel" now extended thru May 26

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