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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.
WTOP's Nathan Hager reports.
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.
The paparazzi and fans were out in force in front of Ford's Theater Sunday night?? Why all the excitement?? Give it a listen.
Randi Martin, a View from Venus
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.
WTOP's John Aaron reports.
WTOP's Michelle Basch reports.
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.
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.
WTOP's Neal Augenstein talks with Natalie Hopkinson, author of 'Go-Go Live,' about the influence of Chuck Brown
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.
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.
WTOP's Nathan Hager reports.
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.
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.
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.