WTOP 103.5 FM today announced Lab Rescue of the LRCP, Inc., MVLE, Inc., and Cornerstone Montgomery as the grand prize winners of the inaugural "Click For A Cause" contest - a competition among Washington, D.C. area non-profit organizations for the chance to win $10,000.

In addition, WTOP is awarding the three runners-up with $5,000 worth of advertising on WTOP. The charities competed in three different categories based on their annual expenses - small/category 1 (up to $3.5 million), medium/category 2 ($3.5 - 13.5 million) and large/category 3 (over $13.5 million).

Category 1 Charities

Winner $10,000

Lab Rescue of the LRCP, Inc.

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The focus of all of our efforts is to save Labrador retrievers in need, who in most instances face certain euthanization, from shelters, humane societies and owners who can no longer care for them. We provide each dog with needed veterinary care and then match them with a responsible permanent home....

Runner-Up $5,000 WTOP Advertising

Smashing Walnuts Foundation, a component fund of the Piedmont Community Foundation

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Cancer kills more children than any other disease in the U.S., more than asthma, cystic fibrosis, diabetes and Pediatric AIDS combined yet research to find cures for pediatric cancer is proportionately grossly underfunded. The Smashing Walnuts Foundation (SWF), a component fund of the Piedmont Community...

Category 2 Charities

Winner $10,000

MVLE, Inc.

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Since 1971, MVLE has been dedicated to create futures one person at a time for individuals with disabilities through employment and support services. Utilizing best business practices, MVLE will encourage personal and professional growth for people living with disabilities. MVLE works with over 500 individuals...

Runner-Up $5,000 WTOP Advertising

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society National Capital Area Chapter

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The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) exists to find cures and ensure access to treatments for blood cancer patients. We are saving lives not someday, but today. LLS funds research to advance more breakthrough therapies for blood cancer patients. LLS is the voice for all blood cancer patients,...

Category 3 Charities

Winner $10,000

Cornerstone Montgomery

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Mission Statement: Cornerstone Montgomery empowers people living with mental health and co-occurring substance use disorders to live, work, and integrate successfully within the community. Cornerstone Montgomery is an independent, nonprofit organization that has a capacity to serve 2,400 adults...

Runner-Up $5,000 WTOP Advertising

Academy of Hope

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The Academy of Hope was founded in 1985 by two teachers who believed that education could empower those most marginalized in Washington, D.C. It was clear that people trapped in the cycle of poverty lacked basic reading, writing and math skills, and they needed to acquire jobs that paid living wages....

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