SpitzerCares.org hopes to fund a million meals in 2012 through food pantries, shelters, kids’ cafés, and backpack programs. For every dollar it earns via community car washes, donations, and fundraising events, SpizerCares.org can provide four meals to northern Ohioans in need. Patrons can keep up with the organization’s progress online as a ticker shaped like an apple tallies the number of meals SpitzerCares.org has shelled out so far this year.
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Jeremy Cares, Inc., was founded in 2011 by the family of Jeremy George, a cancer survivor who underwent a stem-cell transplant at age 17. The organization aims to enrich the lives of children dealing with serious illnesses and aid their families during a difficult time. It runs a variety of programs to help diminish stress levels and create positive experiences for these families. Among other initiatives, the group sponsors a family room at the Ronald McDonald House of Cleveland and organizes an annual Super Bowl party for the oncology floor at the hospital. During the holidays, Jeremy Cares, Inc., also donates gifts to hospitalized children and their families.
Although the symbol of Susan G. Komen's work is a small pink ribbon, it represents a powerhouse of breast-cancer research and education. The rallying cry of "I am the cure" represents the foundation's multifaceted approach to fighting the disease, which focuses on community outreach, public perception of the disease, and funding for scientific research. Susan G. Komen work has helped increase early detection, survival rates, and federal funding of groundbreaking breast-cancer research.
Beyond its signature pink ribbon–bedecked merchandise, the Race for the Cure is the centerpiece of the organization's fundraising and outreach efforts. Originally an 800-person charity race in Dallas, Race for the Cure has blossomed into a series of more than 150 races worldwide, which collectively host more than 1.7 million participants annually. Marathoners, runners, and walkers alike collect sponsorship donations from friends and family as they tackle races of varying lengths, wearing personalized signs on their backs to remember those they have lost and honor the survivors in their lives. To date, Race for the Cure has raised more than $1.9 billion to support Susan G. Komen initiatives. The Northeast Ohio affiliate serves 22 counties, and 75% of its net funds earned stay within the area, while the remaining 25% go to global research.
In the summer of 1945, during the waning days of World War II, a feat of heroism took place in the waters of the Gulf of Siam. That's where the crew of the USS Cod, a Gato-class submarine under the command of the US Navy, performed the first (and, to this day, only) international sub-to-sub rescue, saving the crew of a Dutch submarine that had run aground in the bay's treacherous reef. This milestone is still celebrated aboard the sub today; now a floating museum in Cleveland's North Coast Harbor, the sub gives self-guided tour groups a glimpse into the most celebrated era of American military history. Read on to learn more:
Sub specs: The USS Cod is 312 feet long and weighs 1,500 tons. During its war service, it carried a crew of 97 men, as well as 24 torpedoes packed with 15,000 pounds of explosives.
Wartime feats: In addition to its celebrated rescue, the Cod was also responsible for sinking more than 36,000 tons of Axis shipping transports.
Cleveland connection: The sub's five diesel generators were built in Cleveland and have been restored to full operations.