May 6, 2011

Showtime’s The Big C soundtrack fundraiser for Stand Up To Cancer

Posted in Philanthropy at 8:33 pm by philanthropynews

Showtime and Epic Records join forces with Sony Pictures Television to Stand Up to Cancer and will release the soundtrack for “The Big C” on June 7th.

“The Big C” soundtrack is the ultimate collection of songs from and inspired by the ground-breaking series. The series stars Laura Linney in her Golden Globe Award-winning role as Cathy Jamison, a reserved suburban wife/mother/teacher whose cancer diagnosis forces her to shake up her life and find hope, humor and the light side of a dark situation. Oliver Platt stars as her immature but well-meaning husband, Gabriel Basso as her bratty teenaged son and John Benjamin Hickey as her mentally imbalanced brother. Special guest stars include Gabourey Sidibe as Cathy’s student and Cynthia Nixon as her flaky, long-lost friend.

(Read more via Monsters and Critics.)

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May 2, 2011

Newsday Charities Awards Family Service League $90,000 Grant

Posted in Philanthropy at 8:28 pm by philanthropynews

Newsday Charities, a fund of the McCormick Foundation, has generously awarded Family Service League a $90,000 grant in support of two of its vital programs.

Part of the $90,000 grant from one of Family Service League’s most generous supporters will help fund the organization’s camp program which provides a summer camp experience to children from low-income families.

Funded entirely through private, foundation, and corporate donations, the camp program allows children to be able to experience numerous adventures and learning experiences they would not otherwise encounter. Summer camp provides opportunities for these children to swim, play sports, learn new skills, sleep away from home, study nature, make new friends, and much more.

(Read more via PNN Online.)