Hannah Martin, Kentucky Jr. Pre-Teen Queen, participated in the Arthritis Walk.
Hannah Martin, Kentucky Jr. Pre-Teen Queen, participated in the Arthritis Walk. The event was help in Louisville, KY at the Louisville Slugger Field. This event was used to raise money to support Arthritis research. The non-competitive 5K walk (3.1 miles), with a one-mile option, is expected to raise $62,000 to support local Arthritis Foundation programs, services and research that hopefully will lead to a cure. More than one million people of all ages in Kentucky have been diagnosed with arthritis, that’s 32 percent of the state’s adults. Kentucky ranks second in the country for the highest incidence of arthritis in adults. And nearly 4,000 children in the state have been diagnosed with arthritis. Fibromyalgia affects about five million Americans and is a condition associated with widespread chronic pain, fatigue, memory problems and mood changes. Rheumatoid arthritis, a systemic autoimmune disease, affects 1.5 million Americans. Women are two to three times more likely to get RA than men. RA can affect more than joints. The heart, lungs, eyes, blood vessels, nervous system and more can be involved. Juvenile arthritis affects nearly 300,000 children, more than the number of children affected with juvenile diabetes and cystic fibrosis combined. The Arthritis Foundation (www.arthritis.org) is committed to raising awareness and reducing the unacceptable impact of arthritis, which strikes one in every five adults and 300,000 children, and is the nation’s leading cause of disability. To conquer this painful, debilitating disease, we support education, research, advocacy and other vital programs and services.
Rebecca Markert, Miss Florida Junior Teen Queen, Participates in 6th Annual Jeff Annas Memorial Firefighters 5K.
Miss Florida Junior Teen, Rebecca Markert attended and volunteered at the 6th Annual Jeff Annas Memorial Firefighters 5K Race on behalf of her charity of choice, Little Smiles. Rebecca spent time with the children of competitors during the main race; officially started the kids’ race; high-fived and celebrated with finishers following the kids’ race; and finished off the morning by handing out awards to all of the winners. Over 1200 runners were in attendance at the event; and $6,000 was raised and donated to Little Smiles.
One of Rebecca’s more important responsibilities as Miss Florida Junior Teen Queen is her involvement with the Florida-based Little Smiles charity, a local organization dedicated to children, which she chose as her campaign platform. Little Smiles is a non-profit volunteer organizations based in Florida that provides toys, movies, computers, celebrity meet-and-greets, concert and sporting event tickets, theme park trips, junk food runs, and much more to children in local hospitals, hospices and shelters throughout Florida. Through the charity, Rebecca has already had the opportunity to spend time at the Miami Children’s Hospital with some of the young patients, Virginia from the KVJ radio show, deliver pizza to the nurses, and shoot Nerf guns with the kids!
Learn more about the organization at www.LittleSmiles.org.
Learn more at: http://www.jeffannas5k.com/
North Carolina Cover Girl Princess, Amaris Shipman participated in the “Stuff the Bus” Zumbathon Charity Event and donated school supplies for children in Cumberland County North Carolina.
North Carolina Cover Girl Princess, Amaris Shipman participated in the “Stuff the Bus” Zumbathon Charity Event and donated school supplies for children in Cumberland County North Carolina. The event was held by Cumberland County Department of Social Services Social Workers and local Zumba instructors in the surrounding communities. The supplies she donated will go to underprivileged kids in Cumberland County (Fayetteville) North Carolina. The family friendly event had a live DJ, door prizes, and lots of fun! See National American Miss making a positive impact in the community!
Kentucky Jr.Teen Queen Savanah Stevens participates for great events, Relay for Life and Boyle County’s Great American Brass Band Festival!
Kentucky Jr.Teen Queen Savannah Stevens participates for great events, Relay for Life and Boyle County’s Great American Brass Band Festival! Savanah was so happy to be participating in the Lincoln County Relay for Life event the evening of Friday June 7, 2013. The first photo is at the event where she was a team member for the DCBS office team. She helped serve the meal that her local team provided and also participated in walking laps around the track that evening to help her team receive the award of most laps completed. Savanah’s team also won for the most money raised by a non-profit organization. All in all that evening there was a total of $107,492.01 raised by the local chapter of the Relay for Life. Savanah also participated in her hometowns parade for the Boyle County’s Great American Brass Band Festival Parade. This was the 24th year for the event which kicked off with an annual hot air balloon race on Friday evening followed by the parade on Saturday morning. This event showcases many different concerts throughout the weekend on the lawn of the well-known Centre College. The theme this year was “Slides Rule”, a celebration of the trombone.
National American Miss North Carolina Jr.Teen Queen Abigail Satter participates in her home town’s Heart Walk.
Abigail Satter North Carolina Jr. Teen participated in her home town’s Heart Walk. She was so happy to be able to participate in this wonderful cause since it is so dear to her and her family. Abigail did this walk in memory of her grandfather, Donnie Eason, Sr. and in honor of her uncle, Donnie Eason, Jr.