Terry Fox was a successful athlete who excelled in basketball and distance running. But at the the age of 18, he was diagnosed with cancer, and following an operation was left with one leg. An amputee, Terry decided to take action and started running cross-country in Canada to raise money for cancer research. For 35 years, his legacy has sparked a worldwide fundraiser known as the Marathon of Hope, which will be held on Sunday.
Today, Terry's memorialized in many different ways: statues, documentaries and most of all, the Terry Fox Run for cancer research. This charitable run was founded in 1981 and is now supported in over 60 countries, making it the largest one-day fundraiser for cancer research.
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Food and water insecurity are among the biggest crises facing the global community and next month Al Hollingsworth, the Christian founder of Aldelano Corporation, will unveil a solution called the Aldelano Solar ColdBox which promises to produce gallons of drinking water from the air daily, store perishable food and generate power.
The Solar ColdBox, which is being heralded as "breakthrough technology," is "an industrial-grade portable, solar-powered cold storage mini-warehouse that provides not only refrigeration and freezing capacity, but also water and ice production along with a completely renewable auxiliary power source," according to a release from the company.
It will be formally introduced to the public during the annaul leadership conference called Gathering of Eagles hosted by Hollingsworth and his wife, Hattie, at the Alhatti Christian Resort & Retreat Center in California next month. A number of local missions pastors and representatives from humanitarian and nonprofit agencies are expected to attend. more >>
This magician probably never saw this one coming. He attempts to show a little boy named Murray a magic trick using a deck of cards. The problem is, this little boy figures the trick out before he gets to show it. This absolutely stuns the magician who's left speechless.
The first rule of a magic is "a magician never reveals their tricks." In this case, he didn't have too, this young boy knew right away what he was up do. Murray immediately notices something isn't quite right and tells the live audience what the problem is. Unfortunately, this magician doesn't know how to disappear, and he simply has the audience give Murray a round of applause. This will crack you up!more >>
Poverty in the United States affects about 1 in 10 people despite them living in one of the richest countries in the world, according to the U.S. Census Bureau's 2014 annual poverty report released Wednesday.
According to data from the Income and Poverty in the United States: 2014 report, the nation's official poverty rate in 2014 was 14.8 percent, compared to 14.5 percent in 2013, meaning 46.7 million people were living in poverty last year compared to 45.3 in 2013. The U.S. government defines poverty based on annual household income and takes into account the household size. The median household income in the United States in 2014 fell slightly to $53,657 from $54,462 in 2013. The weighted average poverty threshold per individual during that same year was $12,071; $15,379 for two people; $18,850 for a family of three; and $24,230 for a family of four.
The Christian Post recently spoke with leading Christian non-profit organizations to find out how followers of Jesus Christ are working to eradicate poverty in America. more >>
Seventeen-year-old Charli Beard selects her grandfather's favorite song, "Change Is Gonna Come," to perform in font of U.K.'s "X Factor" judges and sweeps everyone off their feet.
Winning the crowd over can be tough, especially if you don't bring something new to the table. Charli's golden voice and song selection worked out for her in this leg of the competition. Even the judges cheered her performance. SHARE this video if you want to help bring positive change to someone's life!
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Luke and Kristeena are newlyweds who are celebrating their wedding reception with friends and family. During the festivities, Luke requests to dance with his mother and it is a very emotional moment. Not even a wheelchair would stop Luke from sharing this once-in-a-lifetime moment with his mother.
If you have ever attended a wedding, or had one of your own, you know just how emotional mother-and-son dances can be. The song chosen is usually one that touches the heart, conjuring warm memories and tears. In this case, Luke's mother has ALS and is unable to stand for the dance, but he makes it perfect for her! As Mariah Carey's "Hero" plays, Luke kneels down next to his mom so that they can dance cheek to cheek. Luke's wife Kristeena wrote about this moment and said, "This was probably the most touching moment I have ever witnessed."
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