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Good Causes

Good Causes features global projects relating to microfinance, human rights, development, medicine, restoration, health, the environment and more.

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GOOD CAUSES: Juvenile Diabetes

Christine Watson speaks of her personal encounters with juvenile diabetes. Diabetes means the pancreas is unable to produce the insulin the body needs.  Sugar levels can be high or low and need to be measured throughout the day.  As a consequence of Diabetes, people can lose their eyesight, limbs and suffer renal failure, heart disease and stroke.   

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Good Cause: PETA & Animal Cruelty – “I’d Rather Go Naked Than Wear Fur”

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is a great cause that brings to attention animal cruelty and all it’s gruesome truths. Their infamous campaign “I’d rather go naked than wear fur” was a clever strategy to highlight a disgusting business.

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Good Causes: Lance Armstrong and LiveStrong

Lance Armstrong retired from racing in 2005 at the end of the Tour de France and returned to competitive cycling in 2009 and is currently working towards being the leader in the current Tour. LiveStrong is his charity supporting a great cause, as Christine Watson of Marquette Turner Luxury Homes explains.

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Good Causes: St Vincent de Paul’s CEO Sleepout for the Homeless

Further to Michael Marquette’s article on the growing number of homeless people in Sydney, I wanted to mention one of the oganisations offering human services to people experiencing hunger, homelessness and poverty is our tireless charity, the St Vincent de Paul Society.  With nearly 40 homeless services including hostels, women’s refuges and family services, their work never ends.

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Good Causes: SING with Annie Lennox for HIV/AIDS

Nelson Mandela endorsed the Eurythmics star, Annie Lennox in her inspired SING campaign to help women and children in South Africa living with HIV/AIDS. She also gained the support of such stars as Madonna, P!nk, Dido, KD Lang, Fergie, Faith Hill and Celine Dion in the recording of the song, SING.

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Good Causes: Save the Children, Bulgari, Hollywood & Barbie

Save the Children Charity and Italian designer Bulgari have teamed up with Hollywood stars such as Mischa Barton, Jessica Biel and Ben Stiller, as well as Barbie Doll to raise money and awareness for their “Rewrite the Future” campaign.

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Good Causes: Click to Give to Charity for Free

The Click to Give site is a fantastic idea that allows you to donate at the expense of the sites sponsors. Whether you choose to take part in assisting in alleviating hunger, breast cancer, improving child health, literacy, the rainforest or animal rescue, your help will be much appreciated.

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Good Cause: Tennis Superstars Andre Agassi, Steffi Graf & Their Charitable Work

With Wimbledon currently being played and the French Open just finished, tennis is fresh in our minds. Longines donated US$80,000 to two charity foundations – The Andre Agassi Charitable Foundation and Children for Tomorrow.  Andre Agassi and Stephanie Graff are the Ambassadors of Elegance for Longines.

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2009 June Good Cause: National Men’s Health Week

National Men’s Health Week: June 15 – June 21 2009 in Australia although the occasion is worthy of men (and indeed woman throughout the world). It is crucial that men have regular health checkups especially over the age of 45 where men are at risk for several diseases such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease and prostate and bowel cancer.

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GOOD CAUSE: Lifehouse Cancer Centre (RIP Prof Chris O’Brien)

The recent passing of Professor Chris O’Brien this month after his three year battle with brain cancer, makes it timely for Marquette Turner to help in broadcasting his achievements and his cause. “Lifehouse” – will be located at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney and is a world-class cancer treatment and research facility providing integrated care to patients and carers.

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