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Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2002
Campbell's Sarah Hughes Scholarship Instant Win Game
On Tuesday, Olympic gold medal skater Sarah Hughes hosts a special ceremony in New York City to unveil and launch the Campbell's Sarah Hughes Scholarship instant win game. The game will offer hundreds to win funds to support their education. Hughes visits The Early Show to talk about the instant win game, which will run September 2002 through January 2003. Details can be found on specially marked cans of Campbell's Chicken Noodle soup or at www.campbellsoup.com.
For the past 28 years, Campbell's Labels for Education(TM) program has been giving schools free educational equipment in exchange for labels from various Campbell's products. To get a school involved in the program, must call 1-800-424-5331 to register.
Monday, Aug. 19, 2002
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis is a frightening disease that attacks nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord, ravaging an individual's body. Dennis Craine is a man who has ALS, but he is not enduring it alone. Like Lou Gehrig, for whom the disease is named, Craine considers himself very lucky.
This Wednesday, to raise money for Craine's medical costs and for his family, there will be a benefit concert featuring Paul Simon, Suzanne Vega, Phoebe Snow, and Garland Jeffreys. Singer-songwriter Jeffreys, a friend of Craine's, joins The Early Show to talk about the benefit concert. For information on tickets, contributions, and donations, please call 516-322-1515. Tickets are available at www.tickets.com or at 1-800-477-6849.
In 1972, an animated series of Educational shorts entitled "Schoolhouse Rock" premiered on Saturday Morning television and forever changed the way kids learn math, grammar, science, history, and money. To commemorate its 13th anniversary a special edition DVD will be released next week.
George Newell is one of the series creators, Bob Dorough wrote many of the songs and Jack Sheldon sang vocals. They visit The Early Show to talk about it and sing the chorus from "3 Is A Magic Number", "Conjunction Junction", and "I'm Just A Bill". They will also sing the chorus from a new song written for the DVD about the electoral college called "I'm Gonna Send Your Vote To College."
To buy the DVD, visit Amazon.com.
Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2002
Sometimes personal tragic events lead to a new mission.
Erin Runnion, the mother of 5-year-old Samantha who was kidnapped and killed in July, said she was just as unnerved as the rest of the nation when a stranger took her daughter in broad daylight outside her home.
Erin explains that since her family tragedy, a fund was created in her daughter's name to support victms of and educate the public about child abuse and abduction. The Joyful Child Fund: In Memory of Samantha Runnion will facilitate community respite and child watch programs; support nonprofit programs to enrich children through art, writing and education; and support research and development of predator and recidivism prevention measures.
For More Information
Web site: www.oc-communityfoundation.org
Phone: (949) 553-4202 ext. 52
One Wheel, Many Spokes
Lars Clausen, a Lutheran pastor, is unicycling across the country to raise money for the Inupiat Eskimos of the Seward Peninsula to whom he once ministered. The Seward Peninsula Lutheran Endowment's goal is $5,000,000, and Clausen has helped them raise $250,000.
Clausen says the money will "provide funds so that Inupiat Eskimos can make their own local decisions about how to put together the most hopeful possible future. Like other native cultures, the interaction with outside culture presents many challenges. The endowment gives resources for Inupiat Eskimos to link their 12,000-year-old culture with the 'modern' culture and their Lutheran Christian traditions of the past 108 years."