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September 15, 2014

It Can Start With One

Who inspires you to make a difference? I am inspired by Dr. Carey Jackson, who runs the International Medicine Clinic at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. In turn, Dr. Jackson is inspired and motivated by his patients, many of whom are refugees and first-generation immigrants.

ADVOCACY
Harry Plays Wheelchair Rugby, Supports Wounded Vets

Harry Murderball
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GLOBAL IMPACT
Staggering Number Of Women, Girls Raped Coming To U.S.

Central America Crossing Border
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CHARITY
Kid Runs Race On Every Continent, Raises $40K For Charity

Nikolas Toocheck
Operation Warm, YouTube

GLOBAL HEALTH
Gates Foundation Gives $50 Million To Combat Ebola

Bill Gates
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CHARITY
Livestrong Donations Dropped 34% After Doping Scandal

Livestrong
ASSOCIATED PRESS

CHARITY
Why We Continue To Memorialize 9/11

911
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LOL
The UN Basically Just Made Jon Stewart Their Next Peacekeeper

Ban Ki Moon Daily Show
The Daily Show

INSPIRING
Woman Who Lost Father On 9/11 Helps Newtown Victims Heal

Eileen Esquilin
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HOMELESSNESS
Honolulu To Move Homeless Away From Tourists

Homeless Waikiki
ASSOCIATED PRESS

CHARITY
Only A Few 9/11 Charities Are Still Helping Families

World Trade Center Memorial Hand
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CHARITY
Mogul: 'Stop The Misuse Of Philanthropy'

Lewis Cullman
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HOMELESSNESS
Hawaii Wants To Move Homeless From Hot Tourist Spots

Homeless Hawaii Waikiki
ASSOCIATED PRESS

ADVOCACY
ALS Patient Says Beloved Ice Bucket Video Changed His Life

Anthony Carbajal
YouTube

HOMELESSNESS
Unique Shelter Offers Housing, Medical And Mental Care

Denver Homeless
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CHARITY
Charitable Giving On Twitter Might Soon Be A Click Away

Twitter
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CHARITY
Cory Booker Gave Away A Ridiculous Amount Of Money In 2013

Cory Booker Smiling
ASSOCIATED PRESS

HOMELESSNESS
As Little As $726 Can Save Families From Homelessness

Stressed Out Poor Person
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TECH
Device Tests Soldiers, Athletes For Brain Injuries

Brainscope
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ADVOCACY
Celebs Rally For Teen Doused With Feces In Ice Bucket Prank

Drew Carey
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ADVOCACY
31 Million Girls Won't Be Going To School This Year

African Girl Shack
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HOMELESSNESS
Youth Homelessness Doesn't Have To Be An Invisible Issue

Homestretch
The Homestretch

HEALTH CAUSE
Ebola Appearing Where It Had Been Previously Controlled

Ebola
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ADVOCACY
Miley Moves Fans To Share Personal Stories Of Homelessness

Miley Vmas
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HOMELESSNESS
City To Provide 1-Way Bus Tickets For Homeless People

Sarasota Homeless Bus
ABC Action News

GLOMO
What Giving Birth Looks Like Around The World

Giving Birth Africa
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ADVOCACY
1 In 10 Girls Globally Has Been Sexually Assaulted: New Report

Teen Crying
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ADVOCACY
Joan Rivers Fought For AIDS Patients And Suicide Prevention

Joan Rivers Aids
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CHARITY
Here's Yet Another Reason To Love Leonardo DiCaprio

Leonardo Dicaprio Smiling
VALERY HACHE via Getty Images

INSPIRING
Teen With Cancer Remixes Jay Z, Shows It's OK To Laugh

Tom G Bald So Hard
YouTube

POVERTY
'Terrible Reality' For Families In Detroit

Detroit Bankruptcy
ASSOCIATED PRESS

WOMEN'S RIGHTS
What It's Like To Walk Alone If You're A Woman In Cairo

Woman Walking Alone Cairo Bridge Colette Ghunim
Vimeo/Tinne Van Loon

ADVOCACY
Toilets Could Protect Women In India From Getting Raped

India Women Toilets
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ADVOCACY
Tony Blair Gets Philanthropist Award Amid Backlash

Tony Blair Philanthropist
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NONPROFITS
Nonprofit Watchdog Overhauls Rating System

Office Workers
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GLOBAL IMPACT
UN: To End Ebola, Every Country Needs To Help

Ebola Aid
John Moore via Getty Images

ACTIVISM
Woman Eats 93 Different State Fair Foods For Charity

Fair On A Stick Charity
CBS Minnesota

CHARITY
Nonprofit Rejects Campaign In 'Honor' Of Leaked JLaw Photos

Jennifer Lawrence
Charles Sykes/Invision/AP

CHARITY
ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Hits North Korea

Ice Bucket Challenge North Korea
ASSOCIATED PRESS

CHARITY
ALSA Withdraws Trademark Applications Amid Backlash

Ice Bucket Challenge
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GLOBAL IMPACT
UN Aid Reaches Record Number Of Syrians

Un Aid Syria
RAMI AL-SAYED via Getty Images

AID
UN: Food Getting More Expensive, Scarce In Ebola-Hit Areas

Ebola Food Prices
ASSOCIATED PRESS

NONPROFITS
Unpaid Internships Rule Out Charity Work For Young People

Internship Stressed
Neil Webb via Getty Images

HEALTH CAUSE
More Women Than Men Are Dying From Ebola

Ebola Women
ASSOCIATED PRESS

CHARITY
How Charities Choose Which Celebs To Work With

Celebs Charity
Getty

CHARITY
Supermarket Donates Ice Cube Sales To ALS

Ice Bucket Challenge England
Anna Gowthorpe - The FA via Getty Images

ADVOCACY
WHO: Most Ebola Cases Recorded This Week Since Outbreak

Ebola
Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

WOMEN'S RIGHTS
This Marine Explains The Problem With Military Rape Jokes

Military Rape Jokes
YouTube/Now This Rants

7 States Classify Attacks Against Homeless As Hate Crimes

Homeless Man
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