The American Cancer Society’s Megan Wessel addressed a Lakeland group concerned about the group’s recent recommendation that women begin breast cancer screenings at 45, instead of 40. Read about it and watch a video of the entire presentation. More
For 18-year-old Emily Dunson, philanthropy is a family heritage. “My grandmothers were big philanthropists in their community and it’s been a family tradition,” she said this morning after winning the Youth in Philanthropy Award from the Greater Polk Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals.
“Giving back and helping out and that’s been a big part of who we are. We’re Christians, so we believe in following in the footsteps of God and make a positive impact on the community,” said Dunson, a senior at Harrison Arts Center. More
A Southeastern University graduate student came up with an idea of a bracelet with a penny – something thought of as worthless – to symbolize human trafficking and raise money to help its victims. Her idea has taken off. More
A resident’s request to move a 1910 monument to Confederate soldiers from the center of Munn Park to a historic museum received no support from the City Commission. Here is a recording of today’s 17-minute discussion, some key quotes and social media commentary: More