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Healing Processes

Consider volunteering to promote wellness or help people who are sick. Your local hospital may have ways for young people to lend a hand. You could raise awareness about healthy eating or donating blood. Many volunteers also raise funds to support hospitalized kids and to fight diseases.

See how these honorees promoted health and wellness
  • Austin Reed

    Austin raised more than $34,000 to purchase 22 heart defibrillators, placed them in locations throughout his community, and trained people in those locations to use them.

  • Raghav Ganesh

    Raghav designed and built a device that uses sensors to detect objects beyond the reach of the white canes used by many visually impaired people.

  • Sarah Caldwell

    Sarah persuaded more than 200 people to take part in the New England Walk to Defeat ALS last fall after her father was diagnosed with the fatal disease, raising $24,000 to help find a cure.

  • Zachary Rice

    Zachary initiated an annual 5K run/walk that has raised more than $50,000 over the past three years to provide gaming systems and other fun distractions for young patients at Goryeb Children’s Hospital in Morristown.

Additional Resources

Susan G. Komen
Alzheimer's Association
American Cancer Society
Children's Miracle Network
Let's Move