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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.

  • Rosie Colucci

    Rosie has collected more than 60,000 toys, books, stuffed animals, games and other donations for hospitalized kids, and raised hundreds of thousands of dollars to help fund research for a cure for childhood cancer.

  • 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.

  • Amal Bhatnagar

    Amal created a student organization that has provided more than a thousand first-aid kits to people in the U.S. and overseas who lack access to basic healthcare. 

Additional Resources

Susan G. Komen

Alzheimer's Association

American Cancer Society

Children's Miracle Network