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Hand in paw

Carol and Nico_450 WideWhile dogs have long been known as man’s best friend, their rapport with kids is equally as strong.

Just ask Carol B., Operations Manager in the South Central Group.

For the past three years, Carol and her nine-year-old golden retriever, Nico, have volunteered at the nonprofit Hand in Paw. The pair helps children with physical, emotional, educational or psychological needs through animal-assisted therapy.

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Pedal pusher

Pedal.Pusher.Group38.fight.cancerWhen a distinguished physician in Ohio decided there wasn’t enough funding for cancer research, he took matters into his own hands and decided to do something about it.

From one physician’s passion came the Pelotonia bike race. The fundraising event began in 2008 in Columbus, Ohio and is a three-day experience which includes cycling, entertainment and volunteerism. Since the event began, more than $130 million has been raised for life-saving cancer research efforts at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute.

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Team Spirit: A cause worth cheering for

2.24.17.Busbee Family FBBrian B., Group Rental Manager in Virginia, is no stranger to giving back. For the past 20 years he’s volunteered with Special Olympics, and he’ll soon embark on a new adventure with the organization – honorary coach of Team Virginia for the 2018 Special Olympics USA games.

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