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Sarah Newman grew up in the heart of Kentucky, but fell in love with the mountains and beaches of North Carolina after moving to Charlotte for college. She’s always been driven by mission-focused work, particularly within the sports and entertainment industry, having worked at The NASCAR Foundation and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. She currently works for a communication and marketing agency where she helps clients – both for-profits and nonprofits – devise the best ways to communicate their messages to target audiences. In her spare time she is an avid runner, trial-by-error baker, vegetarian foodie, musical theater lover, makeup connoisseur and spirited traveler who can often be found browsing a travel deal site to find the latest locale for a spontaneous trip.

Starlight Wish List: Make Wishes Come True For Pediatric Patients

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A child in the hospital with a Starlight Tablet (Photo credit: Starlight Children’s Foundation)

In these last few weeks before Christmas, if you’re like me you’re searching Amazon to knock off those remaining people on your gift list, or frantically sifting through countless emails from retailers to find that “can’t miss” deal really […]

St. Jude Give Thanks Walk To Take Place In 65 Cities Across The United States

Walkers have a great time at the St. Jude Give thanks. Walk. (Photo credit: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital)

The holidays are a time during which to reflect on all the things you have to be grateful such as children, family and health. We hug our children a little tighter, we see friends a little more often, and we look for ways to give back and help others.

Walkers have a great […]

WWE Partners With Susan G. Komen To Fight Breast Cancer

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The WWE has declared pink is the main event this October when WWE Superstars® and Divas® step into the ring to do battle against one of the U.S.’s deadliest diseases, breast cancer. During National Breast Cancer Awareness month as part of its “Courage Conquer Cure” campaign, the WWE is donating […]

DICK’S Sporting Goods Partners With National Breast Cancer Foundation With Sport Your Support Campaign

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It’s October, which means the shelves are all stocked with a barrage of pink product benefiting a variety of breast cancer causes. And, just in case you want to support the cause while you’re hitting the gym this month, check out what DICK’s Sporting Goods has available through its Sport Your Support program. DICK’S […]

The North Face Teams Up With Paragon Sports To Offer Free NYC Marathon Training Program

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Kids are heading back to school, football kicks off this month and pumpkin lattes are within our sights, which means that fall is just around the corner and runners are gearing up for some of the country’s biggest marathons – like Chicago, Marine Corp. and NYC.

To help marathon hopefuls prepare for New York […]

Charity Meets: Krissie Newman, Wife Of NASCAR’s Ryan Newman

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Oh the fabulous life a professional athlete’s wife.

Ryan and Krissie Newman with their daughters prior to a NASCAR race (Photo Credit: Getty Images).

That’s what shows like VH1’s “Basketball Wives” and “NFL Wives” and even Bravo’s “The Real Housewives” would have you believe, and in most cases that’s probably true. But on […]

Charity Meets: Professional Bowler, Rhino Page

It's a winning friendship between Rhino and Tyler (Photo credit: Rhino Page).

Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) Rookie of the Year Rhino Page has quite the impressive athletic resume. He’s broken the PBA’s seven-game scoring record; won gold medals for Team USA in the Pan-Am Games; become only the second bowler to win a title after advancing through a TQR; and titled in nearly every year of […]

Charity Meets: NFL’s Will Blackmon, Jacksonville Jaguars Cornerback

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After his mother passed away from complications related to a surgery for Crohn’s disease, Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Will Blackmon decided he needed to be a voice for those living in silence. The NFL star and Super Bowl XLVI Champion did just that by serving as Revenue Chair for the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of […]

Actress Bailee Madison And Starlight Children’s Foundation Want You To Play In May

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ABC and ABC Family actress Bailee Madison is continuing her support of Starlight Children’s Foundation by helping launch Play in May™. The inaugural campaign highlights the healing power of play for hospitalized kids while raising funds to support Starlight programs.

Actress Bailee Madison (Photo Credit: Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

Starting May 1, 2014, individuals […]

Charity Meets: Sherry Pollex, Girlfriend of NASCAR’s Martin Truex Jr.

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She’s an entrepreneur, philanthropist and the person responsible for helping make fashion a little more accessible to women in and around Race City USA (Mooresville, NC). Sherry Pollex also just happens to be the long-time girlfriend of NASCAR driver Martin Truex, Jr. and co-founder of the Martin Truex Jr. Foundation, the non-profit the couple […]

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