Mover & Shaker of the Month: Chandler Carranza

        On March 8, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) kicked off its ninth annual Man & Woman of the Year campaign (MWOY).  The contest will run until May 19.  This year, there are a total of nine candidates (three men and six women) in the running.  One of those vying for the title is illustrious local philanthropist Chandler Carranza.  [Read more…]

Mover & Shaker of the Month

Lindsay Wagerer – Founder of Linda’s Court Memorial Fundraiser – Score A Cure for MS 

          Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic disease that attacks the central nervous system. It affects the brain, spinal cord and optic nerves.  Mars Township resident, Lindsay Wagerer, 36, is quite familiar with this debilitating disease since her mother was diagnosed with MS.  It was an ailment her mother lived with for 29 years. [Read more…]

Mover & Shaker of the Month: Casey Foreaker 

By: Paula Green 

        Cranberry Township resident Casey Foreaker is woman who believes in commitment. She was on the Jan. 11, 2016, cover of People magazine. Foreaker was featured for losing half of her body weight.  “My starting weight was 220 pounds; I was at Lane Bryant store trying on clothes, and I decided I was done being overweight. I walked into Weight Watchers and started my journey. I got down to a goal weight of 115 pounds! I still follow Weight Watchers today, and I exercise six days a week,” Foreaker said.   [Read more…]

Mover & Shaker of the Month: Michelle Kress

Team captain for Emma’s Army 

By Paula Green 

        McIntyre Elementary second-grade teacher Michelle Kress made a commitment last year to help 13-year-old cancer patient Emma Mathieu. Emma, who is a seventh-grade student at Eden Christian Academy, was diagnosed last June with acute lymphoblastic leukemia.  [Read more…]

Jamie’s Dream Fulfills a Magical Dream for Eight Pennsylvania Families 

         My family and I recently embarked on a “magical journey” to Walt Disney World in Orlando, Fla.  We were invited on this trip by my friend Susan Wagner, and the entire excursion was made possible by Jamie’s Dream Team. This non-profit organization helps fulfill dreams for terminal, severely disabled or traumatized children and adults. Jamie sent eight families with disabled children on this amazing journey to the Magic Kingdom.  [Read more…]