Category: Profiles

Snowmageddon turned into a blessing for first Cupid’s Undie Run

Photo from the 2017 run from Wikimedia Commons Snowmageddon 2010 was a proverbial blessing in disguise for the founders of Cupid’s Undie Run. Silver Spring resident Brendan Hanrahan and some friends scheduled their initial charity event for what turned out to be the weekend after the storm dropped nearly 30 inches of snow on the area. “Everybody was so pent up that they were Googling ‘What can I do this weekend? Please get me out of the house,’” he recalled. “All they found was us, because we were the only ones stupid enough that [we] didn’t cancel our event.”...

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Silver Spring Cares Superhero: Lana Anderson

Name: Lana Anderson Age: 13 School/Grade: Takoma Park Middle School/8th Grade What are five words you think best describe you? I feel a little awkward praising myself, but I think that I am determined, curious, empathetic, passionate, and kind. What inspired you to create Small Things Matter? My mom and I have been crafting small toys and pillows for the Thoughtful Treasures Program at the Children’s Inn at the NIH since I was young. Every day, this program provides a small gift to every child with a rare illness being studied and getting treatments at the NIH. While I...

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Silver Spring Cares Superhero Spotlight: Meredith Dedolph

Editor’s Note: Today is the first installment of a content sharing arrangement with Silver Spring Cares, a local nonprofit founded to make connections between the community and charitable groups in the area. Periodically, the organization features local people taking actions to support local charities: Silver Spring Cares Superheros. Who: Meredith Dedolph Where: Her home, Mansfield Avenue, Silver Spring For: Comfort Cases What inspired you to host a party and tie a charitable cause into it? We wanted to have a party with just adults and thought instead of everyone bringing a drink to share, that they bring something to...

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