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The Corona Relay for Life is hosting its 14th year and the coordinators for this year’s event are making it the biggest and best one yet. The Relay will be held May 18-19 starting at 9 a.m. at Santana Park [MAP] in Corona.
The Relay for Life is an organized, overnight community fundraising walk to help find the cure for cancer. Teams of people camp out around a track and cheer each other on as they take their turn walking. Individuals can also participate. There is food, games, activities and entertainment for 24 hours of fun and celebration. Continue reading…
Once again the Corona firefighters have gathered a team and will be participating in the Annual Inland Empire Arthritis Walk, which is being held at Dos Lagos on Saturday June 1, 2013. This will be the third continuous year the Arthritis Foundation has held the walk in Corona in large part because of local support given by businesses and citizens of Corona.
Arthritis affects nearly 1 in 5 people including more than 300,000 children in the United States that have been diagnosed with Juvenile Arthritis. One example is John Brown; a Corona Fire Fighter who was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis in 2008. Continue reading…
For 17 years, Trauma Intervention Program volunteers have been working in partnership with Corona’s Emergency Responders and Corona Regional Medical Center providing support to emotionally traumatized citizens immediately after tragedy strikes.
TIP Corona is an all-volunteer, non-profit, public benefit corporation serving the citizens of Corona and surrounding communities. TIP volunteers are specially trained citizens who are available 24/7/365 to be called upon by emergency responders (police officers, firefighters, paramedics and hospital personnel) to assist family members, witnesses, and other bystanders in the first few hours following a traumatic event wherein victims and survivors often feel hopeless, confused, and in emotional shock. Continue reading…
Corona- Corona’s Citrus Hills Intermediate School students and staff, with the help of a generous additional 10 percent assist from Corona’s Foothill Ave. Albertsons, raised over $10,000 in just two weeks of fund raising. Citrus Hills, partnering with Foothill Ave. Albertsons delivered several bags of groceries to 58 struggling Corona families on Saturday, December 15, 2012.
Students, staff, and parents met at the Foothill Ave. Albertsons at 7 a.m. on December 15. With grocery lists in hand 75 volunteer students filled up 58 grocery carts with groceries and then lined up at the checkout stands. After being checked out the student volunteers then took the grocery laden carts out in front to meet 20 volunteer drivers, CHIS teachers and parents who then delivered the groceries. Continue reading…
More than 1 in 8 people in the world don’t have access to safe drinking water. 1 out of every 5 deaths under the age of 5 worldwide is due to a water-related disease. Nearly a billion, 884 million people, do not have access to clean and safe water according to The Water Project.
These are the stats that became real for a group of teens at Corona High School and they were inspired to start the club Corona High School Water Project.
“We watched videos about what the children in Africa are going through and it really opened my eyes about how the little things we do here can make a difference in the world,” said Club Vice President Neha Shah. Continue reading…
Redeeming Hearts is a home grown Corona charity whose mission is to provide a live-in program that provides emotional, practical, and physical help for young women who are either homeless, in an abusive situation, or in need of support during pregnancy.
The local non-profit is coming up on its first anniversary since its launch in March of 2012. Founder and Corona Resident Tonja Smith’s vision is to help young mothers in our community overcome the statistics of poverty through providing them with a safe place to get the support they need.
“I was really intrigued by a home in Tennessee that does this on a larger scale,” said Smith. Continue reading…
Monday, January 21 is the federal observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Always falling on the third Monday in January, this year it is a day after King’s actual birthday, January 15th. While we have observed the holiday in the past and perhaps attended a parade or an event, the history of the holiday becoming an actually recognized federal and state holiday in all 50 states was met with much reluctance, with all 50 states officially observing the holiday in 2000. True to King’s spirit, it took the voice of the American people, a petition of 6 million strong, to have Congress pass a law recognizing King’s birthday as a federal holiday. Continue reading…
On December 17th, more than 70 volunteers gathered in the auditorium at Susan B. Anthony Elementary School to assemble 196 bicycles. The bicycles were then picked up by school teachers and administrators and brought to children’s homes throughout the Corona/Norco/Eastvale area.
The impetus for the event was sixth-grade teacher John White’s Capstone Project for a Teacher Leadership Certification Academy run by the Riverside County Office of Education. The goal of the project was to generate enough funds to purchase, assemble, and donate 155 bicycles to needy, but deserving children in the Corona/Norco Unified School District. By having a school official hand deliver the bicycle, the hope is to create a stronger bond between home and school for the recipient, and a corollary goal was to provide industrious teenagers with an opportunity to complete their school based community service requirements. Continue reading…
Every two seconds someone in America needs a blood transfusion – cancer patients, accident victims, premature infants, severe burn victims and the list goes on. Your blood donation can mean life to the individuals (and family members) who need it.
This Thursday, Jan. 17 the City of Corona, in conjunction with Lifestream, is hosting a blood drive from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the City Hall Multipurpose Room [MAP]. Come and give the gift of life to those in our city who depend on your generosity!
A few minutes out of your day can help save lives like 25-year-old college student, Paul DiLorenzo who was diagnosed with thalassemia, a genetic blood disorder, at the age of one. Continue reading…
Have church pews and showers become your only place to sing? If you are looking for an outlet to join other quality musicians in sharing your talent of singing, consider joining Circle City Chorale. The Circle City Chorale, C3, is a community choir of singers from the Inland Region and Orange County area looking for new members like you.
After an eventful month of December full of concerts, carols, and spreading holiday cheer, the Circle City Chorale is holding auditions for the New Year.