SYRACUSE: A local couple is giving over $2.5 million in donations that will benefit charities like the CNY SPCA. Bruce Lane and Steven Gillette both died young, and left their combined estate worth more than $2.5 million to support nine organizations. Learn more here: https://cnycf.org/gillettelane
SYRACUSE: A local part-time Uber driver helped a domestic violence victim escape from an abusive relationship. Dustin Czarny picked up a mother and her 2 kids, who explained to him they were escaping. Dustin stuck with the family and helped them with their escape plan. He also gave them a refund for the ride, and he has raised about $500 on Facebook, all donated to Vera House. More here: LocalSYR.com
ROCHESTER: The CDS Wolf Foundation hosted their 12th annual Strikes for Abilities bowling party. It raises money for unfunded areas of need at CDS Life Transitions, which supports services to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, as well as people with chronic illnesses, seniors, and veterans. More here: 13WHAM.com
BINGHAMTON: Getting Free pancakes from the IHOP on Vestal Parkway today will help the kids at the Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital. IHOP restaurants across the nation will give away FREE short stacks of buttermilk pancakes today. In return, guests are asked to leave a donation of any amount on-check or in-restaurant through collection boxes. All money will collected locally will go to the Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital, which is the hospital our kids go to with life threatening issues.
NATIONAL: Researchers in Michigan say they've developed a blood test that is showing promise for early detection of pancreatic cancer. This type of cancer isn't usually discovered until it spreads to other organs. Pancreatic cancer claimed the lives of Apple founder Steve Jobs, actor Patrick Swayze, and Jeopardy host Alex Trebek recently revealed he's been diagnosed with stage four pancreatic cancer. (24/7 News Source)
INTERNATIONAL: A former Royal Marine from the U.K. who lost his leg in an accident has finished the fastest solo row across the Atlantic Ocean. Lee Spencer finished crossing from Europe to South America in 60 days, shattering the able-bodied record by 36 days. Spencer says he did it to prove no one should be defined by disability. More Here: New York Post
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