8-20 What's Going On Hosted by Loraine Ballard Morrill

Loraine Ballard Morrill speaks with Robert Smith, Vice President Community Investment Freedom Region, about progress bridging the digital divide through their program Comcast Internet Essentials which provides low cost broadband access and digital training to income eligible families in Philadelphia.

The Philadelphia Marathon has a new title sponsor – the American Association for Cancer Research.  Loraine chats with Mitch Stoller, Executive Director of AACR, about the new three year partnership to expand the city’s committed to improving the health of its citizens.  Dedicated to preventing and curing all cancers, the AACR supports activities that encourage the public to lead a healthy lifestyle as research shows this can help reduce the risk of cancer. Together the Philadelphia Marathon and the AACR will grow the Runners for Research team to raise additional funds for cancer research.  Those wishing to register are encouraged to visit www.philadelphiamarathon.com which takes place November 18-19.  They also discussed the upcoming AACR Rock ‘n Roll Philadelphia 5K and Half Marathon September 16-17.

In her too short life – Alex Scott made an enormous impact on the world.  Diagnosed with childhood cancer at the age of four - Alex told her parents she wanted to set up a lemonade stand to help doctors find a cure.  That simple step blossomed into a remarkable movement and campaign that raised more than a million dollars by the time Alex passed away at the age of eight.  Loraine talks with Liz Scott who along with her husband Jay co-founded Alex’s Lemonade Foundation  which carries on the mission started by their daughter. The Foundation’s next big event is Alex’s Million Mile Run, Walk, Ride 2017 which takes place from Friday September 1 to Saturday September 30.  Sign up to start your own Alex’s Million Mile team or join an existing team to raise awareness and help kids fight cancer.



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