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The American Cancer Society’s Mud Run 2015 [Video]

The Mud Run returns to Diamond Lake Campground and Resort.  And, after a one-year hiatus, the American Cancer Society is inviting you to be a part of the most grueling and challenging 5K in the tri-state.  Earlier this week, Brett and I suited up and gave some of the obstacles a test drive.  Here's what you can expect!

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Best Buddies Kentucky via YouTube
Best Buddies Kentucky via YouTube
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Murray State Sorority Accepts First Ever Member with Down Syndrome [Video]

Today is a special day here at the WBKR studios.  We are hosting a yard party to help raise money for GRADSA, the Green River Area Down Syndrome Association.  And there's no better story to go along with today's event than this one.  Murray State University sorority Alpha Sigma Alpha recently made campus history.  It became the first Murray State sorority to welcome a member with a genetic disorder. And they welcomed Alexis Cain (who was diagnosed at birth with Down Syndrome) with open arms.  This video, of Alexis accepting her invitation to join, is the best.  You have to watch it!

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FikMik, ThinkStock
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Yard Party Friday To Benefit GRADSA

Have lunch plans for Friday? Well, now you do! Come join us here at WBKR for another yard party! Friday's yard party will benefit the Green River Area Down Syndrome Association and we'd love to have lunch with y'all! 

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Lilyana Vynogradova, ThinkStock
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September Is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month #ShowYourGold

If you know anything about us here at WBKR, then you know of our passion for research and awareness toward childhood cancer. We are humbled to be a Country Cares station for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and would honestly do anything to help raise money for their cause. September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and I thought in honor of recognizing this great fight to end childhood cancer, we would look-back on our support... thru song.

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Kentucky Kookers/Facebook
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Kentucky Kookers Benefit For Glass & Morris Families Sunday At Diamond Lake

The Kentucky Kookers will be doing a benefit fundraiser for the Glass and Morris families who lost their children in a car crash on HWY 56 Saturday August 22nd.

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Owensboro Mudrun/Facebook
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Up, Down, And Dirty For A Cure Extreme 5K Mud Run September 19th [VIDEO]

The Up, Down, and Dirty for a Cure Extreme 5K Mud Run at Diamond Lake Resort is back! Mark your calendars for Saturday, September 19th and take a walk down memory lane and watch when Chad and Jac gave the wall on the mud run course a test run.

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Tina Ransom Howton/Facebook
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2nd Annual “Smokin’ For Garrett” BBQ Contest And Benefit This Saturday

Last June, 19-year-old Garrett Ward of Boonville was tragically killed in a boating incident. This year, the Warrick County community is coming together this Saturday, August 29th, for the 2nd Annual "Smokin' for Garrett" BBQ Contest and Benefit. All proceeds will benefit the Garrett Ward Scholarship Fund.

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Owensboro Health to Award More Than $700 Thousand in Grant Money

Non-profit organizations--38 of them--just received some excellent news. The organizations to be chosen serve those in regional counties in Kentucky and Indiana and will be awarded more than $700K in grant money from Owensboro Health.

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Rick Diamond, Getty Images
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Dierks Bentley Announces Line-up For 10th Annual Miles And Music For Kids!

Over the last several years, Dierks Bentley has raised over $3 million from his Miles and Music for Kids celebrity motorcycle ride and concert event! He recently announced the line-up for the 10th annual event coming up on Sunday, November 1st and it's awesome!

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Photo by Ventara Dillon
Photo by Ventara Dillon
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Carnival Cruise Lines Wins Award for Groove for St. Jude [Video]

Cruise with a DJ is less than two months away and Jaclyn and I are working hard on our itinerary for our trip!  Over 150 WBKR listeners are joining us on the Carnival Elation as we set sail from New Orleans to Mexico.  One of the things we'll be doing on the ship, for sure, is Carnival's Groove for St. Jude!  On every single sailing, Carnival has a one hour dance party to raise money for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.  As you all know, St. Jude is near and dear to our hearts and it's close to Carnival's too!  In fact, the cruise company just won a major fundraising award for its work for the hospital.

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2015 D.A.R.E. Golf Scramble Coming In September

Listen up golfers, here's a great opportunity for you to give back to your community and play some golf! It's the 2015 D.A.R.E. Golf Scramble and it's coming up soon!

Here's some info from the Owensboro Police Department...

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SPARKY Rescue Hosting Ice Cream Social TONIGHT!

SPARKY Rescue is hosting an ice cream social with Cold Stone Creamery on Frederica Street Thursday, August 13th! Stop by Cold Stone tonight between 5:00pm-8:00pm and a portion of the proceeds will benefit Sparky.

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