• 31 JUL 13
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    Music Has a Meaning

    Music Has a Meaning

    Written by: Wyatt Akins

    “Music Has A Meaning: Rock’n’Roll for Russel Hill” is a benefit show for the Russel Hill Cancer Foundation in Huntsville, Alabama.

    The event will feature local, regional and national musicians, artists and more coming together with the ultimate goal of ending cancer with the research, education and assistance provided by Russel Hill Cancer Foundation.

    The inaugural event will take place October 19, 2013 at our partner Straight To Ale Brewery in Huntsville, Alabama, and will feature two stages of music, food, a silent auction and much more.

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    • 29 JUL 13
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    On the Job with Donna Johnson

    On the Job with Donna Johnson

    Written by: Melissa Gerrish
    Photo by: Sarah Cole
    Published on: www.al.com

    Name: Donna Johnson

    Education: Bachelor’s degree in psychology with research emphasis from the University of Alabama in Huntsville

    Experience: Non-profit Organization Management; National Children’s Advocacy Center, National Children’s Alliance, The Volunteer Center of Huntsville/Madison County, Madison County Court Appointed Juvenile Advocates, Russel Hill Cancer Foundation

    Job title: Executive Director

    Employer: Russel Hill Cancer Foundation

    Number of employees: “Four, and many faithful volunteers.”

    Job description: “I am responsible for working with the Foundation’s Board of Trustees toward consistent achievement of the mission (support of bold, innovative cancer research, education and patient assistance), and financial objectives to include: asset protection, budget development and management, human resource management, grant writing, managing projects, programs and volunteers, developing/directing all fundraising events, marketing and public relations.”

    Best perk: “Working with highly intelligent, inspirational members of our community who strive to advance science and technology in the unified goal to eradicate cancer and improve cancer treatments.”

    Ambition: “To become the best version of myself, as God intended – I have a long way to go!”

    Best advice received: “We all possess exactly what we need to be our greatest selves.”

    Best advice to give: “Work hard, pray hard and be passionate about your career choice.

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    • 23 JUL 13
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    UAH Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity Donates $20,000 to Cancer Research

    UAH Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity Donates $20,000 to Cancer Research

    Written by: Pat Ammons
    Published on: www.al.com

    HUNTSVILLE, Alabama — A University of Alabama in Huntsville fraternity donated $20,000 to the Russel Hill Cancer Foundation Friday to support cancer research following the death of a fraternity brother.

    Alpha Tau Omega member Paul Salmon died in March 2007 from leukemia. Since then, the Theta Pi chapter at UAH has dedicated their Battle of the Buffalo fundraiser to cancer research.

    “They are amazing. You”ve never met college kids like these,” said Donna Johnson, executive director of the Russel Hill Cancer Foundation.

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