Leukemia and lymphoma society

Jana serves on the Executive Leadership Team for Indiana’s Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Man and Woman of the Year campaign. After her grandfather passed away from complication from lymphoma, Jana joined the cause when her sister ran for Woman of the Year in 2019. She continues to support the nominated candidates annually. 

The Minnesota/Dakotas Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation welcomes you! Volunteers are the key to our success and the lifeblood of our organization. We have many opportunities for you to get involved. Your participation in any way will help us achieve our mission – finding a cure for all people with CF. 

Vine Street BBQ was started by four Park Ridge friends who enjoy BBQ and wanted to create a great family event in downtown Park Ridge.  The idea for the event came after we competed as Silence of the Hams in an event and realized how fun and exciting an event would be in Park Ridge.

RCR offers life-changing educational experiences and builds community through performances that create a more connected world. RCR is a leader in the marching arts within Minnesota, and its presence positively impacts the quality of local music programs.

Foster’s Voice, Inc. was founded by Kevin and Jaime Atwood, on July 30th, 2017, nine days after their son, Foster, died by suicide.  He was only 19 years old.   Our mission is to end suicide and the stigma around mental illness by improving the conversations and creating awareness, action and hope!

Empower House was founded on the belief that people deserve more. Four local rehab professionals saw a need for greater services in our area. As professionals, brain injury survivors often asked them “what’s next?” after therapy. Since there was no good answer to that question, our founders decided to make Empower House a reality by opening Iowa’s only brain injury Clubhouse.

Project Linus National Headquarters is located in Belton, Missouri. National President Patty Gregory and Vice President Mary Balagna direct and orchestrate the activities of Project Linus chapters located across the United States. Patty has been involved with the organization in the Kansas City area since April 2000 and Mary in Central Illinois since late 1998, as chapter coordinators and now as directors and officers. Mary also maintains a very busy chapter, donating an average of 350 blankets every month to local children. With chapters in all 50 states, Project Linus continues to grow. Blankets are collected locally and distributed to children in hospitals, shelters, social service agencies, or anywhere that a child might be in need of a big hug.