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PRESS: Lincoln Journal Star Features Story on Zoofari

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Lincoln Children’s Zoo strives to make a world of difference Since 1970, more than half of the world’s wildlife has disappeared. It was destroyed by humans in the unending quest for convenience, space, power and money, according to a report released Sept. 30 by the World Wildlife Federation. The Living Planet Report says human demands are 50 percent more than nature can bear, with trees being felled, groundwater pumped and carbon dioxide emitted faster than the Earth can recover. The situation, while dire, is not irreversible — if...

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PRESS: L Magazine Features Story on Morning Star Riding Center

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BY MARK SCHWANINGER, L MAGAZINE EDITOR Last month I had the pleasure of meeting Dan Whitney, aka Larry the Cable Guy, at a news conference announcing plans for his Git-R-Done Foundation’s newest philanthropic venture – an equine (horse riding) therapy center near Hickman, Neb. If you ever meet Whitney, the first thing you’ll likely notice is that his normal accent is distinctly Nebraskan. He credits former college roommates from Georgia and Texas for inspiring Larry the Cable Guy’s imitation Southern accent. As one might expect, Whitney has a...

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PRESS: QCOnline.com features info on the HALO Sleep Sack and International Hip Dysplasia Institute

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Genesis train new parents about safe sleep for babies Posted Online: Oct. 08, 2014, 2:49 pm Comment on this story | Print this story | Email this story Press release submitted by Genesis Genesis BirthCenters Train New Parents About Safe Sleep For Babies New moms at Genesis BirthCenters are discovering a baby’s peaceful sleep and peace of mind are attainable. Even for brief moments at the same time. Since Valentine’s Day, babies born at Genesis BirthCenter locations in Davenport and Silvis get a first bath and then are wrapped in a...

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Git-R-Done Foundation Donates $250,000 to raise barn for Equine Therapy

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Larry the Cable Guy’s Git-R-Done Foundation donates $250,000 to raise a barn, and hope, for equine therapy HICKMAN, NE- September 23rd, 2014- Larry the Cable Guy and The Git-R-Done Foundation are taking a dream and turning it into a reality. A ground breaking ceremony was held on Tuesday to introduce The Morning Star Riding Center, a new horse barn and indoor arena that is part of The Still Waters Equestrian Academy. The goal is to have the structure built and fully operational by spring of 2015. “We are so excited for...

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PRESS: WTOV 9 features story on Hip Hop 5K for The International Hip Dysplasia Institute

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Updated: Friday, September 12 2014, 05:59 PM EDT WTOV9.com WHEELING, W.Va. – Wheeling Jesuit University will play host the first Hip Hop 5K at 3 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 21 to raise awareness for those suffering with hip dysplasia. WJU student Taylor Kulpa has been leading the team that is hosting the event this year. “I’ve had two surgeries to correct this problem, and I have two more planned in November. This is personal for me,” Kulpa said. “And I wanted to take the initiative to raise awareness. All the money we raise will go towards the...

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PRESS: Reno Gazette Journal Features Information on The GRDF

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By Neil Baron- Larry the Cable Guy doesn’t mind being called a dirtbag. However, Dan Whitney, the real-life comedian who created the knucklehead redneck character Whitney portrays on stage, isn’t quite as wild about the label. Even so, Whitney, 51, got a good laugh when Kansas City Chiefs football coach Andy Reid recently said publicly that offensive guard Ricky Henry plays the game like Larry the Cable Guy. “He’s a tough kid,” Reid told a group of reporters after a practice session last month. “I’m...

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Join a Hip Hop 5k in Your Area to Support The International Hip Dysplasia Institute

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Looking to support the IHDI?  Well have we got a couple of great events for you!!! Below is information and links to upcoming Hip Hop 5k’s across the country.  Sign up and help a great cause! Herrin, IL July 26th- Jump to Link Easton, MA (this is me) Aug 23rd Jump to Link and on Facebook Erie, PA Aug 23rd- Jump to Link and on Facebook Wheeling, West Virginia Sept 21st- Jump to Link If you are interested in starting your own Hip Hop 5k in your town, contact Emily at...

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Larry the Cable Guy’s Git-R-Done Golf Classic Scores Big for Lincoln Charities

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Larry the Cable Guy’s Git-R-Done Golf Classic Scores Big for Lincoln Charities LINCOLN, NE- June 23rd, 2014-  Larry the Cable Guy recently held the inaugural Git-R-Done Golf Classic to raise money for local charities.  The event, which included a dinner, auction and celebrity paired round of golf, raised over $150,000.  The money will support a number of different things including the purchase of a pediatric FES bike for Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital, children’s vaccines for The People’s City Mission Free Clinic and a soon to be announced...

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Child Advocacy Center Continues to Help Victims Through The Courtroom Process

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The Git-R-Done Foundation established a newer, larger building for The CAC.  They are a need for our littlest victims.  Their workload takes them from identifying sexually, physically and emotionally abused children, to getting them to a safe place and guiding them through the legal process.  Below is a great article talking about guiding the youngsters through the court room process. Child Advocacy Center Continues to Help Victims Through The Courtroom...

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LINCOLN CHILDREN’S ZOO AND THE GIT-R-DONE FOUNDATION ANNOUNCE SECOND EDITION OF ZOOFARI WITH LARRY THE CABLE GUY

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Lincoln, Neb.—Lincoln Children’s Zoo and Larry the Cable Guy’s Git-R-Done Foundation are excited to announce the second edition of Zoofari with Larry the Cable Guy. Filming for the project was completed at the zoo last week and featured Larry alongside the zoo’s bobcat, fennec fox, baby alligator, Humboldt penguins and other animals. The first edition of Zoofari was made available to children’s hospitals in November of 2013. Over 300 hospitals across the nation and Canada have received DVDs. The project has reached over 100,000 patients since...

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