Happy Hour: Troy Resident Runs 31 Miles for Breast Cancer Research

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A Troy resident ran 31 miles for his 31st birthday. Jim Gazzale also beat his $3,100 goal for breast cancer research. It was all to honor his mother Madeline who has beaten breast cancer twice. Gazzale and his mother crossed the pink finish line together Sunday. She says she fought cancer for moments like this.

Gazzale, who's married to Channel 13 anchor Karen Tarache, says it wasn't easy but he was glad to do it.

Friends and family ran with Jim from Troy to Delmar and back. 

 

After Hurricane Michael left a path of destruction in its wake, people are getting some help from a couple of guys who are competitive barbecuers. These two guys headed right down to Tallahassee and Panama City to help feed people who have no power and no homes in many cases.

It's called "Operation BBQ Relief" and it started back in 2011 after a tornado hit Joplin, Missouri. These two guys grabbed their smokers and grills, loaded up a trailer and headed to the hardest hit areas to serve hot meal to those in need. So far in Florida they have served thousands of meals and plan to stick around for the next few weeks until the grocery stores and restaurants open back up.

 

And finally, proof that every little bit of generosity counts. A Canadian woman has spent the last 21 years collecting bottles and cans and she donates all the money she gets from them. She makes small, weekly donations to the British Columbia Cancer Foundation.

The staff at the foundation recently estimated all of her donations over the last 21 years... and it adds up to over $15,000. She has found a way to donate a little at a time to make a big difference.

 
 
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