With the cost of a transplant often exceeding $500,000, many transplant families are unable to shoulder the financial burden of such a procedure. The Children’s Organ Transplant Association (COTA) is a national charity dedicated to organizing and guiding communities in raising funds for transplant-related expenses. In Providence, volunteers are raising funds for COTA in honor of transplant patients like local toddler, Kavan Bradford.
Kavan is the son of Bobby and Erin Bradford. Born on July 1, 2010, Kavan was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma. The doctors at Boston Children’s Hospital in Massachusetts performed a life-saving stem cell transplant on September 19, 2012. An estimated $40,000 is being raised by Providence volunteers. Continue reading
Chronic hepatitis B is a significant global health threat that is under recognized.1 In the United States, approximately 1.4 to 2.0 million individuals are chronically infected with the disease. Due to the fact that more than two-thirds of those with chronic hepatitis B show no signs or symptoms, it is estimated that 65 percent of infected Americans remain unaware of their viral infection. Continue reading
The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (NCAVP) stands in solidarity with transgender and gender nonconforming communities and their allies to observe the 14th annual International Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) on Nov. 20. NCAVP honors those lives lost and recommits to working to end and prevent all forms of violence, especially violence against transgender and gender nonconforming people. Continue reading
The Ninth Annual Parade of Holiday Traditions will kick off from Maplewood Street, go left onto Salem Street, and end at the corner of Salem, Main, and Ferry Streets. There will be free parking located at the Central Business District (CBD) Garage, 170 Centre Street (Across from Walgreens on Route 60). The reviewing stand will be located in front of Salem, Main and Ferry Streets. Continue reading
The 1847 humanitarian voyage of Captain Robert Bennet Forbes to County Cork, Ireland, is included in the new Atlas of the Great Irish Famine published by the Cork University Press in Ireland.
Captain Forbes and his brother, John Murray Forbes, China Trade merchants living in Milton, Massachusetts, took the lead in an effort to transport tons of food and provisions from Boston to Cove, County Cork, Ireland at the height of the Great Famine. Continue reading
Named one of Time Magazine’s ten best plays of 2011, Chinglish follows an American businessman as he heads to a bustling Chinese province looking to cash in on the area’s growth potential. He engages an English consultant to navigate the linguistic and cultural clash his venture unwittingly sparks, and gets much more than he negotiated for. A hilarious comedy of mistranslation and manners by Tony and Obie Award-winning playwright, David Henry Hwang, author of M Butterfly. Continue reading