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Cashing in the American dream to help AIDS orphans, those who raise them

CNN, June 22, 2012.  By Allie Torgan. Nyakagyezi, Uganda (CNN) — Visiting his former village in rural Uganda, Jackson Kaguri was the epitome of a success story. He had escaped poverty, earned a college degree and moved to America, where he studied at an Ivy League school and planned to put a down payment on a house in Indiana. He’d often come back to Uganda, passing out school supplies to children. Bu ... Continue Reading »

Grannies Walked for Change

Belleville EMC News, June 14, 2012. By Michael Brethour EMC News -Belleville – They came, they walked … then they sang some songs. That was the scene at last Saturday morning’s solidarity walk through the downtown core with the Quinte Grannies for Africa and their Brighton sisters, The Apple Route Grannies. Dianne Raniowski, a Quinte granny and organizer behind this year’s walk, said weather ... Continue Reading »

Grannies Third Annual Stride to Turn the Tide a Great Success

Perth EMC News, June 14, 2012. By Lanark County Grannies EMC News – Grandmothers from across the region joined the grandmothers’ tour of Heritage Perth with local historian, Susan Code on Saturday, June 9, as they walked in solidarity with African grandmothers On Saturday, June 9, the Lanark County Grannies, together with grandmothers from across the region, took part in “Stride to Turn the Tide&# ... Continue Reading »

Grannies stride together to turn HIV/AIDS tide

The Canmore Leader, June 13, 2012. By Maria Church CANMORE – When Leslie Lewis went for a walk down the streets of Canmore on Sunday, June 10 she was celebrating two things. First, her recent successful treatment for a bad hip has allowed her to walk again. Secondly, Lewis was walking in solidarity with the Mountain Grannies’ Stride to Turn the Tide fundraiser. Despite the constant threat of rain Sunday, Le ... Continue Reading »

Stride to Turn the Tide

West of the City, June 10, 2012. By Christina MacMillan Stride to Turn the Tide Saturday, June 9 and Sunday, June 10 8:30 a.m., rain or shine St. Thomas Aquinas Secondary School, 124 Dorval Drive, Oakville We stride so she can turn the tide On Saturday, June 9, members and friends of Halton’s five Grandmother groups will once again be walking in support of African grandmothers, who are caring for their grandchild ... Continue Reading »