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WASHINGTON, DC -- The NAB Education Foundation (NABEF) presented second-place Call to Service winner Stephen Padulsky with a $5,000 donation check to Boston's SuperSibs! program. As previously announced, the Call to Service Collegiate Competition, sponsored by NABEF and the McCormick Foundation, called on college students to create a unique community service project that partnering radio and television broadcasters later promoted to encourage community involvement. Video footage of the winning students was displayed during NABEF's 2010 Celebration of Service to America Awards. To view the footage, click here.
Padulsky's project, titled "C.A.S.T." (Cancer Affects Siblings Too), provided volunteer resources to local-area hospitals to help them support siblings of pediatric cancer patients and their families. The program serves as a sustainable model that can be implemented by SuperSibs! with campus groups and pediatric oncology hospitals across North America. C.A.S.T. has helped several siblings and families learn how to cope and deal with family members with cancer. Through PSAs, social networking, and their first annual C.A.S.T. conference, Padulsky's organization is now spreading to other colleges and universities across the nation and will only continue to grow.
The partnering station for "C.A.S.T." was WZBC 90.3 FM Boston. In addition to the $5,000 donation, Padulsky will receive a matched scholarship for Boston College. Additional competition information is available at www.nabef.org.
The National Association of Broadcasters Education Foundation (NABEF) is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving broadcasters and the public interest by supporting and advocating community service, diversity, education and broadcasting issues and trends.
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The McCormick Foundation believes there is nothing more critical to the vitality of a democracy than a free, vigorous and diverse news media, providing citizens with information they need to make reasoned decisions. This furthers the Foundation's overall mission to strengthen our democratic society by investing in children, communities and country. Through its various programs the Foundation helps to build a more active and engaged citizenry. The McCormick Foundation is one of the nation's largest charities, with more than $1 billion in assets. For more information, please visit www.McCormickFoundation.org.
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