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Stephanie's Heroes: UVa Hospital Auxiliary

Posted: 02/07/2011 - The University of Virginia Hospital Auxiliary is making a difference for cancer patients in Charlottesville one wig, scarf and undergarment at a time. In this week's Stephanie’s Heroes, we'll introduce you to some of the board members behind the auxiliary and tell you how their big plans are changing lives.

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Jennifer's Heroes: A Look Back At Previous Heroes

Updated: 10/25/2010 - Every week Jennifer Black made it her mission to find people who were making a difference in the community. For her final segment of Jennifer's Heroes, Jennifer took a look back at previous heroes.

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Jennifer's Heroes: Ben D'Alessandro, Virginia Basketball Academy

Updated: 09/16/2010 - Kids are walking away from the Virginia Basketball Academy better players and better people thanks to this week's hero. Western Albemarle's Ben D'Alessandro has played and coached college basketball, but he gave it all up to to teach the game he loves.

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Jennifer's Heroes: Ambulance Ice Cream Truck

Updated: 09/09/2010 - This week's heroes are emergency responders; only if that emergency is the need for a cool break from the heat. They drive an ice cream truck ambulance.

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Jennifer's Heroes: Folds of Honor Foundation

Updated: 09/02/2010 - Folds of Honor is a national organization that provides scholarships and money to families of fallen or disabled military men and women. This week's Jennifer's Heroes features a local golf course that's pitching in, literally.

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Jennifer's Heroes: Another Look at the Ishan Gala Foundation

Updated: 08/26/2010 - Last year, Jennifer Black introduced us to a Charlottesville couple who lost their 2-year-old son to a deadly form of childhood cancer. Now, she shows how far they've come as they prepare for another event to raise money to fight neuroblastoma.

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Jennifer's Heroes: Nelson Dental Clinic

Updated: 09/13/2010 - Dr. Michael Sherwood spent many years coming to grips with the fact that his work was the source of great pain and anxiety. However, at the end of the day, he provides free relief to people in need of a new smile.

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Jennifer's Heroes: Molly Fulton, Dresses for Africa

Posted: 08/13/2010 - This week's hero is a woman who has a love for sewing and her community. By threading those passions together, her work is making a difference both locally and globally.

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Jennifer's Heroes: JSL Swim Coach, Andrea Ross

Updated: 08/05/2010 - For more than 30 years, Andrea Ross has been teaching kids how to get from one end of the pool to the other. And despite a painful battle with breast cancer, and now Lymphoma, Ross has always kept her head above water.

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Jennifer's Heroes: Andrew Baber

Updated: 07/22/2010 - This week's hero, Andrew Baber, may no longer be with us, but his spirit and energy live on. His old employer began an annual food drive to honor the 19-year-old Baber's legacy.

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Jennifer's Heroes: PB&J Fund

Updated: 07/15/2010 - Restaurant Week organizers are donating $1 from each meal to the PB&J Fund, a non-profit that strives to make a good food easily accessible to local kids. Jennifer Black has more on how you can be a hero this week.

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Jennifer's Heroes: Sarah Hunter

Updated: 07/08/2010 - This week's hero, Sarah Hunter, is a woman who spent part of her summer months doing something not many other people spend time doing. She just returned from the African nation of Rwanda, where she participated in an advocacy campaign.

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Jennifer's Heroes: Drag Racer with Cerebral Palsy

Updated: 07/01/2010 - This week's hero, Tracy Fewell, was told by doctors he would spend his life in a wheelchair. Nowadays, you can find Fewell on the grounds of the University of Virginia, but if you're looking for him in a wheelchair, you won't find him. Instead, he chooses a faster set of wheels.

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Jennifer's Heroes: Michael Jones, Music for HOPE

Updated: 06/10/2010 - This week's hero, Michael Jones, has moved all over the country, but now calls Charlottesville home. Each stop along the way, Jones has left a mark with his Music for HOPE organization, which works to bring hope to the future through music.

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Jennifer's Heroes: Rockhouse Railway

Updated: 07/14/2010 - This week's segment features a local band of full-time IT professionals who like to jam on the side. They're promoting a song that has a very special meaning for coal miners. CBS19's Jennifer Black takes a closer look at the band, Rockhouse Railway, and their song, "Coal River."

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Jennifer's Heroes: Joe Gieck

Updated: 05/21/2010 - After spending time at West Point Military Academy, this week's hero worked for more than four decades as the Head of Sports Medicine at the University of Virginia. Despite retiring from the university setting, he still volunteers in sports medicine.

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Jennifer's Heroes: Volunteer, Patricia Carter

Updated: 05/14/2010 - For some people it's tough just to get to church on Sundays. However, that's not the case for Patricia Carter, who pays a visit to her Charlottesville church every night of the week. In this week's Jennifer's Heroes, Jennifer black introduces this hero of faith.

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Jennifer's Heroes: JABA Volunteer, Marilyn Fantino

Updated: 05/10/2010 - On Tuesday, Marilyn Fantino celebrated her 78th birthday, and Friday she will travel to Washington D.C. to be honored with a volunteer award. Sunday, Fantino and her three sons will celebrate Mother's Day, but for now, she's this week's hero.

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Jennifer's Heroes: Phil Giaramita, CASA Volunteer

Updated: 04/30/2010 - In less than 48 hours you can learn how to stand up for a child who has been abused or neglected. This week's hero has realized just how small a sacrifice that is and why it's made a difference of a lifetime for several area children.

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Jennifer's Heroes: Image Consultant, Debbie Crosby-Louis

Updated: 04/23/2010 - Debbie Crosby-Louis has worked many jobs, including as an investment banker on Wall Street. She now works as an image consultant and volunteers her time showing men, women and local students how to build their self-confidence.

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