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Eric Frans

International Director of Philanthropy, World Relief Canada in Markham

Husband, Father, Texan by birth and Canadian by choice, Eric Frans is connects people to the causes they care about. He explores how we are all meant to care about something, but too many people exist not knowing what their passion is. It's time you found out.

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Causes and Effects

BY ROBERT L. PETERS
@ VOL 7 ON SEP 15, 2011

Designer Robert L. Peters uses various examples of design used to pass on a message or critique a particular world problem, using it as a call to arms, inviting everyone to choose their cause, and do something about it.

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Climbing for a Cause

BY AVIVA PRAGER
@ VOL 1 ON JUN 28, 2013

In order to help raise funds and awareness in the battle against cancer, Aviva Prager and many others attempt to climb Mt. Shasta. She outlines the difficulties of the climb and shows off some breathtaking vistas from the peak.

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Custom Character Culture for Causes

BY DON KRATZER
@ VOL 117 ON SEP 24, 2014

Don Kratzer is mad about indie toys. He not only admires and collects them, but also puts together art shows for artist all over the world to get together to cusomize their own toy ideas, and share art. 

"Presentation of the Day" on October 24, 2014.

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It's Your World

BY CANDIE PRINTZ
@ VOL 14 ON OCT 15, 2016

With the It’s Your World project, Candace Printz and her students aim to challenge how people think about their environment, art, and the individuals in their community. Chelsea Clinton wrote a book, “It’s Your World: Get Informed, Get Inspired & Get Going!” that focuses on positive impacts within your community. In the spirit of this book, Candace and other teachers across the country submitted projects which would improve their community.

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Positive Thinking-The #1 Cause of Suffering

BY NERSHEN PILLAY
@ VOL 46 ON NOV 07, 2017

The principle of quantum entanglement applied to a conscious mind proves that positive thinking is the number one cause of human suffering. Nershen Pillay is on a mission to touch the lives of at least one billion people with this concept.

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Pain; Strength; Failures; Growth

BY JOSEPH BENTALHA
@ VOL 10 ON OCT 26, 2017

Joseph Bentalha is a professional fighter. Organic and local food enthusiast. Set his path by giving back to those who can teach him something, in the form of genuine efforts and hands on community activism. A story of overcoming life's adversities, and playing the cards you're delt. How resilience and your conscious efforts to use your mistakes as lessons, and using your passion as a driving force will help you achieve greatness and overcome all situations. 

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A Reason for Optimism: Good People Doing Great Work

BY BOB KEYES
@ VOL 41 ON MAY 24, 2018

Bob Keyes is an award winning arts reporter for the Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram.  In his work, he sees cause for optimism in many of the places he casts his eyes. People doing heroic things to help others. Arts organizations and other community non-profits devising plans and projects to lift their neighbors and neighborhoods. Playwrights and novelists and other big-idea thinkers presenting issues, ideas and solutions to some of the most vexing conundrums of our times.

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Painspiration

BY KELLY MERRILL
@ VOL 41 ON MAY 24, 2018

Kelly shares her struggles with chronic pain and the extremes to which she has gone to regain control of her life and begin to advocate for herself and others in the pain community.

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Comics for a cause

BY NIGAR NAZAR
@ VOL 6 ON MAR 30, 2019

Nigar Nazar is the first woman cartoonist of Pakistan and of the Muslim world. Her presentation focuses on the iconic character she created, Gogi. It explains how she used the medium of comics and the character of Gogi to talk about the social issues of the time and about issues faced by women.