How to be involved in the Fight Against Cancer

13 years ago Rockford hosted it’s first Relay For Life event. Relay for Life events are the premier fundraising event for The American Cancer Society. With over 5000 events worldwide the Rockford event has experienced great success due to continued community support. The Rockford Relay for Life is ranked 35th in the world in terms […]

Boy Scout Troop 282 of Rockford

Pictured:  Boy Scouts Julian Kipke and Ryan Ellsworth of Troop 282 prepare to distribute Scouting for Food bags in 2014.

Boy Scout Troop 282 of Rockford will be kicking off the annual Boys Scouts of America’s Scouting for Food campaign on Thursday, March 19, 2015. Partnering with Family Fare – Rockford, food collection bags and flyers will be attached to community member’s front doors throughout the Rockford area.   Households are encouraged to fill the bags […]

Rockford Woman Takes Baking To a New Level- To Save Lives!

Long time Rockford resident, Rebecca Cruttenden, is elbow deep in cookie dough, but not just because she likes cookies. She is starting a protein cookie business called Clara Cookies that will donate 100% of the profits to help special needs children get adopted out of orphanages around the world. Cruttenden is the founder and director […]



The Wolverine Worldwide Family YMCA hosted its annual YMCA Auction at Wolverine Worldwide headquarters on January 30, with a goal to raise $75,000 to support the YMCA Scholarship program. Y Staff and board members were blown away by the generosity of those in attendance and the community at large. More than $122,000 was raised and […]

Students at Our Lady of Consolation school make rosaries to support mission work overseas

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Students at Our Lady of Consolation School are making a big impact not only in their community but across the world. 8th graders spent an hour putting together World Mission Rosaries as part of Catholic Schools Week. The students spent an hour making the rosaries on Thursday, January 22nd. The rosaries are part of a […]