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Teen Dances To Help Dad Cure Parkinson's Disease

Parkinson's disease affects nearly 10 million people worldwide. 15-year-old Zoe Butchen from Ridgefield, CT knows these affects all too well. This charitable teen's father was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease last year. With a history of charitable deeds, Zoe knew she had to do something to help her dad and the cause.


Zoe created the "Dance, Shake and Donate" campaign. Inspired by her lifelong love of dance, Zoe's campaign encourages people to post videos of themselves dancing and make a contribution to the Michael J. Fox Foundation.

Her campaign went viral, but even after that, she continued to create events that bring money to fund the fight against Parkinson's. Recently she hosted an event in her hometown that brought 1,000 people out of their houses dancing in the street on a cold, 20-degree morning. Now that's dedication!

Did you know April is Parkinson's Awareness month? Visit Dance Shake Donate to see how you can help!

This heartwarming video was produced by Tracy Chevrier and shot/edited by Johnny Perez. To see more videos like this, checkout our YouTube page!

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You may know a lot about your faith, but did you ever take the time to get to know your clergy leaders? Although we look to them for religious and spiritual guidance, we often overlook the human spirit that lies underneath the robes! Believe it or not, they are just like you and me! In Clergy Chronicles: The Side You Never See, a unique original series, HooplaHa unveils the human perspective on our spiritual leaders' joys in life that really make them smile.

This brand new episode goes inside the life of Rabbi Ron Fish, most recently of Congregation Beth El in Norwalk, CT, and soon to be the leader of Temple Israel of Sharon, MA, as he takes us on his spiritual journey as a basketball player, Red Sox and Cowboys fan, as well as the star of Fiddler on the Roof!

Want to follow Rabbi Fish on his spiritual path through life? Visit the Temple Israel website, or follow them on Facebook. Check back for future episodes on clergy leaders across all faiths.

This video was shot and edited by Matthew Lagle. Want to hear more inspiring stories? Visit the HooplaHa YouTube Channel...and don't forget to smile.

This Women-Run Gourmet Catering Company Trains Refugee Women in Cooking and Service

The global refugee crisis is ever-present in the news these days, but the United States has received displaced peoples from all over the world for a long time now. The catering company we'll tell you about today found in this crisis the inspiration for its mission: to train and employ refugee women who are eager to establish new, fulfilling lives in their new homes.

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The Weekly Good with Marysol Castro - Episode 16

New from OnlyGood.tv! TV personality and mother of 2, Marysol Castro shares stories that highlight the good in the world! This week Marysol shares feel-good stories including a woman who is now climbing mountains after recouping from injuries while serving as a marine in Afghanistan and a large, bearded Bail Bondsman who has found an unexpected new outlet as a calendar model. Watch the full video now on OnlyGood.tv!

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New from OnlyGood.tv! LiveGirl is a nonprofit Girl Empowerment organization helping to create the next generation of female leaders through positivity and support. At school visits or at their own camps, see how LiveGirl guides and mentors, like paralympic swimmer Jessica Long, are building communities where girls can feel smart, strong, and special and feel empowered to overcome obstacles and excel in whatever they choose to do. Watch the full video now on OnlyGood.tv!

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Beauty Redefined Episode 1

New from OnlyGood.tv! Joshua Varozza is a bail bondsman by day and a male model by night, but he's not your typical male model. Joshua is a dudeoir (dude + boudoir) model; he mimics sexy poses in his underwear in order to promote inner beauty and masculine femininity, support awareness for wounded military members, and inspire others with his confidence! In Episode 1 of this new series, Josh introduces us to Sonya, a Sumo Wrestler and participant in extreme sports who is very proud of her look, her skills, and doing things her own way. Watch the full video now on OnlyGood.tv!

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A Little Joy and Judy Episode 1 Now On OnlyGood.tv!

In this new uplifting series, breast cancer survivor Judy Vig and her twin sister Joy Paoletti decide they want to spread kindness and love by using their gift of cooking to deliver home-cooked meals to people going through hard times. Grab your tissues and watch it now on www.onlygood.tv!

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Barely Breathing Ballerina Episode 2

New from OnlyGood.tv! Bailey Anne Vincent is a professional dancer who is using her fight with various chronic illnesses to prove to people that you can still live a full life with chronic disease or disability. Bailey is a mother to two girls, a wife, a disability and chronic health advocate, a body positive promoter, a social media and tech geek, a professional journalist and writer, and she's a deaf culture advocate. In this episode, Bailey and her family show us exactly how they prepare for yet another round of surgeries. Watch the full video now on OnlyGood.tv!

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