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  • Run, motorcycle race fundraiser to be held for injured EBRSO deputies

    May 19, 2017 6:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The Reserve Deputies and Officers Foundation will hold a fundraiser to benefit East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office Cpl. Nick Tullier and Sgt. Bruce Simmons, who were shot during an ambush in July 2016. The foundation is holding a One Mile Deputy Dash and a Motorman 5K.... more »
  • Police hold fundraiser for BRPD officer injured in I-12 crash

    May 5, 2017 12:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The Zachary Police Department held a fundraiser for a Baton Rouge Police officer who was injured in a car crash on I-12. Baton Rouge Police Department Officer Rickey Faust was driving his unit on I-12 east between the Millerville and Sherwood Forest exit when responding to... more »
  • Bon Jovi donation helps save Ben Franklin's gravestone

    November 16, 2016 10:49 AM

    PHILADELPHIA - A fundraising campaign to help save Benjamin Franklin's damaged gravestone is no longer livin' on a prayer. Rocker Jon bon Jovi and his wife, Dorothea, on Tuesday donated $5,000 to the Christ Church Preservation Trust to quickly push it past its $10,000 goal. The marble ledger tablet marking... more »
  • $150K-plus raised for torched black church

    November 3, 2016 10:31 AM

    GREENVILLE, Miss. - An online fundraiser has netted more than $150,000 for an African-American church in Mississippi that was torched Tuesday and spray-painted with the message, "Vote Trump." The GoFundMe page hosting the fundraiser was created Wednesday with a goal of bringing in $10,000 to repair the Hopewell Missionary Baptist... more »
  • Vendors to hold fundraiser for flood victims under Perkins Road overpass on Saturday

    August 18, 2016 12:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The Baton Rouge community is coming together to host a fundraiser to benefit victims of the recent severe weather and flooding. Several food and drink vendors are hosting an event called the "Fundraiser Under The Overpass" on Saturday at 6 p.m. under the Perkins Road overpass.... more »
  • Contributions surpass $480,000 for shooting victim's family

    July 7, 2016 3:05 PM

    NEW YORK - An online appeal to raise college funds for the five children of the Baton Rouge, Louisiana, man killed early Tuesday by police has surpassed $480,000 in less than a day. The campaign, posted on the Gofundme.com website , raised contributions for the family of Alton Sterling from... more »
  • The city of Central raises thousands for Devon Gales' expenses Play Video

    December 5, 2015 9:28 PM

    CENTRAL - As Devon Gales continues to recover, the central community raised more than $16,000 to help Devon gales' medical bills. Southern football player Devon Gales is still recovering in a hospital in Atlanta after a spinal injury back in September. He will have to learn basic skills all over... more »
  • Breakfast with 2une In: Blue Ribbon Soiree Play Video

    October 13, 2015 3:25 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in men after skin cancer, according to the American Cancer Society. The Blue Ribbon Soiree is looking to change that. The organization is holding their 5th annual fundraising event to raise money for prostate cancer research. Tickets to... more »
  • Breakfast with 2une In: LPCF Helping Heal Little Hearts Fundraiser Play Video

    August 14, 2015 9:55 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Survival rates for babies with critical congenital heart defects are improving in the U.S. Now, more than 80% of infants survive to year one. Groups like the Louisiana Pediatric Cardiovascular Foundation are working to make that number even higher. This morning, 2une In's Rebecca Buchanan was... more »
  • Breakfast with 2une In: Casas for CASA Play Video

    July 17, 2015 11:08 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The Capital Area Court Appointed Special Advocate Association is asking people to help them raise awareness for foster children in Baton Rouge. CASA is a nonprofit organization, dedicated to finding volunteers to help abused and neglected kids. Later this month, the group will be holding its 21st... more »
  • Bobby Jindal reports raising $597K for presidential race

    July 16, 2015 8:05 AM

    WASHINGTON- Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, a Republican presidential candidate, has raised about $579,000 for his campaign. That's according to financial reports his campaign filed Wednesday with federal regulators. Most presidential candidates are due to file similar documents by midnight. The GOP field is expected to have 17 candidates. Jindal announced... more »
  • USS Kidd embarks on fundraising effort

    July 13, 2015 7:48 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Struggling to stay afloat financially, the USS Kidd has embarked on a fundraising effort selling what officials describe as "unique war bonds" to the public. Executive Director Alex Juan says the Louisiana Naval War Memorial, which includes the World War II-era destroyer ship USS Kidd, is at no... more »
  • Cool Schools: Catholic High's "Week For Mozambique"

    May 12, 2015 10:40 AM

    BATON ROUGE- A group of young men at Catholic High School raised thousands of dollars for a school in Africa, and they did it by not shaving! A class of juniors took on a new group project. They were assigned with picking a social issue going on in the... more »
  • Nepalese students at Southeastern University

    April 30, 2015 10:08 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The country of Nepal is picking up the pieces after it was shaken by a devastating earthquake last weekend. "No one could have predicted that it would go on for two days and we'd get more than 120 aftershocks," said Suraj Ayer, a Nepalese Southeastern student. ... more »
  • Mary Bird Perkins- Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center Taste event Play Video

    April 14, 2015 9:06 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Baton Rouge residents will be able to taste some of the best food in the city, while raising money for the battle against cancer. The Mary Bird Perkins Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center is holding a taste fundraiser where people will be able to sample... more »
  • Livingston parish Relay For Life Play Video

    April 14, 2015 8:47 AM

    LIVINGSTON- It's a relay that ignites the community against cancer, and it's coming to Livingston parish. Hundreds of people will gather in Denham Springs to honor cancer survivors, their caregivers, and to pay tribute to those for whom the cure did not come soon enough. The American Cancer... more »
  • McMains Sips and Suds fundraiser Play Video

    April 1, 2015 8:36 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The McMains Children's Development Center helps children with Cerebral Palsy, developmental delays, and learning disabilities to help them reach their full potential. They help families in Baton Rouge and the 12 surrounding parishes. "We have served thousands of children over these 61 years," board member, Sonny Cranch... more »
  • Brother to brother

    March 23, 2015 7:46 PM

    DES MOINES, IOWA- When you're trying to raise money for a possible presidential run, you pull out the stops and invite the heavy-hitters. Former President George W. Bush and former first Lady Laura are attending a fundraiser for his brother Jeb Bush in Dallas on Wednesday. Sources say the... more »
  • Baton Rouge Toy Chest holding fundaiser at Lava Cantina for delivery van Play Video

    March 5, 2015 6:53 AM

    BATON ROUGE - It's always important to help out the less fortunate, especially around the holidays. Today Mylisha Robinson and Igor Matkovic from the Baton Rouge Toy Chest stopped by 2une in to talk about what they do to give back to the needy. The Baton Rouge branch is... more »
  • Cool Schools: Our Lady of Mercy Catholic School Play Video

    January 20, 2015 7:20 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Every time you throw a way a canned drink, you're actually throwing away money. Our Lady of Mercy Catholic School collected those tabs to raise money for a great cause that's close to their hearts. They recently hit a fundraising goal, and are now being challenged to... more »
  • Join 'Pit Stop Rescue' for an adoption, fundraising event Play Video

    January 20, 2015 6:56 AM

    BATON ROUGE - If you're looking for a four-legged companion, the Pit Stop Rescue is giving you an opportunity to adopt your next pet. Director/President Kristen Lizana, Kimmie Carmouche and their friend Alex visited us on 2une In this morning with all the details. "We're a foster organization, which... more »
  • Stevie Wonder headlining fundraiser for Landrieu

    November 18, 2014 12:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Stevie Wonder is lending a hand to endangered Democratic U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu. The legendary musician is performing at a $1,000-per-person fundraiser Dec. 1 in New Orleans to drum up campaign cash for the Big Easy Committee, a joint committee that supports Landrieu and the Democratic State... more »
  • McKinley High alumni gather for awards banquet Play Video

    November 11, 2014 7:51 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Nearly 100 years since the first graduating class, McKinley High School in Baton Rouge is proud of their history. They're looking forward to the future next week and inviting the public to join them at their annual fundraising event. Rev. Dale Flowers joined News Two's Kylie... more »
  • Get Jazzy in Pink, support breast cancer awareness Play Video

    October 10, 2014 3:30 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - Sisters Supporting Sisters is raising awareness and funds for breast cancer this October with the 3rd annual Jazzy in Pink. Sisters Supporting Sisters is a non-profit striving to educate women in our area about good breast health. Wanda Washington says they have one mission. "Our... more »
  • Funding heart disease research with fashion

    October 3, 2014 5:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The American Heart Association said they'll be raising funds with fashion in Baton Rouge. The Kendra Scott store on Perkins Road is holding a benefit for the AHA on Oct. 15 as part of their "Family, Fashion, and Philanthropy" mission. The store will unveil its... more »
  • Runnels celebrates 50 years this weekend Play Video

    October 2, 2014 7:36 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Runnels Independent School is hosting several events this weekend to commemorate 50 years in Baton Rouge. It was founded back in 1965. That makes Runnels the oldest independent school in the city. When it first opened, it was home to only preschool students. Over the past... more »
  • Dan Klein Rodeo helps fire department Play Video

    September 19, 2014 3:54 PM

    CLINTON - The 21st Annual Dan Klein Rodeo is happening this weekend. Part of the proceeds are going to the McManus Fire Department. The fire department has been around for the past 28 years and relies heavily on the rodeo to maintain the station. They are able to... more »
  • Local church recovers from burned bus Play Video

    September 13, 2014 8:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The New Philadelphia Full Gospel Baptist Church is moving forward after losing a major means of transportation for the congregation. Pastor Curtis Shepherd says, since the church's bus caught fire last week the church has come together in supporting one another. The bus was used... more »
  • Church bus fire at the center of investigation Play Video

    September 7, 2014 7:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A mysterious fire of a 25 passenger church bus is now at the center of an investigation by the Baton Rouge Fire Department. The bus was being repaired at an auto repair shop off Greenwell Springs. According to Curtis Shepherd, Pastor of New Philadelphia Full... more »
  • Casas for CASA raising funds for abused, neglected children Play Video

    July 21, 2014 8:50 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The 20th annual Casas for CASA playhouse fundraiser gets underway this weekend in Baton Rouge. This year's playhouse will be on display at the Mall of Louisiana from July 26th to August 17th. You can buy at $5.00 raffle ticket for a chance to win the... more »
  • Fundraiser to be held tonight for Talajia Dorsey Play Video

    July 10, 2014 4:09 PM

    LUTCHER - A fundraiser is being held today in St. James Parish to honor and remember a missing 12-year-old girl whose body was found on Sunday. The event is intended to be a celebration of Talajia Dorsey's life with food, drinks and music. The entire community is expected to... more »
  • LSU coaches 'chill out' for cancer charity Play Video

    June 27, 2014 1:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The practice of dousing the winning coach of the big game with gallons of frigid Gatorade has moved beyond mere team shenanigans to become a sports institution that borders on ritual. LSU softball coach Beth Torina and head football coach Les Miles are the latest to... more »
  • Obama California-bound for speech, fundraisers

    May 7, 2014 2:14 AM

    LOS ANGELES, CA - President Barack Obama is set to come to California for a series of fundraisers and a speech at a Holocaust history foundation. The president is scheduled to arrive at Los Angeles International Airport at about 5 p.m. Wednesday. From there he'll attend a fundraiser for Democratic... more »
  • Get your tickets for LSU Tiger Tour 2014 Play Video

    May 2, 2014 7:46 AM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU Tiger Tour 2014 is coming up on Wednesday May 7th. Beth Tope and Greater Baton Rouge Alumni Chapter President Sharon Pol dropped by 2une In Friday to talk about the event. The purpose of the event is fund raise for some important scholarships. There will... more »
  • Students near goal for life-changing trip Play Video

    April 11, 2014 3:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Teachers at a Baton Rouge middle school say they've almost met their goal to send students to out-of-state colleges and get a taste of life outside Louisiana. Elroy Johnson, a history teacher at Prescott Middle School, said the trip will send several 20 of the school's... more »
  • Walk MS in Downtown Baton Rouge

    March 28, 2014 3:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An event to raise money for Multiple Sclerosis research will be in Downtown Baton Rouge this Saturday morning. "Walk MS" is hosted by the National MS Society. According to the society's website , the event has already raised more then $85,000 and has more then 700... more »
  • Super Bowl champ talks epilepsy Play Video

    March 26, 2014 4:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Former LSU football player and Super Bowl champion Alan Faneca highlighted an epliepsy awareness event that's coming to Baton Rouge soon. The event is called "Seize the Day," and it's sponsored by the Epilepsy Foundation of Louisiana. The fundraiser is Saturday, April 5 at the... more »
  • Obama plans Texas fundraiser in April

    March 1, 2014 10:46 AM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama will travel to Houston in April to raise money for House and Senate candidates. That's according to an invitation to the event obtained by The Associated Press. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada and House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi of California are scheduled to... more »
  • Lafayette High holds fundraiser after fatal crash

    February 22, 2014 6:37 PM

    LAFAYETTE - A fund raising effort at Lafayette High School has brought in more than $9,000 to help the family of four people killed in a traffic accident. The fatal crash a week ago involved a sport utility vehicle and a Lafayette High School bus carrying the school's baseball team.... more »
  • Students dress up for fire victim Play Video

    December 11, 2013 5:41 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Elton "Nitro" Knight lost everything early Sunday morning when a fire consumed his home, leaving him and his ten family members with nothing as the holidays approach. It's why Denham Springs High, where Knight is a Junior, decided to chip in to help, allowing students to... more »
  • Join WBRZ at the CAUW Jambalaya Jam

    September 30, 2013 11:05 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The 26th annual Jambalaya Jam will be held on Thursday, Oct. 10 from 5-8 pm. Cooking teams from area businesses will surround the sidewalks at the North Boulevard Town Square in Downtown Baton Rouge and compete in a jambalaya cook-off- all for a good cause. ... more »
  • Dave Nussbaum puts on high heels for charity Play Video

    September 19, 2013 8:35 AM

    Dave Nussbaum puts on High Heels for the Hunks In Heels fundraiser for STAR. Watch as Leonard Augustus teaches him to walk in high heels. more »
  • SU rallies support for football program Play Video

    July 3, 2013 10:31 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Southern University is calling on the community to help raise funds towards improvements for the school's football program. The Southern University Football Alumni Association has implemented the 600 Giving $100 campaign. It calls on at least 600 supporters to each donate $100 to support student-athletes. ... more »
  • Baseball fans give generously for tornado relief

    June 11, 2013 2:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU and Oklahoma fans attending last week's Super Regional matchup gave generously to support tornado disaster relief back in the Sooner State, according to the Baton Rouge chapter of the American Red Cross. Spokesperson Nancy Malone said fans opened their wallets to give more than $14,130... more »
  • Popular pizza truck destroyed by accused drunk driver Play Video

    May 23, 2013 9:51 PM

    GONZALES - The fire cooking a Baton Rouge vendor's pizza is out for good after an accused drunk driver crashed into the owner's trailer Tuesday night. Bogdan Mocanu owns Dolce Vita and was driving back from an elementary school fundraiser in Gonzales when he was hit. "She lost... more »
  • Cat Haven, painting class working together for cats Play Video

    March 13, 2013 5:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Organizers from Cat Haven and the Painting and Pinot studio talked about their upcoming fundraiser on News 2 at 4 Wednesday. Violet with Painting and Pinot said they'll be teaching students how to paint cats, and showed the particular painting they'd be working on. A... more »
  • LSU, Foundation 56 host fundraisers to combat breast cancer Play Video

    March 5, 2013 10:44 AM

    BATON ROUGE - This week, you can show your support for the LSU Gymnastics team while helping out a worthy cause. On Thursday, the team, along with Foundation 56, will host Tailgate for the Fight, at the Stadium Club. Admission is $56 and all money raised goes to... more »
  • LSU Concert Spectacular raises money for School of Music Play Video

    January 31, 2013 10:15 AM

    The LSU School of Music will host its annual fundraiser tomorrow night at the Student Union Theater. The LSU Concert Spectacular features performances from ensembles, ranging from jazz to classical, as well as university choirs and the musical theatre's dance troupe. This year's concert also includes the debut... more »
  • Secret Service dog falls to death at Biden event

    January 28, 2013 12:46 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Secret Service says one of its canines fell to its death at a New Orleans fundraiser where Vice President Joe Biden was speaking. Secret Service spokesman Ed Donovan says the dog was doing a security sweep Saturday of a parking garage next to the Ritz-Carlton. That's where... more »

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