Posted on October 14, 2014
Barbra Johnson has big plans. The Nampa resident wants to build a sanctuary, a "home away from home" where adult cancer patients who have traveled to the Treasure Valley for medical treatment can stay free of charge.
Johnson has been raising money and support for her nonprofit project, "Chase Away the Clouds," for the past five years. She's raised around $4,000. Not a giant sum, she admits, but says she'll never give up. Public welfare is her business.
Before retiring to Idaho, Johnson was a school administrator in California. She was a finalist for Teacher of the Year in the Los Angeles United School District in the mid-1980s. Three weeks after she retired in 2005, she was diagnosed with breast cancer.
Posted by Anna Webb on October 7, 2014
Exhibit on campus will shine the spotlight on the unfair portrayals of Arab culture in pop culture. Jacksons donation will help kids learn to swim and a local walk will benefit a good cause.
Posted by Anna Webb on October 6, 2014
The walk offers free fun, prizes and the chance to help dogs in need.
Posted by Anna Webb on September 30, 2014
Greenbelt celebrations planned; Free medical clinic is looking for medical staffers willing to donate their expertise; Life's Kitchen hosts a fundraiser, and Idaho charities reach beyond the sea.
Posted by Anna Webb on September 23, 2014
Boise celebrates a birthday of an iconic building and its residents who help their neighborhoods be good places to live.
Posted on September 22, 2014
The drive raises money and collects non-perishable food.
Posted by Anna Webb on September 19, 2014
Therapist Jill Mitchell will speak about media and its effect on suicide.