Customers of Dierbergs Markets and Budweiser participated in the Be a Bud promotion to raise more than $27,000 for Stray Rescue of St. Louis. Budweiser contributed $1 for every 30-pack of its brand sold at Dierbergs, and customers gave donations at check-out. The money will go toward Stray Rescue’s emergency medical care fund. Pictured: Randy Grim, Stray Rescue dog Gigolo, Robert Etter, Tom Doyle and Laura Padousis

MERS-Goodwill presented St. Louis Community College professor Harold Salmon with the 2013 Missouri Outstanding Older Worker Award. Salmon is a professor in counseling at Meramec, and is one of only 10 workers in Missouri to receive the award. Pictured: Don Vaisvil and Harold Salmon

Creature Comforts Great and Small threw some bones to Dr. Doug’s Vet Pet Rescue in Chesterfield. Paul Flotron of Creature Comforts personally gave the donation of pet food and financial contribution to the rescue organization. Pictured: Dr. Doug Pernikoff, Bella, Paul Flotron, Jennifer Adele, Zelda and Sarah Jones. Photo by Nancy Fox

More than 100 supporters of World Pediatric Project participated in the organization’s 7th annual Golf for the Kids charity tournament and auction. The event raised more than $170,000 to benefit children from around the world in need of critical medical care. Pictured: Amber Abouwardah, Jim Edmonds, Tony Pietoso, Bob Corbett, Barry Weinberg and Dominic Galati.

Participants in St. Luke’s Hospital Tour De Wellness hit the pavement as part of the inaugural event promoting healthy living in the community. More than 400 cyclists registered for the event, riding 15- to 60-mile routes through Chesterfield and West County, before enjoying a performance by musician Javier Mendoza. Pictured: St. Luke’s Hospital employee Bill Andrea

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