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If my calculations are correct, we're just about six days out from the big holiday switch... a time when Halloween is behind us, and we start rolling full-sleigh ahead toward Christmas and the other festive end-of-year events. Each year, there's always a commercial or two that really captures the spirit of the season, and this year we have an early entry from a Christmas staple - Duracell Batteries. As the official battery power of the STAR WARS franchise and the forthcoming ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS Story (out December 16), Duracell is helping to power imaginative play by donating one million batteries to 147 Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals across the U.S. To celebrate, and to encourage others to support the CMN mission, a new commercial has been released from director Simon McQuoid that takes viewers on a mission to deliver a very special Droid, through the minds of children. Check it out...

No job is too big...No pup is too small, and now the pups of Adventure Bay have a new mission! PAW Patrol has teamed-up with Canine Companions for Independence®, a non-profit organization that enhances the lives of people with disabilities with highly trained assistance dogs. Together they'll be raising awareness and funds for placing specially-trained assistance dogs with the people who need them. Check out the new PSA below!

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LADY GAGA is coming to MONSTER HIGH. Confirming rumors that had been swirling for a bit, Mattel's Monster High and the Born This Way Foundation have revealed Zomby Gaga, a doll inspired by Lady Gaga to champion kindness, instill bravery, and build a world where young people celebrate their differences.    Led by six-time Grammy and 2016 Golden Globe winner Lady Gaga and her mother Cynthia Germanotta, Born This Way Foundation was founded in 2012 to support the wellness of young people and empower them to create a kinder and braver world. Zomby Gaga, the newest ghoul to be welcomed to Monster High, will be available for pre-order starting October 17 at 9am Eastern Time.

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The team over at IAmElemental has been doing some fantastic things, most notably being the first to bring new elements of play to an under-served market with the launch of their first wave of female action figures designed specifically for girls (and boys). While they'd been on my radar for awhile thanks to my friend Drew, I finally got some hands-on time with IAmElemental during the Sweet Suite portion of Blogger Bash back in July. An early pick in my 2016 Holiday Wish Guide (launching soon), today came word that IAmElemental is bringing its superheroes into the fight against pediatric cancer in support of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. The company's popular Courage Core Power female action figures – modeled on Joan of Arc and embodying Bravery, Energy, Honesty, Industry, Enthusiasm, Persistence and Fear – are being deployed to comfort and inspire children and their families affected by these devastating diseases.

I've written much about Toy State on this site over the years, but today's story is a little bit different - a chance to shine a little light on some really great things that they're doing... pledging support to helping children with mobility issues. This past week, Toy State, along with Tommy Baldwin Racing, hosted their 4th GoBabyGo! workshop of the last 12 months, and the second in the Charlotte area. The workshop took place in Mooresville, NC at the Tommy Baldwin Racing shop. Toy State provided ten area children with a ride-on car that was outfitted to model the No.7 Nikko RC/Toy State car driven by Regan Smith on the NASCAR Sprint Cup circuit. Smith along with fellow NASCAR drivers Kasey Kahne, Michael McDowell and Ryan Preece were in attendance along with other members of the NASCAR community. Toy State is currently in the middle of a 14-race partnership with TBR as the primary sponsor of the No. 7 car. Check out some photos and details on the program below...

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This year, nearly 16,000 kids and teens in the U.S. will be diagnosed with cancer. As a parent, the thought of one of our children being affected is absolutely terrifying. No matter who you are or where you are, we all know too many people that have been touched by this disease, and when it's kids... the urge to fight back burns an unstoppable fire. For parents Jeff Castelaz and Jo Ann Thraikill, that fire burns in honor of their son, Pablo Castelaz, who was diagnosed with bilateral Wilms Tumor, a rare form of childhood cancer. After a valiant fight against the disease, Pablo died just six days past his sixth birthday on June 27, 2009. Today, The Pablove Foundation exists to fight cancer on a daily basis, offering support for families, including programs for children living with the disease, and fund-raising efforts to aid in research. Today comes word of some events in several cities that you might want to get involved with...

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