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Tuesday, Oct 16, 2018 at 10:56 PM PDT

San Francisco 10-Year-Old Runs 5K Every Day For 50 Days In Support Of Grandfather Battling Cancer

San Francisco 10-Year-Old Runs 5K Every Day For 50 Days In Support Of Grandfather Battling Cancer

Naill McDermott's is raising money for the Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation in honor of his grandfather, who was diagnosed with lung cancer in June. Garvin Thomas reports.

Tuesday, Oct 16, 2018 at 12:26 PM PDT

Man Who Saved Homes in Wildfire Recalls Standing His Ground

Man Who Saved Homes in Wildfire Recalls Standing His Ground

While there were so many stories of loss in the North Bay wildfires a year ago, there were also stories of help and heroism, none more heroic than the actions of one man, Wayne Sims, to save his Coffey Park...

Friday, Oct 5, 2018 at 07:29 AM PDT

Peninsual Woman Returns To Impovrished Hometown Bearing Gift of 5,000 Books

Peninsual Woman Returns To Impovrished Hometown Bearing Gift of 5,000 Books

What would you pack for a trip to Hawaii? A bathing suit, some sunscreen? Not one a Redwood City woman. She recently returned to her hometown on the island of Kauai, with something much heavier and much more...

Thursday, Oct 4, 2018 at 04:13 AM PDT

A Scarf A Day: Peninsula Woman Makes Doing Good For Homeless Her Daily Mission

A Scarf A Day: Peninsula Woman Makes Doing Good For Homeless Her Daily Mission

Jeannie Waltz says she grew up poor in rural Pennsylvania. Even though her family didn't have much, she says, they were always willing to share with others less fortunate. It is a way of life that clearly hasn't...

Tuesday, Sep 18, 2018 at 10:28 PM PDT

'Calm and Control': Former TV Reporter, Cancer Survivor Helps Those Facing Illness

'Calm and Control': Former TV Reporter, Cancer Survivor Helps Those Facing Illness

Stephanie Chuang spent a decade sharing people's stories. She's now using her story to help cancer survivors like her. Garvin Thomas reports.

Friday, Sep 14, 2018 at 03:06 PM PDT

2nd Annual Bay Area Proud Blood Drive

2nd Annual Bay Area Proud Blood Drive

This Saturday, September 15th from 9 am to 3 pm, NBC Bay Area's Garvin Thomas will host the 2nd Annual Bay Area Proud Blood Drive at the Princeton Plaza Mall in San Jose (corner of Kooser and Meridian). Last...

Wednesday, Sep 12, 2018 at 11:16 AM PDT

Bay Area Proud 500th Story Special (Part 1)

Bay Area Proud 500th Story Special (Part 1)

NBC Bay Area's Garvin Thomas looks back on some of the remarkable people and unforgettable moments from Bay Area Proud's first 500 stories.

Wednesday, Sep 12, 2018 at 11:20 AM PDT

Bay Area Proud 500th Story Special (Part 2)

Bay Area Proud 500th Story Special (Part 2)

NBC Bay Area's Garvin Thomas, Raj Mathai, and Janelle Wang discuss some of their favorite moments from Bay Area Proud's first 500 stories.

Wednesday, Sep 12, 2018 at 11:43 AM PDT

Bay Area Proud 500: Lessons Learned From Dying Bride Give Wedding Planner Hope For Future

Bay Area Proud 500: Lessons Learned From Dying Bride Give Wedding Planner Hope For Future

Erica Becks went above and beyond as a wedding planner to give Jen Lang the wedding she always dreamed up. Little did she know that, at the very same time, Jen was giving her an equally important gift. Garvin...

Wednesday, Sep 12, 2018 at 10:19 AM PDT

Oakland Entrepreneur's Single Promise Turns Into Multi-Million Dollar Food Company

Oakland Entrepreneur's Single Promise Turns Into Multi-Million Dollar Food Company

While working for the Peace Corps in Niger, Lisa Curtis encountered the nutrient-rich Moringa plant for the first time. Garvin Thomas reports.

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Each week NBC Bay Area's Garvin Thomas profiles the people, the groups, and the companies making the Bay Area, and the world, a better place to live. Bay Area Proud stories are success stories; inspiring profiles of those making a positive change in our communities. Do you know someone who we should profile? Contact garvin.thomas@nbcuni.com
North Bay Spirit Awards
The North Bay Spirit award was developed in partnership with The Press Democrat and Comcast NBCU to celebrate people who make a difference in our communities. In addition to highlighting remarkable individuals, the North Bay Spirit program aims to encourage volunteerism, raise visibility of nonprofits and create a spirit of giving. Click here for stories and videos about the recipients.