Monger completes 140 mile triathlon-style charity challenge

Good News Notes: “Double amputee racing driver Billy Monger has completed a 140 mile (225 km) charity event consisting of walking, cycling and kayaking. Monger completed the fundraiser at the Brands Hatch circuit where he had his life-changing accident in a 2017 Formula Ford race. He was raising money for UK charity Comic Relief. Monger…

Leonardo DiCaprio Urges 37 Million Fans to Replace Meat with Beyond Burgers

Good News Notes: “Today, actor and environmentalist Leonardo DiCaprio urged his 19.5 million Twitter and 18 million Facebook followers to reduce their meat consumption to fight the climate crisis. DiCaprio shared an image of a Beyond Burger with a statistic about the positive carbon impact of every American replacing one beef burger with a plant-based…

Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively donate $1 million to food charities in US, Canada

Good News Notes: “Ryan Reynolds  and Blake Lively donated $500,000 each to two organizations fighting hunger in the U.S. and Canada amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.  The couple made the donations to Feeding America and Food Banks Canada. In a statement released by Feeding America on Twitter, the couple said that they are ‘honored and privileged’ to…

The UAE’s Hope Probe has successfully entered orbit around Mars

Good News Notes: “The United Arab Emirates’ first mission to Mars arrived at the red planet on Tuesday and successfully entered orbit on its first attempt. The Emirates Mars Mission, known as the Hope Probe, sent back a signal confirming it’s in orbit. ‘Success! Contact with #HopeProbe has been established again. The Mars Orbit Insertion…

Justin Bieber, UK health workers team up for Christmas charity song

Good News Notes: “Justin Bieber has teamed up with a choir of London medical staff to record a special charity Christmas single. The choir, made up of nurses, doctors and other health care staff working in the British capital’s Lewisham and Greenwich public health service, joined the Canadian pop star for a special version of his…

Couple Met Battling Same Cancer, Show They’re Dating in Twitter Trend

Good News Notes: “A couple who met while undergoing treatment for the same type of cancer have a become viral sensation after sharing their heartwarming story as part of Twitter’s recent ‘how it started/how it’s going‘ trend. Molly Gorczyca and Ryan Smith tell PEOPLE they never expected to receive such an overwhelmingly positive response to Gorczyca’s Oct. 12…