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GlaxoSmithKline Awards Eight Area Healthcare Nonprofits with $40,000 Each in Funding
Date:3/6/2008

(Local Nonprofits Receive the GlaxoSmithKline 11th Annual IMPACT Awards)

PHILADELPHIA, March 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- GlaxoSmithKline (NYSE: GSK), one of the world's leading research-based pharmaceutical and healthcare companies, has announced the recipients of the GlaxoSmithKline 11th Annual IMPACT Awards. Nonprofits from five area counties will each receive $40,000 in unrestricted funding. They include the Center for Families and Relationships of Philadelphia, the Clinic for Special Children, Inc., of Lancaster County, Community Medical and Dental Center of Montgomery County, Health Quality Partners of Bucks County, the Hepatitis B Foundation of Bucks County, the Linda Creed Breast Cancer Foundation of Philadelphia, the Supportive Older Women's Network of Philadelphia and the Western Berks Free Medical Clinic, Inc., of Berks County. An award ceremony will be held on Thursday, March 20 at the GlaxoSmithKline headquarters in Philadelphia.

"These organizations have committed themselves to promoting health and well-being. Their missions focus on outcomes that improve the quality of human life despite the numerous challenges they face as they help those who are less fortunate. All of the winners are committed to the idea that everyone should have better access to healthcare -- that no one should be left behind," said MaryLinda Andrews, GlaxoSmithKline Director, Community Partnerships.

The Center for Families and Relationships serves the needs of single parents, children at risk, couples, families and individuals through comprehensive family and art therapy services. The organization's warm and welcoming setting in Northeast Philadelphia provides a safe place where troubled families can feel at home.

The Clinic for Special Children, located in Strasburg, Pennsylvania, provides the Amish and Mennonite communities with medical services for children with genetic disorders including diagnoses, comprehensive medical care and education abou
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