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Coloradoan's Love Affair with Giving Grows!

arc Thrifts Stores to deliver 112 tons of food to Volunteer's of America City Harvest. DENVER, June 11 /PRNewswire/ -- The 9th Annual "Feed Denver" food drive by arc Thrift Stores brought in fourteen more tons of food than the 2008 drive. arc Thrift Stores will deliver 112 tons of non-perisha...

Ryder System, Inc. Joins the American Red Cross Annual Disaster Giving Program

$1 million donation will support disaster preparedness and response at national and local level WASHINGTON, June 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ryder today announced it is committing $1 million over the next three years through the Ryder Charitable Foundation to support national and local disas...

Utica College to Receive Child Life Council Spirit of Giving Award

UC President Todd Hutton to accept national award at CLC 27th Annual Conference on Professional Issues May 24 in Boston ROCKVILLE, Md., May 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Child Life Council, the leading nonprofit professional association serving child life specialists, announced the sele...

ABC's 'Grey's Anatomy' Highlights Giving to the Alzheimer's Association

Web Site for Television Couple Follows Trend of Donating to Charity for Wedding Celebrations CHICAGO, April 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Grey's Anatomy" fans can support their favorite show in a unique way this season by signing up to be Alzheimer's Champions and donating to the Alzheimer...

elephantjournal.com: Is Fluoridating Waters Giving Kids Cavities?

BOULDER, Colo., April 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading herbalist and elephantjournal columnist Brigitte Mars weighs in on fluoridating water supplies. Is this old school preventative measure doing more harm than good? Should we just abandon chemicals and eat for oral health? Waylon Lewis, editor-i...

Creative Marketing Solutions Launches My Hometown Vet, Giving Veterinary Practices Better Visibility Online

Service uses search engine optimization and individualized marketing to offer better results compared with Yellow Page ads ST. LOUIS, Feb. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Creative Marketing Solutions, LLC (CMS) today announced the launch of My Hometown Vet , a cost-effective way for veterinary practices ...

Michigan Dentists Giving Free Dental Care to Low-Income Children During Annual 'Give Kids a Smile' Program Starting February 6

LANSING, Mich., Feb. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Gov. Jennifer Granholm has declared February as National Children's Dental Health Month in Michigan, and starting Friday, February 6, thousands of children throughout the state will receive free dental services ranging from dental fillings to oral ...

AHP Recession Survey of Nonprofit Health Care Officials Finds Almost Half Expect Reduced Giving in 2009, Leading to Cuts in Hospital Construction and Equipment Purchases

WASHINGTON, Jan. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Despite a deepening recession, only eight percent of hospital fundraising executives who expect to raise less money this year than in 2008 said their institutions would have to curtail critical health care services for the poor and underinsured, accord...

Caution Urged When Giving Kids Cold and Flu Meds

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Jan. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- It's cold and flu season, which means misery for kids and the parents trying to help them. But doctors are asking parents to resist the urge to give children under the age of 6 over-the-counter cough and cold medication. Such dr...

NYPD Recruits Recognized for Giving Gift of Life

NEW YORK, Dec. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New York Blood Center (NYBC) will honor New York's finest this Monday, December 15 at 12:00 PM, for years of dedication on behalf of thousands of New York Police Department (NYPD) Academy recruits for donating blood and saving lives. To date, more than...

Ronald McDonald House Charities Brings People Together Like Never Before with First-Ever, Multi-Channel Social Networking Campaign : Charity Finds New Ways to Encourage Seasonal Giving in Tough Economic Times

This December, and on the eve of its 35th Anniversary, Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) will launch an integrated Season of Giving marketing campaign to remind consumers that a little help goes a long way. The initiative, designed to drive personal donations, will also raise awareness for t...

Economy Doesn't Dampen Colorado's Giving Spirit According to Statewide Giving and Volunteering Study

Need for Increased Giving Prevails: Colorado Trails the Nation in Giving as Demand for Nonprofit Services Peaks DENVER, Dec. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- More than half of Coloradans report that they will give the same amount or give more to charitable causes during the economic downturn, according ...

AUDIO from Medialink and Philips: Giving Plaque the Heave-Ho

NEW YORK, Nov. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- It can be pretty easy to take your teeth for granted. But, dentists agree that you need to take your oral healthcare seriously if you want those "chompers" to last a lifetime. Listen to this report from Philips at: http://media.medialink.com/WebNR.aspx?s...

Courion Exceeds $100,000 Charitable Giving Milestone with Eighth Annual Employee Fundraiser

Unwavering Corporate and Employee Commitment to CourionCares Philanthropy Program Aids Local Charities Year After Year FRAMINGHAM, Mass., Nov. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Courion(R) Corporation, leaders in access assurance and compliance, today announced that CourionCares, the company's corporate cit...

Growth Rate of U.S. Giving for Health Care Falls More Than 50 Percent in 2007 But Rises Almost Threefold in Canada, According to Association for Healthcare Philanthropy's Annual 'Report on Giving'

WASHINGTON, Oct. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Perhaps signaling donors' fears of a weakening U.S. economy last year, the growth of philanthropic giving for health care in the United States fell by more than half in 2007 from 2006, while the Canadian rate of growth in donations to health care ...

The SCOOTER Store Donates Power Wheelchair, Giving New Parents Chance to Be an Active Family

Gift of Mobility Allows Local Man with Cerebral Palsy to Enjoy Time with Wife and New Son HARTWELL, Ga., Sept. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "It's a boy!" were the happy words marking the arrival of little Christopher Sokol. His proud parents, Gene and Tammy Sokol, were thrilled and excited a...

FTC Acts to Prevent Tobacco Industry Deception About Tar, Nicotine Levels; Congress Should Go Further by Giving FDA Authority Over Tobacco Products

WASHINGTON, July 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement by Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: The Federal Trade Commission today has taken important action to protect public health by proposing to prohibit tobacco companies from claiming that ciga...

CRC Technologies Partners with Intronis, Giving Dental Communities Something to Smile About

Intronis Expands Award-winning Partner Program by Teaming with Seattle-based Technical Consulting Firm to Address Health Care Market Needs for Secure Data Backup and Recovery SEATTLE, June 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Intronis Technologies, a leading provider of online data backup,...

The role of giving explored by Indiana University physician-author

INDIANAPOLIS We Make A Life By What We Give is the title of a new book that will nudge readers to think about their lives and how they can share what they have to improve their lives and the lives of others. Indiana University and Riley Hospital for Children physician-philosopher Richard B. Gunde...

Celebrities & Experts Join Forces to Help Prevent Elder Abuse by Giving Tips on Finding the Best Elder Care: World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, June 15, 2008

LOS ANGELES, June 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Ed Asner, Art Linkletter, Michael Reagan, LAPD Police Chief William Bratton, L.A. Public Health Director Jonathan Fielding, Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen and a host of others join intergenerational experts Debby Bitticks and Dorothy Breininger of Delphi...

AUDIO from Medialink, Oral Health America & Philips Sonicare: National Smile Month - Giving Americans Something to Smile About Survey Reveals State of Americans' Oral Health

NEW YORK, May 16 /PRNewswire/ -- There's more to a healthy mouth than flashing a set of pearly whites. Here's the scoop on America's oral care habits - and what it means for our overall health. Listen to this report from Oral Health America & Philips Sonicare at: http://media.medialink.com/...

After Effects: Giving Back Is Good for You

CarePages.com members demonstrate the power of altruism; helping others relieves one's own health issues CHICAGO, May 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Meet Cindy Zamirowski, a 56-year-old breast cancer survivor who less than a month after getting the "cancer free" thumbs up from her physi...

Macerich Connects Women and Giving in Partnership with Step Up Women's Network

- 65 Shopping Centers Host Largest, Single-Day Community Event in Company History - SANTA MONICA, Calif., May 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Macerich(R) (NYSE: MAC ), one of the nation's largest owners, operators and developers of regional shopping centers, is "stepp...

A Picture Perfect Partnership: Olympus Raises Colorectal Cancer Awareness Through eBay Giving Works Auction

'Cameras for a Cause' CENTER VALLEY, Pa., March 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Olympus, a global leader in endoscopy solutions and a precision technology leader in award-winning consumer products, will donate 10 percent of the proceeds from its consumer products sold through the e...

Michigan Dentists Giving Free Dental Care to Low-Income Children During Annual 'Give Kids a Smile' Program Starting February 1

LANSING, Mich., Jan. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- February is National Children's Dental Health Month and starting Friday, February 1, thousands of children throughout the state will receive free dental services ranging from dental fillings to oral health screenings to complete treatment. It'...

Bayer Corporation Renames Its U.S. Foundation, Refocuses Charitable Giving Areas

Changes Align with Company's Global Philanthropy PITTSBURGH, Jan. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Bayer Corporation announced today it has changed the name of its corporate philanthropic arm to Bayer USA Foundation (from Bayer Foundation) and, under the new name, refocused one of the Foundat...

Get a Six Pack While Giving Back

Take the Ab Crunch Challenge and Participate in the Lady of America/Ladies Workout Express Free 10-Week Training Program National Fitness Challenge To Raise Funds For St. Jude Children's Research Hospital(R) FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Jan. 8 /PRNewswire/ --...

Exercise Your Right to Vote and Continue to Make a Difference by Giving Blood in 2008

January is National Blood Donor Month BETHESDA, Md., Jan. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AABB (formerly known as the American Association of Blood Banks) is encouraging individuals participating in the presidential elections to continue making an impact in their local communities by donating...

Holiday Gift Giving for Outdoor Enthusiasts With Disabilities and Special Needs

ALLENTOWN, Pa., Nov. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Angler's Aid Rod Holder has a suspender-like harness that allows a fisherman to grip his/her catch with one hand. The Eliminator Racing Chair is recommended for athletes with limited balance and is designed for easy transfer in and out of t...

Philanthropic Giving for Health Care Slows in 2006 in both U.S. and Canada, According to Association for Healthcare Philanthropy's Annual 'Report on Giving'

WASHINGTON, Oct. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Grateful patients and other U.S. donors increased their charitable contributions to health care facilities and organizations in 2006, but the 11.5 percent increase to $7.9 billion was substantially lower than the 16 percent rate of increase to $7 ...

AUDIO from Medialink and AARP: Giving Flu Prevention a Shot in the Arm

NEW YORK, Oct. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- You may not have to get sick this flu season. That is if, according to health experts, you get your flu shot now. But, not enough people are being vaccinated against the virus that causes 36,000 deaths annually. Listen to this report from AARP at: http://medi...

NEWSWEEK: Cover: Giving Globally: How to Heal the World

Bill Gates on Fighting Diseases Like Malaria and Tuberculosis: 'The Evidence is in: These Problems can be Solved' 'I'm Now More Convinced Than Ever That we Can Create a Healthier World for Everyone' Newsweek Profiles Four Innovators Working to Bring...

Informational handout key to giving parents a better understanding of CT radiation risks

Simply giving parents informational handouts can improve their understanding of the potential increased risk of cancer related to pediatric CT, according to a recent study conducted by researchers from The Childrens Hospital in Denver, CO and Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven, CT. ...

Global health funding soars, boosted by unprecedented private giving

Well-heeled donors, private corporations and average citizens sending money to their favorite charities are changing the landscape of global health funding, according to a new study by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington. The research shows tha...

Heifer International: The Greener Good for Holiday Giving

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Oct. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Heifer International, http://www.heifer.org, a world hunger organization, provides the perfect holiday gift alternative for the green-minded client, the hard-to-shop-for person who says, "Please, no more stuff!" and for tighter gift budgets. Heifer ...

Mother's milk a gift that keeps on giving

GALVESTON, Texas Extensive medical research shows that mothers milk satisfies babies nutritional needs far better than any manufactured infant formula. It also protects babies against many common infectious diseases and certain inflammatory diseases, and probably helps lower the risk of a child ...

Can Giving More Homework Improve Test Scores For Children?

Educations intuitions and policy makers have been in constant pressure to improve educations patters and homework policies. A recent study of global homework// patterns done by a group of researchers from Penn State, suggests that the benefits of more homework assignments to boost student test scor...

World Leprosy Day – Easing Pain and Giving Hop

'The biggest disease today is not leprosy or tuberculosis, but rather the feeling of being unwanted.' ??????????- Mother Teresa World Leprosy Day, which falls on 31st January 2007, is a day to increase public awareness about leprosy// and to encourage the flow of funds, imperative to t...

Parents to Exercise Caution While Giving Cold Medicine to Infants

While giving cold or cough medicine to toddlers, parents need to be cautious as it may bring more harm to the children than to benefit them. // The Centre for Disease Control and Prevention in the US has advised parents against giving over the counter (OTC) drugs to their children suffering from...

Pharmaceutical Companies Banned from Giving Gifts at Stanford

Stringent new rules will soon ban gifts like coffee mugs, notepads, pens and tote bags adorned with drug company logos at the Stanford University Medical Center offices.// The rules, expected to take effect from Oct. 1 will not allow physicians and medical students at Stanford University to accep...
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