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ROMS students prove a little bit goes a long way for cancer research

19 hours ago From candgnews.com  View Original Article

Troy, MICHIGAN - A large group of middle school students proved earlier this month that a little bit goes a long way when they raised nearly $10,000 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

Students raised $9,181 for the “Pennies for Patients” fundraising ...

Marie Curie appeals for people in Sheffield to make ‘Every Daffodil Count’

19 hours ago From sheffieldtelegraph.co.uk  View Original Article

Sheffield, U K - As we see the first daffodils of the year bloom, terminal illness charity Marie Curie is asking people of Sheffield to volunteer to collect for its Great Daffodil Appeal in March.

Volunteering just two hours of your time to give out da ...

National polio immunization campaign launched in Yemen

20 hours ago From emro.who.int  View Original Article

Cairo, EGYPT - A nationwide polio immunization campaign was launched today in Yemen by national health authorities with support from WHO and UNICEF, aiming to immunize 5,019 648 children under the age of 5.

More than 40,000 health workers are taking ...

Health care clinic for homeless to open in Tacoma

22 hours ago From king5.com  View Original Article

Seattle, WASHINGTON - Sea Mar, a community based health organization, plans to open a new health care clinic for homeless people in Tacoma.

The clinic will open in the Hilltop neighborhood and will provide medical, dental, and behavioral health care, as wel ...

St. Baldrick’s fundraiser aims to fight cancer

22 hours ago From uic.edu  View Original Article

Chicago, ILLINOIS - UIC staff, students, patients and volunteers shaved their heads Feb. 16 to raise funds for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, a nonprofit organization that supports pediatric cancer research. The annual fundraiser, hosted by the Children’s Hospital Unive ...

Iraqi Red Crescent and the Embassy of Japan sign a contract to provide a mobile medical unit to the displaced people in Erbil camps

23 hours ago From reliefweb.int  View Original Article

New York, NEW YORK - The Iraqi Red Crescent Society (IRCS) has signed a contract with the Embassy of Japan in Iraq to provide a mobile medical unit to the displaced in Erbil camps.

The Ambassador of Japan in Iraq Mr. Fomio Iwai has praised the humanitarian ...

Kaduna to end cases of mother to child transmission of disease by 2020

44 hours ago From pulse.ng  View Original Article

Lagos, NIGERIA - The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) on Monday expressed confidence that Kaduna State would end all new cases of mother-to-child transmission of HIV/AIDS by 2020.

UNICEF’s Chief of HIV/AIDS in Nigeria, Ms Dorothy Nbori-Ngacha, s ...

Local group donates little red caps to newborns

46 hours ago From ajc.com  View Original Article

Atlanta, GEORGIA - Just like many of us in the month of February, Ed Moseley and the other residents at Dogwood Forest decided to spread love for a good cause.

Honoring February’s Heart Month, the residents knitted about 300 red caps for the newborns at ...

Caritas House offers support, housing to people with HIV or AIDS

46 hours ago From thedaonline.com  View Original Article

Morgantown, WEST VIRGINIA - Caritas House offers more than just housing for people with HIV or AIDS in Morgantown.

The house opened in Morgantown in 1994 as a home for those with HIV and AIDS, but has grown into a multi-faceted program focused on helping those wi ...

United Way helping area residents save on medication costs

Archived, 2 days ago From theprogressnews.com 

Clearfield, PENNSYLVANIA - Clearfield Area United Way makes it easy for everyone to get help with prescription medications, both online and off.

When you get a free FamilyWize Prescription Discount Card, just show it to an area pharmacy. They will automatically ...

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