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Meritor raises $16,500 for breast cancer research

Archived, 11 days ago From patch.com 

New York, NEW YORK - More than 120 employees at Meritor, Inc.’s Troy headquarters exercised to high-energy, upbeat music during the company’s second-annual exercise flash mob fundraiser, raising $16,560 for the Susan G. Komen Detroit Race for the Cure. Dressed in pink Me ...

Over 500 benefit from free hearing screening

Archived, 11 days ago From ghananewsagency.org 

Accra, GHANA - Over 500 people in the Kumasi Metropolis have benefited from a free hearing screening exercise organized jointly by the Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) Directorate of the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) and Starkey Hearing Foundation.


United States provides crucial support for people living with HIV/AIDS in Southern Africa

Archived, 11 days ago From wfp.org 

Rome, ITALY - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes a US$13.4 million contribution from the United States government to support people living with HIV, AIDS and TB in Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Swaziland and Zimbabwe.

The contribu ...

New program to bring new care to Portland's homeless

Archived, 11 days ago From theforecaster.net 

Falmouth, MAINE - Bridget Rauscher, the city’s Substance Use Prevention Program coordinator, is stepping into new territory.

“We are building the plane as we fly,” she said May 11 as she described a new collaboration where city paramedics are riding wit ...

Celebrities back summer running challenge for dementia

Archived, 11 days ago From charitytoday.co.uk 

London, U K - A BAFTA award-winning actress, much-loved TV personality and model-turned-fitness guru are calling on people of all ages to take part in a running event this summer to raise funds to tackle dementia.

The challenge comes as a YouGov sur ...

First center dedicated to mom and baby safety created by March of Dimes and partners

Archived, 11 days ago From prnewswire.com 

New York, NEW YORK - The first-ever center in the United States dedicated exclusively to improving safety for pregnant women and babies has been established through grants from The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and Joe Kiani/Masimo Corporation to the March of Dimes i ...

Hundreds of women pound round Pendennis Point in Falmouth Race for Life

Archived, 12 days ago From falmouthpacket.co.uk 

Falmouth, U K - Hundreds of women were in the pink at Gyllyngvase Beach on Sunday with as they united in their efforts to conquer cancer.

Women of all ages came together to take part in Cancer Research UK's Race for Life, which saw them walk or run fi ...

German AIDS charity pledges to achieve zero HIV diagnoses by 2020

Archived, 12 days ago From dw.com 

Bonn, GERMANY - More than 84,000 people in Germany suffer from HIV. In a country where contracting the virus no longer means certain death, the Deutsche AIDS-Hilfe hopes to eradicate HIV diagnoses by raising awareness of HIV tests.

"I knew it was too ...

WHO appoints Amitabh Bachchan as Goodwill Ambassador for hepatitis

Archived, 12 days ago From ndtv.com 

New Delhi, INDIA - The World Health Organisation or WHO today appointed Amitabh Bachchan as its goodwill ambassador for hepatitis in South-East Asia region to boost awareness and intensify action to arrest the epidemic.

Announcing the decision here, WHO' ...

St. Baldrick's events combine to combat childhood cancer

Archived, 12 days ago From hometownlife.com 

McLean, VIRGINIA - The planning committee for one of the largest St. Baldrick’s events in the state announced a merger this year.

The Plymouth ROC St. Baldrick’s event will be joining forces with the Walled Lake (Lakes Area) event for this year’s efforts ...

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