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My Special Aflac Duck® Makes Landing at CHOC Children's Hospital, Patients Receive Robotic Duck Designed to Help Them Cope with Cancer

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ORANGE, Calif., June 12, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Aflac, the leader in supplemental insurance sales at U.S. worksites, delivered My Special Aflac Ducks to patients at CHOC Children's Hospital. My Special Aflac Duck, designed by Sproutel, is a social robot that uses medical play, lifelike movement, and emotions to engage and help comfort kids during cancer treatment.

Arrow Electronics Employees Build Bikes to Improve Recreational Opportunities in Low-income Communities

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DENVER, June 11, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Nearly 100 members of Arrow Electronics’ Young Professionals Group teamed with Wish for Wheels to build 40 bikes for low-income children in Denver. This marks the third year that Arrow employees in the company’s Centennial, Colo. headquarters have worked with Wish for Wheels to expand healthy living opportunities in low-income communities. 

More Than 10,000 Racers Participated in the 16th Annual Scotiabank Blue Nose Marathon, Raising Over $500,000 for Local Community Charities

Clara Lownie and Cal Dewolfe take top placing in Halifax
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HALIFAX, Nova Scotia, June 11, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Known as "the people's marathon", over 10,000 participants lined up at the start line for one of the seven running events this weekend at the Scotiabank Blue Nose Marathon, raising over $500,000 as part of the Scotiabank Charity Challenge.

Cal Dewolfe (2:34.41) and Clara Lownie (3:24.24) were first to cross the finish line in the Scotiabank Full Marathon after a fantastic run through the vibrant streets of Halifax, Nova Scotia for the 16th annual Scotiabank Blue Nose Marathon weekend.

The Walt Disney Company Kicks Off Annual Disney Toy Delivery Program Supporting Children’s Hospitals Across the U.S. In Celebration of the Studio’s Upcoming Release “Toy Story 4”

Disney Toy Delivery Program to Reach 450 Children’s Hospitals
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BURBANK, Calif., June 10, 2019 /3BL Media/ – This past weekend, The Walt Disney Company kicked off its annual Disney Toy Delivery, a part of the Disney Team of Heroes philanthropic initiative, at AdventHealth for Children in Orlando, Florida. Tim Allen, the voice of Buzz Lightyear, and Tom Hanks, the voice of Woody, from the upcoming film Toy Story 4 were present and helped to bring some joy to the patients at AdventHealth for Children by distributing toys to kids and families.

Smithfield Foods Highlights Charitable Grant Program Recipients, Recaps Year of Philanthropic Efforts Totaling Nearly $29 Million in 2018 Sustainability Report

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SMITHFIELD, Va., June 10, 2019 /3BL Media/ — Smithfield Foods, Inc. is pleased to announce the recipients of the Smithfield Foundation’s inaugural charitable grant program, which was launched in 2018 to continue to bolster the company’s charitable giving efforts. The Smithfield Foundation is a nonprofit organization and philanthropic arm of the company.

An Innovative App Helps Minnesota Companies Get Leftover Food to People in Need

Across the metro, the app is helping boost the number of companies able to find a home for extra food.
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By Kelly Smith

The city of Minneapolis recently launched a new program working with local companies and restaurants to box up leftovers and drop them off at nonprofits such as Pillsbury United Communities, which feeds people at their dining sites and food shelves. Nearby, the nonprofit Loaves & Fishes started a pilot program five years ago with Best Buy that’s grown to include 19 businesses — from big corporations like Medtronic to smaller ones like Wuollet Bakery — all of which donate surplus food to feed the hungry.

Supporting Entrepreneurship with the Hispanic Scholarship Fund

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At Koch, we believe in everyone’s ability to become a lifelong learner and succeed while helping others. Through these virtuous cycles of mutual benefit, we have seen first-hand how people can improve their lives and help those around them do the same.

Arrow Electronics Employees Score Funds for Financial Education Through Junior Achievement Bowl-A-Thon

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DENVER, June 5, 2019 /3BL Media/ – More than 100 Arrow Electronics employees in the company’s Centennial, Colo. headquarters participated in the Junior Achievement Bowl-A-Thon to raise money for the nonprofit’s outreach to Colorado youth. The employees raised enough funds to sponsor educational programming for 250 students. 

Junior Achievement Rocky Mountain, Inc. will reach over 100,000 students this year, teaching them invaluable life lessons in financial literacy, career readiness and entrepreneurship at no cost thanks to corporate partners like Arrow.

My Special Aflac Duck® Wins at 2019 Halo Awards

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Aflac and Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals were recognized at the 17th annual Engage for Good conference with a Silver Halo Award for their partnership around My Special Aflac Duck®. The award highlighted Aflac for its leadership in corporate social responsibility and innovative approach to making an impact on pediatric cancer patients. Together, Aflac and CMN Hospitals have worked together to distribute over 4,200 My Special Aflac Ducks to pediatric cancer patients at more than 200 facilities across the country.

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