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Protecting the Future of Children Diagnosed With Cancer

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Each year, more than 40,000 children undergo cancer treatment.  Sadly, only three cancer medications have been specifically approved for children in the last 20 years. Even with these treatments, cancer is the leading cause of death by disease among children. Those that survive often face a future of serious side effects from treatments given at this delicate stage of their development.

CITGO Lemont Refinery Raises Funds to Find a Cure for Muscular Dystrophy

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LEMONT, Ill., November 2, 2017 – The CITGO Lemont Refinery is a committed partner of the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) and has raised more than $600,000 for the organization during 2017. Funds raised help underwrite clinical research, assist with medical and rehabilitation costs, and send children affected by neurological diseases to MDA Summer Camp in Hudson, Ill.

Subaru Loves to Care Wrap Up

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To wrap up #SubaruLovestoCare, our June initiative where Subaru retailers deliver blankets to provide comfort and warmth to those fighting against cancer, we delivered blankets to the MD Anderson Cancer Center at 

Think F.A.S.T. VR Training: Improving Stroke Education and Saving Lives

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Strokes can happen to anyone at any time and the number of strokes young people experience is rising. In America, there was a 44% increase in the number of young adults hospitalized due to stroke over the last 10 years. Globally, it’s the second-leading cause of death.

#InspireCancerAwareness Challenge

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At Hormel Foods, we’re proud of all of our work supporting cancer research and promoting cancer nutrition. Through The Hormel Foundation and The Hormel Institute, we are working every day to help move forward cancer research, education and awareness.

We’re challenging you to bring your teams together and create your own cancer awareness ribbon. Share your support and creation using #InspireCancerAwareness and let’s show the world we’re all in this together.

Hormel Foods Inspires Cancer Awareness

A challenge to join us on our journey to raise awareness
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At Hormel Foods, we’re proud of all of our work supporting cancer research and promoting cancer nutrition. Through The Hormel Foundation and The Hormel Institute, we are working every day to help move forward cancer research, education and awareness.

This year during Breast Cancer Awareness month, more than 275 Hormel Foods and The Hormel Institute employees gathered to raise awareness and show their unified support for cancer survivors, patients battling cancer, and all of those working to find cause and cure.

Curefest 2017: Taking Aim at Childhood Cancer

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Childhood cancer receives less than 5 percent of the national funding that goes toward cancer research and treatment. To help make it a national priority, Aflac once again joined Curefest for Childhood Cancer at its annual event near the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.

Since 2011, thousands of people from more than 40 states have convened at Curefest to speak as one voice against childhood cancer.

12 Hours, 40 Miles and One Giant Heart for Kids

Sometimes a cause is so personal that it inspires a person to do extraordinary things – like attempting a 40-mile hike to raise money for sick children.
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These actions might seem small in the moment, but they end up touching the lives of people we’d never expect.

De Beers Teams Up to Provide Free Health Screening to Mining Communities

De Beers Group’s Venetia mine in South Africa has hosted free health screening sessions for mining communities as part of a R1.8 million health initiative.
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Around 1,500 people were screened at the health fair held during the Community Health Week in mid-October in the towns of Musina, Alldays and Blouberg.

The mine teamed up with the South Africa Business Coalition on Health & Aids (SABCOHA) and technology company EOH for the sessions. The screening sought to detect early signs of health risks such as hypertension, diabetes, HIV and tuberculosis, as well as breast and cervical cancer in women.

The Minister of Health, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, led the week and gave the keynote address to kick it off.

New Elton John AIDS Foundation Funding to Combat HIV Epidemics

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EJAF has announced new funding initiatives to increase advocacy and service delivery for people living with and at-risk for HIV and hepatitis C.

Funding for the new initiatives will be supported by EJAF and include financial contributions from Gilead Sciences. Gilead will also provide a donation of hepatitis C products to cure 5,000 patients – a critical contribution in a region where up to 97% of people living with HIV are co-infected with hepatitis C.

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