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How Lola Adebiyi Draws on Her Own ALS Journey to Improve Veteran Health Care

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Lola Adebiyi’s career at Booz Allen is built around helping veterans get the support they need. In her work with the Dept. of Veteran’s Affairs Office of Community Care, she implements regional contracts that give veterans more choice and easier access to healthcare services in their communities.

Her perspective on this role deepened with a life-changing event. Just months after the birth of her son, Adebiyi received a terminal diagnosis of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS. ALS is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord.

Comcast Launches Eye-Control For The Television

Xfinity X1 customers with physical disabilities can now use their eyes to change the channel, set a recording or search for a show.
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  1. In the U.S., more than 48 million people live with physical disabilities, making seemingly everyday tasks more difficult.
     
  2. X1 eye control allows viewers to change the channel, set a recording, search for a show and more, all with a glance.
     
  3. It uses a web page remote control that works seamlessly with existing eye gaze hardware and software, Sip-and-Puff switches and other assistive technologies. 
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  1. In the U.S., more than 48 million people live with physical disabilities, making seemingly everyday tasks more difficult.
     
  2. X1 eye control allows viewers to change the channel, set a recording, search for a show and more, all with a glance.
     
  3. It uses a web page remote control that works seamlessly with existing eye gaze hardware and software, Sip-and-Puff switches and other assistive technologies. 

CITGO Raises More Than $2.2 Million for the Muscular Dystrophy Association

Continues Historic Partnership as MDA’s Largest Corporate Sponsor
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HOUSTON, May 14, 2019, /3BL Media/ – CITGO employees, Marketers, Retailers, vendors and suppliers raised more than $2.2 Million to date for families living with muscular dystrophy, ALS and related neuromuscular diseases that severely weaken muscle strength and mobility.

Meet the Scientist: Zaven Kaprielian, Director of Research in Neuroscience at Amgen Massachusetts

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This profile is a part of the Amgen Foundation’s “Meet the Scientists” series, where we invite students and teachers to learn more about a scientist at Amgen and the work they do to create lifesaving medicines. Join the conversation by sharing your own experiences with @AmgenFoundation and @Amgen.

Women Rock-IT: Technology Creates Opportunity for Untapped Global Problem Solvers

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This blog was guest-written by Mary Elizabeth McCulloch, social entrepreneur and founder of Project Vive. She’ll be guest-speaking during the “Social Entrepreneurs Using Tech to Solve Global Problems” session of the Women Rock-IT series on November 16th.

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This blog was guest-written by Mary Elizabeth McCulloch, social entrepreneur and founder of Project Vive. She’ll be guest-speaking during the “Social Entrepreneurs Using Tech to Solve Global Problems” session of the Women Rock-IT series on November 16th.

CITGO Lemont Refinery Bowls a Strike for Muscular Dystrophy Association

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LEMONT, Ill., May 6, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Every year, the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) provides rehabilitation assistance to thousands of children and adults across the country. To bolster these efforts and help local families fighting muscular dystrophy, ALS and related muscle-debilitating diseases, the CITGO Lemont Refinery, which celebrates its 90th anniversary this year, recently held its sixth bowl-a-thon benefitting the MDA.

Bloomberg Pays It Forward

Through Genesis awards, former NY mayor grants “ideas that would measurably better people’s lives”
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CITGO and Garrow Oil Sponsor Toast to Life Gala to Benefit ALS Research

Local CITGO Marketer Raises $40,000 to Benefit Muscular Dystrophy Association
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Appleton, Wis, November 19, 2014 /3BL Media/ – On Oct. 23, local CITGO Marketer Garrow Oil Corporation and CITGO Petroleum Corporation sponsored the inaugural Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) Toast to Life Gala to honor Jane Vanden Heuvel of Little Chute, who was diagnosed with ALS in 2011, and other ALS families in the community. More than 170 guests, including local news anchor Bill Jartz, joined together to raise $40,000 to fund ALS research.

CITGO and Garrow Oil Support Fundraiser to Benefit ALS Research

Local CITGO Marketer Sponsors MDA Toast to Life Gala
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APPLETON, Wis., Oct. 21, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Local CITGO Marketer Garrow Oil Corporation and CITGO Petroleum Corporation are teaming up to sponsor the inaugural MDA Toast to Life Gala to benefit ALS research and to honor Jane Vanden Heuvel of Little Chute, who was diagnosed with ALS in 2011. On Oct. 23, guests are invited to the Timber Rattlers Banquet Venue at Fox Cities Stadium in Appleton to participate in the event.

VIDEO: Watch Kohler ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

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Kohler President David Kohler accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge at the Kohler Design Center. The challenge has raised support for the ALS Association in the form of donations and awareness about ALS, or Lou Gehrig's Disease.

To learn more about ALS, the Ice Bucket Challenge, or to donate, click here.

 

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