How You Can Make a Difference While Keeping Your Distance
A month ago, I didn’t know what ‘social distancing’ was. Now, in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, it’s become a fact of life that we need to stay six feet away from each other to avoid spreading germs. If you, like so many others across the country, have moved yourself and your workforce entirely remote to accommodate this new way of working, you’re likely also looking for virtual ways to help in the wake of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
On March 8, #InternationalWomensDay, and throughout the month of March, Americans will celebrate the many achievements of women throughout history in art, athletics, business, government, philanthropy, humanities, science, and education. Women have contributed a lot to society, and we have made great strides in reducing the gender equity gap. However, we still have some barriers to overcome to ensure equal economic opportunities, educational equity, women’s health, and an end to gender-based violence.
Research shows that up to 50% of cancer cases and about 50% of cancer deaths are preventable with the knowledge we have today. In fact, individuals can reduce their cancer risk with some simple lifestyle changes, such as these seven steps to prevent cancer shared by Prevent Cancer Foundation.
Marfan syndrome affects an estimated 1 in 5,000 people regardless of race, ethnicity, or gender, and experts estimate that nearly half the people who have Marfan syndrome do not know it. Without proper diagnosis and treatment, they are at high risk for an aortic dissection and sudden death.
Companies Offering EAFs Strive to Be the Difference for Their Employees
WASHINGTON, February 10, 2020 /3BL Media/ – America’s Charities, a nonprofit celebrating its 40th year as a pioneer in employee engagement, today announced it has expanded its Employee Assistance Fund (EAF) service by welcoming six new clients.
Hunger and malnutrition, limited access to education and other basic services, social discrimination and exclusion, disabilities, restricted access to participation in the democratic process. These are just some of the many manifestations of poverty. More than 40 million Americans live in poverty, but we can eradicate poverty. As Nelson Mandela said, "Like slavery and apartheid, poverty is not natural. It is man-made and it can be overcome and eradicated by the action of human beings."
At the age of 12, Eloise Gould was diagnosed with rhabdomyosarcoma and her world turned upside down. In an instant, the Gould family became one of the 43 families who received a childhood cancer diagnosis that day.
After a year of intensive treatment, the cancer returned. They were told that she had less than a 2% chance of living. It was shocking to learn that doctors had been delivering that same, bleak outlook to families like theirs for more than 30 years.
The Goulds said goodbye to their precious girl just a few short months later.