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Behind Aflac’s Branded Product Helping Kids With Cancer

by Kyle O'Brien
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It’s rare when a branded product can connect with a child deeply. But My Special Aflac Duck - modeled after Aflac's longtime mascot - is doing just that with hundreds of children who are battling cancer. And the smart toy is helping them through perhaps the most difficult time of their lives.

The interactive toy, which won the Best Use of Technology award at the 2019 Drum Marketing Awards USA, is also up for several Cannes Lions awards this year and won the ‘Tech for a Better World’ award at CES 2018, where it was introduced.

Olympic Games Sarajevo’84: The Human Legacy That Has Stood the Test of Time

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Sarajevo staged an impeccable Olympic winter games in 1984 – but eight years later, the city was torn apart by war.  The Olympic spirit and a global outpour of support – including a significant contribution from the International Olympic Committee – helped the capital get back on its feet. The spirit continues to be a central part of the region’s identity and the recent European Youth Olympic Winter Festival marked a new chapter in its Olympic history.

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Sarajevo staged an impeccable Olympic winter games in 1984 – but eight years later, the city was torn apart by war.  The Olympic spirit and a global outpour of support – including a significant contribution from the International Olympic Committee – helped the capital get back on its feet. The spirit continues to be a central part of the region’s identity and the recent European Youth Olympic Winter Festival marked a new chapter in its Olympic history.

First Nations Stand Tall as Shining Example of Vancouver 2010 Legacy

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From dramatically altering the landscape for Canada's indigenous peoples to ushering in new social norms and driving health education across the province, the legacies of the Olympic games Vancouver 2010 continue to burn brightly. As former IOC president Jacques Rogge once said, the games “were a catalyst for change”.

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From dramatically altering the landscape for Canada's indigenous peoples to ushering in new social norms and driving health education across the province, the legacies of the Olympic games Vancouver 2010 continue to burn brightly. As former IOC president Jacques Rogge once said, the games “were a catalyst for change”.

Bridgestone Gives Continuity to Project on Traffic Education in Public Schools

The company raises awareness among students and teachers about traffic rules and good practices through the project "Bridgestone Traffic Education"
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São Paulo, Brazil, July 4, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Bridgestone, the world’s largest tyre and rubber company, gives continuity to the project “Bridgestone Traffic Education”, this year with the theme #Intraffic, #lifeleadstheway. The purpose of the educational initiative is to raise awareness among children and teachers from public schools about traffic rules and good practices. The project started in May and will be developed throughout the month of June, in the municipalities of Santo André (SP), Campinas (SP), São Pedro (SP), Camaçari (BA), and Mafra (SC). 

The Scotiabank Charity Challenge Raises a Record $1.2 Million Dollars at The 2019 Scotiabank Vancouver Half-Marathon and 5k

Canadians Ben Preisner and Natasha Wodak win in front of a sold out field of 6,440
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VANCOUVER, July 2, 2019 /3BL Media/ - The 2019 Scotiabank Vancouver Half-Marathon and 5k had many highlights, with $1.2 million dollars being raised for local organizations through the Scotiabank Charity Challenge, capping off a spectacular, record-setting day. Milton, Ontario's Ben Preisner had an impressive Half-Marathon debut to take the men's title in 65:41, while North Vancouver's Natasha Wodak narrowly missed the course record in a time of 71:21.

AEG and BET Team Up for Seventh Annual BET Experience Youth Program Presented by AEG

Program has served more than 300 high school students in the greater Los Angeles area to provide exclusive, in-depth look at entertainment industry
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AEG, the world’s leading sports and live entertainment company, and BET Networks teamed up to host the seventh annual BET Experience Youth Program presented by AEG last month in conjunction with BET Experience at L.A. LIVE and the BET Awards.

The program provides high school students with an in-depth look at the entertainment industry through exclusive access to executives, artists and professionals throughout the industry in addition to hands-on music education.

CyberGrants Announces 2019 Ovation Winners

Corporate Social Responsibility Software Leader Recognizes Clients Patagonia, Pfizer, and Wells Fargo
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NASHVILLE, Tenn., July 1, 2019 /3BL Media/ - CyberGrants, the leading provider of corporate social responsibility software, today announced the winners of the Ovation Awards at their annual Social Impact Leadership Conference in Nashville. Recognizing organizations for their contributions and deep commitment to philanthropic excellence, vision, and inspirational social impact, the company is honored to announce this years’ recipients: Patagonia, Pfizer compassionate access program PfizerCAReS, and Wells Fargo.

PSEG Employees Raise Money for Veterans at Annual Tank Pull

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In an amazing display of strength, PSEG employees participated in the tenth annual Tank Pull competition this past weekend, raising money for veterans.

At the event, competitors in teams of twenty volunteers try to move an 80,000 pound tank mounted on a flatbed truck.

Congratulations once again go to the two PSEG teams for not only participating in the “quick pull” and the “minimum weight pull” events – but also for winning first place in their respective fundraising categories.

The two PSEG teams were the IBEW Local 94 “Pullin’ Badgers” and the “Power Rangers.”

Comerica Hatch Detroit Contest Well Underway

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With just a little under four weeks until the deadline to submit business plans, the 2019 Comerica Hatch Detroit Contest is heating up this summer.

Entrepreneurs interested in opening a brick and mortar business in Detroit, Hamtramck or Highland Park can take their shot at winning $100,000 in startup funds by applying online at HatchDetroit.com no later than July 31.

New Easterseals Grants Create More Opportunities For People with Disabilities

The grant is announced as Easterseals celebrates 100 years of service and impact in the lives of people with disabilities.
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CHICAGO, July 1, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Celebrating its 100th Anniversary as the nation’s leading advocate and service provider for people with disabilities, Easterseals announced today that the Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation has provided $230,000 in grants to support technology programs and services offered throughout the nonprofit’s national network of affiliates.

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