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Alexion Charitable Foundation Announces First Rare Belonging® Grants

Funding supports efforts by National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORDⓇ) and Global Genes to address needs of the rare disease community arising from COVID-19 pandemic
Press Release

BOSTON, June 24, 2020 /3BL Media/ -- The Alexion Charitable Foundation, launched by Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALXN) in February 2020, has announced it has awarded a total of $1.1 million in initial grants that align with its Rare Belonging® focus. Rare Belonging seeks to advance emotional well-being and educational opportunities, and provide relief for critical needs, for those living with or affected by a rare disease.

Visionary Leadership in a Chaotic Time - and Why I'm Inspired to Follow

By Jennifer Boynton, Corporate Social Responsibility Content Strategist
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Cisco’s Chairman and CEO, Chuck Robbins, opened his June 1st all-company check-in by admitting he’s leading through uncharted waters. Cisco had held regular weekly check-ins since shelter-in-place orders began in March, to support employees, share information, and answer questions. But this meeting was different. It was a 90-minute “teach-in,” scheduled quickly in response to the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police and the resulting nationwide protests.

Feeding America Makes MealConnect Available Nationwide

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Feeding America has made it easier for food banks in its network to take advantage of its MealConnect platform by making it automatically available in every zip code of the country. 

“We connected all 200 food banks directly to MealConnect, so that we basically blanket the entire country with a food donation,” said Justin Block, Managing Director of Digital Platform Technology at Feeding America. 

1,200 People Are Moving for Microcredit during the Whole Planet Foundation Virtual 5K

Whole Planet Foundation is grateful to our partners and participants who are mobilizing to support microentrepreneurs around the world on June 27th!
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Pivoting from a physical 5K Run in Austin, Texas to an online event due to COVID-19 has meant partners are joining Whole Planet Foundation from a safe distance to alleviate poverty through microcredit around the globe.  On average, microcredit loans are less than $200 and enable low-income entrepreneurs, mostly women, to start or develop their own small businesses to support their families.  Whole Planet Foundation alleviates poverty in the United States and 76 other countries.

Fifth Third Bank and Employees Provide More Than 2.2 Million Meals for Families Across 10 States

Press Release

CINCINNATI, June 24, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Fifth Third Bank’s annual “Feeding Our Communities” initiative, held each year in May, provided more than 2.2 million meals to fight hunger across its 10-state footprint, significantly exceeding its pledge to provide 1.6 million meals this year. The meals were donated to more than 30 food organizations in honor of the Bank’s annual companywide community celebration in May, centered on “Fifth Third Day” on May 3 or 5/3.

Hormel Foods Canada Donates More Than 75,000 Pounds of Food to Second Harvest Partner Agencies Across Canada to Help Feed Those in Need

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TORONTO, June 24, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Hormel Foods Canada is donating more than 75,000 pounds of Hormel Gatherings® party trays (approximately 75,000 meals*) to Second Harvest, Canada’s largest food recovery organization, to help to feed families in need during these extraordinary times.

Redesigning Hand Sanitizer and Donating 7,000 Gallons to Fight Covid-19

By Ben Brumfield
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The Georgia Tech team garnered funding through a donation from insurer Aflac Incorporated allocated through the Global Center for Medical Innovation (GCMI), a Georgia Tech affiliated non-profit organization that guides new experimental medical solutions to market. Aflac’s gift of $2 million through GCMI has also expedited the development, production, and purchase of other PPE to donate to health care workers.

Alkermes Awards COVID-19 Relief Fund Grants to 10 Innovative Programs Designed to Address Challenges for Patient Communities

- Special Edition of Alkermes Inspiration Grants® Program Focused on Addressing Pandemic-Related Needs of People Living with Addiction, Serious Mental Illness, or Cancer -
Press Release

DUBLIN, June 24, 2020 /3BL Media/ -- Alkermes plc (Nasdaq: ALKS) today announced that 10 nonprofit organizations have been awarded grants from the company's COVID-19 Relief Fund, a special edition of the company's signature Alkermes Inspiration Grants® program, that was established to assist nonprofit organizations in their work to rapidly address pandemic-related needs for people living with addiction, serious mental illness, or cancer.

The Business Role in Creating a 21st-Century Social Contract

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By: Aron Cramer, President and CEO, BSR

Long before the urgent challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic and the long overdue focus on racial justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion changed history, it was clear that our social contracts—the relationship between individuals and institutions—were no longer fit for purpose.  

FedEx Removed Its Branding From Nascar's Denny Hamlin's Car to Highlight the National Civil Rights Museum Instead

By Alicia Lee, CNN
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As Denny Hamlin races around the Talladega Superspeedway in Monday's race, the hood of his car will display the logo of the National Civil Rights Museum -- a move by Hamlin and his sponsor FedEx to support the ongoing fight for racial equality.

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