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Samsung Celebrates Ability with Launch of Rio 2016 Paralympic Games Campaign

Samsung Electronics, Worldwide Partner of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) in the Wireless Communications Equipment category, today announced its global Rio 2016 Paralympic Games campaign – a continuation of the brand’s Rio 2016 Olympic Games program – which celebrates how meaningful progress comes from daring to defy barriers. The campaign kicks off with the announcement of several on-the-ground activations including the transformation of Samsung Galaxy Studios in Rio, the Samsung Paralympic Blogger program, official application and the Whang Youn Dai Award. “The Paralympic Games are a global movement that inspire and celebrate the spirit of progress and the human challenge,”…

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Hyundai Hope On Wheels Awards $150,000 Research Grant

Hyundai Hope On Wheels Awards $150,000 Research Grant DALLAS, Sept. 1, 2016 — Hyundai Hope On Wheels® (HHOW) and Dallas-area Hyundai dealers will present Children’s Medical Center Foundation with a $150,000 Young Investigator Grant to be used to expand the knowledge base of pediatric cancer and improve the standards of care. Children’s Medical Center Foundation, in partnership with UT Southwestern Medical Center, was one of 10 recipients across the country selected from nonprofit Children’s Oncology Group (COG) member institutions after a rigorous grading process. The $150,000 Young Investigator Grant will be presented during a Handprint Ceremony on September 2, during…


Surfers Become Citizen Scientists

Surfers Become Citizen Scientists As Surfboard Fin Collects Critical Ocean Data SAN CLEMENTE, Calif., Aug. 29, 2016 — For more than 30 years, the Surfrider Foundation has leveraged citizen science to identify and solve issues facing their coasts. Once again, Surfrider will be engaging the community, specifically surfers, to collect critical data in a nearshore environment using a surfboard fin, called the Smartfin. The Smartfin is a surfboard fin with sensors that measure multiple ocean parameters including salinity, pH, temperature, location, and wave characteristics.  The data surfers acquire while in the water will become accessible in near real-time to the global…


First Book, Target Team Up

First Book, Target Team Up to Bring New Sports Equipment to Further Wellness and Learning for Children in Need From Soccer Balls to Baseballs, Target Helps First Book Go to Bat to Help Educators Boost Physical Activity for Kids in Need WASHINGTON, Aug. 25, 2016 — As part of its ongoing mission to further educational equity, First Book, a nonprofit social enterprise, is adding sports and fitness equipment to the wide range of resources available to programs and schools serving children in need, thanks to support from Target. “Whether it’s dribbling a basketball, playing softball, or maneuvering through an obstacle…


Florida Hospital and Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital

Exclusive Affiliation to Deliver Higher Quality of Pediatric Care to Patients Tampa, FL August 23, 2016 — Florida Hospital and Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital are creating an exclusive affiliation to deliver high quality pediatric care, closer to home for patients in Hillsborough and Pasco counties. These two organizations share a common goal – to be leaders in children’s health and well-being through treatment, education and advocacy. Together, Florida Hospital and Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital are committed to creating more access to quality pediatric care for our community. That includes access points through Florida Hospital emergency rooms in Tampa…


Traffick Media Campaign Helps Houstonians Recognize and Report Human Trafficking

August 22, 2016 — Mayor Sylvester Turner announced the launch of Watch for Traffick, a city-wide media campaign to raise awareness about human trafficking and encourage Houstonians to report it.  The new multi-media campaign is one element of a broader anti-human trafficking strategic plan unveiled earlier this year. Watch for Traffick ads about the nine different forms of human trafficking will be displayed various places including taxis and buses, television and social media.  Printed materials will also be available in five languages.  The City’s partners in this campaign are United Against Human Trafficking, the Harris County District Attorney, the Houston…


Orbis’s Flying Eye Hospital Lands in Silicon Valley

Using technology to create a community to fight blindness around the world MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Aug. 8, 2016 — Orbis, the international nonprofit that unites the world to fight blindness has brought its new Flying Eye Hospital to Silicon Valley. As the world’s only accredited ophthalmic training hospital aboard an MD-10 aircraft, this unique aircraft brings state of the art technology, training and teaching tools to local healthcare teams so that they can win the fight in their communities. The third-generation Flying Eye Hospital features 3D technology and live broadcast capabilities enabling Orbis, with their expert Volunteer Faculty, to train…


Carl Edwards and STANLEY Team Race for Children’s Miracle Network

Edwards and Team Ready to Race for $1 Million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals through the Ace Hardware Foundation. DOVER, Del., May 14, 2016 —- Carl Edwards and the No. 19 STANLEY race team head into Dover International Speedway tomorrow with a million reasons to win. If Edwards and the No. 19 team win, STANLEY will donate $1 Million to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals through the Ace Hardware Foundation. STANLEY’s donation commitment is part of the most successful and longest-running campaign in NASCAR to benefit patients of 150 children’s hospital across the United States. The “Racing for a Miracle” program with…


Deported Veterans Gain Unlikely Ally

Carl Holgate’s ongoing problems with his local VA, the Malcom Randall VA Medical Center in Gainesville, Florida, prompted him to found the Facebook Group Veterans And The VA in February of this year. “I have been made aware of numerous Veterans issues in the past few months,” states Holgate. He went on to add, “I never imagined the deportation of our Veterans would have such an effect on me.” Gainesville, Fl., USA –– Thursday, April 21, 2016 Deported Veterans Support House, Tijuana, Mexico “A man who is good enough to shed his blood for his country is good enough to…


From Street Music to a Legendary Venue’s Anniversary: Denver’s Music Scene is Hot

With festivals and concert series from every genre, the live music scene in Denver is better than ever. DENVER, May 10, 2016 —- Denver has long been home to a robust live music scene; and this summer, with diverse venues, new and returning festivals and the celebration of Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre’s 75th Anniversary, The Mile High City affirms its position as one of the top live music destinations in the country. Denver rivals many U.S. cities known for their musical draws – especially as home to more live music venues than some better-known live music cities. There are several…