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Hundreds brave the rain to take part in MoRunning for charity

Archived, 12 days ago From nottinghampost.com 

Nottingham, U K - The eighth annual race for MoRunning, which encourages participants of all ages and abilities to get involved in either the 5k or 10k courses, took place today.

Temperatures plummeted to five degrees and rain fell at the start line, bu ...

Global push to eradicate malaria boosted by $29M grant

Archived, 13 days ago From universityofcalifornia.edu 

San Francisco, CALIFORNIA - The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has awarded UC San Francisco’s Global Health Group’s Malaria Elimination Initiative (MEI) a four-year grant of $29 million to accelerate malaria elimination in Asia Pacific and Southern Africa and advance malaria e ...

AC fire fighters union kicks off MDA drive

Archived, 14 days ago From pressofatlanticcity.com 

Pleasantville, NEW JERSEY - Members of the IAFF Local S-18, which represents the resort's fire fighters, along with the Muscular Dystrophy Association, will kick off the fire fighters' annual Fill the Boot fundraising campaign to help save and improve the lives of people fighti ...

Outlander's Sam Heughan named Bloodwise charity president for Scotland

Archived, 14 days ago From dailyrecord.co.uk 

Glasgow, U K - Sam Heughan, star of the hit STARZ series Outlander, has been named Scotland President for blood cancer charity Bloodwise.

Sam, who has been fund raising to beat blood cancer since 2011, says he is honoured to be part of the Bloodwise ...

March of Dimes grant educates families at risk for delivering pre-term infants

Archived, 14 days ago From edmondsun.com 

Edmond, OKLAHOMA - Expectant mothers who experience complications during pregnancy will have access education and resources providing comfort and support thanks to a March of Dimes grant to OU Physicians Prenatal Diagnostic Center.

The $26,000 grant will ...

European Union supports efforts to reduce malnutrition in Chad

Archived, 14 days ago From wfp.org 

Rome, ITALY - The European Union has announced its support for the local production of fortified complementary food in Chad. The joint 3-year project (2016-2019) will be implemented by several United Nations agencies (FAO, WHO, WFP, UNICEF) in partnership with th ...

UNICEF takes Lassa fever campaign to Anambra

Archived, 14 days ago From vanguardngr.com 

Lagos, NIGERIA - Following the recent outbreak of Lassa fever that claimed three lives in Anambra State, including a medical doctor, the United Nations Children’s Fund, UNICEF, has mounted an enlightenment campaign in five local government areas in the state believed ...

American Diabetes Association® issues resolution and launches petition calling for access to affordable insulin

Archived, 15 days ago From prnewswire.com 

New York, NEW YORK - As the cost of insulin climbs, millions of Americans with diabetes are paying a steep price to stay alive. The American Diabetes Association® (Association) today announces a resolution and the launch of a petition calling on all entities in the insul ...

WHO welcomes global health funding for malaria vaccine

Archived, 15 days ago From who.int 

Geneva, SWITZERLAND - The world’s first malaria vaccine will be rolled out in pilot projects in sub-Saharan Africa, WHO confirmed today. Funding is now secured for the initial phase of the programme and vaccinations are due to begin in 2018.

The vaccine, kn ...

Sofia Vergara joins young cancer patient in heartfelt holiday charity videos

Archived, 15 days ago From people.com 

New York, NEW YORK - Sofia Vergara is encouraging audiences to give back this holiday season.

The Modern Family actress, along with fellow A-listers Jennifer Aniston, Michael Strahan, Jimmy Kimmel and Luis Fonsi, have teamed up with St. Jude Children’s Res ...

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