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Celebrities back summer running challenge for dementia

Archived, 10 days ago From charitytoday.co.uk 

London, U K - A BAFTA award-winning actress, much-loved TV personality and model-turned-fitness guru are calling on people of all ages to take part in a running event this summer to raise funds to tackle dementia.

The challenge comes as a YouGov sur ...

First center dedicated to mom and baby safety created by March of Dimes and partners

Archived, 10 days ago From prnewswire.com 

New York, NEW YORK - The first-ever center in the United States dedicated exclusively to improving safety for pregnant women and babies has been established through grants from The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and Joe Kiani/Masimo Corporation to the March of Dimes i ...

Hundreds of women pound round Pendennis Point in Falmouth Race for Life

Archived, 11 days ago From falmouthpacket.co.uk 

Falmouth, U K - Hundreds of women were in the pink at Gyllyngvase Beach on Sunday with as they united in their efforts to conquer cancer.

Women of all ages came together to take part in Cancer Research UK's Race for Life, which saw them walk or run fi ...

German AIDS charity pledges to achieve zero HIV diagnoses by 2020

Archived, 11 days ago From dw.com 

Bonn, GERMANY - More than 84,000 people in Germany suffer from HIV. In a country where contracting the virus no longer means certain death, the Deutsche AIDS-Hilfe hopes to eradicate HIV diagnoses by raising awareness of HIV tests.

"I knew it was too ...

WHO appoints Amitabh Bachchan as Goodwill Ambassador for hepatitis

Archived, 11 days ago From ndtv.com 

New Delhi, INDIA - The World Health Organisation or WHO today appointed Amitabh Bachchan as its goodwill ambassador for hepatitis in South-East Asia region to boost awareness and intensify action to arrest the epidemic.

Announcing the decision here, WHO' ...

St. Baldrick's events combine to combat childhood cancer

Archived, 11 days ago From hometownlife.com 

McLean, VIRGINIA - The planning committee for one of the largest St. Baldrick’s events in the state announced a merger this year.

The Plymouth ROC St. Baldrick’s event will be joining forces with the Walled Lake (Lakes Area) event for this year’s efforts ...

Walkers step out in force for the Stroke Association

Archived, 11 days ago From scunthorpetelegraph.co.uk 

Scunthorpe, U K - Walkers stepped out in force this morning in Scunthorpe Central Part in aid of the Stroke Association.

The "Step Out For Stroke" was open to all ages and abilities, stroke survivors and their families, to raise awareness of the associa ...

DRC: Team dispatched following Ebola confirmation

Archived, 11 days ago From msf.org 

Geneva, SWITZERLAND - One case of Ebola has been confirmed by the World Health Organisation (WHO) in the Likati health zone of Bas Uele Province in the north of the Democratic Republic of Congo. A total of nine cases, including three deaths are so far being investigated.< ...

WHO responds to resurgent cholera in Yemen

Archived, 14 days ago From emro.who.int 

Cairo, EGYPT - The World Health Organization (WHO) and partners are responding to an upsurge in cholera transmission in several parts of Yemen that has claimed 51 lives and caused around 2752 suspected cases since 27 April 2017.

WHO has rapidly distr ...

United Way releases thousands for local health programs

Archived, 14 days ago From columbiatribune.com 

Columbia, MISSOURI - Health initiatives provided by numerous Boone County organizations will receive a financial boost with new funding from the Heart of Missouri United Way.

The United Way announced more than $484,000 in 2017-18 spending on 10 local not-f ...

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