Chronic Illness CSR News

Video | A Macy’s Parade Sneak Peek for a Family Facing Pediatric Cancer


It’s been a challenging year for 10-year-old Teryn Buster. But on November 3, her spirits were flying high — as the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade balloons recently did — during a visit to Macy’s Parade Studio in Moonachie, New Jersey, headquarters of the world-famous parade. Inside this warehouse is where most of the parade’s balloons and floats are constructed.

Buster was on the trip of her young lifetime.

Bali's Plant-Based Eco-Adventure

Wellness Seekers Flock to Bali for a Healing Food Immersion
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Come with us as we visit the magical Island of Bali, Indonesia for a two week plant-based raw food immersion at the beautiful and mystical Svarga Loka Resort in Ubud. Led by world renown master raw chef and cookbook author Sayuri Tanaka, the course provides a powerful framework for the tools and techniques needed to raise your vibration through raw vegan cuisine – from sprouting, dehydrating and holistic nutrition to flavor balancing and plating.

INFOGRAPHIC | Merck Foundation Launches Bridging the Gap in Diabetes Care

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The Merck Foundation has launched Bridging the Gap, a five-year initiative to help improve diabetes care and health outcomes for vulnerable and underserved populations in the United States.

The Diabetes Research Institute: Moving Groundbreaking Research From the Lab to Patients


November is Diabetes Awareness month, and a time to elevate the dialogue about how this disease affects millions of people across the world. For those living with and managing the disease every day, a world free from the pain and suffering of diabetes is the ultimate dream.

While there are many organizations that raise awareness about diabetes, the Diabetes Research Institute is unique in its singular focus on a cure. Our dedication to curing diabetes now is a testament to the belief that tomorrow is not soon enough to cure those living with diabetes.

The Impact a Wish Has on Children With Life-Threatening Medical Conditions


While you may be familiar with the work of Make-A-Wish® Mid-Atlantic, you may not know the impact a wish experience can have on not only local wish kids, but also their families, medical teams, volunteers and even local community supporters. Serving children who reside in Maryland, the District of Columbia and northern Virginia since 1983, Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic has granted the wishes of more than 9,500 children fighting illnesses such as cancer, pediatric AIDS, cystic fibrosis, Duchene’s muscular dystrophy and heart disease.

Keeping the Magic Alive for Children Living With Life-Threatening Illnesses


Each year 27,000 children in the United States are diagnosed with a life-threatening illness. For these children, simple surprises and joys of life are eclipsed by doctors’ visits, hospital stays, medical tests and treatments. The lives of their family members shift to a place of fear and stress.

MLBPA Award Winners to Direct $260,000 in Players Trust Grants to Support Variety of Causes

Since 1996 the Major League Baseball Players Trust has provided $4.7 million to charitable organizations selected by Players Choice Awards winners

Anthony Rizzo of the Chicago Cubs, a cancer survivor himself, knew right away he would steer the $50,000 grant he won as the 2017 Marvin Miller Man of the Year to one of the beneficiaries of the charity he founded five years ago to help kids with cancer and their families.

“On the field you want to do things the right way, play the game the right way and off the field I really try to use the platform we’ve been provided to go out and help,” the ever-friendly first baseman said after winning the prestigious honor during the 26th Players Choice Awards.

“On the Road with eBay Motors” Crosses the Finish Line at SEMA

A one-of-a-kind 1967 Ford Mustang raises $55,000 for diabetes research.

eBay Motors concluded its summer-long “On the Road” tour at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas by auctioning off a custom 1967 Mustang Fastback through eBay for Charity.

Bidding on the custom-rebuilt 1967 Mustang started on Monday, October 23 at $1967 and closed today at $55,000, all of which will be given to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF). The JDRF charity auction was created in a partnership with Ford Motor Company.

Jens’s Story​: ​The Power of Precision Medicine, Personalized Care & A Brave Kid

by Heather Wilson

Jens Hildreth is a fun-loving 8-year-old. He smiles a lot. He is on the move – a lot.  And he asks questions – a lot! Sam, when is the kid’s library open? Hey Bill, when is your partner coming to the security desk? Jens seems to know everyone at Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital (HDVCH) in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Providing a "Different Kind of Healing" to Seriously Ill Children and Their Families


In addition to their medical concerns, seriously ill children experience a multitude of emotional challenges including isolation, fear and uncertainty. When Paul Newman founded The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp in 1988, he wanted to provide these children with a hideout where they could escape their illness and just be kids. What he didn’t anticipate was the incredible healing impact of being surrounded by others who understood the challenges they face.


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