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These Nigerian Women Are Fighting For Gender Equality and Maternal Health

These two reproductive health advocates are part of a new generation of changemakers.
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Amadi is one of 15 inspiring recipients of a small grant from Women Deliver, a global advocacy organization, and is part of a cohort of Women Deliver Young Leaders using technology provided by HP to improve access to comprehensive sexual and reproductive health education in Nigeria.  

"There was nothing to stop me": How a Young Entrepreneur Beat Ill Health to Build a Thriving Business

by Anna Bailey
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When Emilio Giordano decided to start his own business in 2014, he was facing a tough few months. Aged just 21, he was on the waiting list to have open-heart surgery for the fourth time. Giordano was born with the heart condition aortic stenosis – a narrowing of the aortic valve – that had seen him in and out of hospital since birth. “I was set to have the operation the previous year, but the doctors agreed to defer it until I finished uni,” he says. “Then, after I graduated, it was delayed. It was frustrating because I couldn’t apply for jobs.

Innovative My Special Aflac Duck™ Helping Lift Spirits for Thousands of Children with Cancer

One year after taking the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show by storm, Aflac's comforting robotic duck is helping kids across the nation cope with cancer treatments
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COLUMBUS, Ga., January 9, 2019 /3BL Media/ -- One year after being introduced to Americans at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, My Special Aflac Duck, a robotic comfort provider modeled after the famed Aflac Duck, is helping provide comfort and joy to thousands of children across the country. With more than 100 hospitals and childhood cancer care facilities in the United States registered to order ducks, to date, 2,063 have been distributed to children facing cancer.

Working and Living Without Limits

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Kris was raised on a farm, learning at a young age the definition of hard work and perseverance. After graduating with an undergrad degree in Electronic Engineering Technology, she began her career as an engineer and technical writer. Currently she is a Senior Advisor for IT Business Consulting at Dell Technologies. Yes, she is a rising female talent in the STEM industry, but there’s so much more to Kris.

VIDEO | Aflac CSR Hero Amanda Gordy Brings Hope to Families Facing Illness

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Amanda Gordy knew that Aflac was involved in helping the childhood cancer community, but it was not until her own daughter, Tynsley, was diagnosed with leukemia that she realized just how much. Today, Tynsley is out of treatment and Amanda is devoted to helping other families facing similar battles.

“It’s great to be a part of a community that just cares so much about philanthropy,” Amanda says.

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VIDEO | My Special Aflac Duck​™ Brings Smiles and Laughter to Children's Hospital

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The room was filled with smiles and laughter during the My Special Aflac Duck​™ delivery at Palmetto Health Children's Hospital​ in Columbia, South Carolina. The delivery followed more than 18 months of child-centered research aimed at creating a caring companion for children with cancer.

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VIDEO | Mohawk Cushions the Fight at 2018 Susan G. Komen 3-Day Series

Get to Know Some of This Year's Walkers and Hear Their Stories
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Each year, Mohawk meets inspiring participants at Susan G. Komen 3-Day events across the United States. Hear the stories and learn more about their journeys in this special video feature.

asthma & allergy friendly® Certification Mark Now More Accessible to Product Manufacturers

SCS Global Services now approved by Allergy Standards Limited to offer asthma & allergy friendly® certification
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CHICAGO, November 15, 2018 /3BL Media/  SCS Global Services (SCS) and Allergy Standards Limited (ASL) today are announcing an initiative aimed at growing the asthma & allergy friendly® certification program internationally.

Sweeten the Holidays with the 2018 Aflac Holiday Duck

Annual Aflac and Macy’s partnership focuses on helping children with cancer
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COLUMBUS, Ga., November 8, 2018 /3BL Media/ — Aflac, the leader in voluntary insurance sales at the worksite in the United States and a committed corporate ally in the cause to help defeat childhood cancer, today introduced its 2018 Aflac Holiday Duck. One hundred percent of net proceeds from sales of the limited-edition plush at select Macy’s nationwide and online benefit The Aflac Foundation, Inc. and will be distributed to participating hospitals across the country providing treatment and care to children with cancer.

'All in for Florida' Program Works to Intervene in Emergency Rooms in Opioid Overdose Cases

by Laura K. Wise
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The opioid crisis is one of the most serious threats to public health in America since the crack/cocaine epidemic of the 1980s. According to the Drug Abuse Warning Network, there were 2,252 deaths associated with cocaine in 1988, while the CDC has estimated that around 66 percent of the more than 63,600 drug overdose deaths in 2016 involved an opioid.

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