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Pedaling for a Cure

Team ScottsMiracle-Gro participates in Pelotonia’s 10th anniversary bike tour.
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Over 100 associates from ScottsMiracle-Gro recently participated in Pelotonia.

Pelotonia is an annual bike tour and nonprofit organization based in Columbus, Ohio, that raises money for cancer research at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC – James).

The associate group, known as Team ScottsMiracle-Gro, has been raising money for Pelotonia since the beginning of the year. Hundreds of associates from around the world have made donations to this year’s team.

VIDEO | Josh and Chloe - My Special Aflac Duck™ and CMN Hospitals

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Our good friends Josh Sundquist and Chloe Davison understand what it’s like to battle and beat childhood cancer. While they were fortunate to overcome their diagnosis, there are still thousands of children across the country facing cancer today. 

VIDEO | Teen Flies Around World Solo to Raise Money for Family Friend's 8-Year-Old with Brain Cancer

Logan specifically did the flight for 8-year-old Ethan of Atlanta who is battling a rare form of pediatric brain cancer.
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A 19-year-old pilot spent less than a month flying around the world to raise awareness for pediatric cancer research. 

Logan Tinley, who has been a pilot for a little over a year, specifically did the flight for 8-year-old Ethan Lassiter of Atlanta who is battling a rare form of pediatric brain cancer.

Watch the video and read the full article on 11ALIVE.com.

For Some Kids, Summer's Not so Healthy When School Lunch Goes Away

How community centers fill the gap
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It’s August, and we’re well in to the heat of summer. It should be a carefree time for children, but for those who depend on the National School Lunch Program during the school year, summer may mean poor nutrition, even hunger.

Carnival Puts the ‘Fun’ in Fundraising for the Children’s Hospital at Westmead

Carnival Cruise Line’s ‘Wiggle for Westmead’ Raises Funds to Purchase Vital Equipment for the Grace Centre at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead
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August 7, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Thanks to the generosity of Carnival Cruise Line’s guests and the success of the Wiggle for Westmead program, Carnival donated new medical equipment to the Grace Centre at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead.

To celebrate the donation, Carnival Cruise Line Vice President Australia, Jennifer Vandekreeke and Carnival Spirit Captain, Vittorio Marchi joined Medical Director for the Grace Centre, Professor Nadia Badawi in a celebratory Wiggle for Westmead.

Merck Foundation and Marshall Health Announce New Initiative to Address Opioid Epidemic in West Virginia

Merck Foundation Pledges $2 Million as First Private-Sector Partner
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KENILWORTH, N.J., August 1, 2018 /3BL Media/ – The Merck Foundation (the Foundation) is supporting a new initiative with Marshall Health to launch the Great Rivers Regional System for Addiction Care (the System) to address areas hit hardest by the opioid epidemic in West Virginia.

Carnivorous Plant Inspires Sustainable Mosquito-Control Device

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Nature-inspired mosquito-control device from Cornell team is finalist in the Biomimicry Global Design Challenge.

By Stephen D'Angelo
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Nature-inspired mosquito-control device from Cornell team is finalist in the Biomimicry Global Design Challenge.

WATCH | Miss America 2018 Cara Mund Talks With Childhood Cancer Survivor Chloe Davison About My Special Aflac Duck

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See why 2018 Miss America Cara Mund and Chloe Davison, childhood cancer survivor, are excited about My Special Aflac Duck™, which Aflac is giving to newly diagnosed pediatric cancer patients in the U.S. free of charge in hopes of providing a comforting companion during treatment. 

WATCH | Cara Mund, 2018 Miss America and CMN Ambassador, Shares Thoughts on My Special Aflac Duck

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Cara Mund, Miss America 2018 and Children's Miracle Network Hospitals Ambassador, shares why My Special Aflac Duck™ is a comforting companion for children facing cancer. 

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