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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. 

Merck Foundation Supports New Programs to Improve Care for Alzheimer’s Patients and Caregivers in the United States

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KENILWORTH, N.J., August 15, 2018 /3BL Media/ -- The Merck Foundation (the Foundation) is supporting two new programs to improve the health and wellbeing of vulnerable individuals living with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers. With a focus on underserved rural and urban populations in New England and Minnesota, these programs are part of the Foundation’s $5 million effort to reduce disparities in health care for underserved communities affected by Alzheimer’s.

SC Johnson Insect Experts Debunk 5 Common Myths About Using Personal Insect Repellents

Scientists get candid about active ingredients found in many insect repellents
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RACINE, Wis., August 13, 2018 /3BL Media/– Whether you’ve been spending the summer in your backyard, at the beach or hiking in the woods, you’ve probably encountered familiar insects like mosquitoes and ticks – and their bites. The insect experts at the SC Johnson Institute of Insect Science for Family Health want to help you and your family defend yourselves from bug bites. Their advice: Planning for the insects you will meet outdoors is the first step to enjoying summer fun.

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.

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.

Three New Seasons of MTV Shuga to Promote Sexual Health in Africa

By Nicole Bitette
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The MTV drama series Shuga is hoping to help millions of young viewers protect themselves from HIV with three new seasons of the show airing across southern Africa and Francophone west Africa. Unitaid, the MTV Staying Alive Foundation, and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine will contri

Aflac Partners with National Dance Marathon Leadership Conference for Corporate Social Responsibility Education

By Brian Golden
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In 2018, Aflac joined the Miracle Network Dance Marathon movement as partners for the annual Dance Marathon Leadership Conference (DMLC). DMLC fosters collaboration by sharing resources, best practices, and trends in peer-to-peer fundraising for participants involved with Dance Marathon programs at over 300 colleges and universities throughout North America.

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