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All Good, All Year Pedals on with Cycle for Survival Fundraiser

by Michael Valentino
Blog

Another year, another Team Viacom success story.

In a continuing tradition central to Viacommunity’s All Good, All Year initiative, 24 Team Viacom employees in  New York and Los Angeles joined the battle to beat rare cancers by participating in Cycle for Survival’s 12th year of rides, helping to raise some of the more than $40 million in critical funds that the organization has raised for rare cancer research this season alone.

Good Sports, FOX Sports Supports and FOX Sports "Magnify" Series Team up to Bring Sports Equipment to Chicago Youth

21st Century Fox Will Match Every Donation to Good Sports Made Through www.goodsports.org/shotinthedark, Dollar-for-Dollar, Up to $25,000
Press Release

LOS ANGELES, March 16, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Good Sports has teamed up with FOX Sports Supports and FOX Sports Films’ MAGNIFY documentary “Shot in the Dark,” providing sports and fitness opportunities to the youth of Chicago. Supporters of the initiative can visit www.goodsports.org/shotinthedark to personally handpick sports equipment that will be directly donated by Good Sports to the youth programs in Chicago.

Scotia Launches Chirpy’s Kiddy Cricket Manual

By Jelani Beckles, Trinidad and Tobago Newsday
Article

President of Cricket West Indies Dave Cameron wants over 300,000 children in the Caribbean to benefit from the Kiddy Cricket Scotiabank Chirpy’s Classroom Adventure Academic Manual.

Continue reading on Trinidad and Tobago Newsday

Healthy Kids Make Healthy Adults

By François-Pierre Martin, Nestlé Institute of Health Sciences
Article

The nutrition and lifestyle choices we make when we’re young can have major consequences for our health later in life.

The number of overweight or obese children has reached worrying levels, including in early childhood. In the UK, for example, more than a third of children are overweight or obese. These children are likely to remain obese into their adult life, with a higher chance of developing type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular diseases at a younger age.

‘Plogging’ - Scandinavian Fitness Trend of Collecting Litter While Jogging Comes to America

New European exercise craze integrated into a health app for first time, with support from Keep America Beautiful
Press Release

STAMFORD, Conn., February 15, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Lifesum, has become the first health app to allow its users (25 million internationally) to log and track ‘plogging’: an emerging environmentally conscious exercise craze from Scandinavia in which people integrate the collection of litter within their jogging workout. The move has been supported by Keep America Beautiful, which has served as the nation’s nonprofit steward of litter prevention for more than six decades.

Smithfield Foundation Awards Scholarship to Iowa State University Senior

Blog

Shelby Dickes is a senior at Iowa State University and a Smithfield Foundation scholarship recipient. She is studying athletic training and plans to study dietetics in graduate school. Shelby plans to be a college athletic trainer and ultimately plans to work with Olympic wrestlers.

Since its inception, the Smithfield Foundation has been proud to provide educational scholarships to the dependent children and grandchildren of full-time and retired employees. To date, the Smithfield Foundation has awarded over 650 annual scholarships worth more than $4 million.

Gildan Glow Run Lights Up the Night for Communities in Latin America

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The brightest night in the city once again raised a total of more than $100,000 for communities in Honduras, Nicaragua and Dominican Republic. The Glow Run, a 5k run and fundraising event, united more than 12,000 Gildan employees and their families at the end of 2017 to celebrate a night of physical activity and entertainment in support of their communities.

Sodexo Partners With ANA Enterprise to Transform the Health and Wellness of America’s 3.6 Million Nurses

Press Release

SILVER SPRING, Md., January 25, 2018 /3BL Media/ - The ANA Enterprise today announced Sodexo has joined the Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation™ (HNHN) Grand Challenge as a major partner in support of this transformative initiative.    

Taking a Day at the Clearbrook Funfest

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Forty Astellas employees from Astellas US Technologies (AUST) took a day to volunteer at the Clearbrook Funfest in Rolling Meadows, Illinois.  AUST employees represented Supply Chain, Product Security, Project and Product Management and Quality Assurance Americas.

Keep That Resolution: It Can Yield More Than You Think

By: Lorna Donatone
Blog

This past year, I did the unthinkable and followed through on a resolution. And, by following through, my CrossFit journey didn’t just help me find my abs; it also gave me a crash course in business endurance and career success.

The start was all mental obstacles. My career had forced me to ruthlessly prioritize my time. I fit in exercise, but it was more of a squeeze-in than a priority.

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