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Southwest Airlines Flight Attendant Takes Flight and Returns to Work with the Help of St. Luke's Community in Spokane

Carrier Sponsors Airplane Therapy Module At St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute to Help Patients Experience and Prepare for Real-Life Travel After Injury or Illness
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In 2012, Southwest Airlines landed at the St. Luke’s Community in Spokane, Washington, a 2,200 square foot real-life therapy area at St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute dedicated to helping people recover after an injury or illness. A portion of a fuselage sponsored by Southwest Airlines was retrofitted to be part of St. Luke’s therapy program, the region’s only level I trauma rehabilitation hospital.  Now, the partnership has given one of Southwest’s own Flight Attendants, Kate Ordorizzi, the Freedom to Fly and return to work following an injury.

Lilly NCD Partnership Launches in Brazil


Today's guest blog comes from Lilly's Vice President of Global Health Programs and Access, Dr. Evan Lee.

Candelaria, a Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold company, provides infrastructure for community in Chile

Press Release

September 3, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Candelaria, a Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold company, joined the festivities marking the recent Chilean Indigenous New Year, providing a water well and water rights, electric generator and discharge pump to the nearby community of Colla Serranía Poblete.

The well and equipment will help ensure a critical water supply for the community’s agricultural activities.

Community representatives expressed their appreciation for the project by performing a ritual in honor of Pacha Mama, or Mother Earth, as part of the New Year celebrations.

Union Pacific Crew's Early Action Saves Middle School from Fire


If you see something, say something. It's a national homeland security slogan, but two Union Pacific (UP) employees took it to heart for a local community and saved the Galva, Kan., middle school from completely going up in flames.

The Campus Kitchens Project to Serve Its Two Millionth Meal

Students raise awareness of hunger and food waste across the country
Press Release

WASHINGTON, July 31, 2013 /3BL Media/ – The Campus Kitchens Project will serve its two millionth meal on August 6 in Washington, D.C. Student leaders from across the country will gather and demonstrate their power to use resources on campus to fight hunger and reduce food waste.

AmeriCares to Launch Stamford Free Clinic

Program expansion to benefit thousands without health insurance
Press Release

STAMFORD, Conn., July 30, 2013 /3BL Media /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ - AmeriCares is opening a free clinic in Stamford to serve thousands of low-income residents without health insurance. When it debuts this fall, the AmeriCares clinic will be the only free clinic in Stamford where 20 percent of the population is uninsured and Stamford Hospital has the second highest rate of uncompensated care in the state.

Think Your Cell Phone is the Only Product Funding Armed Conflict? Think Again.

Daily Use of Conflict Minerals

Since Dodd-Frank Section 1502 was passed “Conflict Minerals” have become industry buzz words.

Conflict Minerals are minerals mined in conditions of armed conflict and human rights abuses, notably in the eastern provinces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The minerals, also known as 3TG are: Tantalum (Columbite-Tantalite), Tin (Cassiterite), Tungsten (Wolframite) and Gold.

Lilly Employee Honored For Helping Increase Diversity in Clinical Trials


by David Marbaugh

I have the pleasure of bragging about one of our employees, Dr. Coleman Obasaju, who has just earned the National Medical Association’s top honor, the Scroll of Merit Award.

Coleman sees problems – and he tackles them.


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