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Caesars Entertainment North American Properties Unite to Fight Breast Cancer With Guests In October

Employees look to drive change through awareness and fundraising campaigns all month
Press Release

LAS VEGAS, Sept. 26, 2012 / 3BL Media / PRNewswire/ -- During the month of October, 34 of Caesars Entertainment Corporation's North America properties will do their part to raise money to fight breast cancer and raise awareness of women's health issues during the company's inaugural Breast Cancer Awareness month initiative.

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Global Sustainability Goals Must Integrate Health

Novo Nordisk shares its views on the role of business in shaping a new set of global sustainability goals.
Press Release

(3BL Media) September 25, 2012 - Today, in New York, Novo Nordisk’s Executive Vice President Lise Kingo will kick-start the discussion on the role of business in shaping a new set of global sustainability goals to replace the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).   

At the event ‘Business, the MDGs and Beyond’ Lise Kingo will stress the need to take a systems perspective to the future sustainability goals and make partnerships the preferred mode of action.

Report: Cancer Now Leading Cause of Death in U.S. Hispanics

Tailored Interventions to Increase Access Is Key to Reducing Cancer Burden
Press Release

(3BL Media) Atlanta, GA - September 26, 2012 - A new report from American Cancer Society researchers finds that despite declining death rates, cancer has surpassed heart disease as the leading cause of death among Hispanics in the U.S. In 2009, the most recent year for which actual data are available, 29,935 people of Hispanic origin in the U.S. died of cancer, compared to 29,611 deaths from heart disease. Among non-Hispanic whites and African Americans, heart disease remains the number one cause of death.

One-Year Anniversary of United Nations Meeting on NonCommunicable Diseases Leading Health Organizations Cite Progress

Press Release

(3BL Media) Washington, DC – September 25, 2012 – One year ago today, the United Nations held a High-Level Meeting on non-communicable Diseases. Only the second meeting ever convened by the U.N. on a health issue, the conference was attended by John Seffrin, Ph.D., CEO of the American Cancer Society; Larry Hausner, CEO of the American Diabetes Association; and Nancy Brown, CEO of the American Heart Association.

Eliminating Pediatric AIDS

We’re working with partners to end new HIV infections in children by 2015 and keep their mothers alive.
Article

Approximately 900 children are newly infected with HIV every day, and nearly all of these children acquire HIV from their mothers during pregnancy, childbirth or breastfeeding.  However, effective, inexpensive and safe medical interventions that prevent HIV transmission to infants and protect the health of their mothers are available, even in settings where resources are constrained.

CVS Caremark Helps Launch The Partnership at Drugfree.org's National Campaign to Curb Teen Medicine Abuse

Company encourages millions of customers to "take the pledge" to help stop teen prescription abuse
Press Release

WOONSOCKET, R.I., Sept. 24, 2012 / 3BL Media / PRNewswire/ -- As part of CVS Caremark's sponsorship of The Partnership at Drugfree.org's The Medicine Abuse Project, which aims to prevent a half-million teens from abusing medicine over the next five years, the pharmacy innovation company announced today it will ask millions of its customers to take the project's pledge to learn about teen medicine abuse, to safeguard medicines in the home and to talk to teens about this issue.

GE's Corporate Citizenship Focuses on Sustainability Efforts That Benefit People, Planet, Economy

Press Release

(3BL Media) September 24, 2012 - GE focuses its citizenship efforts on creating solutions to some of the world’s toughest global challenges. Launched today, www.gecitizenship.com  aims to illuminate the Company’s widespread citizenship efforts throughout its businesses and around the globe with a focus on People, Planet and Economy.

Making it Personal – Nonprofit Storytelling Through Social Media

Blog

How many times in the past month have you been asked to make a donation to a nonprofit? Chances are, quite a few. Many consumers are now facing appeals for support on the street, in their email inboxes, over the phone and in the mail. Yet, a few savvy nonprofits are harnessing social media to break through the clutter, telling compelling, personal stories of the issues at hand rather than directly appealing for donations.

Sustainia Award Names Ten Finalists

Press Release

(3BL Media) Copenhagen - 20 September 2012 – The Sustainia initiative has just named the ten finalists for this year’s inaugural Sustainia Award, a new, global prize recognizing tangible and available sustainability solutions across sectors and markets.

The ten nominees will be present at a gala event in Copenhagen on 11 October, when former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, the Chair of the Award Committee, will announce the winner of the 2012 Sustainia Award.

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