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Improving Youth Fitness and Nutrition


A Taste of General Mills

General Mills has been at the forefront of encouraging active lifestyles for decades. In my role as Program Officer for the General Mills Foundation’s Hunger and Nutrition Wellness grant making, I was well aware of this fact.

What I did not know was that the company’s legacy of enhancing youth nutrition and fitness dates back nearly 60 years.

Direct Relief…When You Need It Most


By Richard Smith

FedEx and Direct Relief (formerly Direct Relief International) have a relationship that goes back more than 20 years.  From Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005, to numerous tsunamis and floods in Asia, to the earthquake in Haiti in 2010; FedEx has worked closely with Direct Relief to deliver much-needed aid to disaster-affected areas both domestically and abroad.

Paul Dewar Sponsor of Canadian Conflict Minerals Bill To Speak In Los Angeles Next Month

Global Leaders Gather for Conflict Minerals Symposium August 21-22
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Canadian NDP Take World Stage Announcing Conflict Minerals Bill


Cisco Connected Healthy Kids Program Improves Access to Specialized Pediatric Care

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Cisco on YouTube

Leading healthcare organizations around the world are using Cisco virtual technologies to provide access to specialized pediatric care for patients regardless of where they live.


Sanofi US Named a Fit-Friendly Worksite

Recognized by the American Heart Association for meeting criteria for Employee Wellness
Press Release

July 12, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Sanofi businesses across our U.S. organization have been collectively recognized as a Gold Level Recipient of the American Heart Association’s Fit-Friendly Worksites Recognition program.

The Fit-Friendly Worksites program acknowledges employers who champion the health of their employees and work to create a culture of physical activity and health in the workplace.

According to the American Heart Association, Sanofi received Gold Level recognition for:

Cisco Cooperates with UFCH to Launch "Connected Healthy Children China Program"

Implementing a collaborative model to accelerate the development of regional healthcare, while benefitting underserved children
Press Release

Beijing, July 10, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Cisco and the United Foundation for Children’s Health (UFCH) have jointly announced the launch of a “Connected Healthy Children China Program.” In addition to a cash donation of RMB 1 million to the program, Cisco has also deployed its collaboration and Cisco WebEx® technology solutions in support of the initiative. Cisco and UFCH have committed the expertise and resources of both parties.

Happy Independence Month: Urban Farming Helps Our Shared Environment

A Tower Garden can help alleviate water issues while providing food security

Looking back three and a half billion years ago to the origins of life, there existed a “primordial soup” of molecules and microorganisms that would later become…us, the human species. Although science hasn’t uncovered every step along our evolutionary journey, we do know one crucial element that is necessary for the creation and maintenance of life on earth: liquid water.

EU Brands Unite After Bangladesh Disaster, U.S. Falls Behind


The devastating aftermath from the collapse of a Bangladesh factory in April, left 1,129 people dead and retailers under fire. European industries since have united together to prevent furthermore fatalities for garment factory workers. A total of 70 companies have joined the five-year legal global agreement, in which over the next nine months they will be conducting inspections of Bangladesh factories and renovation. Approximately 800 to a 1000 factories will be under evaluation. Out of the 70 retailers that have pledged to create a safe environment, only a few are American. 

Enbridge Ride: Personal Experience Fuels Passion


At the beginning of each of Enbridge’s four Rides to Conquer Cancer a solemn ceremony is conducted. In a moment of silence to commemorate the friends, family and riders who have died in the past year, riders escort a riderless bicycle to the start line.

Devon Smibert rode in all four of the rides — Ontario, Quebec, British Columbia and Alberta — in 2012 and he always found that moment particularly poignant.

Bringing Healthcare Up to Speed in an Ancient Land


The GE Foundation boosts medical efforts in a re-emerging Cambodia

Dararith Lim and his family had no other option. His father was an engineer and his mother a nurse. If the Khmer Rouge knew how well educated they were, they would have been killed; as his uncle and aunt, both doctors, had already been. In the mid-70′s, when Pol Pot’s men swept through the country and hauled the “elites” off to the killing fields, Dararith and his parents left their home, pretended to be uneducated, and were taken out to work the rice fields instead. 


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