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MK5K: 10 Years And Running!

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More than 1,300 participants laced-up their running shoes for the 10th annual MK5K in Addison, Texas to benefit The Mary Kay Foundation and their mission to eliminate cancers affecting women and end domestic violence. Since October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Domestic Violence Awareness Month, this event was the perfect way to give back to these two worthy causes.

MK5Ks Across The Country

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On Saturday, thousands of participants and hundreds of volunteers participated in MK5K®s across the United States to raise money for The Mary Kay Foundation. So far, runners and walkers raised more than $113,000 to fight breast cancer and domestic violence. Our Northeast Branch held it’s MK5K on September 27th. Here are a few pictures from some of those events.

Thanks so much to our participants!

Lilly: Trailblazer Award Holds Special Meaning

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Today's guest blog comes from Lilly's Senior Director of Corporate Responsibility, Rob Smith.

Last week, the PM360 Trailblazer Awards in New York City named Lilly the Pharmaceutical/Biotech Company of the Year. As I accepted the honor on behalf of our company, I thought about what this award says about the impact we make on people and communities across the globe.

Lilly: Counting Down to Global Day of Service

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In just one week, more than 8,400 Lilly employees in nearly 60 countries will embark upon our seventh annual Global Day of Service. Since its inception in 2008, our volunteers have given nearly 625,000 hours of service back to the communities where we work and live. That’s 625,000 hours of service translated into hundreds of projects, from murals and plantings to work tying directly to our business strengths.
 

Four Carnival Cruise Line Ships Earn Perfect 100 Health Inspection Scores in Past Month

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Four Carnival Cruise Lines ships have earned perfect 100 scores on their most recent public health inspections this past month. 

Carnival Liberty, Carnival Magic and Carnival Triumph each scored 100 on their respective United States Public Health (U.S.P.H.) inspections, while Carnival Splendor earned a perfect score during its inspection by Health Canada.  This marks the 12th time a Carnival ship has earned a perfect health inspection score this year.

For World Sight Day, Watch Enactus Students Help Provide Affordable Eye Care

Celebrate World Sight Day and watch a video of Enactus students who help provide affordable eye care
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“By training villagers to diagnose common vision problems, you effectively create a dedicated workforce of micro-opticians that can make and sell glasses to people in their communities, while also providing for their families.”

-Muhtar Kent, Chairman and CEO of the Coca-Cola Company, talking about the project OneDollarGlasses by the Enactus Technical University of Munich team in Germany.

Liquid Detergent Pods Pose Risk to Children’s Eye Health

Attractive to kids, detergent pods should be kept out of reach to help prevent ocular injury, reports new study in the Journal of AAPOS
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San Francisco, CA, October 8, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Liquid laundry and dishwasher detergent pods are an emerging source of chemical exposure in children. When squeezed or bitten into, these pods can burst and send detergent into the mouth, nose, and eyes. A new report published in the current issue of the Journal of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (AAPOS) cautions that these products should be kept away from children because the bursting detergent pods can cause significant corneal injury.

Combined Behavioral Support and Medication Offers Smokers Best Chance of Quitting

Researchers demonstrate that smoking cessation clinical trial results translate effectively into the “real world,” reports Mayo Clinic Proceedings
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Rochester, MN, October 8, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Numerous randomized clinical trials have shown the effectiveness of the two major forms of smoking cessation treatment – behavioral support and medication - in helping smokers quit. Researchers have now demonstrated that this approach can successfully translate to the “real world” and that a combination of the two treatments offers almost a threefold chance of success over attempts to quit without using a cessation aid. Their findings are published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings.

Baxter Recognized for Commitment to Women's Healthcare Careers

Employee Engagement Integral to Sustainability Program Success
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DEERFIELD, Ill., October 8, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Baxter International Inc. (NYSE: BAX) has been recognized for its sustainability leadership by several external organizations, including the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association’s 2014 ACE Award for commitment to advancing women's careers in the healthcare industry and the Dow Jones Sustainability Index. Record participation in environmental and wellness sustainability programs has sparked additional innovative ideas from employees to help the company achieve its sustainability goals.

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