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A Postscript To The Conventions: Nonprofits Are Part Of The Solution

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President Barack Obama and presidential candidate Governor Mitt Romney each addressed the nation’s major challenges in their recent convention speeches. With different perspectives and emphases, the candidates spoke to some or all of these issues: job creation and economic recovery, deficit reduction, education, healthcare, alternative energy development, and the elimination of poverty. In addition to the solutions offered by the candidates, the “third sector”--nonprofit organizations--can be a vital partner to the government and business sectors in achieving success.

CVS Caremark to Sponsor The Partnership at Drugfree.org Campaign to Curb Medicine Abuse

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Five-year goal is to prevent half a million teens from abusing prescription drugs and over-the-counter medicines

The Partnership's "Medicine Abuse Project" will launch the week of September 23-29, 2012

Unprecedented Donation by Korean Stem Cell Leader: Dr. Jeong-Chan Ra of RNL Bio announces the donation of 90% of his wealth

Stressing the "importance of corporate responsibility," Dr. Ra's donations will advance social institutions dedicated to helping patients with retractable diseases
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SEOUL, South Korea, Sept. 8, 2012 / 3BL Media /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Jeong-Chan Ra, founder and largest shareholder of RNL Bio (www.rnl.co.kr), an international biotechnology research and development firm, has pledged to give away 90% of his personal wealth over the next 10 years to promote social causes consistent with the values of human life.  Dr. Ra will donate 90% privately owned equity, equity-related bonds, warrants and other assets of RNL Bio Co.

Micro Advocacy for Macro Schedules

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One of the biggest barriers to supporting a cause or nonprofit can boil down to one simple factor: time. Today's consumers are busier than ever and fitting in the simplest routine tasks can be challenging. Recognizing this, a few organizations have sought to change the very paradigm of advocacy, creating opportunities for consumers to easily infuse cause support into their daily lives, while still retaining a sense of accomplishment and community.

AWEARNESS, The Kenneth Cole Foundation, Announces Opening Of The Kenneth Cole Haiti Health Center

Kenneth Cole Launches Retail Program to Raise Continued Funds for Center
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(3BL Media) New York, NY - September 7, 2012 - AWEARNESS, The Kenneth Cole Foundation, announces the opening of the Kenneth Cole Haiti Health Center (KCHHC) at St. Mary’s Hospital in Cité Soleil, Haiti—one of the most challenging and underserved areas in the Western Hemisphere. The KCHHC will provide disease prevention, treatment, and education by empowering and supplying local Haitian leaders with the tools necessary to sustain a healthy community.

Meet Dr. Priya Grewal

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Meet Dr. Priya Grewal, Regional Dental Director at Kool Smiles. Her passion to help underserved communities took her all across the globe. Today, she continues that mission with the Kool Smiles team.

From Adversity to Advocacy

The Healing Power of the Greater Good
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I’ve met a lot of amazing people lately while working on my new book Gifts from the Train Station, people who had their lives knocked by everything from cancer to car accidents but held on to hope and not only survived but went on to do great things with the second chance they were given.  By working for the greater good and reaching out to help others, they also healed themselves.  One of these inspiring people was Jeff Bell, author, ra

Organic Foods Are Healthier For You (and for everything else that lives on planet Earth)

A Response to the Recent Stanford University Meta-study
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by Rodney North

You may have heard about a new meta-study by researchers at Stanford University that looked into the health benefits of organic foods.  It was covered by the New York Times, NPR, TV news programs and others.  

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