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Colonel Sanders Accepts the #ALSIceBucketChallenge

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Yum! Global Newsroom: Community

Colonel Sanders is getting in on the chilly action of a social movement that's raising money for ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) awareness.

In a new video posted to KFC's YouTube channel, the Colonel not only douses himself with a KFC bucket of ice water but also challenges a few others to do the same. Take a look.

Join the HP Living Progress Exchange online forum Sept. 9

by Gabi Zedlmayer

How can we create a better future for everyone, together?

On Sept. 9, leaders in government, business, academia and civil society will join me and other HP colleagues in an online forum to address this question at the first global HP Living Progress Exchange.

AECOM Blog — YALI Reflections: Three ideas to help sustain Africa


As part of AECOM's sponsorship of more than 20 Fellows in the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI), a program originated by U.S. President Barack Obama, AECOM Chief Sustainability Officer Gary Lawrence mentored the group on sustainability.

Quest Diagnostics & Athena Diagnostics ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

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Over 65 employees of Quest Diagnostics and its neurology diagnostics business Athena Diagnostics accepted the ALS #IceBucketChallenge outside Quest’s new state-of-the-art laboratory in Marlborough, Massachusetts. Athena provides highly advanced ALS genetic testing services.

Carnival Cruise Lines Presents $10,000 Check to Frisco RoughRiders Representing Proceeds from Season-Long 'Pass the Boot' Promotion

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August 27, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Carnival Cruise Lines - Texas' largest cruise operator - presented the Frisco RoughRiders, the Double-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers, with a $10,000 check representing the proceeds from the "Pass the Boot" promotion during this season's home games.

As the Official Cruise Line of the Frisco RoughRiders, Carnival matched monetary donations made by fans during the Texas League tradition of "Passing the Boot" for the RoughRiders Foundation, team and individual players after each RoughRiders' home run.

Head of Toyota Takes up the Ice Bucket Challenge


The head of the world's largest automobile company, Akio Toyoda, has taken up the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge to raise awareness for the paralysing disease also known as Lou Gehrig's disease.

Wearing a racing outfit at his headquarters in the central Japanese city of Toyota, the 58-year-old president explained how he lost a colleague to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).

Participant Media Joins Dreamworks Studios For Steven Spielberg’s ‘Untitled Cold War Spy Thriller’ And 'The Light Between Oceans'

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August 26, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Building on their successful, long-standing relationship, Participant Media is joining DreamWorks Studios on two upcoming films: Steven Spielberg’s “Untitled Cold War Spy Thriller” written by Joel and Ethan Coen, based on an original script by Matt Charman and starring Tom Hanks, Mark Rylance and Amy Ryan; as well as The Light Between Oceans, a period drama based on the best-selling novel by M.L. Stedman, and written and directed by Derek Cianfrance, and starring Michael Fassbender, Alicia Vikander and Rachel Weisz. 

Get the Scoop on One of the Key Drivers Behind the Ice Bucket Challenge: Peer to Peer Fundraising

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August 27, 2014 /3BL Media/ - In a few short weeks, the Ice Bucket Challenge has raised millions for The ALS Association through peer-to-peer fundraising. Also referred to as social fundraising, peer-to-peer fundraising is a method of fundraising that leverages supporters to fundraise on an organization's behalf - giving supporters tools to raise awareness about and money for causes that they believe in.

Amy Grant to Serve as Santa Train Celebrity Guest

Superstar To Bring Holiday Cheer to Appalachia as Celebrity Guest for 72nd Year of Event

Six-time GRAMMY® Award-winning singer-songwriter Amy Grant will be the celebrity guest on the Santa Train when it makes its 72nd journey to bring gifts to Appalachian families on Saturday, Nov. 22. 

She will accompany Santa and event sponsors CSX,  Dignity U Wear, Food City and the Kingsport Chamber of Commerce on the 110-mile trek. Fans can use the hashtag #santatrain14 to engage in the Santa Train conversation on social media.

Mythbusting in the Charitable Landscape

Part 1: Transaction Fees and Related Stuff

Everyone talks about the transformative power of social enterprise – and they should. What doesn’t attract as much attention is the unglamorous but very necessary administrative side of the charitable world. In this blog series, we’re going to shed light on some rarely discussed challenges facing charities: the costs of donation processing, tax receipting, and the myth that 100% of your donation goes to the charity.



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