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Players Turn Their Attentions Home In The Offseason

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The offseason often provides players with opportunities to turn their attention back home and engage with people and causes in their own communities.

In that spirit, Kevin Frandsen, Tim Hudson, Jon Jay, Craig Stammen and David Wright have each held events in recent weeks to support local causes.

Globally Recognized Fashion Designer Abi Ferrin Partners with Mary Kay in United Effort to Raise Domestic Violence Awareness

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Leading fashion designer Abi Ferrin is partnering with Mary Kay as the newest Cause Champion to raise awareness for the company’s domestic violence prevention programs. As a Mary Kay Cause Champion, the award-winning designer will travel the nation to share her story and the company’s commitment to ending domestic violence. The partnership is the most recent component of Mary Kay’s Don’t Look Away campaign which works to educate the public on recognizing the signs of an abusive relationship, how to take action and to raise awareness of support services.

MLB, MLBPA Announce Education Initiative with USAID in the Dominican Republic

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February 6, 2015 /3BL Media/ - The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association jointly announced today a partnership with the United States Government through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to focus on education in the Dominican Republic.

Call for Youth Media Projects Focused on Social Change

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Last year, Christine Chung and Salwa Majoka were 12th grade students at Northview Heights Secondary School in Toronto. Christine describes herself as “a lifelong creative doer” and someone who “explores human conditions, trying to convey them in her work.” Salwa says that she “finds happiness in visually sharing stories and conceptually strong ideas, hoping she can make people ‘think’ about issues.”

Initiatives to Address Diabetes, Cancer and Mental Health Benefit South Carolina Residents and Earn Palmetto Health Recognition

2014 Foster G. McGaw Prize Winner Honored for Its Holistic Approach to Healthcare
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Columbia, South Carolina resident Rhonda Marshall was a model patient. After receiving a kidney transplant 10 years ago, she routinely visited her doctor for health checkups and worked hard to stay healthy. She decided to visit Palmetto Health for a free screening, which included a test of her hemoglobin A1C, or HbA1C.

DSI Announces the 2015 $10,000 Polak Polak Scholarship

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We are delighted once again to announce the Paul Polak Scholarship from MFA Design for Social Innovation. Paul has been a friend, advisor and inspiration to our program, and to the millions of people around the world whose lives he has changed through his work to end poverty. This $10,000 scholarship will be awarded to a student in the class of 2017. 

Applications are open, please apply at dsi.sva.edu/apply. Applicants will automatically be considered for the Paul Polak Scholarship, no separate application is required.

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Do Sustainability Research Centers View Industry as a Partner or a Client?

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Bart King recently held a roundtable discussion with the directors of sustainability centers and institutes at six top business schools to learn more about how they engage with industry.

The first question was: Do you view industry more as a partner or client?

Catalyzing Change: Georgia Tech Establishes Hub for Sustainable Business Collaboration

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Howard Connell, managing director of Georgia Tech’s new Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business, points to the panel of presenters at the Center’s inaugural event as an example of how it plans to address the systemic complexities of sustainability.

CVS Health Foundation Commits $5 Million to Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids

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Grant will support “Making the Next Generation Tobacco-Free” Program

 

Announcement made one-year after CVS Health declared it would quit the sale of cigarettes and tobacco products in its 7,800 pharmacies nationwide

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Grant will support “Making the Next Generation Tobacco-Free” Program

 

Announcement made one-year after CVS Health declared it would quit the sale of cigarettes and tobacco products in its 7,800 pharmacies nationwide

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