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A Cancer-Fighting Force to Be Reckoned With -- Sanofi's CancerConnect Employee Resource Group

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The CancerConnect employee resource group unites employees who have a passion for supporting cancer patients and survivors. The Swiftwater group rallies around the following cancer-related causes in Northeast Pennsylvania with both financial contributions and employee engagement:

Gildan Glow Run Lights Up the Night for Communities in Latin America

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The brightest night in the city once again raised a total of more than $100,000 for communities in Honduras, Nicaragua and Dominican Republic. The Glow Run, a 5k run and fundraising event, united more than 12,000 Gildan employees and their families at the end of 2017 to celebrate a night of physical activity and entertainment in support of their communities.

Products with a Purpose

How Hormel Foods is supporting cancer patients through nutrition
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by Laura Fraser

Justin Fairfax used to be a roadie for rock bands – and a foodie. “I love to eat so much I almost became a chef,” he said. Then, a few years ago, he was diagnosed with cancer. While undergoing chemotherapy treatments, he suddenly had no interest in eating. “I hated food, which is unusual for me,” Fairfax said.

Carnival Cruise Line, Brees Dream Foundation Team up for Fun Sweepstakes Awarding Free Cruise Each Game Saints Throw for 300 Yards This Season

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MIAMI, October 19, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Carnival Cruise Line – the Official Cruise Line of the New Orleans Saints – and the Brees Dream Foundation have teamed up for a fun sweepstakes awarding a different lucky fan a free cruise each time the Saints pass for more than 300 yards in a game during the 2017 season. 

A 17-year veteran and the MVP of Super Bowl XLIV, Brees is one of the most prolific passers in NFL history with an NFL record 113 career 300-yard passing games, including the playoffs.

This Man's Mother Inspired Him to Make a Positive Difference Every Day

HP's Michael Padilla fights for his best friend and other cancer patients.
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Life is an incredible journey. Every day is a beautiful gift and an opportunity to make a positive difference. I learned this at an early age watching how hard my mom, Sharon, worked to make sure we had the best life possible. At times, she worked multiple jobs so that we had all that we needed. As I grew up, her work ethic helped to create and influence my own. She showed me that anything is possible, even in the midst of adversity. During the most difficult times, you can and will survive.

Patients are the Purpose: Bristol-Myers Squibb's Global Patient Week

Bristol-Myers Squibb dedicates one week each year to recognize what its employees do every day: focus on patients
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Whether they work in scientific research, marketing, human resources, information technology or accounting, all employees of Bristol-Myers Squibb play a role in helping the company work to create and deliver life-changing medicines.

But because most employees don’t work directly with patients, they never see firsthand how their work helps people.  

Republic Services Donates Coloring Books to Children's Minnesota

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Republic Services Minnesota employees were honored and humbled to present a donation check and educational recycling coloring books to @childrensmn in support of the organizations Cancer Kids Fund. #Community

Watch: Healthcare Access Pioneer Doc Mae on Making a Difference for Children with Cancer

New short film by Sandoz, a Novartis Division, celebrates the work of Dr. “Doc” Mae Dolendo, a Pediatric Oncologist in the Philippines who has dedicated her life to treating children with cancer and finding ways to overcome healthcare access challenges
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Dr. “Doc” Mae Dolendo is a Pediatric Oncologist at the Southern Philippines Medical Center. She has dedicated her life to treating children with cancer and finding new ways to overcome the healthcare access challenges children, families and healthcare professionals face on the island of Mindanao. Doc Mae’s work is supported by World Child Cancer and Sandoz. Sandoz is proud to support healthcare access pioneers like Doc Mae.

Sandoz Expands Partnership with World Child Cancer, to Help Children Access Treatment in Four Developing Countries

Expanded partnership to help "even the odds" of survival for children with cancer in the Philippines, Myanmar, Mexico and Ghana
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  • Expanded partnership to help "even the odds" of survival for children with cancer in the Philippines, Myanmar, Mexico and Ghana
  • In developed countries, the survival rate for childhood cancer is 80%, while in developing countries it can be as low as 10%
  • Sandoz is committed to working with key stakeholders to pioneer novel ways of expanding access to healthcare
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  • Expanded partnership to help "even the odds" of survival for children with cancer in the Philippines, Myanmar, Mexico and Ghana
  • In developed countries, the survival rate for childhood cancer is 80%, while in developing countries it can be as low as 10%
  • Sandoz is committed to working with key stakeholders to pioneer novel ways of expanding access to healthcare

Making Sure No Young Woman Faces Breast Cancer Alone

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Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women ages 15–39 living in the U.S., with more than 12,000 new cases each year. Although breast cancer in young women is rare, there are more than 250,000 women living in the United States today who were diagnosed under age 40. In addition to differences in the disease itself, young women also face unique psychosocial challenges as a result of cancer and its treatment, including issues around mental health, career, fertility, parenting and more.

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