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Seaside Heights Kids Get A Boost As We Continue To Restore The Shore

Verizon Volunteers Join Jersey Cares For Sandy Recovery Project at Hugh J. Boyd Elementary School
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Written by: Shawn Michaels, 92.7 WOBM

Workers from Verizon will be volunteering at the Hugh J Boyd School in Seaside Heights [on Thursday, March 28].

As the Jersey Shore continues to rebuild following Hurricane Sandy, nearly 200 workers from Verizon will donate time today to help work on repairs at the Hugh J Boyd School.

Wichita Business Journal Reports: Via Christi to Expand Electronic Pharmacy Program with $30,000 Grant

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Written by: Josh Heck, Reporter- Wichita Business Journal

Via Christi Health is expanding its ePharmacy program to additional areas in rural Kansas with the help of a $30,000 grant from the Verizon Foundation.

Seniors to Stay Healthy and Active With New Chronic Disease Self-Management Program Supported By Verizon

Program promoting a healthy lifestyle funded through a Verizon Foundation grant
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SAN FRANCISCO, Cailf., March 26, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Seniors will learn how to stay healthy and active to reduce the risk factors that contribute to heart disease, depression, high blood pressure, and diabetes through a new chronic disease self-management program offered by Self-Help for the Elderly, supported by a grant from the Verizon Foundation.

The $50,000 grant will help seniors better manage their chronic conditions and stay independent with educational training and by utilizing technology.

Seaside Heights Elementary School to Benefit From Verizon, 'Jersey Cares' Volunteer Project

More Than 160 Verizon Employees to Lend a Hand at Hurricane Sandy-Damaged Hugh J. Boyd Jr. Elementary School
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SEASIDE HEIGHTS, N.J.March 25, 2013 /3BL Media/ -- The impact of Hurricane Sandy still lingers for the 230 students in grades pre-K through 6 at Hugh J. Boyd Jr.

ESPN Features New Training to Help Coaches Combat Domestic Violence

Carolina Panthers Head Coach Ron Rivera Teams up with Verizon Foundation, A CALL TO MEN and Sportscaster James Brown
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Written By: Bill Speros, Special to ESPN.com

Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera has a simple directive for his players starting on day one: "Be a man." 

Rivera has certainly earned his "man card." He was the son of an Army officer and played linebacker for Mike Ditka on the 1985 Chicago Bears as part of Buddy Ryan's ferocious "46" defense. He returned to the Super Bowl with the Bears as defensive coordinator in February 2007 and has been coaching the Panthers since 2011.

Coaches Get Equipped to Mentor Boys and Young Men to Have a Healthy and Respectful Manhood

Verizon Foundation, A CALL TO MEN Team With Carolina Panthers Head Coach and GM, Former Players, CBS Sportscaster James Brown to Enable Coaches to Develop Young Men of Character
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CHARLOTTE, N.C., March 19, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Several hundred coaches from middle and high schools, colleges and universities, and community leagues across the Carolinas met on Thursday (March 14) to learn how to develop young men of character.

Ten Teams of Middle and High School Students Win National Mobile App Design Competition

Verizon’s National Innovative App Challenge Aimed at Boosting Students’ Interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math
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NEW YORK, March 18, 2013 /3BL Media/ –– Ten teams of creative middle and high school students across the country are the winners of a national competition to develop mobile applications that address a need or problem in their schools or communities. The winning apps range from encouraging a community to do more recycling, to making it easier for students with disabilities to take notes in class, to identifying invasive plant species in lakes.

WellPoint Grants $25M to Support Health Initiatives; Verizon Foundation Joins National Council on Aging’s Self-Management Alliance - Health Minute for February 7, 2013

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WellPoint has announced the results of its 2012 support for nonprofits, events, and programs that address community health needs. Working through the WellPoint Foundation, the company has granted $25 million to support initiatives at the local, regional, and national levels.

Verizon Joins National Council on Aging Initiative to Improve Health of Older Adults With Chronic Conditions

Joint Effort Will Promote Benefits of Self-Management
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WASHINGTON, Jan. 25, 2013 /3BL Media/ -- The Verizon Foundation has joined the National Council on Aging (NCOA) to support its work to improve the health and independence of millions of older adults with multiple chronic conditions, such as diabetes, heart disease and stroke.

Verizon Foundation Awards Grant to Alabama Non-Profit for Domestic Violence Prevention

$20,000 Grant to One Place Family Justice Center to Support A CALL TO MEN Initiative
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MONTGOMERY, Ala., Jan. 21, 2013 /3BL Media/ - The Verizon Foundation presented a $20,000 grant to the One Place Family Justice Center last night to support an initiative aimed at engaging and empowering men to speak out against domestic violence.

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