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FDA Gives Green Light for Multiple Sclerosis Stem Cell Trial

Tuesday, July 27, 2021 - 12:00pm

Non-profit research organization Hope Biosciences Stem Cell Research Foundation (HBSCRF) has received FDA authorization for a randomized, double-blind, single center, Phase II clinical trial to assess the efficacy of multiple intravenous infusions of autologous adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cells in improving symptoms and quality of life in patients with mild-to-moderate multiple sclerosis (MS).

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  • Non-profit research organization Hope Biosciences Stem Cell Research Foundation (HBSCRF) has received FDA authorization for a randomized, double-blind, single center, Phase II clinical trial to assess the efficacy of multiple intravenous infusions of autologous adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cells in improving symptoms and quality of life in patients with mild-to-moderate multiple sclerosis (MS).
  • A single infusion in the treatment group consists of 200 million stem cells, or approximately 1.2 billion stem cells per patient over the course of study.
  • HBSCRF remains the only organization globally to administer pure, fresh mesenchymal stem cells, an adult stem cell harvested from fat, in such high quantities over repeat treatments.
  • Clinical trial authorizations encompass COVID-19 prevention and treatment , traumatic brain injury , Parkinsons disease , and multiple sclerosis.

Yabuki Family Donates $20 Million to Children’s Wisconsin to Transform Response to Pediatric Mental and Behavioral Health Crisis

Monday, July 26, 2021 - 4:36pm

Today, The Yabuki Family Foundation and Childrens Wisconsin announced a $20 million gift to transform the delivery of integrated mental and behavioral health care at every Childrens Wisconsin primary care and urgent care location.

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  • Today, The Yabuki Family Foundation and Childrens Wisconsin announced a $20 million gift to transform the delivery of integrated mental and behavioral health care at every Childrens Wisconsin primary care and urgent care location.
  • This holistic integration of mental and behavioral health creates a new standard for evaluation, treatment and access to services for children.
  • Through our work, we know that the journey to achieving mental and behavioral health often starts in the pediatricians office, said Amy Herbst, MSSW, APSW, vice president, Mental and Behavioral Health, Childrens Wisconsin.
  • Integrated mental and behavioral health is one of the seven key pillars of the Childrens Wisconsin comprehensive $150 million, five-year vision introduced in 2019 to address the growing mental and behavioral health crisis facing Wisconsins kids.

Blackstone LaunchPad To Expand To Nine Colleges of The City University of New York (CUNY)

Monday, July 26, 2021 - 3:30pm

Blackstone LaunchPad today announced that it has expanded access to its student venture and entrepreneurial skill-building program to students at nine City University of New York (CUNY) colleges across all five New York City boroughs.

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  • Blackstone LaunchPad today announced that it has expanded access to its student venture and entrepreneurial skill-building program to students at nine City University of New York (CUNY) colleges across all five New York City boroughs.
  • The CUNY partnership is part of the Blackstone Charitable Foundations $40 million commitment to expand Blackstone LaunchPad to higher-ed institutions that have a majority diverse population or are serving under-resourced communities.
  • The City University of New York is the nations largest urban public university, a transformative engine of social mobility that is a critical component of the lifeblood of New York City.
  • The Universitys historic mission continues to this day: provide a first-rate public education to all students, regardless of means or background.

Always® and Walmart Continue to Team Up with Olympic Gold Medal Gymnast Laurie Hernandez and Support the Women’s Sports Foundation to #KeepHerPlaying

Monday, July 26, 2021 - 2:05pm

To further rally society to #KeepHerPlaying, they are continuing their partnership with Olympic gold medal gymnast Laurie Hernandez and enlisting social media influencers to share firsthand accounts of how sports have had a positive impact on their lives.

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  • To further rally society to #KeepHerPlaying, they are continuing their partnership with Olympic gold medal gymnast Laurie Hernandez and enlisting social media influencers to share firsthand accounts of how sports have had a positive impact on their lives.
  • Without their encouragement and the perseverance I learned in the gym, it would have been difficult to come to this decision, says Hernandez.
  • The Womens Sports Foundation exists to enable girls and women to reach their potential in sport and life.
  • The Womens Sports Foundation has positively shaped the lives of millions of youth, high school and collegiate student-athletes, elite athletes and coaches.

Amerigroup Establishes $100,000 Rural Health Scholarship for University of Mississippi Students Pursuing Nursing Degrees

Monday, July 26, 2021 - 2:00pm

A $100,000 donation from Amerigroup to the University of Mississippi Foundation has established a new scholarship fund to support University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) students who are pursuing nurse practitioner degrees with a focus in family medicine or psychiatric/mental health.

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  • A $100,000 donation from Amerigroup to the University of Mississippi Foundation has established a new scholarship fund to support University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) students who are pursuing nurse practitioner degrees with a focus in family medicine or psychiatric/mental health.
  • Students who are eligible to receive an Amerigroup Mississippi Rural Nursing Scholarship are native Mississippians who can commit to practicing in rural communities for a minimum of two years after graduation.
  • Amerigroup has also launched Amerigroup Rural Health Scholarships for students at Jackson State University and Alcorn State University.
  • For more information about the Amerigroup Mississippi Rural Nursing Scholarship, or to learn more about contributing to and supporting the University of Mississippi Medical Center, contact Meredith Aldridge at mmaldridge@umc.edu or 601-815-7269.

Cloudflare Launches Project Pangea to Help Underserved Communities Expand Access to the Internet, For Free

Monday, July 26, 2021 - 2:00pm

Now, Cloudflare is offering a chance for communities to get the Internet experience they deserveperformant, reliable, and secure.

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  • Now, Cloudflare is offering a chance for communities to get the Internet experience they deserveperformant, reliable, and secure.
  • Safe, reliable, and sustainable Internet access is a basic human right, said Matthew Prince, co-founder & CEO of Cloudflare.
  • With Project Pangea, community network organizers will be able to:
    Find a free on-ramp to the Internet: Eligible communities can sign up for Project Pangea to get free, reliable, and high-quality connectivity without being left behind or overcharged by traditional ISPs.
  • Cloudflare, the Cloudflare logo, and Project Pangea are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of Cloudflare, Inc. in the U.S. and other jurisdictions.

PIND (Foundation for Partnership Initiatives in the Niger Delta) and NDPI Announce Annual Reports for 2020

Monday, July 26, 2021 - 3:00pm

The Niger Delta Partnership Initiative (NDPI) released the NDPI 2020 Annual Report , which highlights the PIND (Foundation for Partnership Initiatives in the Niger Delta) 2020 Annual Report , outlining the peacebuilding and economic development work being done in Nigeria's Niger Delta region.

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  • The Niger Delta Partnership Initiative (NDPI) released the NDPI 2020 Annual Report , which highlights the PIND (Foundation for Partnership Initiatives in the Niger Delta) 2020 Annual Report , outlining the peacebuilding and economic development work being done in Nigeria's Niger Delta region.
  • The NDPI 2020 Annual Report and PIND 2020 Annual Report were prepared with data collected from January 1 through December 31, 2020.
  • The Niger Delta Partnership Initiative (NDPI) is the U.S.-based 501(c)(3), nonprofit operating partner of Nigeria-based implementing partner PIND (Foundation for Partnership Initiatives in the Niger Delta).
  • Since 2010, NDPI & PIND have strengthened and stabilized Niger Delta communities by reducing poverty, powering coastline communities, nurturing employment, fostering stability, and enabling development through multi-stakeholder partnerships.

CF Foundation Announces 2021 Impact Grant Recipients

Monday, July 26, 2021 - 3:30pm

2020 Impact Grant Renewal Recipients:

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  • 2020 Impact Grant Renewal Recipients:
    Dancing Together With CF : A free, livestreamed dance class for the CF community that replicates a traditional dance studio experience by providing video group dance classes featuring movement designed specifically for people living with CF and the opportunity for participants to connect.
  • Recipients are selected in consultation with the CF Adult Advisory Council, an external panel entirely composed of adults living with CF.
  • In addition to awarding three new grants in 2021, three 2020 Impact Grants have been renewed for one year.
  • The CF Foundation funds more CF research than any other organization, and nearly every CF drug available today was made possible because of CF Foundation support.

Treat Your Pup with New Dunkin'-Inspired BARK Dog Toys and "Cup for Pup" Treats

Monday, July 26, 2021 - 3:00pm

BOSTON, July 26, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --This summer, dogs are in for a treat as Dunkin'-themed dog toys are back and better than ever.

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  • BOSTON, July 26, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --This summer, dogs are in for a treat as Dunkin'-themed dog toys are back and better than ever.
  • The dog toys will be available beginning July 26 at participating Dunkin' restaurants nationwide, while supplies last, both supporting the Dunkin' Joy in Childhood Foundation.
  • When Dunkin' fans grab a BARK toy for their pup, they will be supporting the Dunkin' Joy in Childhood Foundation's mission to bring joy to kids battling hunger or illness.
  • BARK toys are known for being bright, durable, and perfect for dogs of all ages and sizes, and these sweet toys are no exception.

Saving Community News: New Study Released by the James B. McClatchy Foundation

Friday, July 23, 2021 - 1:32pm

The James B. McClatchy Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit philanthropic organization founded in 1994 by Susan and the late James B. McClatchy to address needs in the Central Valley for English Learner students and in protecting the First Amendment.

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  • The James B. McClatchy Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit philanthropic organization founded in 1994 by Susan and the late James B. McClatchy to address needs in the Central Valley for English Learner students and in protecting the First Amendment.
  • Although James was part of the family ownership and Board Chair of McClatchy Newspapers (founded in 1857) which included The Sacramento Bee, Modesto Bee, and Fresno Bee, the Foundation has never been affiliated with the McClatchy Company or McClatchy publications.
  • (In 2020, the McClatchy Media Company was purchased by Chatham Asset Management, a New Jersey-based hedge fund).
  • The James B. McClatchy Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit philanthropic organization and is not affiliated with the McClatchy Company or McClatchy publications.