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Louisiana local Ronnie Schwartz clinches St. Jude Hero Among Us Award

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Saturday, December 3, 2022

The 2022 St. Jude Hero Among Us Award was presented to Ronnie Schwartz of Alexandria, LA., a selfless champion for St. Jude kids, on the eve of St. Jude Memphis Marathon Weekend presented by Juice Plus+ .

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  • The 2022 St. Jude Hero Among Us Award was presented to Ronnie Schwartz of Alexandria, LA., a selfless champion for St. Jude kids, on the eve of St. Jude Memphis Marathon Weekend presented by Juice Plus+ .
  • The award is given each year to a St. Jude Hero who rallies others to raise funds for St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital .
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    The 2022 St. Jude Hero Among Us Award was presented to Ronnie Schwartz of Alexandria, LA., a selfless champion for the kids and families of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, on the eve of St. Jude Memphis Marathon Weekend.
  • In 2020, Schwartz was recognized with the St. Jude Hero of the Year Award for his overall support of the St. Jude mission.

Living Legends Patti LaBelle, Gladys Knight, Soar at AHF’s World AIDS Day Concert at Kennedy Center

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Friday, December 2, 2022

The AIDS Healthcare Foundation ( AHF ) hosted its 2022 World AIDS Day Concert on Wednesday, November 30th, at the prestigious concert hall of the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.

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  • The AIDS Healthcare Foundation ( AHF ) hosted its 2022 World AIDS Day Concert on Wednesday, November 30th, at the prestigious concert hall of the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.
  • The concert is held every year to commemorate World AIDS Day, observed internationally each year on December 1.
  • This was the sixth World AIDS Day concert event that AHF recently hosted to raise HIV/AIDS awareness.
  • Prior AHF World AIDS Day concerts included:
    2021: World AIDS Day concert at The FORUM in Los Angeles, produced by Debbie Allen, featuring Jennifer Hudson and Christina Aguilera and the Debbie Allen Dance Academy.

NFL players spotlight Sickle Cell Disease Association of America

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Friday, December 2, 2022

HANOVER, Md., Dec. 2, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- San Francisco 49ers running back Tevin Coleman and Arizona Cardinals linebacker Markus Golden will support the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America through the NFL's My Cause My Cleats program by wearing custom-designed cleats with inspirational artwork and messages to raise awareness and engagement around sickle cell disease.

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  • "We're thrilled and grateful to Tevin and Markus for recognizing the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America on their cleats this year," said Regina Hartfield, president and CEO of the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America.
  • Pfizer partners with the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America to advance education and awareness of sickle cell disease.
  • He has featured the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America and sickle cell causes on his cleats in past years.
  • "I lost my cousin Jonah at only 10 years old to the disease, and that's why I'm so driven to bring attention to sickle cell and the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America on my cleats this year.

Cleve Jones, Activist and Founder of the AIDS Memorial Quilt, Honored with Lifetime of Commitment Award on World AIDS Day

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Friday, December 2, 2022

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 2, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- The National AIDS Memorial marked World AIDS Day with a national observance at the 10-acre National AIDS Memorial Grove in San Francisco, honoring AIDS activist and founder of the AIDS Memorial Quilt Cleve Jones with its Lifetime of Commitment Award. 

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  • National AIDS Memorial marked the annual day of hope, healing, and remembrance with observances at the 10-acre Memorial Grove and displaying Quilt in nearly 100 communities throughout the U.S.
    SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 2, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- The National AIDS Memorial marked World AIDS Day with a national observance at the 10-acre National AIDS Memorial Grove in San Francisco, honoring AIDS activist and founder of the AIDS Memorial Quilt Cleve Jones with its Lifetime of Commitment Award.
  • "When the AIDS crisis tightened its grip on San Francisco when pain and despair grew rampant you kept hope alive," Speaker Pelosi continued.
  • The National AIDS Memorial worked with local partners from across the country to display hundreds of Quilt sections featuring more than 3,500 individual panels in nearly 100 communities on World AIDS Day.
  • Portions of the National AIDS Memorial's World AIDS Day Observance can be viewed online at www.aidsmemorial.org/wad2022 .

The Pinkfong Company Partners with Million Volt for a New 3D Animated Sitcom 'SEALOOK'

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Friday, December 2, 2022

SEOUL, South Korea, Dec. 2, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- The Pinkfong Company, the global entertainment company behind Baby Shark, announced that 'SEALOOK', a new 3D animated sitcom about the daily lives of fun-loving seals, is set to debut with its first episode premiering on YouTube on December 1, 2022. Co-produced by Million Volt, the animation studio founded by the creators of the global hit animated series 'Larva', the series invites audiences to SEALOOK's world full of playfulness, joy, and slapstick humor. The series is the company's first mockumentary-style animated show.

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  • Co-produced by Million Volt, the animation studio founded by the creators of the global hit animated series 'Larva', the series invites audiences to SEALOOK's world full of playfulness, joy, and slapstick humor.
  • The Pinkfong Company is a global entertainment company that delivers content and entertaining experiences around the world.
  • Founded in 2018, Million Volt is an animation studio that creates global IPs based on creativity and originality.
  • Led by Ju-gong Maeng, the director of the world-renowned non-verbal animated series "Larva", the company delivers high-quality, premium content around the world under its slogan, "One Million Thrilling Ideas, One Million Stories".

LBank Hosts an Exquisite Afterparty at DCENTRAL Miami

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Friday, December 2, 2022

Internet City, Dubai--(Newsfile Corp. - December 2, 2022) - LBank , a global crypto exchange, hosted an 'LBank & Crypto Friends' afterparty alongside the Web3 conference DCENTRAL Miami .

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  • Internet City, Dubai--(Newsfile Corp. - December 2, 2022) - LBank , a global crypto exchange, hosted an 'LBank & Crypto Friends' afterparty alongside the Web3 conference DCENTRAL Miami .
  • 'LBank & Crypto Friends', hosted on November 28th, served as a buffer between conference days, giving many attendees a chance to unwind after an intense day.
  • DCENTRAL Miami, the most significant Web3 conference in the industry, hosted a large group of attendees this year and many industry-leading speakers.
  • This year's DCENTRAL Miami focuses on creating an " inclusive space for the entire Web3 and NFT community to foster a shared learning environment ."

Bring Your Passion to Our Mission: More Than 20,000 Participants, Record Number of St. Jude Families to Run St. Jude Memphis Marathon Weekend

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Friday, December 2, 2022

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  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20221202005080/en/
    St. Jude Memphis Marathon Weekend is the largest single day fundraiser for St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital.
  • Since its inception in 2002, St. Jude Memphis Marathon Weekend has grown into a celebration of community ties and relationships to St. Jude and Memphis that endure year after year.
  • Get full St. Jude Memphis Marathon Weekend details and donate to St. Jude at stjude.org/marathon .
  • Support the St. Jude mission by donating at stjude.org , liking St. Jude on Facebook , following St. Jude on Twitter , Instagram , LinkedIn and TikTok , and subscribing to its YouTube channel.

Institute for Building Technology and Safety releases report on Equitable Climate Resilience for Local Governments

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Thursday, December 1, 2022

ASHBURN, Va., Dec. 1, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- The Institute for Building Technology and Safety (IBTS), a nonprofit organization focused on strengthening communities, has released "Equitable Climate Resilience for Local Governments," a white paper outlining the results of a two-year study on the intersection of social inequities and climate resilience in U.S. cities.

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  • ASHBURN, Va., Dec. 1, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --The Institute for Building Technology and Safety (IBTS), a nonprofit organization focused on strengthening communities, has released "Equitable Climate Resilience for Local Governments," a white paper outlining the results of a two-year study on the intersection of social inequities and climate resilience in U.S. cities.
  • In the second phase, the research team used results from the survey to develop a resource to assist local governments with understanding, assessing, and prioritizing ECR efforts.
  • A 22-member advisory panel of social, climate, and local government subject matter experts provided feedback during each phase of the study.
  • 75% of respondents agreed that an assessment and planning tool that focuses on equitable climate resilience would be useful for their cities.

Taylor Morrison to Build and Donate Homes to Support Patients at Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center

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Thursday, December 1, 2022

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Dec. 1, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- WM Phoenix Open Presenting Sponsor Taylor Morrison (NYSE: TMHC) announced today it is building and donating an initial six fully furnished homes to the Banner Health Foundation. Upon completion, the 16-home community located in Gilbert, Ariz., will support Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center's Home Away from Home program that provides housing assistance to patients who travel great distances for care at Banner MD Anderson.

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  • Upon completion, the 16-home community located in Gilbert, Ariz., will support Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center's Home Away from Home program that provides housing assistance to patients who travel great distances for care at Banner MD Anderson.
  • The Home Away from Home program provides financial assistance for lodging to patients and families required to stay near Banner MD Anderson.
  • Taylor Morrison's donated homes will be located on a parcel of land adjacent to the Banner Gateway Medical Center campus, which is home to Banner MD Anderson.
  • Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center delivers cancer care to patients through the partnership of Banner Health and MD Anderson Cancer Center.

New Driver Training Developed at Cincinnati Children's Keeps Teens with ADHD Safer Behind the Wheel

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Thursday, December 1, 2022

CINCINNATI, Dec. 1, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Roadways can be a dangerous place for teen drivers, even more so for those diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). This is because those with ADHD may have difficulty sustaining visual attention to the roadway, especially when distracted.

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  • This is because those with ADHD may have difficulty sustaining visual attention to the roadway, especially when distracted.
  • -- Jeff Epstein, PhD
    Now, an ADHD driver's training program developed at Cincinnati Children's reports success at reducing the frequency of long, distracted glances away from the road that often occur among youth with ADHD.
  • The study details outcomes of the FOCAL+ training program, which expands upon a desktop-based software platform called FOcused Concentration and Attention Learning (FOCAL).
  • As a result of the success of the study, Cincinnati Children's is now offering this training to teens with ADHD.