Beach Volleyball Olympic Gold Medalist Kerri Walsh visits with children in a local San Jose Elementary school, where her foundation, Chase the Stars, and sponsor Lenovo made a donation. Learn more about Kerri Walsh and the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games at http://2008.lenovo.com.
Car crashes are the No. 1 killer of teens in America today, resulting in nearly 6,000 deaths and 300,000 injuries each year.
Keep the Drive, a national teen-to-teen smart driving movement sponsored by The Allstate Foundation, announced today a new public service (PSA) campaign to help combat the crisis and empower teens to speak up when they feel their safety is threatened in a car.
Despite safer cars, better roads and decades of safe-driving programs, the tragic rate of teen driving fatalities has not changed significantly in over a decade.
The crash rate per mile driven for 16- to 19-year-olds is four times that of older drivers.
In 2006, 62 percent of teenage passenger deaths occurred in vehicles driven by another teenager.
75 percent of teen crash deaths are due to speeding and driver error.
Adding just one passenger to a teen driver's car doubles the risk of a crash, and that risk increases proportionally with the number of teenage passengers.
In 2005, an Allstate Foundation survey of teens found that peer-to-peer outreach is essential in safe driving programs. Traditionally these programs have been limited to adults "talking at" teens, however more than half of the teens said their friends would be the most effective in getting them to drive safely.
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1 minute sample from "Friendship"-Foundational Friends
How do you choose friends? Chad challenges every person to evaluate the foundation of their friendships. He gives awesome insight into how to build friendships that will last for all eternity. If you have been wounded by relationships, this episode will inspire you to choose wisely and to trust again.
Wilson discusses the ways that the foundation devotes resources to science education, since only 30 percent of Americans know what biodiversity is.
Please join us for the 3rd Annual Me Fine Purse Gala on September 21, 2008, featuring an auction of designer and one-of-a-kind purses! All proceeds to benefit the Me Fine Foundation.
Date: September 21, 2008
Location: Embassy Suites, Cary, NC
For more information or to purchase tickets, please contact rsvp at mefinefoundation.org
The mission of Me Fine Foundation is to voluntarily provide necessary resources and financial assistance to parents and caregivers with children being treated at Duke and UNC Children's Hospitals regardless of race, diagnosis, religious affiliation or economic status in memory of Folden Lee, IV.
Me Fine Foundation is a frontline of defense for families with children in treatment at Duke and UNC Children's Hospitals. A North Carolina state and federally recognized not for profit organization, Me Fine Foundation boasts success in not only distributing supplemental financial assistance, but also other necessary resources for families sacrificing their livelihoods in order to provide their children with state of the art or even last chance treatment offered by these renowned facilities. With Me Fine in the trenches on a day to day basis, families with children facing a devastating medical crisis are able to receive individualized attention to their specific sets of needs without red tape, intrusive questions or endless forms. The Me Fine staff has first hand knowledge of the struggles families face during their journeys and are on call 24 hours a day to assist in any way possible.
Me Fine Foundation is financed through the generosity of contributors, periodic fundraisers and the operation of two thrift stores. Donations are appreciated and are considered tax deductible as allowed by law.
Families from around the world have found relief through the efforts of Me Fine and our supporters. Documented testimonials from parents, caregivers and hospital staff speak volumes to our commitment to make a significant difference in the lives of the children we assist.
http://elliedrake.tv - Passion Branding, Business Strategy, Inspiration...How Strong is your Success Foundation? Mastermind with Ellie and Charlie Drake, learn about Building a Strong Foundation, Business Stategies and creating your Passion Brand.
James C. Tanner walks people through a short series that addresses foundational principles regarding the subject of true success.
James C. Tanner, author, business trainer, and public speaker, walks people through a short series that addresses foundational principles regarding the subject of what exactly is true success.
The Allan Houston Foundation helps young New Orleans area entrepreneurs achieve their business goals.
Trevor Linden receives the NHL Foundation Player Award, given for Trevor's outstanding contribution to the Vancouver community.
The HCA Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Nashville-based hospital company Hospital Corporation of America (HCA), today announced the launch of the Clean Hands are Cool Hands Back to School campaign to prevent the spread of Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA), a common yet highly contagious bacteria that frequently inhabits a person's skin or nostrils. HCA teamed up with popular teen actor and recording artist Mitchel Musso, best known for his role as "Oliver" in the Disney Channel series Hannah Montana, to create a public service announcement educating kids and their parents on the importance of hand washing to prevent the spread of MRSA in schools.
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Since 1980, the Make-A-Wish Foundation® has enriched the lives of children with life-threatening medical conditions through its wish-granting work. The Foundation's mission reflects the life-changing impact that a Make-A-Wish® experience has on children, families, referral sources, donors, sponsors and entire communities.
The Make-A-Wish Foundation was founded in 1980 after a little boy named Chris Greicius realized his heartfelt wish to become a police officer. Since its humble beginnings, the organization has blossomed into a worldwide phenomenon, reaching more than 167,000 children around the world.
Although it has become one of the world's most well-known charities, the Make-A-Wish Foundation has maintained the grassroots fulfillment of its mission
Parabola is discussing the possibility of offering regular art classes to local children within Kings Place, organised by the Visual Learning Foundation for Art Education. In 2006-07, during the construction of Kings Place, the Visual Learning Foundation conducted an after-school class with children from local schools.
Among the activities were observational
drawing, painting and sculpture. The scheme was funded by Parabola Land and The Dame
Alice Owen Foundation. This short video explains the project and shows some of the work that emerged.
The (zija)Wellness Foundation affirms the value of life by providing essential resources to our global family - empowering people to more fully realize their potential.
(zija) is committed to empowering the world's less fortunate through our foundation partners globally. The Zija Wellness Foundation actively supports many causes through humanitarian efforts, community health education, and monetary donations.
Our Foundation seeks out and supports charities and initiatives that improve health, nutrition, and education for people around the world.
(zija) Continues to Donate Thousands of Dollars of Product to National Food Banks
From day one, The (zija) Wellness Foundation has been a critical component of our company's mission. Today, our mission is growing into a global commitment that includes our employees, our independent distributors, and our partners.
The National Foundation for Infectious Diseases brings together leading health experts to urge annual flu vaccine for nearly 85 percent of Americans.
Each year, influenza kills more people in the U.S. than all other vaccine-preventable diseases combined. With some vaccine supply already available and ample supply expected throughout the season, the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) and leading public health organizations are urging the public and the health care community to follow the latest Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations -- which call on some 261 million Americans to be vaccinated against influenza each year.
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Kilimanjaro Education Foundation (KEF) today announced the addition of John Greenberg to its board of directors. Greenberg is President and co-founder of Goodmind, (www.goodmind.net) a leading market research company based in New York City. Greenberg's insights into consumer behavior are derived from his extensive work with consumer packaged goods, media, telecom and technology-based businesses. The addition of Greenberg, approved by KEF, increases the size of KEF's board from four to five members.
I am extremely pleased that John Greenberg is joining KEF's board of directors," said Todd Grossman, president of KEF. "John brings more than 15 years experience in consulting and market research to the KEF board. He is a great addition and we plan to leverage John's work into how the Internet is transforming the decision making processes of many consumers and how this transformation can be used to build awareness for KEF's mission."
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