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Change a Life All By Your Selfie on #RFGoNaked Day

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For every makeup-free selfie posted with #RFGoNaked, Rodan + Fields® will donate $1 to the Prescription for Change® Foundation

SAN FRANCISCO, June 20, 2017 /360WiseNews/ — On June 21st Rodan + Fields Prescription for Change® Foundation hosts #RFGoNaked Day – the fast-growing viral charitable campaign that invites people to shed their foundation and post makeup-free selfies on social media for a cause.

For every selfie posted using #RFGoNaked, Rodan + Fields will donate $1* to the company’s non-profit Prescription for Change® Foundation to serve youth with life-changing empowerment programs where they live. The 24-hour viral event empowers people to support a good cause while encouraging self-esteem and confidence.

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BREAKING: Direct Relief Makes $32 Million in Medical Inventories Available to Colombia and Peru amid Historic Flooding

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$200,000 Initial Cash Committed for Relief Effort, FedEx and Healthcare Companies Step Up as Emergency Unfolds

GOLETA, Calif., April 6, 2017 /360WiseNews/ — Direct Relief today committed an initial $200,000 in cash and made available $32 million in medical resources for relief and recovery efforts in Colombia and Peru, where historic flooding and mudslides have claimed hundreds of lives and displaced hundreds of thousands more.

Today’s commitment follows several emergency air shipments from Direct Relief of medical aid totaling $7.8 million and 38 tons (76,000 lbs.).

“People in Peru and Colombia are facing severe risks in the wake of devastating storms, and Direct Relief is extending support to our capable partner organizations providing frontline care in a still unfolding, complex emergency,” said Direct Relief President and CEO Thomas Tighe.

Water sources often become compromised after serious flooding, which can lead to a host of health issues. Cholera and other diseases related to poor sanitation pose additional threats to public health. Neglected tropical diseases including trachoma, soil-transmitted pathogens, and various bacterial and parasitic infections also present risks to people in the area.

Bolstered by strong support from corporate partners that include AbbVie, Allergan, Actavis, Baxter, BD, Boehringer Ingelheim, Teva, Pfizer, and Unilever, Direct Relief is sending antibiotics, antivirals, rehydration supplies and hygiene kits. FedEx has provided emergency airlift support.

In Peru, Direct Relief is assisting four partner organizations providing emergency services and conducting medical missions in close coordination with the Peruvian Ministry of Health. Patrulla Area Colombiana (PAC, a Colombian NGO of pilots and medics), Asociacion Paz Peru, Socios en Salud (Partners in Health), and Asociacion Vida Peru have received and distributed $3.9 million of essential medications and supplies totaling 17.5 tons to eight hard-hit regions: Lima, Huarmey, Piura, Pedregal Alto, Simbila, Tumbes, Casma, and Arequipa. Direct Relief also is funding the deployment of 20 medical personnel to Piura to provide medical care and deliver seven tons of medicine and medical supplies. Keep Reading

New Collaboration Improves Access to Treatment for Familial Hypercholesterolemia (FH) Patients Most at Risk for Early Heart Attacks and Death

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In collaboration with The FH Foundation, Express Scripts expands access to PCSK9 inhibitors for those with FH.

PASADENA, Calif., March 15, 2017 /360WiseNews/ — The FH Foundation, a patient-centered non-profit dedicated to research, advocacy, and education of all forms of familial hypercholesterolemia (FH), today announced its collaboration with Express Scripts, a leading pharmacy benefit manager, to improve pharmacy coverage for patients with FH, an inherited genetic disorder that causes high LDL-cholesterol from birth. With a more comprehensive set of diagnostic criteria, a broader group of patients will have access to cutting-edge PCSK9 inhibitor treatment, as appropriate.

“The FH Foundation applauds Express Scripts for its leadership, working with the FH Foundation to ensure that high-risk FH patients, for whom these novel therapies were approved, will have access to the care their healthcare provider has recommended,” said Katherine Wilemon, Founder and CEO of the Foundation. “Collaboration and open communication among stakeholders in the fragmented US healthcare system are vital to informing and delivering optimum care and improving health of the American public.”

More than 1.3 million Americans, or 1 in 250 people, suffer from FH, a genetic disorder that can significantly increase the risk for early heart disease and even death. Often undistinguished from other causes of high cholesterol, FH is under-diagnosed and undertreated. However, with early diagnosis and optimal treatment, the risk for heart disease can be lowered to almost that of the general population.

With these new, more inclusive criteria put into practice by Express Scripts last month, patients with an untreated LDL-cholesterol (LDL-C) equal to or greater than 190 mg/dL whose LDL-cholesterol is still over 70 mg/dL on maximally tolerated statins plus Zetia will qualify for prior authorization for a prescribed PCSK9 inhibitor. Other diagnostic criteria to better define the condition of FH were also added. Keep Reading

Knights of Columbus Helps New Orleans Rebound from Tornadoes

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Organization’s efforts part of longstanding commitment to disaster relief

NEW HAVEN, Conn., March 1, 2017 /360WiseNews/ — The Knights of Columbus has taken a hands-on role in assisting those affected by the tornadoes that devastated a portion of New Orleans on Feb. 7.

The federal government has declared the region a disaster area.

The tornadoes follow last summer’s historic flooding in the Baton Rouge area. Knights actively assisted with that disaster as well.

The Knights of Columbus was founded on the principle of charity and has been serving those in need in Louisiana since 1902. After the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, the Knights of Columbus launched its robust disaster response program, and we have assisted our neighbors in Louisiana — and worldwide — many times since.

The Knights put more than $10 million and countless man hours into the region in the wake of Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

The aid the Knights are now providing is concentrated on feeding the thousands affected by the recent twisters, including at Resurrection of the Lord Church, located in one of the hardest hit areas in New Orleans East.

In addition to its charitable giving, the Knights of Columbus is known for its top-rated life insurance products, available only to K of C members. No insurer in North America is more highly rated.

The K of C was founded in 1882 by Venerable Father Michael McGivney, a parish priest, in New Haven, Connecticut. The organization was formed to provide charitable outreach and care for the financial well-being of Catholic families, focusing on the protection of widows and orphans, and on strengthening the faith of its members. It has grown to include more than 1.9 million members worldwide.

The Knights set a new all-time record for charitable donations in 2015 with more than $175 million in donations and more than 73.5 million hours of service valued at $1.7 billion.

 

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MissionBox.com Launches as a Free Service for Nonprofits Worldwide

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AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 28, 2017 /360WiseNews/ — MissionBox, a global network that connects nonprofit people and organizations worldwide, is proud to announce the launch of MissionBox.com, a free website that provides curated “gold” knowledge on hundreds of nonprofit operations topics as well as tools that encourage meaningful connections between nonprofit allies and peers worldwide.

MissionBox.com gives nonprofits the power to connect easily, learn effectively, share openly and shine passionately — on a local, regional or global basis. Nonprofit executives or staff can take advantage of the best thinking in the sector, including useful tools, vetted content, expert advice and proven nonprofit practices.

Kathryn Engelhardt-Cronk, MissionBox CEO, says, “‘One stop’ knowledge sharing and connections promote nonprofit power and impact. MissionBox founders have worked to support nonprofits for more than 25 years. We are passionately committed to helping nonprofits achieve mission success.”

And there’s more: MissionBox offers a free research concierge service. If you can’t find the information or research you need, MissionBox will find it for you. Keep Reading

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