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2014-07-23 08:31:36

Northwestern Mutual offices recognized for dedication to company's signature philanthropy MILWAUKEE, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the Pediatric Cancer Foundation, only 3.8 percent of all cancer research funding allocated by the federal government goes to children, despite the fact that childhood cancer is the leading cause of death for kids in the U.S.[1] Northwestern Mutual, through its Foundation, is dedicated to helping find a cure and assisting children battling...

2014-07-21 23:02:07

Children’s Cancer Research Fund announces grant to Momcology, a nationwide resource with Minnesota roots. Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) July 21, 2014 Children’s Cancer Research Fund is proud to award a grant of $10,000 to Momcology, a medical and social support community for mothers and primary caregivers of children diagnosed with cancer. The funding helps Momcology enhance the online experience for their community, develop healing and restorative retreats for moms and expand education and...

2014-06-27 23:03:59

Chavez for Charity, a vendor of Whole Foods Market will host a fundraising event at four Whole Foods Market locations for Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF), a non-profit organization focused on raising money and awareness for childhood cancer research. The event will take place on Saturday, June 28th from 10AM-2PM at the Madison, Montclair and West Orange locations and from 12:00PM-4:00PM at the Milburn/Union location. Madison, NJ (PRWEB) June 27, 2014 Chavez for Charity, a vendor...

2014-06-16 23:02:03

Teams supporting Children's Cancer Research Fund have raised $1.5 million for lifesaving research and treatment. Saint Paul, Minn. (PRWEB) June 16, 2014 Nearly 100 teams comprised of pediatric cancer survivors, their families, competitive runners and recreational walkers will join the race against childhood cancer at Time to Fly 2014, presented by Winnesota Regional Transportation, on Saturday, June 21. These teams of runners and walkers will wear special t-shirts, buttons or signs...

2014-06-04 20:21:28

General registration for the St. Jude Memphis Marathon® Weekend now open MEMPHIS, Tenn., June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In observance of National Running Day today, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital®, which is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other deadly diseases, is calling all those daring enough to run 26 miles to lace up their running shoes. It's approximately 26 weeks from the St. Jude Memphis Marathon® Weekend...

2014-06-04 12:29:46

COLUMBIA, S.C., June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Aflac, the leading provider of voluntary insurance in the United States, presented its first 2014 Duckprints Awards to local (South Carolina) heroes for their commitment in the fight against childhood cancer. The event, held at Palmetto Health Children's Hospital in Columbia, South Carolina, recognized three individuals and families who have dedicated themselves to helping improve treatment and seeking a cure for children's cancer....

2014-06-01 23:02:07

Hanlon Creative will host Alex's Lemonade Stand on June 6 from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Kulpsville, PA (PRWEB) June 01, 2014 In an effort to join the battle against childhood cancer, Hanlon Creative will host Alex’s Lemonade Stand on Friday, June 6 between 11am and 5pm at their headquarters in Kulpsville, PA. Hanlon Creative’s Lemonade Stand will be honoring Alexa delos Reyes. Alexa was diagnosed with brain cancer at just 14 months old. Now 9 years old, Alexa has been through it all -- 6...

2014-05-30 23:04:55

Leslie Robison, Ph.D., becomes the fifth researcher from St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital to receive the Pediatric Oncology Award Memphis, Tenn. (PRWEB) May 30, 2014 The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) has named Leslie L. Robison, Ph.D., of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital the recipient of the 2014 Pediatric Oncology Award for his contributions to the field of childhood cancer survivorship research. Robison will receive the award Saturday at the ASCO annual...

2014-05-28 08:32:11

National Nonprofit Organization Contributes $1.2 Million to Support Pediatric Cancer Research Projects Nationwide ATLANTA, May 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Rally Foundation for Childhood Cancer Research (Rally), a national nonprofit organization, today announced that it is awarding more than $1.2 million to 30 hospitals across the country as part of its annual funding allocation for 2014. "Rally enables cutting-edge research to continue what would otherwise not be possible...

2014-04-29 16:30:49

#MyHeroMom campaign by Northwestern Mutual to generate up to $50,000 for Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation MILWAUKEE, April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Moms are heroes and this Mother's Day their acts of love will strengthen the fight against childhood cancer by raising research funds for life-saving cures. Starting today through May 13, Northwestern Mutual is rallying sons, daughters and those who want to honor their own "heroic" moms or mother figures by uploading images of them to...


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sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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