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2010-12-09 11:06:00

SAINT PAUL, Minn., Dec. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ken Bence of Golden Valley, Minn. has been named as the Honorary Chairman of the Christmas Seals Campaign by the American Lung Association in Minnesota. Bence is director of community health initiatives for the State Public Programs division of Medica Health Plans and serves as a paid-on-call captain of the Golden Valley Fire Department. Bence was the top individual fundraiser in the American Lung Association in Minnesota's "Fight...

2010-11-19 09:57:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 19, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- See video from American Lung Association at: http://www.thenewsmarket.com/Releases/StoryDetailPage.aspx?GUID=9316382b-cf43-479b-b5df-1e94291dc540 Every year, the American Lung Association sends Christmas Seals -- stamps used to decorate holiday cards and packages -- to over 11 million households from October to December. It is the nation's oldest direct-mail fundraising campaign, which began in 1907 to combat tuberculosis. Today, they fight a bigger...

2010-11-16 09:42:00

Emmy-Award Winning Actress and Lung Cancer Survivor Kathryn Joosten WASHINGTON, Nov. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Lung Association announced its 2010 Christmas Seals Celebrity Chairperson today, Emmy-award winning actress and Lung Cancer survivor, Kathryn Joosten. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101116/DC01930) (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20101116/DC01930) Throughout the history of the American Lung Association's Christmas Seals Campaign,...

2010-10-25 14:01:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- See video from Denmark: http://www.thenewsmarket.com/Releases/StoryDetailPage.aspx?GUID=9f12a284-05f7-4bdf-97c3-8fea55e15d9d&bhcp=1 The 2010 Christmas Seal was presented on October 25 to Princess Mary of Denmark. It is 107 years ago that the Danish postal clerk Einar Holboll conceived the idea for the world's first Christmas seal, which are labels placed on mail during the Christmas season to raise funds and awareness for charitable programs. The...

2010-10-08 09:30:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Lung Association launched its 2010 Christmas Seals Campaign, the year-end holiday fundraising drive that raises money to support the charity's fight for healthy lungs and healthy air. This week, more than 11 million households nationwide will receive Christmas Seals in the mail, courtesy of the Lung Association. These holiday stamps, used to decorate cards and packages, have remained a holiday tradition for 104 consecutive...

2009-10-15 08:30:00

Charity brings back time-honored tradition of capturing celebrity in photograph with 2009 Christmas Seal WASHINGTON, Oct. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Lung Association has brought back a time-honored tradition this year by capturing the Christmas Seals Celebrity Chairperson in a photograph with the 2009 Christmas Seal. This year's chairperson, S. Epatha Merkerson, joins a long and distinguished list of celebrities and entertainers who have served as Chairpersons of the...

2009-09-18 08:03:00

From "lick it and stick it" to "click it and send it," charity expands historic mail campaign to web WASHINGTON, Sept. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Lung Association launched a new retro marketing initiative today to support its 2009 Christmas Seals Campaign, the year-end holiday fundraising drive that's been raising money to support the charity's fight for healthy lungs and healthy air for more than a century. While for-profit companies have had proven success in recent...

2008-10-07 15:00:41

WASHINGTON, Oct. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Kristi Yamaguchi, Olympic Gold Medalist and most recent winner of Dancing With the Stars, has been named chairperson for the 2008 American Lung Association Christmas Seals Campaign in an effort to help raise funds in support of the organization's mission: to prevent lung disease and promote lung health. The American Lung Association Christmas Seals tradition began in 1907 to conquer Tuberculosis. Today, the Lung Association is fighting new...


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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