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2012-03-30 06:22:09

EVANSTON, Ill., March 30, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Survivors of natural disasters worldwide will benefit from a new agreement between the humanitarian service organization Rotary International and the disaster relief charity ShelterBox that leverages the strengths of both organizations to provide temporary shelters and critically needed supplies to displaced families quickly and efficiently. Thousands of individual Rotary clubs have supported the work of ShelterBox since...

2012-03-19 06:24:03

Former GE vice president David Jensen will direct communications for global humanitarian service organization EVANSTON, Ill., March 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Rotary International has named David Jensen, former vice president for corporate communications at GE Capital International Services (now Genpact), as its new chief communications officer, directing all internal and external communications operations at the humanitarian service organization's international...

2011-12-19 11:24:00

Northwestern is among the top enrollment sites for international, five-year study CHICAGO, Dec. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nearly 1.5 million Americans have Parkinson's disease, with another 50,000 to 60,000 cases diagnosed each year. Parkinson's is a neurological disease that progresses over time, yet there is currently no definitive diagnosis or cure. In hopes of advancing research, individuals from across the country are volunteering to help scientists gather information...

2011-12-15 09:24:00

The Paul Ruby Foundation makes $100,000 contribution to Northwestern Medicine® Parkinson's disease research CHICAGO, Dec. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nearly 1.5 million Americans are living with Parkinson's disease, a slowly progressing neurodegenerative brain disorder. The disease, which has been linked to a lack of dopamine in the brain, causes symptoms including tremor, slowness of movement, muscle stiffness and balance problems. Since there is...

2011-10-27 13:17:00

CHICAGO, Oct. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Rise Interactive, an Interactive Investment Management (IIM) firm, today announced a new digital marketing partnership with NorthShore University HealthSystem, a comprehensive, fully integrated, healthcare delivery system serving the Chicago region since 1891. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110919/CG71006LOGO) Jon Morris, CEO and founder of Rise Interactive commented on the signing of NorthShore, "Over the past couple of years, Rise...

2011-10-05 09:00:00

EVANSTON, Ill., Oct. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new strategic partnership between Rotary International and the global charity Mercy Ships will improve the delivery of vital health care services throughout West Africa. Through the partnership, The Rotary Foundation, Rotary's charitable arm, will provide grants to Rotary clubs and districts to assemble vocational training teams of medical professionals. The teams will work with Mercy Ships medical staff to perform or assist in...

2011-09-08 10:00:00

EVANSTON, Ill., Sept. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- NorthShore University HealthSystem (NorthShore) welcomes nationally-known neurosurgeon Julian E. Bailes, M.D., as the new Chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery and Co-Director of the NorthShore Neurological Institute. Dr. Bailes' expertise is in neurovascular disease and he will also continue his extensive research in traumatic brain injury. "We are thrilled to have Dr. Bailes join NorthShore," said Mark R. Neaman, President and CEO of...

2011-08-16 00:00:03

Top local chefs partner with prominent Midwest sustainable growers to deliver the culinary event of the North Shore Fall season. Proceeds of the evening will benefit Friends of Evanston Farmers Markets, a newly formed non-profit dedicated to increasing the visibility, popularity, and prosperity of Evanston's farmers markets. Guests have the opportunity to spend quality time with participating chefs and producers - while savoring their delicious creations! $75/person (includes tasting meal and...

2011-08-13 00:00:00

Top local chefs partner with prominent Midwest sustainable growers to deliver the culinary event of the North Shore Fall season. Proceeds of the evening will benefit Friends of Evanston Farmers Markets, a newly formed non-profit dedicated to increasing the visibility, popularity, and prosperity of Evanston's farmers markets. Guests have the opportunity to spend quality time with participating chefs and producers - while savoring their delicious creations! $75/person (includes tasting meal and...

2011-06-29 10:50:00

Banerjee will target polio eradication as his top priority EVANSTON, Ill., June 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Kalyan Banerjee, a businessman from Gujarat, India, takes office July 1 as president of Rotary International, www.rotary.org - one of the largest humanitarian service organizations in the world. During his tenure as president until June 30, 2012, Banerjee will lead a global network of 1.2 million business and professional leaders from more than 200 countries and...