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2009-08-27 16:15:00

FORT WORTH, Texas, Aug. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- To promote a spirit of innovation and collaboration with its business partners, RadioShack today announced honors for outstanding partners during the Company's annual leadership summit. In addition to honoring these partners, the summit also focused on product previews, operational excellence, business strategy, this year's launch of Team RadioShack and the Company's new affiliation with the Lance Armstrong Foundation. "This year's...

2009-08-26 14:30:00

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Staggering statistic: cancer kills more people every year than AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria combined. Joining more than 250 advocates from around the world, Adam Garone, co-founder and CEO of Movember (www.movember.com), the world's largest charity for men's health, will present at the LIVESTRONG Global Cancer Summit in Dublin, Ireland, August 24 - 26. Garone will participate in the landmark event of the LIVESTRONG Global Cancer Campaign, an effort...

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2009-08-24 13:43:56

According to a study presented at an international cancer conference on Monday, the total economic burden of new cancer cases worldwide in 2009 will be $305 billion. The Economist Intelligence Unit's report estimates there will be 12.9 million new cancer cases globally this year. That number is expected to rise to 16.8 million in 2020 and 27 million in 2030. "Cancers have already progressed to where they are incurable in 80 percent of patients in developing countries," according to the...

2009-07-21 09:01:00

Goals and strategies from the U.S. Surgeons General provided roadmap to take decisive action in making cancer prevention and survivorship a national priority AUSTIN, Texas and TUCSON, Ariz., July 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While Lance Armstrong, founder and chairman of the Lance Armstrong Foundation (LAF), cancer survivor, and champion cyclist, battles through the daily demands of the Tour de France, the National Call to Action on Cancer Prevention and Survivorship that Armstrong helped...

2009-07-16 06:00:00

FOOTHILL RANCH, Calif., July 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Oakley, Inc. today announced that a one-of-a-kind LIVESTRONG(TM) JAWBONE(TM) sunglass, autographed by cycling legend Lance Armstrong, will be auctioned on eBay and all proceeds will go to the Lance Armstrong Foundation in support of its ongoing mission to inspire and empower people affected by cancer. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090716/LA47406) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080828/LATH022LOGO) "We are...

2009-06-30 13:34:00

HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE THE BAY TRAIL BIKE BRUNCH BASH FOR THE LANCE ARMSTRONG FOUNDATION RICHMOND, Calif., June 30 /PRNewswire/ -- On July 5 from 8AM-2PM, the Craneway Pavilion at Ford Point on the waterfront in Richmond, CA will host two grand openings: the Ford Point segment of the magnificent San Francisco Bay Trail, and the BoilerHouse Restaurant, serving fresh seasonal fare made from locally harvested ingredients. Both openings bring valuable new recreational offerings and leisure...

2009-05-19 08:30:00

Participation for 10th Annual Event Jumps Nearly 30 Percent; Innovative Social Networking Application Enables Riders to Reach More People and Raise More Money AUSTIN, Texas, May 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Despite an unfavorable giving environment due to the current economic downturn, the Hill Country Ride for AIDS exceeded all expectations and smashed its 2009 fundraising goal, raising a record amount of more than $690,000. The organization - which did not reach its fundraising goal the previous...

2009-04-30 15:25:00

AUSTIN, Texas, April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- The issues of cancer and the economy are converging in the Texas Legislature this spring, as our state senators and representatives vote on funding for the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT). Texas voters overwhelmingly approved the constitutional amendment authorizing $3 billion over 10 years in general obligation bonds for CPRIT in November 2007. Now, the time has come for the Legislature to fulfill the wishes of Texas voters...

2009-03-10 07:00:00

DANVILLE, Calif., March 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Lazarex Cancer Foundation, a San Francisco Bay Area nonprofit, has been chosen as an official charity beneficiary of the Rock 'n' Roll Seattle inaugural marathon and 1/2 marathon on June 27, 2009. Becoming an official charity means that individuals and groups around the country can train and prepare for the event and raise much needed funds to help Lazarex Cancer Foundation change the face of cancer. "We are proud to have the honor of being chosen...

2009-02-22 08:00:00

PAF Selected as Charitable Partner for National Initiative as Part of 2009 Amgen Tour of California Cycling Competition and Fundraiser NEWPORT NEWS, Va., Feb. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF) - a national non-profit organization that provides patient services to tens of thousands of patients every year who are unable to obtain access to care because of financial or insurance denials - is pleased to partner with Breakaway from Cancer, a national fundraising...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.