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2011-05-19 07:30:00

CINCINNATI, May 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Procter & Gamble (NYSE: PG), Africare, H2O for Life and the Water & Sanitation Rotarian Action Group (Wasrag) announce a new partnership to address the urgent need for safe water, effective sanitation, and hygiene education in schools in developing countries while connecting school children in the developing world to US and Canadian school children. The collaboration will initially bring 19 million liters of clean water and sanitation...

2011-05-12 16:07:00

WASHINGTON, May 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This week, Islamic Relief USA (IRUSA) was listed among the 25 largest online fundraising organizations in the United States in 2010, according to the Chronicle of Philanthropy, the top news source on U.S. nonprofit organizations. Ranked at number 16, IRUSA was one of only three faith-based philanthropic organizations to make the list in 2010. According to the Chronicle of Philanthropy, these 25 nonprofits - comprising international,...

2011-05-10 07:30:00

NATICK, Mass., May 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) today announced its donation to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) to support education initiatives designed to increase public awareness of asthma management and treatment. The Company's support coincides with Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month in May. According to AAFA, more than 20 million Americans suffer from asthma -- a respiratory disease that causes the airways in the lungs to...

2011-05-05 11:30:00

American Lung Association urges Congress to fully fund the National Asthma Control Program in Fiscal Year 2012 CHICAGO, May 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Lung Association in Illinois announced today its strong support for continued funding of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control's (CDC) National Asthma Control Program, which has worked to integrate and coordinate the public health response to asthma control in Illinois and across the country. The President's Budget for...

2011-05-05 10:00:00

American Lung Association urges Congress to fully fund the National Asthma Control Program in Fiscal Year 2012 NEW YORK, May 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Lung Association in New York announced today its strong support for continued funding of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Asthma Control Program, which has worked to integrate and coordinate the public health response to asthma control in New York and across the country. The President's...

2011-05-02 23:01:00

National Survey Reveals Patients Want More Treatment Options WASHINGTON, May 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today on World Asthma Day 2011, despite decades of progress on the management and control of asthma - more research, better understanding and powerful treatments - millions of people with severe asthma are still living with serious, frequent, life-threatening symptoms. A national project conducted by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) among severe asthma...

2011-04-18 07:45:00

The Most Innovative International Development Organizations Named WASHINGTON, April 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Plan International USA was selected as a Devex Top 40 Development Innovator based on a poll of thousands of Devex members, who collectively comprise one of the largest networks of global aid and international development professionals. "Plan develops solutions community by community to ensure long-term sustainability," said Dr. Tessie San Martin, President of Plan...

2011-03-16 00:00:30

Endeavor provides round-trip airfare for College of Charleston students who are traveling to Honduras as part of Microfinance Brigade program. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) March 15, 2011 Endeavor is proud to announce its sponsorship of four students from the College of Charleston, the alma mater of Endeavor's Chief Executive Officer Justin McLain, in their trip to Honduras for the Microfinance Brigade program March 6th through March 12th. As one of many initiatives organized by the larger Global...

2011-02-22 23:01:00

Annual Report Names the 100 Most Challenging Places to Live with Asthma WASHINGTON, Feb. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the second year in a row, Richmond, VA, has been ranked as the No. 1 Asthma Capital - the most challenging place to live with asthma in the U.S.( )- according to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA), which conducted the study. The ranking was determined based on an analysis and scoring of a variety of factors in the 100 largest U.S. metro areas....

2011-02-08 10:42:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Leveraging Investments in Creativity (LINC) and the Ford Foundation today announced the winners of the Space for Change Planning and Pre-Development grants, awarding up to $100,000 each to 12 outstanding nonprofit arts organizations in the early stages of developing exemplary cultural facilities. The grants provide organizations with the initial startup funds that are most needed--and the most difficult to obtain--to develop a new facility....


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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