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2012-06-21 10:21:27

WASHINGTON, June 21, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Islamic Relief USA (IRUSA), a relief and development organization based in the D.C. metro area, will hold a 5K charity walk called Walk for Water on June 24 in Irvine, Calif. This first Walk for Water is dedicated to raising awareness about the world's water crisis. It will benefit Islamic Relief's water and sanitation projects. Clean water and sanitation are among the most vital and immediate needs in many emergency situations, and...

2012-06-14 14:20:42

NEW YORK, June 14, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On June 20, 2012 between 5 and 7 PM the Coalition Against Trafficking in Women (CATW), Prostitution Research & Education (PRE) and over 100 national and international co-sponsors, and counting, will protest Village Voice Media Holdings, LLC (VVM) in front of its New York City office (36 Cooper Square), for its facilitation of sex trafficking through its website Backpage.com. A large portion of VVM's profits arise from its facilitation of...

2012-06-04 06:27:06

WASHINGTON, June 4, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- SOS Children's Villages - USA announced today that Ms. Lynn Croneberger, CFRE, was named chief executive officer of the U.S. headquarters of SOS Children's Villages International. Ms. Croneberger will lead a Washington, D.C.-based team to raise the level of awareness and funding for the domestic and international work of this international non-governmental organization (iNGO). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100205/SOSLOGO )"I...

2012-05-30 11:01:50

Citing global land-grab, lack of action by authorities in vulnerable nations, authors warn of risk to positive 20-year global trend -- even in Latin America New research released today by the Rights and Resources Initiative (RRI) shows that hundreds of millions of forest peoples in tropical nations have, in the last 20 years, quietly gained unprecedented legal rights to the land and resources owned under customary law. The research also finds, however, that more than one-third of the rules...

2012-05-16 06:29:13

WASHINGTON, May 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Islamic Relief USA (IRUSA), a relief and development organization based in the D.C. metro area, has become a full voting member of the National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster. Since the launch of its Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) training program almost a year ago, Islamic Relief USA has offered training in the areas of shelter operation, shelter simulation, and disaster assessment. It has partnered...

2012-05-15 06:29:11

CDC releases "Asthma's Impact on the Nation" ATLANTA, May 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An estimated 29.1 million adults (12.7 percent) have been diagnosed with asthma in their lifetimes, and 18.7 million (8.2 percent) still had asthma, according to 2010 data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The report, Asthma's Impact on the Nation, is the first state-by-state data gathered using the Asthma Call-back Survey, an in-depth survey conducted among people with...

2012-05-10 02:24:18

World Asthma Month Summit May 16 Brings Attention to the Asthma-Environment Connection PITTSBURGH, May 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Local and national asthma experts will convene in Pittsburgh May 16 in recognition of World Asthma Month for "The Air We Breathe: A Regional Summit on Asthma and the Environment," a day-long event designed to raise awareness about the growing incidence of asthma in the Pittsburgh region, and the impact of environmental factors on this pressing public...

2012-05-02 02:23:45

HENDERSON COUNTY, N.C., May 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Caring about people and helping to improve the quality of their lives is a deeply embedded value of CITGO Petroleum Corporation and its Fueling Good program. Now in its fourth year of rewarding local heroes, the Fueling Good program has assisted more than 200 non-profit organizations in carrying out their vital missions, from caring for the eyes and ears of the underinsured to providing support for families affected by mental illness to...

2012-05-01 10:22:27

Nation's Largest Public Health Plan Honored for High-Quality Asthma Care With Environmental Controls LOS ANGELES, May 1, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- L.A. Care Health Plan has been selected to receive the United States Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) 2012 National Environmental Leadership Award in Asthma Management for its exemplary efforts to deliver high-quality asthma care that includes environmental controls. "L.A. Care is honored to receive the highest national...

2012-04-30 18:20:20

Asthma is Global but Solutions are Local WASHINGTON, May 1, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, on World Asthma Day, more than 300 million people worldwide are living with asthma, and nearly 25 million of them live right here in the U.S. But for all the talk of the global asthma epidemic, there are plenty of everyday reminders that asthma problems - and solutions - are local. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120501/DC97710LOGO) Today the Asthma and Allergy...