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2011-04-18 19:55:48

Passport for Care, an innovative, web-based system that guides health care for pediatric cancer survivors, is poised to have an even wider impact as it is now being made available to the more than 220 institutions of the Children's Oncology Group. The system was developed at the Texas Children's Cancer Center and the Center for Collaborative and Interactive Technologies at Baylor College of Medicine. System generates individualized recommendations The Passport for Care website allows...

2011-04-15 14:30:00

FAIRFIELD, Conn., April 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Beginning today through July 14, Stop & Shop customers will have the opportunity to help support pediatric cancer at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center through Stop & Shop's annual Triple Winner Game®. Customers who make a $1 contribution to Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center receive a Triple Winner scratch ticket and can win free store products, gift cards or cash prizes up to $10,000. Stop & Shop...

2011-03-02 00:00:28

Event scheduled for April 17 in downtown Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA (Vocus/PRWEB) March 01, 2011 The Kids 4 Kids 5K RUN/WALK and "All Star" Carnival benefiting Children's Cancer Research Fund (CCRF) returns to L.A. LIVE on Sunday, April 17, 2011. Presenting Sponsor and Team Owner TOYOTA and Team Manager AEG will lead families and friends in the quest to De"FEET" pediatric cancer. Davis Gaines (Phantom of the Opera) will perform the National Anthem -- a Phantomly, Fantastic beginning for...

2011-01-27 00:02:57

The Max Cure Foundation/Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation Collaborative Grant in Pediatric Cancer Research will fund novel research to develop minimally toxic therapies to improve the quality of life for children with cancer, with the ultimate goal of finding cures for pediatric cancers. New York, NY (PRWEB) January 26, 2011 The Max Cure Foundation, a non-profit organization whose mission is to fund pediatric cancer causes, and the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation (SWCRF),...

2010-12-11 00:00:57

For only $1, purchase a virtual cup of limited edition "peppermint lemonade" at http://www.lemonadestandforlife.com with contributions being directed to Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation Rockleigh, NJ (Vocus) December 9, 2010 Volvo Cars of North America (VCNA) is teaming up with Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) during the holiday season to help families gain easier access to medical care and clinical trials at hospitals outside of their hometown. Through Jan. 1, 2011, donations made...

2010-11-01 07:11:00

OAKLAND, Calif., Nov. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- This holiday season, three of America's favorite actors will put down their scripts and pick up a spatula for a good cause. TV and film star Joan Cusack, actress Jayma Mays of "Glee" and Peter Facinelli of The Twilight Saga will compete against each other to sell the most cookies in an effort to raise money for pediatric cancer research. The Celebrity Cookie Challenge online bake sale is sponsored by The Glad Products Company to support...

2010-09-16 16:14:00

HOUSTON, Sept. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Susan Blaney, M.D., deputy director of Texas Children's Cancer Center and Hematology Service, participated today in the Childhood Cancer Panel Discussion held on behalf of the Congressional Pediatric Cancer Caucus. The discussion was held at the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington D.C. The event brought together the top minds in the field of pediatric oncology and was hosted by Congressman Joe Sestak and Congressman Michael McCaul....

2010-09-09 07:00:00

OAKLAND, Calif., Sept. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- September marks the return to school for most kids. But for those battling pediatric cancer, this month holds other, greater challenges and significant meaning. In support of Pediatric Cancer Awareness month, the Glad Products Company has once again committed to help Cookies for Kids' Cancer(TM), a non-profit that raises money to support pediatric cancer research. Now through Dec. 31, 2010, Glad® will match bake sale funds raised...

2010-09-01 04:20:00

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Sept. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Survival rates overall for childhood cancer are almost 80 percent--a marked advance against a disease that was curable in only a small fraction of children 50 years ago. However, despite progress, pediatric cancer remains the leading cause of death due to disease among U.S. children older than 1 year of age. While September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month nationwide, at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, the fight against this...

2010-05-25 08:00:00

NEW YORK, May 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Six Flags Friends, the philanthropic arm of Six Flags, is once again opening its park gates in support of children and families whose lives have been impacted by pediatric cancer. "A Walk In The Park" returns for the third year to raise awareness and funding for the leading cause of death among children. Beginning June 5 - July 17, thousands of Six Flags employees and guests will don walking shoes at parks across the country to shine the spotlight on an...


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tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.