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2013-07-16 16:24:25

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., July 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- At tonight's All-Star game, Cleveland Indian and AL All-Star pitcher, Justin Masterson, will advocate for more than a big win for the American League. The accompanying video profiles Masterson speaking out about his first trip to the All-Star game and his partnership with Bright Hope to feed and educate 1,400 children living on less than $1 a day in a slum in Nairobi, Kenya. To view the multimedia assets associated with this...

2013-07-08 16:24:11

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., July 8, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cleveland Indian and AL All Star pitcher, Justin Masterson, is teaming up with Bright Hope to bring hope to those living on less than $1 a day in the Mathare Valley, which is the second largest slum in Nairobi, Kenya. The Feed Their Future campaign, led by Masterson and his wife Meryl, is dedicated to bringing hope to 1,400 students living in the Mathare Valley slum in Nairobi, Kenya who are currently enrolled in one of...

2012-08-05 22:20:26

MILLERSVILLE, Pa., Aug. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Location is not only important when buying a house or renting an apartment, but it is also the basis of research being conducted by Dr. Jeffrey W. Wimer, Department of Wellness and Sport Sciences at Millersville University of Pennsylvania. He is examining how the location of Olympic stadiums and the large-scale infrastructures necessary to support the games influence wellness endeavors after the games have ended. "Factors such as...

2012-07-31 06:24:00

MIAMI, July 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In recent decades, criminal bands in Medellin and Rio de Janeiro have tried to impose a rule of terror supported by a constant influx of dollars from one of the most profitable businesses in the world: illegal drug trafficking. Due to the great demand for narcotics - a market generating billions of dollars each year - drug trafficking has been a force powerful enough to create parallel governments in these important Latin American cities. Against all odds,...

2012-01-11 14:59:00

Lions Inaugurate Haiti's Only Nursing School, Complete Homes in Port-au-Prince's Toughest Neighborhood OAK BROOK, Ill., Jan. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) will mark the 2nd anniversary of the devastating Haiti earthquake with several unique redevelopment projects, including opening Haiti's only nursing school and completing housing in Port-au-Prince's toughest neighborhoods, Cite Soleil. (Photo:...

2011-04-18 10:30:00

First Off-Site Exhibition during Cooper-Hewitt's Renovation NEW YORK, April 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Design with the Other 90%: Cities," the second in a series of themed exhibitions by Cooper-Hewitt that demonstrate how design can address the world's most critical issues, opens Oct. 15 at the United Nations and runs through Jan. 9, 2012. Organized by Cynthia E. Smith, the museum's curator of socially responsible design, the exhibition will feature more than 60 projects from...

2010-10-19 23:05:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- JR, a moving and innovative artist who exhibits freely in the world's streets, has been named the recipient of the 2011 TED Prize - an award granting $100,000 and something much bigger: a wish to change the world with the support of the TED Community's incredible resources. JR represents a new chapter in the TED Prize. While a seemingly unconventional recipient, his work matches the creativity and innovative spirit of the TED community and his art...

2009-06-08 12:06:00

Host of CMT INSIDER, Katie Cook, to Join Event as Emcee; Ellie's Run for Africa volunteers to travel to Kenya to complete school's construction NASHVILLE, Tenn., June 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Students in Kibera -- Africa's largest slum in Nairobi, Kenya -- will have new educational opportunities with the opening of a vocational school later this summer, thanks to funding in part by Nashville-based Ellie's Run for Africa (http://www.elliesrun.org). Started in 2004 with the dream of Nashville teen...

2009-04-30 09:01:00

LONDON, April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- http://www.MakeCharity.com the online search engine whose revenues are purely directed at charities, has teamed up with the pioneering Brazilian project, Reciclar. The "Instituto de Reciclagem do Adolescente" (Adolescent Recycling Institute) - Reciclar - was founded in 1995 to provide education, professional apprenticeships and the opportunity of a first job for young adults living in or close to 'favelas', the infamous shanty towns, in the State of...

2008-08-11 00:00:13

By Sophie Morris NEW MEDIA CHARITIES Whether it's an online soap opera or cutting- edge film, Sophie Morris reports on how web-savvy charities are using the net to raise funds Kroo Bay has everything you would expect from an online soap opera. The cross-generational cast of characters stretches from grandmother Elizabeth down to Madlyn, aged seven, and her big brother Chris. There is the town's football team, as well as Double K, a good-looking reggae duo who are working on their second...