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2014-09-18 16:27:26

TAMARAC, Fla., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For the sixth year in a row, Gurkha Cigars, makers of the world's finest and most expensive cigars, have partnered with The Eric Trump Foundation to raise money and awareness for children battling life-threatening diseases at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. This year, they offered a special private label cigar specifically for the Eric Trump Foundation that sold at auction for $30,000, following the golf tournament and fundraising...

2014-09-16 23:02:07

“Nobel Prize for Child Advocates” to Recognize Seven Heroes for Transforming the Lives of the World’s Most Vulnerable Children New York, NY (PRWEB) September 16, 2014 Seven heroes who have dramatically improved the lives of children around the world will be honored in New York City on November 6 by World of Children Award (http://www.worldofchildren.org), the only global recognition and funding program that honors individuals serving vulnerable children worldwide. Hailed by the...

2014-09-16 20:27:26

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital study has identified the cumulative dose of a widely used class of chemotherapy drugs that leaves young male cancer patients at risk for impaired sperm production as adults MEMPHIS, Tenn., Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A study led by St. Jude Children's Research Hospital investigators has found the chemotherapy dose threshold below which male childhood cancer survivors are likely to have normal sperm production. The study appears in...

2014-09-15 12:28:08

Shop Your Way® members get five percent back in points with each donation HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Kmart, the all-time leading St. Jude Children's Research Hospital(®) St. Jude Thanks and Giving(®) fundraising partner, has kicked off its 2014 fundraising campaign, continuing a holiday giving tradition that last year resulted in donations totaling $21.9 million - the single largest corporate partner contribution ever to the hospital. "Kmart associates, Shop Your...

2014-09-10 16:25:08

Stage set to determine if drugs called tyrosine kinase inhibitors will extend the lives of patients with the high-risk acute lymphoblastic leukemia subtype; pediatric clinical trial scheduled to open by early 2015 MEMPHIS, Tenn., Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than one-quarter of young adults with the most common form of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) have a high-risk subtype with a poor prognosis and may benefit from drugs widely used to treat other types of...

2014-09-10 08:31:59

Dine at Chili's from September 8 - September 22 to benefit the children of St. Jude DALLAS, Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Since 2002, Chili's(®) Grill & Bar guests and team members have supported the lifesaving work of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital(®) every September during National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. The partnership, which began locally and grew to a nationwide effort, reached a significant milestone last September when the brand fulfilled the extraordinary...

2014-09-03 12:31:54

St. Jude seeks public's continued support in helping to increase childhood cancer survival rates MEMPHIS, Tenn., Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In 2014, parents of nearly 16,000 children in the United States will hear the words, "Your child has cancer." These words mean heartbreak and despair for families who become unwilling participants in a battle with the nation's leading cause of death from disease of children. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140606/95154 But...

2014-09-02 08:21:06

Hyundai Hope On Wheels will host its fifth annual national September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month campaign. The nonprofit plans to award $9 million in pediatric cancer research grants during September. FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hyundai Hope On Wheels®, a leader in the fight against childhood cancer, today announced the launch of a national public awareness campaign in September, and that it has selected 36 children's hospitals from across the U.S....

2014-08-01 23:04:01

Collegiate, alumnae members use passion for finding cures, saving kids to raise $30 million since 1999, commit to raise $60 million more over 10 years. Arlington, TX (PRWEB) August 01, 2014 Delta Delta Delta Fraternity recently was honored as Partner of the Year for its outstanding commitment to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® – raising nearly $30 million for the hospital since 1999 and pledging to raise another $60 million in the next 10 years – to combat childhood...

2014-07-28 12:28:49

St. Jude is one of 15 recipients honored for supporting military personnel MEMPHIS, Tenn., July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- St. Jude Children's Research Hospital has been named one of 15 recipients of the Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award from the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) of the Department of Defense. The award is the highest honor given by the U.S. government to employers for their exceptional support of employees who serve in the...


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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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