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The Plastic Surgery Center of Buenos Aires Endows Foundation to Benefit Children with Craniofacial Disorders

Buenos Aires, Argentina (PRWEB) August 10, 2007

The SurgeryBA Foundation (SBAF) will improve the lives of children who would otherwise live with a facial deformity for the rest of their lives.

“Congenital craniofacial disorders affect more children every year than all childhood cancers combined.”*1 Ranging from cleft lip and palate to traumatic deformities, these treatable disorders have a tremendous negative impact on a child’s development, growth and future life.

To help children who cannot afford surgical procedures required to treat these conditions, The Plastic Surgery Center of Buenos Aires (SurgeryBA.com) has established the SurgeryBA Foundation (SBAF) — a non-profit charitable foundation exclusively dedicated to treating and caring of children with congenital malformations of the face and head, offering a lifeline to children who cannot afford treatment or are marginalized by the health insurance systems.

The Plastic Surgery Center of Buenos Aires, a leading full-service plastic surgery provider, will donate resources, expertise, medical procedures and logistical and technological support to the foundation.

“The SurgeryBA Foundation treats patients with congenital craniofacial abnormalities like: cleft lip & palate, hemifacial microsomia, Treacher-Collins Syndrome, Cranyosinostosis, Apert Syndrome, Crouzon Syndrome among others, as well as traumatic deformities and head & neck tumors,” explains Dr. Diego Steinberg, SBAF’s chief medical adviser. “By providing human and technological resources, the foundation’s programs are focused on the reintegration of patients into society as productive individuals.”

SurgeryBA’s Director, Rodrigo Benadon, sums up the spirit of the foundation: “When you treat a child of a facial deformity, you change that child’s life forever.”

About the company–

The Plastic Surgery Center of Buenos Aires is a medical tourism organization based in Buenos Aires, Argentina that offers personalized, comprehensive plastic surgery packages to international patients. Medical tourism, the process of traveling abroad to obtain medical procedures, has grown rapidly in recent years as patients face rising healthcare costs at home and find safe, more affordable, medical options abroad. In fact, Argentina has become one of the world’s leading destinations for plastic surgery.**2

Patients from across the United States, Canada, Europe and the rest of the world choose flying to Buenos Aires over performing the same procedures in their home country because the International Patient Care Center at The Plastic Surgery Center of Buenos Aires is a medical unit dedicated exclusively to serving foreign travelers seeking plastic and cosmetic surgery; the cost/quality ratio is unbeatable, and staff members are experts at addressing the unique needs of medical tourists.

A trip to The Plastic Surgery Center of Buenos Aires is not just a trip to the doctor, but a full mind-and-body healing experience that channels the beauty and culture of Buenos Aires and culminates in the total redefinition of body and spirit. Patients are cared for before, during, and after surgery by an expert team and a full suite of additional personal services is available, including a personal concierge, personal shopper, full spa facilities, language lessons and various tourist activities.

“Our patients can expect the same level of service, quality, and medical excellence that they would receive at home. In fact, you will find that SurgeryBA offers more support and services than you’re accustomed to at home, and at a much lower price,” say the Medical Directors of The Plastic Surgery Center of Buenos Aires.

Speaking with patients of The Plastic Surgery Center of Buenos Aires (http://www.surgeryBA.com), it is easy to understand why Argentina has become one of the world’s leading destinations for plastic and cosmetic surgery.

“It was a chance to redefine myself while on vacation at a very cool place” says Jennifer Blake, a ravishing financial analyst and mother of four, as she raves about her recent trip. “I opted for a combined procedures package — a tummy tuck, breast lift and breast implants package, with additional non-invasive procedures to enhance my overall results.” She continues, “I am so happy with the way I look now, it just gives new energy to everything I do. Plus, I got to do all this completely stress free, with the privacy I needed, away from my daily chores, at a beautiful vacation destination, for a lot less than a single plastic surgery procedure would have have been if I had done it at home.”

The value proposition of The Plastic Surgery Center of Buenos Aires comprises five points:

The Arizona Foundation for Women Kicks Off 6th Annual Walk to End Domestic Violence

Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) March 13, 2008

The Arizona Foundation for Women (http://www.azfoundationforwomen.org) announced that the 2008 Walk to End Domestic Violence will be held on April 26, 2008 at Wesley Bolin Plaza in Phoenix. The Walk will begin at 7:30 a.m. with a 5K Run, followed by the 5K Walk and then a Kids Dash. The festivities will include a live performance from the Chris Parker Project, a Kids Zone with games and activities, sponsor booths with giveaways and a designated area where participants can learn about domestic violence shelters and programs in Maricopa County. The Home Team Sponsors (Arizona Diamondbacks, Phoenix Suns, Phoenix Mercury and Arizona Coyotes) will be participating in interactive areas hosted by players and mascots.

The 2008 Walk to End Domestic Violence will raise much-needed funds to support domestic violence shelters and programs in Maricopa County that provide full-service support to women and children as they flee violent situations. The Walk is also designed to increase awareness of this devastating problem as domestic violence incidences are increasing and public supported fundraising is more critical than ever. Funds are raised through registration fees and pledges collected by participants. All event costs are underwritten by corporate sponsors, therefore 100 percent of the pledges and registration fees directly benefit the shelters looking to end domestic violence.

“We are honored to host the Walk and to continue the good work that The Arizona Republic and 12 News started,” states Nancy Dean, CEO of the Arizona Foundation for Women. “The funds raised from the Walk have helped thousands of lives and the event draws attention to one of Arizona’s most critical social issues. We challenge our community to join with us in taking a stand against domestic violence. This abuse is unacceptable and we will not tolerate it — we must have a unified voice.”

All community members are welcome to join the 5K Walk or Run. Participants include the Honorary Chair, Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano, city officials, teams from local corporations, domestic violence shelters, victims of abuse and community members who want to show their support for the issue.

The Walk to End Domestic Violence aims to raise $ 400,000 and gain participation from a minimum of 4,000 walkers and runners with a minimum of 146 teams.

To participate in the Walk to End Domestic Violence or to learn more about the event, visit http://www.azfoundationforwomen.org/dv-walk/.

Domestic Violence Statistics

One in every four women in the U.S. is abused by a husband or boyfriend at some point in her life
Each year, nearly 100 women are killed in domestic violence situations in Arizona
Sixty percent of all Child Protective Services cases involve a domestic violence component
Domestic violence is the leading cause of death of women in the workplace
Over 4.5 million assaults are committed against U.S. women by intimate partners each year
More than 50 percent of domestic violence victims live with children under the age of 12
More than 50 percent of all Arizona women and their children seeking shelter from domestic violence are turned away due to lack of space (approximately 17,000 per year in Maricopa County)
Domestic violence costs U.S. businesses nearly $ 1 billion in lost productivity

About The Arizona Foundation for Women:

The Arizona Foundation for Women (AZF) is a nonprofit, philanthropic organization dedicated to investing in and promoting innovative solutions that address the unmet needs of women and children throughout the state of Arizona.

Using ongoing research, the Foundation identifies and focuses on priority issues such as domestic violence, child abuse and the health and self-esteem of women, teens and children.

The Arizona Foundation for Women’s Men’s Anti-Violence Network (MAN) enlists the help of prominent community leaders to focus on prevention and abuser accountability. Employers Against Domestic Violence (EADV) is a program that focuses on domestic violence awareness in the workplace. To date, AFW programs have benefited more than a million individuals in the state of Arizona. For more information about the Arizona Foundation for Women, please call (602) 532-2800.

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United Nations Foundation Appoints Daniel Carucci as Vice President of Global Health


Washington, D.C. (Vocus) October 15, 2008

The United Nations Foundation (UN Foundation) announced today the appointment of Daniel Carucci as its Vice President of Global Health. In this position, Carucci will direct the strategic development, and implementation of the UN Foundation’s global health work, as well as coordinate with UN agencies, corporate and non-governmental partners, and key donors to improve health worldwide.

“We are pleased to welcome Daniel Carucci to our team at the UN Foundation,” said Senator Timothy E. Wirth, President of the UN Foundation. “His expertise in medicine and tropical disease, as well as his extensive background in the field of global health, make him an exceptional candidate for this role and a good fit for our organization. In this new role, Daniel Carucci will elevate our health program, connecting our health initiatives and strengthening our support of the UN’s work to improve and save lives worldwide.”

Daniel Carucci has over 20 years of experience working in medicine and international health initiatives. Prior to joining the Foundation, Carucci served as the Director of Science at the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health. He also worked as Director of the Grand Challenges in Global Health Initiative at the Foundation for NIH – a $ 200 million program supported by The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in partnership with the Wellcome Trust and Canadian Institute of Health Research. He has served as the Director of the Malaria Vaccine Program at the Naval Medical Research Center in Bethesda, Maryland, and is responsible for the establishment of the Molecular Vaccines Interagency Working Group under the U.S. Subcommittee on Biotechnology. Carucci is also the recipient of the prestigious 2002 American Medical Association Nathan Davis Award for Outstanding Government Service, the 2000 Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Award for Excellence in Military Medicine, and the 1989 Operational Flight Surgeon of the Year (Richard E. Luehrs Memorial Award). Carucci received his Medical Degree from the University of Virginia School of Medicine and earned a Masters of Science in Clinical Tropical Medicine and a Doctor of Philosophy from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.

For 10 years, the UN Foundation has worked hand-in-hand with the World Health Organization, UNICEF and other UN leaders to develop and expand major initiatives to help children survive and thrive. In support of world-renowned international health partnerships, the UN Foundation has mobilized hundreds of millions of dollars and tens of thousands of people, brought new private sector partners into the field, helped strengthen the capacity of UN health agencies and provided program expertise to help save children’s lives. The UN Foundation is proud to be a founding partner of the Measles Initiative; a partner in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative and Roll Back Malaria; and creator of Nothing But Nets, a grassroots campaign supporting the delivery of long-lasting insecticide-treated bed nets to children and families throughout Africa.

About the United Nations Foundation

The UN Foundation is an advocate for the UN and a platform for connecting people, ideas, and capital to help the United Nations solve global problems. We build partnerships, grow constituencies, mobilize resources and advocate policy changes to support the UN’s work for individual and global progress. The UN Foundation’s work – focused on select global problems – is decreasing child mortality, improving disaster relief, protecting diverse cultures and environments, creating a clean energy future, empowering women and girls, and improving U.S.-UN relations. For more information, visit http://www.UNFoundation.org.

Press Contact:

Amy DiElsi

Communications Director, Children’s Health, United Nations Foundation

(o) 202-419-3230, (c) 202-492-3078, (e) adielsi @ unfoundation.org

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CensorNet Joins the Internet Watch Foundation


Bristol, United Kingdom (PRWEB) October 22, 2008

CensorNet, an internet security company, has become an associate member of the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) to help combat child sexual abuse sites and criminally obscene content, provide mechanisms for its users to report illegal content and to provide protection against this type of content in its products.

CensorNet offers web filtering solutions to the private, public and education sectors as well as offering bespoke filtering platforms for Internet Service Providers.

The IWF is the UK internet ‘Hotline’ for the public to report their inadvertent exposure to online child sexual abuse content hosted anywhere in the world, criminally obscene content and incitement to racial hatred hosted in the UK.

Tim Lloyd, Founder and Managing Director of CensorNet Ltd said, “We are very pleased to join the IWF. This is an important partnership for us and our clients and further demonstrates our commitment to protecting our customers, many of whom are educational institutes, and their users from illegal content. It also provides us with the opportunity to assist the IWF with their efforts which in turn makes the Internet a safer place for everyone.”

IWF helps internet service providers and hosting companies to combat abuse of their networks through a national ‘notice and take-down’ service and provides unique data to law enforcement partners in the UK and abroad to assist investigations into the distributers of potentially illegal online content. As a result of this partnership approach, less than 1% of child sexual abuse content, known to the IWF, has been hosted in the UK since 2003, down from 18% in 1997. As sexually abusive images of children are primarily hosted abroad, IWF also facilitates the industry-led initiative to protect users from inadvertent exposure to this content by blocking access to it through the provision of a dynamic list of child sexual abuse URLs.

Peter Robbins OBE, QPM, Chief Executive of the IWF, said: “We are delighted to welcome CensorNet as a member of the Internet Watch Foundation. The support of the online sector is vital for the IWF to continue its work combating child sexual abuse content online and we look forward to working in partnership with CensorNet to protect internet users and promote a safer online experience.”

About CensorNet Ltd:

CensorNet Ltd is an independent vendor that provides extremely flexible, accurate and powerful Internet filtering solutions to a wide range of organisations spanning many different market sectors, from small business and education to healthcare and government. The CensorNet technology includes a comprehensive database of over 60 million web sites, real-time content classification in over 15 languages and sophisticated image filtering. Currently, CensorNet is protecting over 1 million end-users.

For further information, please visit http://www.censornet.com or telephone +44 (0) 845 230 9590.

About IWF:

IWF works in partnership with the online industry, law enforcement, government, the education sector, charities, international partners and the public to minimise the availability of potentially illegal online content, specifically, child sexual abuse content hosted anywhere in the world and criminally obscene and incitement to racial hatred content hosted in the UK.

We are an independent self-regulatory body, funded by the EU and the wider online industry, including internet service providers, mobile operators and manufacturers, content service providers, filtering companies, search providers, trade associations and the financial sector as well as other organisations that support us for corporate social responsibility reasons.

We work with UK government to influence initiatives developed to combat online abuse and this dialogue goes beyond the UK and Europe to ensure greater awareness of global issues, trends and responsibilities. We work internationally with INHOPE and other relevant authorities and organisations to encourage wider adoption of good practice in combating online child sexual abuse content and to promote inclusive and united global responses to this dynamic, cross-border criminality.

We strive to create continued awareness of the role and purpose of the IWF and aim to foster trust and reassurance in the internet for current and future users. Our self-regulatory partnership approach is widely recognised as an effective model in combating the abuse of technology for the dissemination of illegal content.

Please note that “child pornography”, “child porn” and “kiddie porn” are not acceptable terms. The use of such language acts to legitimise images which are not pornography, rather, they are permanent records of children being sexually abused and as such should be referred to as child sexual abuse images.

For more information about IWF, please visit http://www.iwf.org.uk/, tel: +44 (0) 1223 237700 or email media @ iwf.org.uk.

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Baby Blue Foundation Introduces National Safe Haven Sign to NJ

Atlantic City, NJ (PRWEB) December 4, 2008 –

The last two states to enact Safe Haven laws, Alaska and Nebraska adopted such laws in 2008. Nebraska’s law has received substantial media coverage due to its failure to limit the surrender age of children protected under the law. In November, Nebraska revised the law limiting the age to 30-days, the same as New Jersey.

However, the laws vary in age limits and legal surrender locations from state to state. These variations can create confusion for young women who often are in a position of panic after delivery of their newborn.

“These are not women who are getting regular prenatal care and planning for the delivery of their newborn. They are women who have fallen through the cracks. They have spent 9-months concealing and denying their pregnancy. They are unprepared for the imminent arrival of their baby,” says Susan Ferrier Co-founder and Vice President of the Baby Blue Foundation.

On December 4, 2008, the Baby Blue Foundation along with the Ventnor Police, Atlantic County hospitals, and the National Safe Haven Alliance will introduce the first National Safe Haven signs to New Jersey.

“We selected this date because it marks the 4-year anniversary of the day my husband Bill and I, along with the support of the community lay Baby Blue to rest,” says Susan. Blue’s body along with the afterbirth and presumable the mother’s undergarment stuffed in a sack washed up on a Ventnor beach in January 2004. It was Bill Ferrier who found her. He felt it important that she have a name and a proper burial. He and Susan began taking steps to see that it happened. It was 10-1/2 months before the Ferrier’s were able to fulfill their promise to Blue.

Since then the Ferrier’s founded a 501c3 whose mission is to honor the memory of Baby Blue and others like her through efforts to prevent future newborn abandonment and fatalities. The Foundation raises awareness about the prevalence, causes and alternatives to neonaticide (the killing of a newborn within the first 24-hours of life). Finally, in the event of future newborn deaths from abandonment or violence, the group seeks to provide dignified memorial service.

In its efforts to prevent new cases of newborn death and abandonment, the Baby Blue Foundation promotes awareness about the NJ Safe Haven Act. According to Susan, “the Foundation strongly supports Safe Haven legislation. It is the best, and in some cases possibly the only alternative for these young women.”

The New Jersey Safe Haven Act went into effect in 2000. Since the laws inception, 37 babies have been safely surrendered. While the number of safe surrenders surpasses the 28 newborns left in unsafe conditions or found dead, more needs to be done to raise awareness of Safe Haven Laws and to minimize confusion about the laws.

The National Safe Haven signs were designed to uniformly identify Safe Haven surrender sites. Hospital emergency rooms and police departments are the only legal surrender sites in NJ. A parent or designee can anonymously surrender a child under 30-days old to any police department or emergency room employee.

New Jersey’s first National Safe Haven sign will be unveiled Thursday Dec. 4 at 1pm. outside the Ventnor Police Department, located at 6201 Atlantic Ave., Ventnor. A representative from each Atlantic County hospital will receive a National Safe Haven sign to hang outside their emergency room. In addition to the hospital representatives, Ventnor Police Chief Wayne Arnold and Tracey Johnson, executive director of the National Safe Haven Alliance will be in attendance.

“We are excited to be spearheading the initiative to uniformly identify Safe Haven surrender sites in NJ but also through out the country,” Susan explains. NJ joins NY, IL, AZ, FL, VA and ME in the effort to create standardization.

Other hospital emergency rooms or police departments who would like to hang a National Safe Haven outside their facility should contact the Baby Blue Foundation at 609-703-4180. The Baby Blue Foundation is a NJ 501c3 accepting donations at P.O. Box 2408, Ventnor, NJ 08406 or online at http://www.babybluefoundation.org.

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The Allstate Foundation Lets Public Decide Winner of $100,000 Grant – Four National Non-Profits Compete for Grand Prize


Northbrook, IL (PRWEB) July 16, 2009

The Allstate Foundation is inviting the public to cast its vote for the recipient of a $ 100,000 grant through the ClickToEmpower campaign on http://www.ClicktoEmpower.org. The organizations competing to receive the grant share The Allstate Foundation’s mission of working to end domestic violence and finding new ways to economically empower survivors. Participating organizations are Charity Cars, Family Justice Center Alliance, Safe Horizon and the YWCA.

“The Allstate Foundation selected these non-profit organizations as contenders for the grants because of their strong leadership and programming in the area of domestic violence and economic empowerment,” said Jennifer Kuhn, program manager, The Allstate Foundation Economics Against Abuse program. “To help generate awareness of the great work of these organizations, we are asking the public to weigh in on who will receive the $ 100,000 grant.”

Visitors can vote as well as learn more about each of the highlighted organizations and their domestic violence programs on the http://www.ClicktoEmpower.org Web site. Visitors can vote once a day during the campaign (July 15, 2009 – September 13, 2009). The organization that receives the most votes will receive a $ 100,000 grant and the remaining three will each receive a $ 10,000 grant.


Charity Cars: The original 1-800-Charity Cars provides free vehicles and vehicle support services to domestic violence survivors all across America. Reliable transportation empowers victims to leave their abusers and is a major factor in the success or failure of survivors transitioning to self-sufficiency.

National Family Justice Center Alliance: The Alliance is working to provide training and technical assistance to existing and developing Family Justice Centers in the United States and around the world. These organizations serve facilities where survivors of domestic violence, child abuse, elder abuse, and sexual assault can come to one location to receive all necessary services.

Safe Horizon: Safe Horizon touches the lives of over 350,000 victims of violence and moves them from crisis to confidence. As the largest provider of domestic violence programs in the country, Safe Horizon helps hundreds of thousands of domestic violence survivors each year by providing them with 24-hour crisis hotlines, safe shelter, clothing, food, transportation, mental health counseling, guidance through the court system, security through changing door locks, counseling on financial literacy, and resume building. Safe Horizon also trains thousands of executives across the country about how to protect their employees from the impact of domestic violence in the workplace with its SafeWork initiative.

YWCA: Among its many programs, YWCA is the largest provider of comprehensive services to victims of domestic violence and their children nationwide, including education and prevention programs, counseling services, emergency shelters, transitional housing, court accompaniment and child care for victims, as well as court-ordered anger management classes for offenders. YWCAs also offer economic empowerment programs for women, from financial literacy seminars to job training and GED classes. YWCA was the first women’s organization founded in the United States, now celebrating 150 years of service on behalf of women and girls.

About The Allstate Foundation

Established in 1952, The Allstate Foundation is an independent, charitable organization made possible by subsidiaries of The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL). Allstate and The Allstate Foundation sponsor community initiatives to promote “safe and vital communities;” “tolerance, inclusion, and diversity;” and “economic empowerment.” The Allstate Foundation believes in the financial potential of every individual and in helping America’s families achieve their American dream. For additional information, visit http://www.ClickToEmpower.org.

About the Economics Against Abuse Program

The Allstate Foundation Economics Against Abuse program helps domestic violence survivors build their financial independence to get free and stay free from abuse. Seeing a significant gap in resources for programs designed to assist survivors with the economic challenges that they face, The Allstate Foundation took action and partnered with the National Network to End Domestic Violence to create a comprehensive program. Economics Against Abuse provides resources, funds direct services and spreads the word on how to empower those touched by domestic and economic abuse. For more information and to find out how to help, visit http://www.ClickToEmpower.org.

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Warrior Custom Golf Teams up with The Arcadia Firefighters in Support of the 12th Annual Diamond Bar Chapter of the Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation Charity Golf Tournament


Irvine, CA (Vocus) August 28, 2009

Warrior Custom Golf is proud to support this years 12th Annual Diamond Bar Chapter of the Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation Charity Golf tournament at the Via Verde Country Club in San Dimas, California. The event is held in memory of Alisa Ann Ruch who was fatally injured at age eight in a backyard barbecue accident and to raise funds for the AARBF which was established after her death to prevent burn injuries and provide services to burn survivors.

AARBF supports the fire service and medical community to prevent burns and strives to address the needs of burn survivors throughout all the stages of recovery. AARBF’s staff and volunteers work closely with the community to host prevention programs, raise funds and provide services to burn survivors.

There will be several Arcadia Firefighters and local businesses in attendance, to support the continuing efforts of the AARBF, who provide a supportive atmosphere for children who have suffered burn injuries by sending them to their annual Champ Camp. Champ Camp is a week-long summer camp that gives a child the opportunity to meet others who have gone through a similar experience and to realize they are not alone with their injuries. It spotlights a person’s ”inner beauty” and teaches them not to focus on the burn scars that they have to continually live with.

100% of the proceeds from this event will go directly to Champ Camp which is available to all young burn survivors in California ages 5-16 with a special Counselor-in-Training program for survivors ages 17-20.

Here’s how the AARBF impacted one childs life:

Going back to school after a burn injury can be scary. Alyssa Mercado a 6 year old child burn survivor experienced the fear first hand. According to Alyssa’s mother, Fermina Mercado, when Alyssa returned to school the children in Alyssa’s class were not very nice to her. They stared, asked impolite questions, and others did not want to play with Alyssa during recess.

Alyssa was connected to AARBF through Shriner’s Hostpital and hoped for some kind of relief when she returned to school. AARBF went to Richard Riordan Elementary to complete a ”Back to School” presentation with Alyssa’s class.

After the presentation Alyssa’s entire school experience changed. Fermina Mercado, Alyssa’s mother stated ”Alyssa is very happy to go to school each morning, and wakes up extra early and excited.” Fermina further explained that the positive attitude comes from the new friends that Alyssa is making at school; thanks to the ”Back to School” presentation, put on by the Alisa Ruch Burn Foundation. ”The Back to School presentation works, because it helped Alyssa want to be at school. She is very happy,” says her mother.

About the Alisa Ruch Burn Foundation

The Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation (AARBF) is a California-based nonprofit organization dedicated to preventing burns and fires and providing services to those who have been affected by a burn injury. AARBF brings together health care providers, firefighters, emergency workers, burn survivors and others to enhance the quality of life for burn survivors and to make burn injuries a thing of the past.

For more information visit http://www.aarbf.org

About the Arcadia Fire Department

The Mission of the Arcadia Fire Department is to deliver the services necessary to minimize the loss of life and property threatened by the hazards of fire, medical and rescue emergencies, hazardous materials incidents, and disaster situations in our community.

We will accomplish our Mission through a proactive approach to fire protection and rescue services, ongoing training and community education programs, procurement of quality equipment, and a dedicated and professional staff.

For more information visit http://www.ci.arcadia.ca.us

About Warrior Custom Golf

Warrior Custom Golf, Inc. was established for the singular purpose of developing, manufacturing and marketing custom golf clubs for golfers worldwide. They are dedicated to the continual development of affordable state-of-the-art custom golf products and in building customer loyalty through exceptional customer service and support.

Warrior has brought together an impressive group of highly regarded product development and golf manufacturing professionals, many of whom have 20 or more years experience including seasoned master club builders. Warrior produces many more club sets in a given week than some of the most ”famous brands” with one distinct difference – every one of their clubs is custom built to the exact specifications of each customer.

As a result, Warrior has surpassed $ 150 million sales with over 400,000 satisfied customers and is one of the fastest growing golf companies in the nation. Warrior’s corporate headquarters is located in Irvine, California where its 30,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility employs over 200 individuals year-round.

For more information on Warrior Custom Golf, 15 Mason, Irvine, CA 92618, contact Toby Eklund at 1(800) 574-9790 or visit their website http://www.warriorcustomgolf.com

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NBA Cares and United Nations Foundation Partner to Launch Send A Net. Save A Life. See A Game. Presented By HP


New York, NY (Vocus) December 15, 2009

Today, the National Basketball Association (NBA) and the United Nations Foundations Nothing But Nets tipped off a promotion–Send a Net. Save a Life. See a Game. presented by HP–to send anti-malaria bed nets to refugees in 11 African countries. The effort is part of the NBA Cares Season of Giving and runs through January 31, 2010. Starting today, NBA fans can log on to http://www.NothingButNets.net to donate $ 10 or more and get two complimentary tickets to an NBA game, subject to availability.

Send a Net. Save a Life. See a Game. encourages NBA fans and Nothing But Nets supporters to send life-saving bed nets to displaced families in Africa to help protect them from malaria, the number one killer of refugees on the continent. The promotion will also help the United Nations Foundation’s Nothing But Nets, in partnership with the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), reach its goal of protecting more than one million refugees in Africa from malaria this year.

Thanks to the commitment of the NBA, our partners, and supporters, weve already covered more than 600,000 refugees with bed nets in eastern Africa this year alone, said Nothing But Nets Director Adrianna Logalbo. Now we hope the NBA and its fans can help us exceed our goal to protect more than one million of the worlds most vulnerable people as the need for these life-saving nets is far from over.

ESPN sportswriter Rick Reilly, who inspired the United Nations Foundation to create the Nothing But Nets campaign through his May 2006 Sports Illustrated column, will match fan donations — net for net — up to a total of $ 25,000.

This tremendous effort aligns with the NBAs long tradition of addressing important health and wellness issues worldwide, said NBA Executive Vice President Social Responsibility and Player Programs Kathy Behrens. We know our fans care about these causes as passionately as the NBA, and we are proud to provide them the opportunity to make a life-saving donation as part of the NBA Cares Season of Giving.

Long-lasting, insecticide-treated bed nets are one of the easiest and most cost-effective methods of preventing the diseases spread. They create a protective barrier against mosquitoes at night, when the vast majority of malaria transmissions occur. One bed net can protect a family of four, and lasts three to five years. It costs just $ 10 to purchase, deliver, and educate the recipient on its proper use.

To date, Nothing But Nets has raised close to $ 30 million and has sent nearly three million nets to children, pregnant women, and refugees throughout Africa. To learn more about Nothing But Nets or to make your life-saving donation, log on to http://www.NothingButNets.net.

About United Nations Foundation:

The UN Foundation is an advocate for the UN and a platform for connecting people, ideas, and capital to help the United Nations solve global problems. We build partnerships, grow constituencies, mobilize resources, and advocate policy changes to support the UN’s work for individual and global progress. The UN Foundation’s workfocused on select global problemsis decreasing child mortality, improving disaster relief, protecting diverse cultures and environments, creating a clean energy future, empowering women and girls, and improving U.S.-UN relations. For more information, visit http://www.UNFoundation.org.

About Nothing But Nets:

Nothing But Nets is a global, grassroots campaign to save lives by preventing malaria, a leading killer of children in Africa. Inspired by sports columnist Rick Reilly, hundreds of thousands of people have joined the campaign that was created by the United Nations Foundation in 2006. Founding campaign partners include the National Basketball Associations NBA Cares, The people of The United Methodist Church, and Sports Illustrated. It only costs $ 10 to provide an insecticide-treated bed net that can prevent this deadly disease. Visit http://www.NothingButNets.net to send a net and save a life.

About HP:

HP creates new possibilities for technology to have a meaningful impact on people, businesses, governments and society. The worlds largest technology company, HP brings together a portfolio that spans printing, personal computing, software, services and IT infrastructure to solve customer problems. More information about HP (NYSE: HPQ) is available at http://www.hp.com.

About NBA Cares:

NBA Cares is the league’s social responsibility initiative that builds on the NBA’s long tradition of addressing important social issues in the United States and around the world. Through this umbrella program, the NBA, its teams and players have donated more than $ 115 million to charity, provided more than one million hours of hands-on service to communities around the world, and created more than 440 places where kids and families can live, learn or play. NBA Cares works with internationally recognized youth-serving programs that support education, youth and family development, and health-related causes, including: KaBOOM!, Special Olympics, Boys and Girls Clubs of America, UNICEF, the Make-A-Wish Foundation, and the Global Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS, Malaria and Tuberculosis.

Media Contacts:

Amy DiElsi, United Nations Foundation, (202) 419-3230 or adielsi(at)unfoundation(dot)org

Jonathan Hammond, NBA, (212) 407-8671 or jhammond(at)nba(dot)com

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Raging Artists Named Public Relations Firm for AmberWatch Foundation


Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) June 24, 2010

Full service Public Relations and Web Marketing firm Raging Artists has been named PR firm of record for non-profit AmberWatch Foundation, the definitive name in preventing crimes against children. The firm’s clientele spans the spectrum, from retail and eCommerce to advertising, film production, entertainment, and non-profits. It recently created SaveTheWhalesNow.com, the site behind Pierce Brosnan and Keely Shaye Brosnan’s controversial “Mr. President” campaign.

The announcement comes as AmberWatch Foundation begins a massive multi-platform campaign launching its AmberWatch Alert System, a free, vetted subscriber service that offers parents a proactive and preemptive “Weapon of Choice” in the protection of their children. Raging Artists is handling PR for the launch, as AWF CEO Keith Jarrett begins a national media tour aimed at cultivating a 10 million+ AmberWatchAlert.org database.

“We’re a progressive public relations firm that embraces the power of the Web,” said Raging Artists CEO Hesh Rephun, who founded the firm in 2006. “We are especially receptive to clients who espouse strong thought leadership and approach brand awareness with bravery and conviction. AmberWatch Foundation fits that bill perfectly.”

That bravery is evident in a powerful PSA that was launched on the Web June 21. The spot features moms across the country literally taking up arms against those who would seek to harm their children. It will be followed by print, TV, and radio components.

We are extremely grateful and appreciative that Hesh and his team at Raging Artists stepped up to put their extraordinary talents behind our cause of keeping kids safe though the AmberWatch Alert System,” said Jarrett. “We look forward to great success.

The ad campaign shows an understanding of the powerful technological tools currently available to brands, Rephun said. “A lot of clients talk about ‘today’s world’ but they don’t avail themselves of current technology. The same applies to public relations firms who talk about SEO but don’t walk the walk or invest in R&D. We now have a team of people working 24/7 to stay ahead of the curve. They’re so committed, it’s scary.”

At present, Raging Artists’ services include Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Content Creation, Online Magazine Development, and Blog Hosting. In addition to SaveTheWhalesNow.com, Raging Artists has developed and marketed online magazines for LA Gear, Moon Media/ADDigital, and others; in addition to its writing staff, the firm also maintains in-house production and photography divisions to create original content for these blogs. In partnership with sneaker marketing consultancy SLAM (Sportie LA Media), Raging Artists just filmed an original Web series for up-and-coming boots and shoes brand BEARPAW, to be launched on its RA-created magazine, BEARPAWstyle.com. “We are not shy about pushing the envelope,” Rephun affirmed. “We ARE Raging Artists. We’re strategic and creative about the art of promotion.”

About AmberWatchFoundation:

AmberWatch Foundation was established in 2004, with the mission to provide educational programs and innovative technologies that proactively and preemptively protect children against abduction, predators and the dangers of the digital world. The AmberWatch Foundation is a 501c3 national not for profit organization, headquartered in Seal Beach, California.

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