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Jesse Marcus

By Jesse Marcus


Beyond Pink Ribbons: Shifting the Conversation from Awareness to Access

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Tina Grant, with her daughter and biggest supporter, Gina.

You know it’s October, because suddenly pink ribbons are everywhere, people are biking and running and making calls to raise awareness about breast cancer, and talking heads and celebrity spokespeople are doing their part to spread the word.

This year, however, I humbly suggest that we broaden the discussion, because awareness is not enough. If we really want to trumpet the importance of detecting breast cancer early on, then we also have to address the fact that too many people still don’t have access to potentially life-saving preventive medicine. 

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10/17/14

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Lindsay Torrico

By Lindsay Torrico


How Educating Young Girls is Improving the Economy Across the World

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The economic crises around the world are almost overwhelming. But one of the best investments we can make is in girls – in helping them get educated, healthy and empowered to contribute to their communities.

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10/10/14

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Jesse Marcus

By Jesse Marcus


Domestic Violence Awareness Shouldn’t Stop or Start in October

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In Davenport, Iowa, Jessica is now financially independent, and she and her three children are safe. Their family has come a long way since she escaped a long-term abusive relationship and found support and counseling from United Way.

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10/10/14

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Jesse Marcus

By Jesse Marcus


3 Ways You Can Help Prevent Suicide in Your Community

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September is Suicide Awareness Month, an opportunity to talk about ways we can save more of the nearly 40,000 people who end their lives every year. Suicide is the third leading cause of death for young people ages 12-18. And among veterans the suicide rate has been on the rise in recent years. But suicide is also highly preventable and we all can be part of the solution in our communities. In fact, it’s already happening in big cities and small towns around America.

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09/30/14

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Mei Cobb

By Mei Cobb


What’s Up with Volunteering Down Under?

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In mid-September I traveled to the eastern seaboard of Australia, to meet with corporate and nonprofit representatives and talk about what’s new and what’s working in volunteering. Aside from spending lots of hours flying there and back, the experience was eye-opening and inspiring.

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09/29/14

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