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Jesse Marcus

By Jesse Marcus


Mumbai Millennials Move Mountains

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Young volunteers marching to raise awareness about the critical health issue of Hepatitis B.

Mumbai is a city of nearly 20 million people. As the center of India’s financial and entertainment industries, as well as the location for some of Asia’s largest slums, it is a city divided between haves and have-nots. It is also the home of Sumaiya Selot, a passionate student who, along with more than 9,000 other college youth, public health personnel and community members, has taken on one of India’s greatest challenges: the epidemic of Hepatitis B. 

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11/07/14

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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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Jason Bethke

By Jason Bethke


6 Ways to Contribute to the Community

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Giving doesn't always mean digging deep into the bank account. Contribute by donating time, talents, and spare change. More

06/03/14

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