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“Orange Is the New Black” Star Uzo Aduba Running 2015 Boston Marathon to Support Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

By Savoy Staff     January 13th, 2015

Emmy-winning and Golden Globe-nominated actress Uzo Aduba will run the 119th Boston Marathon on Monday, April 20 as a member of the Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge team to support cancer research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. A Medfield, Mass. native, Aduba is best known for her role as Suzanne “Crazy Eyes” Warren on the hit Netflix series “Orange Is the New Black” [...]

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Mother, Grandmother to be Honored for Tissue Donation on Rose Bowl Parade Float

By Savoy Staff     December 31st, 2014

Lisa “Michelle” Middleton of Gainesville, Fla., originally from Charleston, SC, passed away very suddenly at the young age of 44. Lisa had just said good bye to her co-workers at RTI Surgical (RTI), an Alachua, Fla.-based organization that prepares donated tissues for transplantation – and was driving down the road when she suffered sudden cardiac [...]

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A Health Home Run: Baseball’s Dmitri Young Gets Another Turn at Life

By Savoy Staff     December 30th, 2014

Former professional player Dmitri Young impressed the baseball world when he appeared at a game this summer, having lost about 100 pounds since he last played in 2010. His stunning transformation started with taking control of his type 2 diabetes. Young’s story makes the perfect centerpiece for the January/February 2015 issue of Diabetes Forecast, the Healthy Living Magazine [...]

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New York And New Jersey MSDC Recognizes Excellence At Annual Awards Gala

By Savoy Staff     December 4th, 2014

The New York and New Jersey Minority Supplier Development Council held it’s 41st annual Partnership Awards Gala at Cipriani Wall Street on November 14, 2014. Each year the Council recognizes top suppliers as well as corporations that demonstrate innovation and excellence in their supplier diversity programs. Over 500 people attended this year’s gala, themed Reflections of Excellence in Supplier [...]

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Hydeia Broadbent, International HIV/AIDS Activist and Humanitarian, Is Spreading A Positive Message As Ampro Industries, Inc. Brand Ambassador This Worlds AIDS Day

By Savoy Staff     December 1st, 2014

International HIV/AIDS Activist and Humanitarian Hydeia Broadbent is spreading “A Positive Message” this World AIDS Day, recognized annually on Dec. 1, with the help of Ampro Industries, Inc. Now age 30, Broadbent is the newest brand ambassador of the popular personal and hair care line to show consumers the positive life they can live with HIV/AIDS, [...]

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Karmanos Cancer Institute’s Hayley Thompson, Ph.D., awarded $1.8 million grant to improve access to cancer survivor resources

By Savoy Staff     November 24th, 2014

Hayley S. Thompson, Ph. D., associate professor, Population Studies and Disparities Research Program at the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, and Department of Oncology, Wayne State University School of Medicine, was recently awarded a $1.8 milliongrant from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), which will be given over the next four years. The grant titled “eHealth [...]

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UnitedHealthcare and 4-H Youth Development Program at Prairie View A&M University Expand “Eat4-Health” Partnership

By Savoy Staff     November 24th, 2014

UnitedHealthcare and the 4-H Youth Development Program at Prairie View A&M University are expanding a successful partnership called Eat4-Health that helps tackle obesity by promoting healthy eating and an active lifestyle among youth and families. UnitedHealthcare is providing Prairie View A&M University’s Cooperative Extension Program, which administers 4-H programs in Texas, a $40,000 grant to [...]

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IcyHot and NBA Champion Shaquille O’Neal Team Up to Relieve Chronic Back Pain with IcyHot SmartRelief

By Savoy Staff     November 21st, 2014

You do not have to be an NBA champion like Shaquille O’Neal to know how disruptive back pain is—if greeting the day with a stiff, aching back is all too familiar, you are in good company. Today, the makers of IcyHot, America’s trusted No. 1 topical pain reliever, announce that IcyHot SmartRelief, a drug-free, over-the-counter [...]

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Cedric “The Entertainer” Urges People with Diabetic Nerve Pain to “Step On Up” and Seek Relief

By Savoy Staff     November 7th, 2014

Award-winning comedian and actor, Cedric “The Entertainer,” is getting serious as part of a new program – Step On Up™ – which aims to educate people, including the more than 29 million Americans living with diabetes about painful diabetic peripheral neuropathy, or diabetic nerve pain, a common complication of the disease. The program, which was developed [...]

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Allstate and Chef G. Garvin Team Up to Encourage Everyone to “Give It Up For Good” This Summer

By Savoy Staff     August 1st, 2014

This summer, Allstate is proud to announce its second year of the “Give It Up For Good” campaign, and celebrate the remarkable stories and acts of good within our local communities. Launched in 2013, the national campaign shines a spotlight on the heartwarming stories of good – giving back to the community, unexpected good deeds, [...]

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