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First Lady Michelle Obama, Former First Ladies Lend Support to First-Ever Healing Garden at Children’s National Health System

By Savoy Staff     February 10th, 2015

First Lady Michelle Obama and all five living former First Ladies announced their support for a project to transform a gravel rooftop space at Children’s National Health System into a 7,200-square-foot healing garden. Currently in development, the garden will give patients and their families a healthy outdoor space where they can enjoy art, music, and inspiring views [...]

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Project Sunshine and UnitedHealth Group Teamed Up During Celtics Game for Boston Pediatric Patients

By Savoy Staff     February 5th, 2015

At Boston Celtics vs. Miami Heat game, more than 100 volunteers from UnitedHealth Group and Boston Celtics Legend Leon Powe created and assembled 1,000 Project Sunshine Creative Arts & Craft Kits. These packages contain educational and entertaining crafts to provide children facing significant medical challenges some much-needed fun. This “Sending Sunshine” event is one of several [...]

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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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