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Audio-Digest Foundation Announces the Release of Ophthalmology Volume 51, Issue 17: Toxicity/Sleep Apnea/Thyroid

Audio-Digest Foundation Announces the Release of Ophthalmology Volume 51, Issue 17: Toxicity/Sleep Apnea/Thyroid

Glendale, CA (PRWEB) December 24, 2013

Audio-Digest Foundation announces the release of Ophthalmology Volume 51, Issue 17: Toxicity/Sleep Apnea/Thyroid.

 

The goals of this program are to improve screening for and diagnosis of hydroxychloroquine toxicity, ocular complications of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), and thyroid eye disease (TED). After hearing and assimilating this program, the clinician will be better able to:

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Auto Theft Prevention Advice from Foundation Financial Group for the New Year

Auto Theft Prevention Advice from Foundation Financial Group for the New Year












(PRWEB) December 31, 2013

The National Insurance Crime Bureau revealed that New Year’s Day is the holiday with the most reported car thefts. Foundation Financial Group’s insurance affiliate, Foundation Insurance Services, offers the following advice from VP Kevin Alsup to remind people of practices that can prevent auto theft.

“During the holidays, people tend to be overwhelmed with preparations and celebrations. The possibility of becoming a victim of car theft is the furthest thing from their minds. Perhaps we all just need a reminder of the facts,” said Alsup.

A motor vehicle is stolen every 44 seconds in the United States, according to FBI statistics. New Year’s Day was number one on the NICB’s annual holiday vehicle theft report, and New Year’s Eve ranked number three. Alsup encourages every automobile owner to read and remember the following auto-theft prevention tips.

Finding parking in a populated and well-lit area is important because darkness comes quickly during the winter. Thieves are more likely to target vehicles that can be breached without attracting attention. Make sure all doors are locked, windows rolled up, and sun or moon roofs shut, even in your own driveway.

Be mindful of what can be seen through the windows, especially GPS units, purses, and other valuables. Get in the habit of removing all traces of your valued items, including wiping off the suction cup ring left by a GPS holder on the windshield. Keep presents and shopping bags stowed in the trunk. Stash valuables from sight before you arrive at your destination to maximize the effectiveness of your efforts.

Never leave the title in the glove box. Avoid keeping any documentation with personal data in your vehicle. Car thieves can quickly become identity thieves as well. Keep a record of your license plate number, VIN number, and insurance information outside the vehicle. If your car is stolen or burglarized, you will need to provide that information to the police along with vehicle’s make, model, year of manufacture, and color.

If your vehicle is stolen, you might be entitled to compensation from your insurance company. Liability insurance, which comes with lower premiums, does not cover car theft. Comprehensive coverage will cover some, if not all, expenses related to car theft or burglary. Reimbursement for possessions stolen from a vehicle may be covered through a homeowner’s insurance policy or car theft insurance, an add-on option for residential renters.

“If you live or work in a neighborhood where car thefts are a common concern, you should definitely consider comprehensive coverage,” continued Alsup. “There are many factors to consider, such as whether the depreciated value of the vehicle makes paying the insurance deductible and premiums worthwhile. I recommend talking with your insurance agent about your current coverage to determine if you are protected for such an event.”

For well over a decade, Alsup has helped thousands of Americans find peace of mind through his expertise in the insurance industry. He holds a finance degree from Troy University in Troy, Alabama. Alsup is a golfing enthusiast who volunteers at many local charities such as St. Baldrick’s Foundation, Life Rolls On, and Second Harvest.

To be sure that you and your loved ones are properly insured, visit insurance.ffg.com.

About Foundation Financial Group

Foundation Financial Group is a multibillion dollar financial services corporation. FFG offers its customers Best in Class service through its Insurance, Retirement, and Mortgage Services. Named one of the fastest growing financial companies in the country by Inc. Magazine for the third year running, FFG has continued to grow its nationwide presence with over 100,000 new customers per year in 39 states. In addition to the value that Foundation Financial provides every customer, it is also dedicated to its communities and the people who live in them. Through a vast array of philanthropic endeavors, the company not only provides significant monetary donations but also fosters a workforce environment that encourages all team members to personally make a difference. Foundation Financial is committed to its strong focus on customer service and community investment as it continues to grow and compete with the largest financial institutions in the world.

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Chaffin Luhana Honors the Spirit of Giving with New Foundation Website

Chaffin Luhana Honors the Spirit of Giving with New Foundation Website










New York, New York (PRWEB) December 25, 2013

The founding partners of Chaffin Luhana LLP, a national plaintiffs-only law firm, is pleased to announce the launch of a new website, ChaffinLuhanaFoundation.org. The foundation reflects the efforts that Eric Chaffin, Roopal Luhana and the entire Chaffin Luhana LLP team make every year to support and uplift those who are facing difficult challenges in life.

“Our motto is Doing Good by Doing Right,” said partner Eric Chaffin, “and we take that very seriously. The new website outlines the activities, grants, and outreach projects we’re working on to give back to our communities and support those who really need it. Our efforts through the Foundation are some of our most rewarding, and we want to spread the word to both increase awareness about needy organizations and individuals, and to celebrate those who are overcoming hurdles and serving as great examples for the rest of us.”

A not-for-profit organization, the Chaffin Luhana Foundation encourages the development of human potential and supports community empowerment through the endowment of funds to deserving recipients, the creation of community-based enrichment projects, and the support of important scientific research that meaningfully impacts the underprivileged and sick in society.

Some highlights of the Foundation’s work so far include, among others:


University of Michigan Zinc Research: The Foundation made a substantial grant to the University of Michigan to assist in the research of how zinc reacts within the body. It is hoped that this research will result in better care and treatment for zinc-induced copper deficiency myeloneuropathy, a disorder that causes pain, weakness, and loss of body control, and which can occur as a result of long-term use of denture cream with high zinc content. This project grew out of the firm’s work on behalf of hundreds of unfortunate consumers who were permanently disabled from the zinc in denture adhesive.
Sarah Jane Brain Foundation: Founded by the father of a child who was shaken as an infant, this organization works to create a model system of care for children and young adults suffering from pediatric acquired brain injuries. The Chaffin Luhana Foundation made a sizable donation to the organization, which celebrated the life of Cheryl DelRossi, a former Chaffin Luhana client.
St. Joseph’s Soup Kitchen in New York City: The Foundation recently made a sizable donation to this organization over the Thanksgiving holiday, which feeds meals every Saturday to the homeless and the working poor. The Foundation donation provided meals to 650 needy New Yorkers.
NY Cares Annual Coat Drive: Chaffin Luhana staff and their families donated coats, and the Foundation purchased coats for the drive, which is facing a large shortage of donations this year. The coat drive raised 135 coats to help keep New York’s underprivileged warm during the winter months.
Habitat for Humanity: The Foundation made a significant donation, and staff members volunteered to help with the building of a home in the Westchester, New York area. The firm donated the staff time to the work day.
Newtown Kindness: The firm recently made a seed donation to Newtown Kindness on the eve of the one year anniversary of the Connecticut school shootings. This organization teaches school children and others to think kindly and act boldly. The mission of Newtown Kindness is aligned with the Chaffin Luhana firm, which has a motto of “Doing Good by Doing Right.”

The Foundation’s spokesperson is Para-Olympic medalist Stephani Victor, who suffered a traumatic car accident when she was only 26 years old that robbed her of both legs. She went on to become a Para-Olympic downhill skier, winning five medals in the last three Paralympic Winter Games, including a gold medal and two silver medals in 2010 in Vancouver. Though injuries kept her out of racing for nearly two seasons, she is staging a comeback for the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games.

Stephani is a former client of Eric and Roopal’s, and has been close friends with them for years. She shares their vision for encouraging accomplishment through the Chaffin Luhana Foundation, and will be involved in the Stephani Victor Legacy Award, which the Foundation plans to give to one deserving individual each year.

“I witnessed from a very early age what it takes to work hard and sustain yourself,” she says, “and I share the values that Roopal and Eric have—that when you come from a humble beginning, you never lose your connection to that. There’s a lot of good to be done, and I’m excited to be working with the Chaffin Luhana Foundation to make it happen.”

Chaffin Luhana LLP has a long and successful history of protecting the rights of those affected by adversity including those who have suffered from serious side effects caused by medical devices and pharmaceutical drugs. Partners Eric Chaffin and Roopal Luhana represent high-profile cases in federal and state courts across the country, and provide new online resource centers for clients and the public. To date, Mr. Chaffin and Ms. Luhana along with co-counsel have been involved in recovering over $ 1 billion for injured consumers. Both have been named to the prestigious New York Metro Super Lawyers list numerous times, and though unable to guarantee results, the firm has a distinguished track record of success and is highly committed to each case.

CONTACT:

Eric T. Chaffin, Esq.

CHAFFIN LUHANA LLP

600 Third Avenue, 12th Floor

New York, NY 10016

Toll Free Telephone: (888) 480-1123

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Kansas Livestock Foundation Awards Yearly GoBob Pipe & Steel Scholarship

Kansas Livestock Foundation Awards Yearly GoBob Pipe & Steel Scholarship










Wichita (PRWEB) December 18, 2013

Evan Woodbury of Quenemo, son of Howard and Elise Woodbury, was awarded the $ 2,500 Cattlemen’s Scholarship from GoBob Pipe & Steel and the Kansas Livestock Foundation (KLF). The scholarship was awarded at the Kansas Livestock Association (KLA) annual convention, December 6, in Wichita. Woodbury was one of 14 students awarded a grand total of $ 16,000 in scholarships through KLF.

The West Franklin High School graduate assists with his family’s cattle operation and owns his own registered Angus cow-calf herd. He was very active in his local FFA chapter and 4-H club, serving as president of both organizations. Woodbury is a member of the National Junior Angus Association and Kansas Junior Angus Association. He served as District 2 director of the state organization. Woodbury is attending Kansas State University and majoring in agricultural education. He is a member of the Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity, Block and Bridle, Agriculture Ambassadors and treasurer of the College of Agriculture Student Council.

Funding for the Cattlemen’s Scholarship is generated through the purchase of GoBob Pipe & Steel products by KLA members. The company donates a percentage of all member purchases to KLF. Additional funds for the scholarship were generated through the auction of two Haymonster Hay Feeders, donated by GoBob, at the 2013 KLA Convention. GoBob is a distributor of farming supplies, such as steel pipe and gates, corral and fence materials and heavy-duty equipment.

KLF was established in 1983 to operate solely and exclusively for charitable, scientific and educational purposes. For information about KLF’s scholarship offerings or to receive an application, contact the foundation at 6031 S.W. 37th St., Topeka, KS 66614 or email letty(at)kla(dot)org.

KLA is a trade organization protecting the business interests of independent ranchers and feeders. Members of the association are involved in all segments of the livestock industry, including cow-calf production, backgrounding, cattle feeding, swine, dairy and sheep. The association’s work is funded by the voluntary dues dollars paid by its 5,500 members.











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Mercy Ships Receives $2 Million Grant from The Rees-Jones Foundation

Mercy Ships Receives $ 2 Million Grant from The Rees-Jones Foundation











The Rees-Jones Foundation Grant will help build a new Mercy Ship so even more patients will be served, like this man, ecstatic after a free Mercy Ships operation restored his sight!


Garden Valley, TX (PRWEB) December 26, 2013

Mercy Ships announced that it has received a $ 2 million grant from The Rees-Jones Foundation to be used towards the construction of the newest Mercy Ships vessel, which will be the sister ship to the world’s largest civilian hospital ship, the Africa Mercy. Together, they will serve the forgotten poor.

“It is tragic to think that even the most basic medical care could be viewed as a luxury by the world’s poor. Mercy Ships addresses this problem, transcending borders to provide medical care to those most in need in the countries along the coast of West Africa. Our hope is that those served will experience the love of Christ and receive relief from their suffering, encouragement from the dedicated staff of Mercy Ships, and improvement in their quality of life,” stated Trevor Rees-Jones. He and his wife, Jan, founded The Rees-Jones Foundation in 2006.

This is the second time that The Rees-Jones Foundation has given to Mercy Ships at a critical decision-making time. In 2008, the Rees-Jones family toured the 16,579-ton Africa Mercy in England while the vessel was still under shipyard refit from rail ferry to hospital ship. While onboard, they caught the vision of what a ship like this could provide to the poorest of the poor in Africa. Over the ensuing months, The Rees-Jones Foundation made grants totalling $ 2 million to support the completion and launch of the Africa Mercy into service.

Don Stephens, President and Founder of Mercy Ships, said, “We are extremely pleased to have the continuing leadership and support of The Rees-Jones Foundation. With their partnership, lives will be changed for generations to come. Each act of mercy is the result of those who work onboard our hospital ship and those who give of their resources. We are honored to partner with The Rees-Jones Foundation to extend the Mercy Ships mission of hope and healing to the world’s forgotten poor.”

Mercy Ships announced this month that contracts were signed in Asia to begin the project of purpose-building a new 36,600-ton hospital ship. This new ship is expected to more than double the capacity of Mercy Ships to deliver free, world-class healthcare.

This grant comes on the heels of the Mercy Ships story, recently highlighted by CBS on “60 Minutes” (http://www.cbsnews.com/videos/africa-mercy-hospital-of-hope-50141230/).

About Mercy Ships: Mercy Ships uses hospital ships to deliver free, world-class healthcare services, capacity building and sustainable development to those without access in the developing world. Founded in 1978 by Don and Deyon Stephens, Mercy Ships has worked in more than 70 countries providing services valued at more than $ 1 billion, impacting more than 2.42 million direct beneficiaries. Each year Mercy Ships has more than 1,600 volunteers from more than 45 nations. Professionals including surgeons, dentists, nurses, healthcare trainers, teachers, cooks, seamen, engineers, and agriculturalists donate their time and skills to the effort. Mercy Ships seeks to transform individuals and serve nations one at a time. For more information, click on http://www.mercyships.org.

About The Rees-Jones Foundation: The Rees-Jones Foundation is a private foundation established by Jan and Trevor Rees-Jones in 2006 with a principle focus on benefitting the people of North Texas. As a Christian organization, the Foundation does participate in helping with needs in the global community, in the areas of safe water, medical care and justice issues. The Foundation’s mission is to provide support and funding for programs that will help improve in tangible ways the quality of life and life circumstances of the people it serves, with special emphasis on assisting children and their families. For more information, visit http://www.rees-jonesfoundation.org.

Contact: Pauline Rick, U.S. Public Relations Coordinator, Mercy Ships

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Foundation Financial Group Recycles With Blessings in a Backpack to Help Hungry Students

Foundation Financial Group Recycles With Blessings in a Backpack to Help Hungry Students












Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) December 26, 2013

Foundation Financial Group continues a year-long campaign to help the Blessings in a Backpack organization provide food to school children in need. So far, Foundation Financial employees across the nation have fed seven children for an entire school year by recycling.

“It’s humbling how the simple act of recycling can make a difference for underfed children in our communities,” said FFG Event Coordinator Megan Nau. “Blessings in a Backpack gives children a sense of security that comes from knowing they will have food to eat when they are hungry. Foundation Financial is honored to be part of helping students succeed.”

By recycling aluminum cans in the break room, FFG employees are using environmentally responsible habits to feed schoolchildren. Every FFG office located in a city with a local Blessings in a Backpack chapter is participating in the initiative. Foundation Financial’s Regional Sales Centers in Atlanta, Savannah, Jacksonville, and Rochester have contributed to the corporation’s Blessings in a Backpack campaign. When the designated blue recycling bin is filled, a representative from Blessings comes by to collect the cans. One full bag generates about $ 6 for the cause.

Blessings in a Backpack sends home a backpack full of food for elementary schoolchildren who are enrolled in the federal Free and Reduced Price Meal Program. The food items are easy-to-prepare or ready-to-eat meals such as microwavable pasta, oatmeal, cereal bars, and dried fruit. Backpacks are sent home at the end of the week to ensure the children have something to eat over the weekend.

Over 20 million American children are considered to be at risk for hunger or malnourishment. Child development is impeded by hunger. Poor nutrition contributes to a weakened immune system, increased hospitalization, lowered IQ, reduced attention span, and lowered academic achievement.

Blessings in a Backpack currently feeds over 63,000 children in 583 schools across 45 states. Blessings also supplies food to hungry children in Canada, Columbia, and Haiti. The program is sustained through private sector funding and public partnership carried out in public schools.

Foundation Financial Group’s contributions to Blessings in a Backpack will send meals home to children from the Atlanta Public School System (Atlanta, GA); Brunswick Public School System (Savannah, GA); Duval Public School System (Jacksonville, FL); and Greene Central School District (Rochester, NY).

About Foundation Financial Group

Foundation Financial Group is a multibillion dollar financial services corporation. FFG offers its customers Best in Class service through its Insurance, Retirement, and Mortgage Services. Named one of the fastest growing financial companies in the country by Inc. Magazine for the third year running, FFG has continued to grow its nationwide presence with over 100,000 new customers per year in 39 states. In addition to the value that Foundation Financial provides every customer, it is also dedicated to its communities and the people who live in them. Through a vast array of philanthropic endeavors, the company not only provides significant monetary donations but also fosters a workforce environment that encourages all team members to personally make a difference. Foundation Financial is committed to its strong focus on customer service and community investment as it continues to grow and compete with the largest financial institutions in the world.

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