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National AIDS Memorial Receives $100,000 Grant from Quest Diagnostics
Quest Diagnostics employees and executives joined more than 100 community volunteers at the National AIDS Memorial to announce a $100,000 grant to bolster the memorial's volunteer workday program in 2018. The Quest Diagnostics grant, one of the largest received by the National AIDS Memorial, will support the memorial's Community Volunteer Workday program in 2018, help fund new equipment, plants, trees and shrubberies and support maintenance and hardscape improvements. The grant will also help underwrite the National AIDS Memorial World AIDS Day commemoration events on November 30 and December 1. Since 1991, nearly 40,000 volunteers have participated in more than 300 Community Volunteer Workdays at the National Aids Memorial, donating more than 200,000 volunteer hours and planting more than 10,000 trees, plants and shrubs. The sacred ground of the 10-acre, living memorial honors all who have confronted the tragic HIV/AIDS pandemic; those who have died, and those who have shared their struggle, kept the vigils and supported each other during their final hours. Nearly 30 years ago, an original Quest Diagnostics company was the first to develop a test that identified the presence of HIV. As of 2014, an estimated 1.2 million people in the U.S. are living with HIV and less than half have ever been tested for the HIV virus. As a leading provider of diagnostics information services, Quest Diagnostics is dedicated to advancing disease management for the HIV community and raising the standards of care in HIV diagnostics and beyond. Whether a patient is dealing with HIV or another condition, Quest Diagnostics helps collaborate and provide accurate information so patients can make the best decisions for their health and well-being.
E. & J. Gallo Winery Contributes $100,000 To American Red Cross For Hurricane Irma Relief Effort
E. & J. Gallo Winery announced that it has donated an additional $100,000 to the American Red Cross to aid with relief efforts and assist communities in Florida impacted by Hurricane Irma. Last month, the company donated $100,000 to the American Red Cross to assist the relief efforts in Texas related to Hurricane Harvey. "On the heels of Hurricane Harvey, the devastation caused by Hurricane Irma has resulted in an unprecedented demand on the American Red Cross for assistance. On behalf of our employees and their families, as well as our distributor partners, we are making this new contribution to help Floridians affected by this storm to begin to recover as soon as possible," said Joseph E. Gallo, Chief Executive Officer and President of E. & J. Gallo Winery. "Our hearts go out to the millions of people who have suffered tremendous losses." In addition, E. & J. Gallo Winery announced it will also match personal donations dollar for dollar made by its employees through the company's Employee Match Program. The donation will assist the American Red Cross with providing shelter, food and immediate disaster relief and recovery support.
Hyundai Hope On Wheels Presents Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital With Hyundai Impact Award
Hyundai Hope On Wheels® will present Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital of Hollywood, FL with a $50,000 Hyundai Impact Award. The facility, part of the Memorial Healthcare System, is one of 25 recipients of this year's award, which is given to pediatric oncology departments at select children's hospitals nationwide. Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital will use the funds to support the work of the Love Jen Fund, which helps families cope with the financial and emotional stresses of pediatric cancer. The $50,000 Hyundai Impact Award will be officially presented to Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital Thursday, July 27, at 10:00 a.m. In 2017, Hope On Wheels will award $15 million toward pediatric cancer research and programs. This brings the organization's donation total to $130 million since Hyundai joined fight against pediatric cancer in 1998. With this latest grant, Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital has received more than $755,000 from Hope On Wheels. The $50,000 Hyundai Impact Award will be officially presented to Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital Thursday, July 27th at 10:00 a.m. During the event at the Conine Clubhouse, South Florida children battling cancer will participate in the program's signature Handprint Ceremony, in which they'll dip their hands in paint and place their handprints on a white 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe. Their colorful handprints on the official Hope Vehicle represent their individual and collective journeys, hopes and dreams. Doctors and researchers that receive a grant from Hope On Wheels are named Hyundai Scholars and are presented with a special lab coat. This year, Hope On Wheels will further recognize its Hyundai Scholars for their incredible efforts on behalf of children battling cancer through a campaign called "Superheroes Wear Lab Coats." The video series will showcase their lifesaving work.
Wikipedia’s 15th Anniversary Event Hosted by Korea Association of Wikimedia
Korea Association of Wikimedia announced that Wikipedia, an online encyclopedia which anyone can participate in editing, celebrated its 15th anniversary on January 15. It hosted the 15th anniversary event at Event Hall in Seoul Citizens Hall on January 16. To celebrate Wikipedia’s 15th anniversary, many events are held in domestic and foreign. Especially, the event held in Seoul was progressed in unconference way, a horizontal debating method, like Wikipedia’s event. Wikipedia’s creator Jimmy Wales said “Wikipedia made us think again about what knowledge is. Wikipedia and Wikimedia project that anyone can edit them by reversing a peer review model are cooperative, dynamic and showing that everyone has to make together. The idea that seemed impossible for the last fifteen years worked even better than expected. Thanks to lots of volunteers throughout the world for making Wikipedia possible.” ▲ For participation and sharing, Wikipedia’s 15th anniversary event was held at Event Hall in Seoul Citizen Hall. ▲ In the beginning of the event, the attendants showed active participations such as suggesting themes for division debate. On January 15, 2001, Wikipedia was established by Jimmy Wales and Larry Sanger to provide a draft to Nupedia which is an encyclopedia edited by experts. At the beginning, they had thought about earning profit by using advertisements, but Wikipedia became nonprofit project in 2002 due to disagreements of being commercial using by a Wikipedia community. In 2003, a nonprofit group, Wikimedia foundation had been established, and management of Wikipedia was transferred to Wikimedia foundation. For the last fifteen years, Wikipedia explosively grew, and English Wikipedia reached five million topics on November 1, 2015. Meanwhile, Korean Wikipedia was established on October 11, 2002, and it currently contains about 330,000 topics. ▲ Incorporated association of Korea Wikipedia Association, Man-jae Lee chief director delivered welcoming. ▲ Division debate was hosted by ETRI senior researcher, Cheol Ryu. Meanwhile, since December 2012, Acrofan has been participating in Wikipedia’s knowledge sharing project (https://goo.gl/cw6fUk). This project is a series of task opening and arranging information that groups or businesses own so that the public can freely use the information. Acrofan is a site that had been opened as founder’s personal blog on October 1, 2006, functioned as me-media, and expanded to online newspaper since 2009. From the founder’s all-brain space of personal taste, it has been growing as a content bank for about 10 years aimed at all the areas using Korean. Based on this history, Acrofan will be reorganized into multilingual service configuration on this lunar New Year holidays. In this event, Acrofan introduced its direction of reorganization to Korea Wikimedia Association officials, and gave notice about changes and reinforcement of ‘Wikipedia : knowledge sharing project/Acrofan’(https://goo.gl/2Dx8f2) caution. This issue will be sequentially applied after reorganization of Acrofan. ▲ Division debate looking back on the last fifteen years and seeking for prospects was progressed as the main program.