Sunday - October 22, 2017

News releases, reports, statements and associated documents from U.S. foundations.

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REI Partners With the NFF to Support Our National Forest System With Time, Effort and Funding
MISSOULA, Mont., Oct. 20 -- The National Forest Foundation issued the following news:

The REI Loyalty Strategy Team took a day out of the office and came outside to join us in getting dirty and giving back to our public lands in early October. The REI volunteers joined the NFF, in an event hosted by Mountains to Sound Greenway Trustand the U.S. Forest Service to plant a pollinator garden on the portion of Snoqualmie Point Park on the Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest . Volunteers worked a collective 175 hours to plant more than 200 shrubs and bushes and move over 50 yards of mulch to create ... Show Full Article

Jimmy Smits Joins Stand Up to Cancer in New Public Service Announcement
LOS ANGELES, Oct. 20 -- The Entertainment Industry Foundation's Stand Up To Cancer issued the following news release:

Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) has created a new cancer immunotherapy public service announcement (PSA) campaign, supported by a charitable donation from Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, and featuring award-winning actor and SU2C Ambassador Jimmy Smits. The print, TV, radio, out-of-home and digital PSAs will begin airing in October.

The PSA, titled "Your Body Your Hope," is aimed at increasing awareness about immunotherapy, a revolutionary new approach to cancer treatment in which a patient's ... Show Full Article

Why You Should Have Your Multiple Myeloma Genome Sequenced
NORWALK, Conn., Oct. 19 -- The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation issued the following news release:

Not all multiple myeloma (MM) is the same. In fact, the MMRF CoMMpass Study, has shown that there are at least 12 subtypes of myeloma. Since each of these subtypes has a unique combination of genetic mutations and gene expression levels, researchers think the separate subtypes might respond differently to various treatments. Knowing the genetic makeup of your tumor could help lead to a treatment tailored to be most effective for you.

What is genome sequencing?

MM genome sequencing is the process ... Show Full Article

The San Francisco Foundation Announces Winners of the 2017 Community Leadership Awards
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 19 -- The San Francisco Foundation issued the following news release:

Since 1963, The San Francisco Foundation's Community Leadership Awards have recognized the Bay Area's most creative, innovative, and community-driven leaders who address the region's most pressing challenges. Today, we announce the winners of the 2017 awards:

Arts Award: Dr. Ayodele Nzinga, founder, The Lower Bottom Playaz, a theater troupe in West Oakland which has become a gateway to employment in the performing arts for actors of color in Oakland.

* Impact Award: Pogo Park, a community-based nonprofit ... Show Full Article

TPPF Applauds Houston City Council's Decision to Observe Revenue Cap
AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 19 -- Texas Public Policy Foundation issued the following news release:

Yesterday, the Houston City Council voted 15-2 to reduce the municipality's property tax rate to 58.421 cents per $100 of valuation instead of adopting Mayor Sylvester Turner's proposed rate of 58.462 cents per $100 of valuation.

The reduced rate ensures the city will continue to comply with its voter-approved revenue cap.

"Houston's property tax revenue cap is an important part of the city's long-term health. Yesterday's decision by city council members to avoid exceeding the limit was the right call," ... Show Full Article

NFF Announces 2017 Chapter Leadership Award Recipients
IRVING, Texas, Oct. 19 -- The National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame issued the following news release:

The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF) announced today the five outstanding recipients of the 2017 Chapter Leadership Awards.

The Chapter Leadership Awards, first presented in 1988, annually recognize five individuals, one from each region of the country, for their commitment, generosity and leadership at the local level in fulfilling the NFF's mission of demonstrating that Football Matters(R). Each of the five leadership award winners will be honored ... Show Full Article

Citizen University Announces Winners of 'Joy of Voting' Initiative Supported By Knight Foundation
MIAMI, Oct. 19 -- The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation issued the following news release:

Parades, street theater, open-air debates, festivals: These were once part of America's culture of voting, and Citizen University aims to revive them. Citizen University and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation are thrilled to announce the winners of an open call for projects that will generate creative celebrations and joyful public rituals that encourage people to vote.

Winners are being announced in Miami; Wichita, Kansas and St. Paul Minnesota. Projects selected in Akron, Ohio; West Palm ... Show Full Article