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Stand Up To Cancer Announces Recently Funded Teams Focusing on Lung Cancer Disparities and KRAS Mutant Cancers
LOS ANGELES, California, May 26 (TNSres) -- The Entertainment Industry Foundation's Stand Up To Cancer issued the following news release on May 25, 2022:

Stand Up To Cancer(R) (SU2C) today announced two new teams, the SU2C Lung Cancer Health Equity Research Team with support from Bristol Myers Squibb and "SU2C Catalyst(R) with support from Mirati Therapeutics." Both teams build on important work being done by unique SU2C research programs focused on improving cancer health equity and bringing new and innovative therapies to patients faster.

"SU2C is committed to supporting the cutting-edge research ... Show Full Article

Prosperity Now Grieves Alongside Victims and Residents of Uvalde, Texas
WASHINGTON, May 26 (TNStalk) -- Prosperity Now (formerly the Corporation for Enterprise Development) issued the following statement on May 25, 2022:

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A gunman in Uvalde, Texas, shot and killed 19 elementary school children and two teachers on Monday.

"Prosperity Now is stunned and deeply saddened at yet another mass shooting carried out in our communities, this time at an elementary school in Texas.

"Our most heartfelt condolences and support go out to the residents of Uvalde, Texas and Uvalde County. We join everyone in the country in mourning these tragic murders, which have brought ... Show Full Article

Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Allies Urge White House to Add Race to Environmental Justice Tool
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland, May 26 (TNSpol) -- The Chesapeake Bay Foundation issued the following news release on May 25, 2022:

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) and 15 other environmental, water quality, and faith organizations today urged the White House to use race and a more inclusive definition of "disadvantaged" in the tool it will use to determine whether a community qualifies for additional federal resources to address the environmental injustices it faces.

CBF and its partners made their recommendations in comments on the draft Climate and Environmental Justice Screening Tool (CEJST) the ... Show Full Article

Avera Health, JDRF, and Helmsley Charitable Trust Partner to Provide Virtual Health Care to Schools in Underserved Communities
NEW YORK, May 26 (TNSreact) -- JDRF, a non-profit dedicated to funding type 1 diabetes research, issued the following news release on May 25, 2022:

Avera Health, JDRF, and The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust announce the creation of the eCare School Health T1D Demonstration Project to address disparities in access to school health care, starting with students living with diabetes. Avera Health is partnering with the telehealth provider Avel eCare to study the impact of delivering virtual school nursing services in medically underserved communities.

The National Association of ... Show Full Article

Avera Health, JDRF, and Helmsley Charitable Trust Partner to Provide Virtual Health Care to Schools in Underserved Communities
NEW YORK, May 26 (TNSreact) -- The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust issued the following news release:

Avera Health, JDRF, and The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust announce the creation of the eCare School Health T1D Demonstration Project to address disparities in access to school health care, starting with students living with diabetes. Avera Health is partnering with the telehealth provider Avel eCare to study the impact of delivering virtual school nursing services in medically underserved communities.

The National Association of School Nurses (NASN) recommends ... Show Full Article

As You Sow Foundation: 39% of Chevron Shareholders Seek Full Accounting of Climate Risk
BERKELEY, California, May 26 (TNSreact) -- As You Sow Foundation issued the following news release on May 25, 2022:

Today at the annual general meeting of oil giant Chevron, investors voted on a shareholder resolution asking the company to disclose the quantitative impact on its financial position of global success in meeting the Paris Agreement's net-zero goal.

Thirty-nine percent of shareholders voted in favor of the Chevron resolution based on preliminary numbers from the company.

The proposal asks Chevron to provide quantitative information on how the International Energy Agency's (IEA) ... Show Full Article

As You Sow Foundation: 37% of ExxonMobil Shareholders Support Studying Reduction in Virgin Plastic Demand
BERKELEY, California, May 26 (TNSreact) -- As You Sow Foundation issued the following news release:

A shareholder resolution challenging a major petrochemical company on virgin and single-use plastic production received a 37.4% vote from ExxonMobil shareholders at the company's annual meeting today. This follows a majority vote (50.4%) at Phillips 66 on a similar resolution earlier this month.

The resolution asks ExxonMobil to publish a report describing the potential impacts of a significant reduction in virgin plastic demand on its business and quantifying how much of its plastic production ... Show Full Article