Monday - October 23, 2017

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

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The National Osteoporosis Foundation Presents Its Website in Spanish
WASHINGTON, Oct. 20 -- The National Osteoporosis Foundation issued the following news release:

The National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF), the nation's leading healthcare organization dedicated to bone health, today announced the launch of its new Spanish website, The new website offers the same expert information that is available from NOF's English website,

NOF's most recent prevalence report showed that 2.5 million Mexican-Americans suffer from osteoporosis and low bone mass. The prevalence report used 2010 U.S. census information for its population reporting, ... Show Full Article

Texas Public Policy Foundation Issues Statement on Labor Market Information
AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 20 -- Texas Public Policy Foundation issued the following statement by Vance Ginn, director of the Center for Economic Prosperity and senior economist on Bureau of Labor Statistics released state-level labor market information for September:

"Texas' employment report highlights the repercussions of Hurricane Harvey in late August. Net nonfarm employment declined by 7,300 jobs in September, but the twelve month total remains at a healthy 256,100 jobs. On average, Texas gained 21,342 jobs monthly," said Dr. Ginn.

"The employment decline is likely an outlier due to the timing ... Show Full Article

Rockefeller Foundation Issues Remarks at World Food Prize International Symposium
DES MOINES, Iowa, Oct. 20 -- The Rockefeller Foundation issued the following remarks by President Rajiv Shah at the World Food Prize Borlaug Dialogue International Symposium:

"Thank you, Ken. I don't know what to say after that extraordinary introduction, other than while we do all have different jobs from time to time, what perhaps keep us coming back is the friendship and the commitment to each other and the mission we share. And to the Borlaug family, I remain speechless, but getting that card was my favorite thing that's happened to me in my first six months at this job, so thank you.

"I ... Show Full Article

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

Partnership Set to Recruit U.S. Forest Service's Next Generation of Stewards
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 20 -- The Hispanic Access Foundation issued the following news release:

Hispanic Access Foundation (HAF) and the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) announced a new partnership and the launch of the recruitment process for the 2018 U.S. Forest Service Hispanic Access Resource Assistant Fellowship. This fellowship will support 12 students for a one-year fellowship to learn about USFS professional opportunities, expose them to natural and cultural resources, and help build skills and experiences required for success in outdoor-related careers.

The program will help support the U.S. ... 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

Futurpreneur Canada Welcomes Government Moving to Respond to Feedback on Proposed Tax Changes
TORONTO, Oct. 20 -- The Futurpreneur Canada (formerly the Canadian Youth Business Foundation) issued the following news release:

Having helped more than 10,000 young people to launch and grow businesses across Canada, Futurpreneur Canada is understandably paying close attention to the proposed federal tax changes and their potential impact on young entrepreneurs. We consulted with a broad range of our young entrepreneurs, mentors, investors and partners and shared their concerns with the Minister of Finance and the Minister of Small Business and Tourism during the consultation period. We heard ... Show Full Article