American Cancer Society and Chevrolet Celebrate 10-Year Partnership in Fight Against Breast Cancer

While Making Strides events have gone virtual this year, Chevrolet will continue support the events at the national, regional and local level all month. Employees across the country are participating in local Making Strides Against Breast Cancer events by “walking where they are” and making donations.

On October 1, Chevrolet launched its monthlong #IDriveFor social media campaign, which encourages people to share whom they drive for using the hashtag. Chevrolet will contribute $5 for every social post (up to $220,000) on Twitter or Instagram using #IDriveFor.

Chevrolet is also showing its support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Making Strides by turning the towers of the Renaissance Center global headquarters in Detroit pink during October, displaying a pink fleet of vehicles and painting the sidewalks in front of the Renaissance Center pink.

“We are more grateful than ever for Chevrolet’s partnership, 10 years strong,” said Gary Reedy,

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Australian YouTuber opens up on child’s deformity and fight to break stigma of difference in society


By Jackson Barron For Daily Mail Australia

04:17 13 Oct 2020, updated 04:17 13 Oct 2020

  • Keiara Moore is campaigning to break the stigma around deformities in society
  • Ms Moore’s daughter Mila was born with a cleft lip and has breathing difficulties 
  • The ‘Aussie Mum Vlogger’ ran a photoshoot with other women with deformities
  • She hopes to raise awareness of deformities and give inspiration to her daughter

A young mother has started a campaign to normalise the stigma around body deformities and differences after her daughter was born with a birth defect.

Keiara Moore uploaded a video to her ‘Aussie Mum Vlogger’ Youtube page on Monday to reveal her daughter Mila’s struggle with a cleft lip.

‘Mila was born with a unilateral cleft lip and she also has got a cleft of the gum notch, which basically means that from her nose to her kip on one side was completely

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Indonesian Muslim and union groups to fight new jobs law in court

By Angie Teo and Tabita Diela

JAKARTA (Reuters) – Indonesian President Joko Widodo came under increasing pressure to repeal his new controversial labour law on Friday with union and Muslim groups preparing to challege it in court and some regional leaders publicly opposing the legislation.

The KSPI labour group, among the organisers of three-day national strikes ending Thursday, is preparing to lodge a case against the new law in the Constitutional Court, the group’s president Said Iqbal said in a statement.

Nahdlatul Ulama, Indonesia’s biggest Muslim group with millions of followers, would also challenge the law in the court, it said in its official Twitter account.

The “omnibus” jobs creation bill, passed into law on Monday, has seen thousands of people across the world’s fourth-most populous nation take to the streets in protest, saying it undermines labour rights and weakens environmental protections.

Clashes erupted in some cities on Thursday, including

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American Cancer Society’s 100+ Year Fight to Save Lives from Breast Cancer Gets Boost from Fashion Retailer, Buckle

ATLANTA, Oct. 8, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Fashion retailer, Buckle, is again sponsoring Denim Days to support the American Cancer Society (ACS). Denim Days began in 1986, when employees at a private company got together to ask coworkers for donations to “go casual” for the cause. The idea spread, and now companies, schools, and other organizations nationwide have participated. In the weeks leading up to Denim Days, friends and coworkers are asked to donate $5 or more to wear jeans to work one day in October.

In support of the campaign, Buckle will donate $1 to ACS Denim Days for every pair of regular-priced jeans purchased in-store and online from participating brands from October 4 – 25, 2020. Buckle will also contribute 20% from the sale of every t-shirt with a “Unite To Fight” sticker and give their guests the opportunity to support ACS by “Rounding Up” their in-store purchase

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Decision reserved in Delta Hospice Society appeal over membership fight

A decision on the appeal brought by the Delta Hospice Society (DHS) against a lower court ruling that ordered it to accept hundreds of rejected membership applications has been reserved.

The B.C. Court of Appeal heard submissions from both the current DHS board of directors and community group Take Back Delta Hospice, led by three former board members on Wednesday.

Take Back Delta Hospice organizer Chris Pettypiece said that in the interim, judges ordered that the freeze placed on the society’s activities in June remain in place until a decision was rendered.

Underlying the legal action is a fight over offering medical assistance in dying (MAiD) at the 10-bed Irene Thomas Hospice, which is operated by DHS.

The current DHS board of directors voted to ban MAiD soon after coming to power late last year.

They then set about selecting who could and couldn’t join as a voting member, arguing

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Courage and political maturity is necessary for this fight

While there is mixed reaction on the merits of the decision not to take Nphet’s advice to move to level five, of immediate and more serious concern is the apparent discord between our public health experts and the Government.

Criticism of Nphet is nothing new as witnessed over recent weeks where public health advice to Government has been questioned by a wide range of interest groups which in itself further erodes public confidence in public policy. 

At a crucial juncture in the fight against Covid-19, it is vital that good governance is restored among all stakeholders in the body politic to ensure public confidence is maintained in our policymaking process.

Our Government now finds itself in the unenviable position of trying to walk a political tightrope in maintaining public health and safety while attempting to re-boot our economy and ensure the maintenance of as near to a normal society as

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Connex And American Cancer Society Team Up To Fight Breast Cancer

Press release from Connex Credit Union:

The annual Making Strides walkathon, which is held every year during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, is more than just a walk. It is a movement supported by the largest network of breast cancer events in the nation. From bolstering innovative research, education and prevention to providing patient services such as free rides to chemotherapy, free places to stay near treatment and a live 24/7 cancer helpline, funds raised are put toward supporting patients, survivors, “thrivers” and caregivers throughout every step of their experience.

Determined not to let the COVID-19 pandemic delay progress in combatting this deadly disease, Making Strides Greater New Haven has been converted to a drive-thru event for 2020 that will commence at 10:30 a.m. on Oct. 18. Those interested in joining the Connex team during this drive, or who want to make a donation, can do so by visiting https://bit.ly/ConnexStrides (case

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Valvoline Instant Oil Change Partners With American Cancer Society To Raise Money In The Fight Against Cancer

NEWTON, Mass., Oct. 5, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — During October, participating Valvoline Instant Oil Change SM (VIOC) locations will offer customers the opportunity to help raise much-needed dollars to support American Cancer Society (ACS) and its Road To Recovery program which helps transport cancer patients to potentially life-saving treatment appointments. For an even bigger impact, customers can download a coupon from ValvolineFightsCancer.com and for every coupon redeemed, VIOC will donate an additional five dollars to ACS.

“DON’T PUT IT OFF!” Recent reports show that due to the pandemic, 46% fewer patients were diagnosed with cancer. This means many cancers won’t be discovered until they are in advanced stages when they are more difficult to treat. In support of ACS, VIOC wants to remind everyone that just like maintaining fluids in their vehicle prevents major repairs, getting recommended cancer screenings does the same for their body.

“We are excited for the

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Shoe Carnival Goes Pink in Partnership with American Cancer Society to ‘Round Up and Join the Fight’ Against Breast Cancer

EVANSVILLE, Ind.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Oct 1, 2020–

Shoe Carnival, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCVL) (the “Company”) a leading retailer of moderately priced footwear and accessories, announced today that for the past five years, Shoe Carnival has partnered with the American Cancer Society, raising more than $1.4 million to fight cancer. For the month of October, Shoe Carnival will be raising money for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Customers who choose to donate will be able to round up their in-store purchase total to the next dollar amount. All proceeds will support the American Cancer Society’s work in breast cancer research and patient services.

“It is a sad fact that cancer, particularly breast cancer, touches so many in the lives of our associates and customers,” said Shoe Carnival Vice Chairman & CEO Cliff Sifford. “We appreciate that all these small donations add up quickly and really go a long way in their impact on the fight

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Germany mulls law to fight labour abuses abroad

When German carmakers seek cobalt from Congolese mines or when a chocolatier sources cocoa beans from Ghana, they may soon no longer be able to hide behind their suppliers if it turns out that the producers are using child labour or flouting environmental standards.

Under a new law proposed by the labour and development ministries, companies above a certain size will have to meet social and environmental rules all along their production chains.

The mooted law was spurred on by a deadly fire in a textile factory in Pakistan and a devastating dam collapse at a Brazilian iron ore mine that killed more than 250 people — both of which had links to German companies.

Three in four Germans back the proposals, and even major employers like car giants BMW and Daimler and coffee chain Tchibo are on board.

But industry is divided over the plan, with opponents arguing that

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