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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, chief executive officer of the American Cancer Society. “Cancer hasn’t stopped for COVID-19. Chevy’s continued commitment to Making Strides, ensures we can fund the future and continue the progress we have made in the fight against breast cancer through groundbreaking research, providing access to care and providing screenings for those who need it most.”

“Many things look different today than they did a year ago, but the commitment by ACS to continue the fight against breast cancer remains unwavering,” said Steve Majoros, U.S. vice president, Chevrolet Marketing. “Chevy is proud to continue our commitment to Making Strides with the rollout of the #IDriveFor campaign. We are excited to leverage technology to create a virtual community fueled by the shared mission of raising awareness of and financial support for breast cancer research.”

To learn more about Making Strides, visit makingstrideswalk.org.

About Chevrolet
Founded in 1911 in Detroit, Chevrolet is one of the world’s largest car brands, doing business in more than 100 countries and selling more than 4 million cars and trucks a year. Chevrolet provides customers with fuel-efficient vehicles that feature engaging performance, design that makes the heart beat, passive and active safety features and easy-to-use technology, all at a value. More information on Chevrolet models can be found at www.chevrolet.com.

About the American Cancer Society

The American Cancer Society is a global grassroots force of 1.5 million volunteers dedicated to saving lives, celebrating lives, and leading the fight for a world without cancer. From breakthrough research, to free lodging near treatment, a 24/7/365 live helpline, free rides to treatment, and convening powerful activists to create awareness and impact, the Society is the only organization attacking cancer from every angle. For more information go to www.cancer.org.

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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 open,’ Ms Moore says in the video. 

The pregnant mother-of-two from northern NSW is running a campaign through her clothing and jewellery business Love Ellis Rose to break the stigma around deformities in society.

Keiara Moore (pictured with daughter Mila) is campaigning to break the stigma around deformities in society

She enlisted the help of Georgia Townsley and Ellie Louise Mckenzie, who have limb deficiency and unilateral cleft lip and palate respectively, to highlight women with differences in a photo shoot to inspire her daughter and others with deformities.

‘I never want to be pitied or told I can’t do something because I will always find a way,’ Ms Townsley said, who is missing her left hand.

‘I definitely think my younger self would have been more confident if I saw more people like me in mainstream media.’

Her sentiment was backed by Ms Mckenzie, who believed more education on differences is needed. 

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‘We need to nomalise deformities and allow more people to showcase their beauty instead of hide, be ashamed or scared of it,’ she said. 

Ms Moore said she was incredibly proud of the women in the photo shoot showcasing their true selves.

‘They’re honestly showcasing their biggest insecurities to try and help break the stigma and raise awareness and I think that’s so amazing,’ Ms she said. 

Ms Moore (pictured far right with daughter Mila) uploads videos as the ‘Aussie Mum Vlogger’ and conducted a photo shoot featuring Georgia Townsley (pictured middle) and Ellie Louise Mckenzie (pictured left) who both have deformities to break down the stigma of differences in society
Ms Moore’s daughter Mila (pictured) was born with a cleft lip and suffers breathing difficulties

Mila had surgery when she was three-months-old on her cleft lip and will have more in the future, including inserting a bone graft from her hip once she turns eight.

The four-year-old has constant issues with her nose including breathing difficulties, leaving Ms Moore conscious of showing Mila other women with differences as a source of motivation.

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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 in the capital Jakarta where protesters burnt public transport facilities and damaged police posts.

At least five regional leaders, including the governors of Jakarta and the country’s most populous province West Java, have said they would pass on protersters’ demand to the president or publicly opposed the law

Repealing the law would prevent further clashes “that could create prolong instability amid a pandemic and an economic recession”, West Kalimantan Govenor Sutarmidji said in a statement.

The president has yet to make any public statement, but his ministers have defended the law, saying protests were triggered by false news and that the legislation would improve people’s welfare by welcoming more investment.

Jakarta police on Thursday detained about 1,000 demonstrators, but most of them were released by Friday morning, Jakarta police spokesman Yusri Yunus said.

Police did not expect a fourth day of protests in the capital on Friday, he said.

However, trade union KSBSI on Friday called on its members to launch another wave of protests from Oct. 12 to 16.

A meeting of many other labour groups is scheduled over the weekend to consolidate their next move, Ilhamsyah of KPBI labour union told Reuters.

Jakarta resident Nathan Tarigan feared clashes would escalate.

“I’m afraid if the government and stakeholders of the state aren’t wise, don’t want to listen, something bigger can happen and the state can break,” the 50-year-old said.

(Writing by Gayatri Suroyo; Editing by Michael Perry)

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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 to the nearest dollar during the same timeframe.

“Buckle has always believed that good business begins with great people doing good things, and we know our October campaign to support the fight against breast cancer is a great way to come together with our teammates, guests, and our great partners like ACS to do something impactful,” shared Dennis Nelson, President and Chief Executive Officer at Buckle.

Buckle’s campaign will help the American Cancer Society provide much-needed resources and support  for the one in eight women who will develop breast cancer in their lifetime.

“We could not be more appreciative of Buckle’s support for Denim Days,” said Gary Reedy, Chief Executive Officer of the American Cancer Society. “Buckle is a great partner in our work to help save lives in the fight against breast cancer, and its team, leadership and guests continue to answer our calls for support.”

ACS is the number one trusted source of cancer information and provides 24/7 virtual and live response support via their cancer hotline; provides transportation and lodging assistance to those who must travel long distances to get care; and is the primary private nonprofit funder of cancer research, investing more than $4.9 billion over 75 years.

To find a participating Buckle location, please visit www.buckle.com.

About Buckle
Offering a unique mix of high-quality, on-trend apparel, accessories, and footwear, Buckle caters to fashion-conscious young men and women. Known as a denim destination, each store carries a wide selection of fits, styles, and finishes from leading denim brands, including the Company’s exclusive brand, BKE. Headquartered in Kearney, Nebraska, Buckle currently operates 446 retail stores in 42 states.

About the American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society is a global grassroots force of 1.5 million volunteers dedicated to saving lives, celebrating lives, and leading the fight for a world without cancer. From breakthrough research, to free lodging near treatment, a 24/7/365 live helpline, free rides to treatment, and convening powerful activists to create awareness and impact, the Society is the only organization attacking cancer from every angle. For more information go to www.cancer.org.

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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 that was within their right as a private society. 

On the other side are supporters of access to MAiD, who feel that as a public asset, DHS should be open to all members of the greater Delta community.

In June, B.C. Supreme Court Justice Shelley Fitzpatrick ordered DHS to accept all rejected membership applications going back six months and cancelled an extraordinary general meeting where members were to vote on amendments to the society’s constitution that would make it an expressly Christian organization.

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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 sensitive).

“Our credit union is committed to continually driving real change in the surrounding communities we call home.” said Carl Casper, executive vice president and chief operating officer, Connex Credit Union. “As they say, ‘it takes a village’ and we hope that you can all join us in reaching our goal of collecting $1,000 and playing a part in ending breast cancer.”

According to the American Cancer Society, breast cancer is the second most common type of cancer found in women behind skin cancer. In 2020, it’s estimated that more than 279,000 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed. You can learn more at cancer.org.

For more information on how to participate in Making Strides Greater New Haven, please contact Anita Annunziato at [email protected]

ConnexCares is Connex Credit Union’s charitable and philanthropic program. The mission through ConnexCares is to promote financial literacy, well-being and understanding to our members and the greater communities Connex serves.

About Connex Credit Union:

One of Connecticut’s largest credit unions, Connex Credit Union is a full-service credit union serving more than 60,000 members at eight branches. Membership is open to anyone who lives, works, attends school or worships in New Haven, Hartford, Middlesex or Fairfield counties. For more information, please call 1-800-CR-UNION or visit connexcu.org.


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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 opportunity to again partner with ACS,” said William Smelley, Vice President of Marketing for Henley Enterprises, VIOC’s largest franchisee. “Thanks to the generosity of the communities we serve, we’ve raised over $126,000 to help this life-changing organization.”

“Driving awareness about screenings is a core part of our work and will help to save more lives by detecting cancer at its earliest stage,” said Jane Barnes, Regional Director, Corporate Relations for ACS.

Find participating VIOC locations at ValvolineFightsCancer.com. For more information about cancer support and treatment, call (800) 227-2345 or visit cancer.org.  

About Valvoline™

Valvoline Inc. (NYSE: VVV) is a leading worldwide marketer and supplier of premium branded lubricants and automotive services, with sales in more than 140 countries. It operates and franchises approximately 1,400 quick-lube locations, and is the No. 2 chain by number of stores in the United States under the Valvoline Instant Oil ChangeSM brand. To learn more, visit www.valvoline.com.

About Henley Enterprises, Inc.
Founded in 1989, Henley Enterprises, Inc. is the largest Valvoline Instant Oil Change franchisee. They operate more than 200 quick-lube service centers in 11 states including: California, Delaware, Florida, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Virginia.

About the American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society is a global grassroots force of 1.5 million volunteers dedicated to saving lives, celebrating lives, and leading the fight for a world without cancer. From breakthrough research, to free lodging near treatment, a 24/7/365 live helpline, free rides to treatment, and convening powerful activists to create awareness and impact, the Society is the only organization attacking cancer from every angle. For more information go to www.cancer.org.

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Valvoline Instant Oil Change           
Cindy Hudson
[email protected]                                                      

American Cancer Society
Kari Dahlstrom
[email protected]
(206) 919.4497

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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 against cancer.”

Shoe Carnival also invites survivors or their families to share their story by tagging @shoecarnival and #MyWalkBCA. Submissions will be reposted to Shoe Carnival’s Facebook and Instagram stories.

The Shoe Carnival shopping experience offers excellent values on name brand shoes like Nike, Skechers, Crocs, Adidas, Converse, Vans and many more. Shoe Carnival stores are home to an exciting environment and a staff dedicated to meeting customer needs every day. Shoe Carnival’s spontaneity and family focus is what set them apart from other shoe stores, and makes shoe shopping as fun as it should be. Online purchases and shipping are valid to the contiguous 48 states. For the Shoe Carnival location nearest you, visit www.shoecarnival.com.

About Shoe Carnival

Shoe Carnival, Inc. is one of the nation’s largest family footwear retailers, offering a broad assortment of moderately priced dress, casual and athletic footwear for men, women and children with emphasis on national name brands. As of September 17, 2020, the Company operates 383 stores in 35 states and Puerto Rico, and offers online shopping at www.shoecarnival.com. Headquartered in Evansville, Indiana, Shoe Carnival trades on The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC under the symbol SCVL. Shoe Carnival’s press releases and annual report are available on the Company’s website at www.shoecarnival.com.

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