Category Archives: Organizations

Spotlight on the Top Research Areas at Cedars-Sinai

Spotlight on the Top Research Areas at Cedars-Sinai

Possessing more than 900 active projects, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center is one of the United States’ leading organizations for clinical and medical research. Pioneering scientists from around the country and the world visit Cedars-Sinai and its diverse array of laboratories, institutes, and research groups to push the boundaries of medical knowledge and break new ground with… Read More…

6 Myths about Hiring People with Disabilities

Founded in 1989, Best Buddies is a US-based nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the social inclusion of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). The organization’s mission rests on three pillars. One is to promote friendships between those with and without intellectual and developmental disabilities. Another pillar involves leadership development. The third pillar focuses on… Read More…

How to Welcome Your Newly Adopted Shelter Dog Home

How to Welcome Your Newly Adopted Shelter Dog Home

If you’ve made the decision to adopt a shelter dog, congratulations! Given that approximately 670,000 shelter dogs are euthanized every year, according to statistics from the ASPCA, you are quite literally saving the life of a deserving animal by opening your home to it. However, even for dogs that are delighted to be adopted, the… Read More…

A Look Back at 15 Years of the Prematurity Campaign

A Look Back at 15 Years of the Prematurity Campaign

Each year in the United States, some 380,000 babies are born prematurely. Defined as birth occurring before week 37 of pregnancy, premature birth and its related complications are not only the leading cause of death in American babies, they can also contribute to serious long-term health problems for those babies who do survive infancy. While… Read More…

Big Brothers Big Sisters – Awesome Things to Do with Your “Little”

Big Brothers Big Sisters – Awesome Things to Do with Your “Little”

If you’ve made the decision to become a “Big” with Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters of Los Angeles (JBBBSLA), you’re in for an experience that many other Bigs have described as life-changing. Watching your “Little” grow and discover new things about themselves and their abilities is immensely rewarding, and Bigs often report that spending time… Read More…

5 Awesome Ways You Can Celebrate National Volunteer Week

5 Awesome Ways You Can Celebrate National Volunteer Week

Every April for more than 40 years, Americans have celebrated National Volunteer Week. Established by an executive order from President Richard Nixon in 1974, National Volunteer Week is the nation’s opportunity to recognize and commend the millions of Americans – more than 62 million in 2014-2015, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics – who… Read More…

A Look Back at the Amazing Life of amfAR’s Founding Chairperson

A Look Back at the Amazing Life of amfAR’s Founding Chairperson

Earlier this year, the worldwide fight against AIDS lost one of its most dedicated champions. Dr. Mathilde Krim, the founding chairperson of the AIDS research organization amfAR and a pioneering scientist and public heath advocate, passed away peacefully at home on January 15, 2018. Read on for a look back at her extraordinary life and… Read More…

What You Need to Know about MPTF’s Health and Wellness Programs

Ever since it was founded in 1921, the Motion Picture and Television Fund (MPTF) has worked to support members of the entertainment community in living and aging well. Over the years, the organization has greatly expanded the scope of its health and wellness services; today, MPTF offers a broad range of physical and mental health… Read More…