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The Rhode Island chapter of the American Cancer Society’s Cancer Action Network will host its third annual breakfast meeting on Oct. 14 to convene thought leaders, medical professionals and cancer survivors from across the state to address the need for increased funding of cancer research. more
Sojourner House, a comprehensive domestic violence agency primarily serving clients in Providence and northern Rhode Island, has enlarged its mission to include victims and survivors of sexual assault. more
Four programs were chosen by United Way of Rhode Island to share $155,000 from its Housing for All Fund, to put in motion safe, healthy and affordable housing programs, according to a release by the organization on Thursday. more
KVH Industries Inc. has released Videotel’s new Zika virus safety and training video free of charge to all mariners worldwide. more
An “Alice in Wonderland”-themed fundraiser to benefit the Association of Migraine Disorders’ interdisciplinary migraine pathology research will be held at Newport’s Fort Adams State Park on Aug. 7. more
The Association of Fundraising Professionals Rhode Island Chapter will celebrate National Philanthropy Day at the Twin River Event Center on Nov. 18. The day is an annual celebration of philanthropy, and hundreds will gather to honor, recognize and applaud the work of local nonprofits, volunteers and donors for the impact they have on organizations and communities throughout Rhode Island. more
Providence Community Library was awarded a renewable, three-year $89,320 grant from the United Way of Rhode Island to support its Summer Reading in the Schoolyard program, which began July 5 and will deliver summer reading opportunities to students who do not have access to regular library services over the vacation months via its existing mobile library. more
Jane R. Peach has been the co-director of the Northern Rhode Island Food Pantry in Cumberland since 2012. She has also served as treasurer. Here she discusses what makes the food pantry services unique. more
For many residents of Forand Manor, a public housing high-rise for seniors in Central Falls, there is basically one option for healthy food shopping. A Stop & Shop across the Seekonk River in Pawtucket pays for a bus every Tuesday and Friday. more
Kali Thomas, Brown assistant professor of health services, policy and practice, recently published a study showing that one byproduct of Meals on Wheels’ work to deliver meals to seniors is to significantly reduce loneliness. more
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