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Dexcom Employees Foundation Awards First Grants to Diabetes Advocacy Organizations

Dexcom-logoThe Dexcom One Step Ahead Foundation: A Dexcom Employees Foundation, has awarded its first grants to five public charity organizations dedicated to improving the lives of people with diabetes. Grants were awarded to the following organizations: the American Youth Understanding Diabetes Abroad (AYUDA), College Diabetes Network, DiabetesSisters, Riding On Insulin, and Type-1-Today/Children with Diabetes (CWD). The grants were awarded by the employee-funded philanthropy, launched three months ago by Dexcom employees passionate about doing more for the diabetes community.

Grants ranging from $10,000 to $50,000 were awarded to projects aimed at producing the most sustained benefits to the health and quality- of-life for people living with diabetes in the United States. Funds to support the grants were generated through Dexcom employee contributions and fundraising efforts, as well as support from others outside of Dexcom. A total of $200,000 was awarded to the five organizations.

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Encinitas Good Deeds Local Business Scoop Non-Profits

Local Flower Farm Dramm & Echter Donates Thousands of Pink Gerbera Daisies to Susan G. Komen San Diego 3-Day Participants

Dramm & EchterOn Saturday, November 19th, during the Susan G. Komen San Diego 3-Day, Dramm & Echter, a locally owned flower farm in Encinitas, CA, will hand out beautiful, pink Gerbera daisies to thousands of Komen San Diego 3-Day participants. According to Amber Livingston, Susan G. Komen 3-Day Specialist, “The Susan G. Komen San Diego 3-Day is a 60-mile, three-day journey of support, hope and encouragement for those who want to end breast cancer forever. The Komen 3-Day values the generosity of companies like Dramm & Echter and their support in our mission.”

This will be the 8th year that Dramm & Echter has provided the floral donation to event participants. “The Susan G. Komen San Diego 3-Day is a way of bringing the community together to support those who have dealt with cancer’s devastation.

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Bellevue Business Journal Good Deeds

COFFEE VETS LAUNCHES ’22 HEROES TO ZERO CAMPAIGN’ – AN AGGRESSIVE HUMAN CROWDFUNDING INITIATIVE TO COMBAT POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER (PTSD) FOR AMERICA’S VETERANS

he “22 Heroes To Zero Campaign” Will Assist In Generating Hope For An Illness That Is Difficult To Accept And Often Overlooked

Coffee Vets have announced the kickoff of “22 Heroes to Zero,” a human crowdfunding campaign to combat Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), an illness that is taking the lives of 20 + Veterans per day. The mission of the campaign is to raise funds and awareness to defeat PTSD and to encourage Veterans to seek help, and to obtain the best care possible. The campaign aims to raise $220K in 51 days via gofundme.com/22HeroesToZero and www.22HeroesToZero.com.

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Bellevue Bellevue Business Journal Good Deeds

AAA’s Soap for Hope Toiletry Donation Drive Kicks off November 1, Benefits YWCA Women’s Center in Bellevue

AAA Washington is teaming up with seven Eastside charities to provide an opportunity for those in need to have a fresh start to their day. AAA Washington is kicking off its ninth annual Soap for Hope donation drive today to collect unused travel- and full-size toiletry items for local shelters, food banks and other charitable organizations across Washington and northern Idaho.

 There are two ways to donate toiletry items in Bellevue: