AOL Impact: First Weekly Round Up of "Cause of the Day"

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AOL Impact: First Weekly Round Up of "Cause of the Day"

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Monday, June 11, 2012 - 7:45pm

AOL Impact is our corporate commitment to raising awareness for non-profit organizations that our consumers, employees, and partners care about. We do this by dedicating a space on AOL.com that features a new cause everyday and engages our audience to take action via our AOL Impact site, www.impact.aol.com.

This is the first of our weekly round up of causes we've featured on AOL.com. This month we are shining a spotlight on iconic campaigns from the Ad Council, a non-profit organization that produces, distributes, and promotespublic service campaigns in issue areas such as improving the quality of life for children, preventive health, education, community well being and strengthening families. AOL is a long-time supporter of the Ad Council, and this partnership reflects our media commitment to the organization.

Be sure to check AOL.com to see what cause we are featuring today!

Wildfire Prevention

Since 1944, Smokey Bear has been the nation's symbol for protecting America's great outdoors from carelessly started wildfires. More than 60 years later, his famous words of wisdom "Only You Can Prevent Wildfires" continue to be at the center of one of the most successful PSA campaigns in our nation's history. Almost universally recognized by American adults, Smokey Bear’s wildfire prevention campaign has helped reduced areas burned by wildfires; from 22 million acres annually in the 1940s to approximately 6.5 million acres annually today.

Continue reading and learn more about Wildfire Prevention here >>

 

Arthritis Prevention

One in five adults in the United States (50 million people) has arthritis, and an estimated 67 million people could be affected by the year 2030. Already the nation’s leading cause of disability, the heavy burdens of arthritis – the pain, disability, scope and cost – are contributing to an epidemic.

Continue reading and learn more about Arthritis Pevention here >>

 

Feeding America

Feeding America's mission is to feed America's hungry through a nationwide network of member food banks and engage our country in the fight to end hunger.

As the nation’s leading domestic hunger-relief charity, Feeding America's food bank network members supply food to more than 37 million Americans each year, including 14 million children and 3 million seniors. Feeding America benefits from the unique relationship between our 202 local member food banks at the front lines of hunger relief and the central efforts of our national office.

Continue reading and learn more about Feeding America here >>

 

Autism Speaks

Autism is the fastest-growing serious developmental disorder in the United States.*

Today, 1 in 88 children is diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder, a 600% increase in the past 20 years. Despite this high prevalence, research shows that many parents of young children have very little knowledge about autism. This campaign seeks to educate parents about the growing rate of autism in this country and to ultimately increase the level of early detection. To this aim, the PSAs encourage parents of young children to visit www.autismspeaks.org/signs to learn the early signs of the disorder.

Continue reading and learn more about Autism Speaks here >>

 

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