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PSA of the Month: Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter Announced As Ambassadors for Shriners Hospitals for Children

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Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and Mrs. Carter Announced As Ambassadors for Shriners Hospitals for Children

Shriners Hospitals for Children® announces former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and Mrs. Carter as Ambassadors for the organization. As part of their support, Nobel Peace Prize recipient and noted humanitarian, Mr. Carter appeared in a Valentine’s Day themed Shriners Hospitals for Children public service announcement (PSA).

Station note:

HD PSA to preview and download, media alert, and script available here:

www.dssimon.com/MM/Carter-PSA/

 

 

American Optometric Association: InfantSEE

InfantSEE®, a public health program, managed by Optometry Cares® – the AOA Foundation, is designed to ensure that eye and vision care becomes an essential part of infant wellness care to improve a child’s quality of life.

Under this program, participating optometrists provide a comprehensive infant eye assessment between 6 and 12 months of age as a no-cost public service. InfantSEE®, a public health program, managed by Optometry Cares® – the AOA Foundation, is designed to ensure that eye and vision care becomes an essential part of infant wellness care to improve a child’s quality of life.

Matt Damon and America’s Giving Challenge

Matt Damon, the Case Foundation, Causes and PARADE Magazine launch a national competition that encourages people to use the internet to recruit as many supporters as they can to donate to their favorite charities. Prize money is given to the charities that inspire the most people to donate during the challenge.

Shriners Hospitals for Children kicks-off annual Love to the rescue campaign

Shriners Hospitals for Children® kicks-off its annual Love to the rescue® campaign this month as part of its on going commitment to raise awareness for the hospitals’ mission to provide advanced medical care to children with special health care needs regardless of the families’ ability to pay.

New to the campaign is the release of Public Service Announcements (PSAs) that educate the public about the unique care and services available at each hospital. The PSAs show what Love is through the eyes of their patients and remind the public that Shriners Hospitals for Children’s advanced medical care could help a child they know.

For over 90 years Shriners Hospitals for Children has sent Love to the rescue to more than one million children. To patients, Love is a new smile, learning to dance, riding a bike and gaining independence. To parents, Love is knowing their child will receive the highest level of care available in a child-centric environment.

Station note:

HD PSA in English and Spanish to preview and download, media alert, and script available here:

www.dssimon.com/MM/love-to-the-rescue/

THE AMERICAN LEGION

The American Legion is launching a national awareness campaign to shine a spotlight on the resources available for veterans, active duty servicemembers and their families through Legion programs and services.

Did you know that the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) estimates that upwards of 20 percent of veterans from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are confronting post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)? To help assist veterans and their families, The American Legion launched a national awareness campaign to shine a spotlight on this issue.

Station note:

HD PSA to preview and download, media alert, and script available here:

dssimon.com/MM/american-legion/

Shriners Hospitals For Children: Be Burn Aware

Chicago Fire actor Charlie Barnett encourages families to Be Burn Aware this holiday season. Barnett fights fires on the small screen and through his work with the fire fighters in Chicago, he knows a house fire can turn a family celebration into tragedy within seconds. This PSA features simple precautions viewers can take to ensure a fire-safe holiday season and provides a resource where they can learn more at BeBurnAware.org

A proprietary branded media site was used to distribute this PSA nationally to PSA Directors, Station Managers, and Community Directors at broadcast and digital outlets across the country.

dssimon.com/MM/be-burn-aware/

The Kessler Foundation is bringing awareness to people with disabilities: People With Disabilities Have Abilities

Through this Public Service Announcement (PSA), the Kessler Foundation brought awareness to people with disabilities and showed all that they are capable of achieving. They make great employees, marathon runners, athletes, business leaders, etc. By working through the disabilities they have, many people have actually become stronger individuals. They are hard working, loyal, and have perseverance which makes them great for any workplace.

Daryl “Chill” Mitchell, a TV actor, and Veteran Ian Brown were the spokespersons for this campaign. Both of them were injured in some way and are now in wheelchairs. They talk about all they have been through and bring light to all of the abilities they have, some of which they discovered after they were injured. Working through their injuries have improved their lives.

THE AMERICAN LEGION HELPS RAISE AWARENESS FOR NEEDS OF RETURNING SOLDIERS

The American Legion is launched a national awareness campaign to shine a spotlight on the resources available for veterans, active duty service members and their families through Legion programs and services. As part of this campaign, The American Legion released a series of Public Service Announcements (PSAs) focusing on veteran benefits, family assistance and volunteer programs.

The campaign to distribute this PSA resulted in the American Legion reaching their goal of helping veterans and their families get the support and assistance they need. The American Legion is the largest wartime veteran’s service organization with 2.4 million members in nearly 14,000 posts in nearly every community in America.

Station note:

HD PSA to preview and download, media alert, and script available here:

dssimon.com/MM/American-Legion-PSAs/

Shriners Hospitals for Children® patient reaching for Gold in Sochi: Adaptive Sports Clinics Challenged Patients to Accept No Limits

Heidi Jo Duce was born without a fibula and most of the bones in her right ankle and foot, a condition known as fibular hemimelia. Undergoing surgery to remove her right leg (below the knee) at 18 months, she required a second corrective amputation when she was 19. All of her surgeries were done by Shriners Hospitals for Children – Salt Lake City who also introduced her to the sport of adaptive snowboarding.

Heidi learned to snowboard at age 11 by attending the Un-Limb-ited Amputee Camp, which was started by a Shriners Hospitals for Children physical therapist in Salt Lake City.

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