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September 22, 2015

FedEx Cares Week: Volunteerism on a Personal Level

This post was written by Jessica Patrick, FedEx Sales team member in Florida. My mother passed away in February 2014 while I was on maternity leave. My mom was a huge supporter of all foundations involving children in our community. She would attend many galas and events so she could donate for the children. Around

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September 21, 2015

FedEx Uses Healthcare Credentials to Enable World Para-cycling Success in Switzerland

[Auf Deutsch] Road cycling is a sport that has grown hugely in popularity in recent years, with over 121 TV stations globally covering the 2015 Tour de France and an estimated 3.9 billion viewers worldwide for the race. And with racing cyclists covering distances of hundreds of kilometres against backdrops of stunning vistas and negotiating

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June 5, 2017

AIDS LifeCycle: Honoring Memory of Friends & Fundraising for the Future

There’s a photo on the front of my bike this week. It’s a picture of my old friend Scott. Scott Chirila was my wife’s best friend in high school. He was sharp, funny, and one of the nicest people I have ever met. Throughout high school, everyone thought Scott and my wife Gayle would end

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June 1, 2017

It Pays to be a Nerd: Code Crew Teaches Kids to Create Technology

It wasn’t always cool to be a geek or a nerd, but today it pays to be.

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June 1, 2017

Mobile Field Hospital Can Deploy to Disasters in Hours

The following is a guest post by Nikola Usenovic from International Medical Corps. Hurricane. Earthquake. Tsunami. For millions of people, those words have real, heavy meaning. The paralyzing fear brought by major catastrophe is not simply the loss of possessions. These disasters often snuff out even the basic structures of a region’s health care system.

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April 24, 2017

FedEx Team Members Get the Dirt on Spring Cleaning

FedEx team members are out and about this spring helping to make our local communities healthier, cleaner places to live and work.

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April 6, 2017

Programming the Future

In 1989, Dean Kamen, inventor of the Segway and the portable insulin pump, generated new opportunities for students ages 6 to 18 years-old with this forward-thinking idea: “To transform our culture by creating a world where science and technology are celebrated and where young people dream of becoming science and technology leaders.” Putting young people

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February 14, 2017

Helping the Homeless in Bogotá, Colombia

Padre Ramón Giraldo was dedicated to his parishioners in Bogotá, Colombia. In addition to healing their souls, he gave food to those in need. But the Padre noticed something. There was one group that came almost every day for meals. All of them were older or disabled and long forgotten by their families. They would

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January 18, 2017

Portrait of Success: Art Company Offers Hope to Homeless and Disabled Artists

As an 18-year-old living in Boston, I embarked on a unique and life-changing mission.

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December 14, 2016

USO Holiday Care Packages Hit the Deck & Deck the Halls

As a little girl, I grew up watching old WWII shows with my dad, like Flying Leathernecks with John Wayne and Baa Baa Black Sheep.  I recall telling him that I wish I could have been a boy, so I could fly planes like they did on TV.  I would thumb through my dad’s old

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