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|PCRM Conference Confronts Childhood Obesity Epidemic|
As the federal government’s National School Lunch Program continues to emphasize artery-clogging, high-cholesterol foods, childhood obesity has reached record levels—16 percent of children ages 2 to 19 are now considered obese. And as waistlines expand, so does the risk for chronic disease, including h
|Childhood Obesity Conference Confronts the Fattening of America|
Is childhood obesity more dangerous than cancer? In the next 50 years, pediatric obesity may shorten life expectancy in the United States by two to five years—an effect equal to that of all cancers combined, according to research by David Ludwig, M.D., Ph.D. Hear his and other childhood obesity experts’
|Hosting a PCRM Event: Getting Started|
Hosting a PCRM Event | Getting Started | Sample Timeline Hosting an event is a great way to raise funds and awareness—and have fun. However, planning an event can be quite time consuming and expensive, so we have put together some information to help organize the process and make it enjoyable for all involved.
The PCRM family includes physicians, healthcare professionals, veterinarians, and compassionate laypersons, all of whom support our mission to: Advocate for ethical research End cruelty to animals in labs and education
|New Investigation of Finances: March of Dimes Denies Donor Requests on Experiments|
The March of Dimes has again managed to frustrate donors concerned about the welfare of animals and has become mired in allegations of financial impropriety. The March of Dimes has taken in nearly $700 million for birth defects at its annual WalkAmerica fund-raising walks since 1970. While the charity h
|Poll Shows Majority of Americans Prefer Cruelty-Free Charities|
WASHINGTON—A new poll shows that 56 percent of adults say they are more likely to donate to a health charity that does not fund animal experiments than to one that does. The survey of 1,001 men and women was conducted from November 16 to 19, 2001, by Opinion Research Corporation International of Princeton, N.J.,
|Doctors’ Billboard in Atlanta: A Huge Criticism of Animal Experiments|
ATLANTA—A national, nonprofit health group is putting up a billboard in Atlanta criticizing the March of Dimes for continuing to fund unnecessary animal experiments. The billboard will go up April 1 and will target participants in the March of Dimes fundraiser, WalkAmerica, which takes place in Atlanta on Apr
|Reform the March of Dimes|
Watch PCRM's Video "Reform the March of Dimes" Is the March of Dimes Spending Your Donation Wisely? Tell the March of Dimes to use your donation to support prenatal care, education, social programs, and modern human-based research, not wast
|PCRM Online | November 2008|
|Just the Facts|
Organ Donations Up Organ donations rose 5.6 percent in 1998 to 5,479, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The new figure is still far short of the 60,000 people waiting for new organs. The solution lies in better methods for achieving advance consent for donation and in preventive methods to
|PCRM Online | February 2008|
|Sir Anthony Hopkins Asks Spike TV to Donate $25,000 to The Cancer Project|
Sir Anthony Hopkins has played some legendary roles, but the most important may be as a spokesperson for cancer prevention. In a sequel to his previous support for The Cancer Project, when he received the inaugural Legend Award at Spike TV’s 2008 SCREAM Awards, he made sure his appearance benefited the no
|Attitudes Toward Animal Tests Shifting, Shows New Opinion Poll|
The American public is becoming more supportive of nonanimal research, reveals a soon-to-be-released report by PCRM’s Kristie Stoick, M.P.H. Sixty-seven percent of adults polled in July 2005 said they were more likely to donate to a health charity that h
|Doctors’ Controversial Billboard Suppressed in New Orleans|
NEW ORLEANS, La.—A controversial billboard image criticizing the March of Dimes for continuing to fund unnecessary animal experiments has been refused by four outdoor ad companies in New Orleans that wanted to avoid finding fault with the wealthy charity. Sponsored by the national nonprofit organization P
|Good Medicine Magazine: Replacing Animals in Medical Education Victories, Challenges, and the Struggle for Compassion|
The Hazards of School Lunch (And What PCRM Is Doing About Them) PCRM Calls on FDA to Speed the Transition to Nonanimal Tests Compassion at Every Age Campaign Highlights New Online Resources Events Books Reach a Wide Audience Fiscal Year Report The Cancer