The Juvenile Arthritis Conference

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Juvenile Arthritis Conference
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Since 1995, David Bohn of Redding, CT, has led Preferred Utilities Manufacturing Corporation in his role as president. Outside of work, David Bohn gives to several charitable organizations, including the Arthritis Foundation.

The Arthritis Foundation hosts a number of events throughout the year to support individuals with arthritis. One such event is the Juvenile Arthritis Conference, which gathers hundreds of youth and families together to discuss and share information about rheumatic diseases.

The conference offers age-appropriate information sessions to reach youth of all ages. For example, the Kids & Tweens program breaks youth up into groups, where they engage in fun activities while learning how to manage their illness. The program for teens teaches high school students how to accept their condition as well as overcome obstacles. In its efforts to support entire families, the conference encourages siblings to participate and offers a program for parents to learn about the latest research and treatments.

In 2017, the Arthritis Foundation will offer two Juvenile Arthritis Conferences, one in Houston from July 13 through 16 and another in Indianapolis from August 10 through 13. To learn more, visit www.kidsgetarthritistoo.org/juvenile-arthritis-conference/2017/save-the-date.php.

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ACS and CVS Funding Smoke-Free College Programs

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Smoke-Free College Programs
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David G. Bohn of Redding, CT, has worked for Preferred Utilities Manufacturing Corporation since 1987 and became the company’s president in 1995. A lifelong philanthropist, David G. Bohn supports many nonprofit organizations, including the American Cancer Society.

The American Cancer Society (ACS) recently announced a joint grant funding effort with the CVS Health Foundation to provide money to 20 different colleges and universities across the United States. The funding will help energize the Tobacco-Free Generation Campus Initiative (TFGCI), which is a program aimed at lobbying for smoke-free and tobacco-free campuses. All told, ACS and CVS Health Foundation plan to spend $3.6 million over the next three years.

The money is intended to help schools lobby for policies that remove smoke and tobacco from classrooms and workplaces on campus. Schools will also receive help with education and cessation programs.

The University of Pennsylvania is the first school to receive funding through this program. It hopes to become the first Ivy League school to attain a totally tobacco-free campus.