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Gaming platform PlayDough Technologies secures $2m funding round as play-to-earn games take-off

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PlayDough Technologies, the blockchain gaming platform, has today announced a $2m funding round led by proprietary trading and venture capital firm Westridge Markets. The investment comes off the back of an exceptional period of growth that has seen the startup build a community with members spread out in over 30 countries. PlayDough’s mission is to build the conduit that democratizes access and enables anyone to participate in the play-to-earn gaming economy. Traditional gaming business models have evolved from pay-to-play with revenue coming from players purchasing games to free-to-play with in-game purchases generating revenue. Blockchain technology has taken this to the next level creating a play-to-earn revenue model. Gaming companies now essentially create a metaverse but all the in-game items like characters and accessories are represented by NFTs (Non-Fungible Tokens) on a blockchain. The users mint, purchase and sell these items with the game creator generating revenue through a small commission. These NFTs are then used to play the game and earn rewards. The rewards are in-game crypto tokens which can be moved to exchanges and sold for BTC, ETH or USD. The tokens derive their value from their usage in the gameplay. The NFTs required to play these games can cost anywhere from a few hundred to a couple of thousand dollars. This leaves the vast majority of players, particularly from developing countries, unable to access these play-to-earn economies. This is where a gaming community like PlayDough steps in. It is simultaneously an investment firm creating a portfolio of gaming NFTs and a remote gig economy network allowing users to use its collection to generate yield for themselves and PlayDough. Mehul Khati, Co-Founder of PlayDough Technologies commented: “PlayDough has been a journey of blitz scaling since inception. It has only been a few months and we already have active community members in over 30 countries. Gaming seems to be achieving the borderless ideals of crypto at full speed. We have started with the most advanced play-to-earn game, Axie Infinity. While building a community around PlayDough has been satisfying, the ability to look at play-to-earn as a yield generation strategy has also been a motivator for the trader in me. We have built valuation models, breeding strategies and training programs for our community to be able to generate the highest yield possible. While Axie being the most advanced game in the play-to-earn space remains the focus for PlayDough, it has already started building inventory in emerging games from Sorare to Gods Unchained. Star Atlas on Solana and Moonray on Stacks are showing early signs of a cross chain universe that PlayDough is planning to build on.” PlayDough was co-founded by Mehul Khati earlier this year along with the team at Westridge Markets. Mehul, an engineering graduate from Imperial College London, spent a decade trading commodity derivatives while experimenting with crypto as a hobbyist. He finally got involved with crypto full time five years ago including the last year when he established the de-fi trading desk at Celsius Network. Being an early adopter of protocols through staking and de-fi made him explore the frontiers of innovation in crypto. As the NFT space gained momentum this year he began collecting everything from art and land in metaverses to gaming assets. His financial training naturally pushed him in the direction of yield generating assets and when play-to-earn arrived he knew it was his calling. On leading the investment round, Shamyl Malik, Managing Director at Westridge Markets commented: “Connecting gaming, collectibles, metaverses and de-fi, we think that PlayDough is building at the intersection of four of the strongest trends in blockchain space. With such a tailwind for the start-up and a founder we have known to be curious, persistent and innovative over many years of association with him, we are super excited about our investment and the future of PlayDough. We will continue to support the start-up through our network and ideas.” About PlayDough Technologies PlayDough Technologies is an NFT gaming startup focused on building a global platform for play-to-earn games. PlayDough builds out an inventory of gaming assets and lets the community members use them to generate yield for themselves and the platform. The company has been growing exponentially over the last few months and has just raised USD 2M to accelerate this growth.To explore PlayDough Technologies, please visit: www.playdough.xyz or follow on Twitter and join us on Discord. About Westridge Markets Westridge Markets is a London based proprietary trading firm with an in-house ventureinvestment arm. Westridge is led by Shamyl Malik who founded the firm in 2019 along with Omer Suleman and Adam Carlile. It runs proprietary trading and liquidity provision, staking, validating and mining operations. Westridge is backing a number of ventures in the crypto space with special interest in blockchain infrastructure, investment management tools and NFT gaming. Contact Details PlayDough Technologies Bilal Mahmood +44 7714 007257 b.mahmood@stockwoodstrategy.com Company Website https://playdough.xyz/

October 11, 2021 08:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Osmo’s Halloween Sale Turns Learning Into A Fun Treat!

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Palo Alto-- Osmo announces a Halloween sale that turns learning into a fun treat for kids ages 3 to 10+. From 10/10 through 10/16, save 25% off select kits, games and bundles at PlayOsmo.com, Amazon, Target, BestBuy & other retailers. Kits and games on sale through PlayOsmo.com and multiple retailers include: Little Genius Starter Kit (base included) Genius Starter Kit (base included) Coding Starter Kit (base included) Creative Starter Kit (base included) Pizza Co. (base required) Detective Agency (base required) Super Studio Disney Mickey Mouse & Friends (base required) Super Studio Disney Princess (base required) Super Studio Disney Frozen 2 (base required) Math Wizard and the Secrets of the Dragons (base required) Math Wizard and the Magical Workshop (base required) Kits and games on sale through Amazon include: Little Genius Starter Kit for Fire Tablet (base included) Little Genius Starter Kit + Early Math Adventure for iPad + Case for iPad (base included) Math Wizard and the Secrets of the Dragons (iPad base included) Math Wizard and the Secrets of the Dragons (Fire base included) Math Wizard and the Magical Workshop (iPad base included) Math Wizard and the Magical Workshop (Fire base included) Math Wizard and the Amazing Airships (iPad base included) Math Wizard and the Amazing Airships (Fire base included) Math Wizard and the Enchanted World Games (iPad base included) Math Wizard and the Enchanted World Games (Fire base included) Super Studio Disney Mickey Mouse & Friends for iPad & Fire Tablet (base required) Super Studio Disney Princess for iPad & Fire Tablet (base required) Super Studio Disney Frozen 2 for iPad & Fire Tablet (base required) Pizza Co. for iPad (base included) Detective Agency for Fire Tablet (base included) Monster for iPad & Fire Tablet (base required) Genius Tangram for iPad & Fire Tablet (base required) Genius Words for iPad & Fire Tablet (base required) Genius Numbers for iPad & Fire Tablet (base required) Little Genius Sticks & Rings for iPad & Fire Tablet (base required) Little Genius Costume Pieces for iPad & Fire Tablet (base required) A full list of deals, including Amazon exclusives, can be viewed at Osmo’s Amazon store. Bundles on sales exclusively at PlayOsmo include: Math Wizard Bundle Pretend Play Bundle (Digital) Literacy Bundle Super Studio Artist Bundle A full list of deals at PlayOsmo.com can be viewed here. A full list of Osmo deals at Target can be viewed here. About Osmo Osmo is an award-winning STEAM brand whose products are used in over 50,000 classrooms and 2.5 million homes. It is building a universe of hands-on play experiences that nourish the minds of children by unleashing the power of imagination. The company brings physical tools into the digital world through augmented reality and its proprietary reflective artificial intelligence. Osmo is headquartered in Palo Alto, California, and is part of BYJU’S, a global leader in online learning. Learn more at PlayOsmo.com. For information about its educational division, Osmo for Schools, visit schools.playosmo.com. Contact Details Carolyn Kamii PR Carolyn Kamii +1 310-251-0550 carolynkpr@gmail.com Company Website http://www.playosmo.com

October 10, 2021 06:00 AM Pacific Daylight Time

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Fruitables® Celebrates The Fun Side of Healthy in Your Dog’s Bowl

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A video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://youtu.be/Ccg5OIMqwNw A healthy diet is fundamental to a fit and happy dog. According to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, deciding what you feed your pet may be the most important thing you do for them. By choosing what they eat, pet owners can help their pet live life to the fullest by maintaining a healthy weight. So, what is the first step to setting your beloved pooch on the road to a healthy diet? Have you thought about pumpkin? It’s fall, and pumpkin is everywhere. While you’re grabbing your pumpkin coffee, share a pumpkin treat with your dog! Pumpkin is a healthy and delicious treat for dogs. By choosing healthy treats like Fruitables ®, you can help your pet live life to the fullest by maintaining a healthy weight. Many Fruitables treats feature pumpkin, like Pumpkin & Blueberry baked treats and Pumpkin Spice Skinny Minis ®. The Fruitables line of healthy dog treats was inspired by the weight-loss and digestive-health properties of pumpkin, which is a staple ingredient in many Fruitables treats. Learn more about Fruitables, visit Fruitablespet.com/blog or follow on Facebook or Instagram at @fruitablespettreats. To purchase Fruitables online or to find a retailer near you, please visit https://fruitablespet.com/store-locator. About Fruitables: Fruitables ® was created by people with a passion for innovation and advanced nutrition, with a primary focus on harvest-fresh ingredients. Founded in 2008, the Fruitables brand relies on advanced nutrition that uses fruits and vegetables to balance taste, calorie control and gratification for a treat dogs will enjoy. Fruitables is a proud part of Manna Pro, a recognized leader in pet care and nutrition with well-established brands in the companion pet, backyard chicken, equine and small animal categories. For more information about Fruitables, visit https://fruitablespet.com/. About YourUpdateTV: YourUpdateTV is a social media video portal for organizations to share their content. It includes separate channels for Health and Wellness, Lifestyle, Media and Entertainment, Money and Finance, Social Responsibility, Sports and Technology. Contact Details YourUpdateTV +1 212-736-2727 yourupdatetv@gmail.com

October 08, 2021 01:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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MY.GAMES Venture Capital invests in three new studios

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MY.GAMES Venture Capital, the investment arm of MY.GAMES, invested in three new partners: VOX, Tworogue Games, and Wideview Games. The total investments in the three studios amounted to around $3 mln. In all three deals, MGVC acquired minority stakes in the studios with options to purchase control later. The total money invested since MGVC was founded in 2017 has now exceeded $20 million according to the InvestGame platform. “We look at the market as a whole and invest in studios that work in genres with high reach and revenue potential. At the same time, we specifically focus on genres that we do not yet have in the MY.GAMES portfolio, which could significantly expand our expertise. One of our development goals is to diversify the gaming portfolio to the fullest with the possibility of further integrating the partner studios’ products into the group’s single ecosystem,” Executive Producer at MGVC Nikita Matsokin said. Tworogue Games was founded in Moscow and currently has 17 employees. The core team was formed back in 2016 and has been working together for five years. The studio is developing a mid-core mobile free-to-play hero collector RPG. Tworogue Games plans to create a unique experience in the battlers genre using new combinations of core gameplay and progression. The game is planned for release in 2022. WideView Games studio was founded in 2016 in Minsk. The team of 20 professionals has extensive experience in mobile development. Their Tamadog project was named Apple's Game of the Year in the category Tech & Innovation — AR: Russia. The studio is developing two mobile casual F2P games scheduled for next year’s release. WideView Games experiments with gameplay and meta-mechanics to create a unique and engaging gaming experience for casual audiences. VOX studio was founded in 2020 in Moscow. The studio with 16 employees is working on the VOX app for voice dating. To date, VOX has more than 14 million voice recordings or 8.5 years of listening to voice messages, more than 3 million formed couples, about a dozen tested hypotheses. Voice communication is unique in a way it offers greater immersion in communication for the participants, as well as greater interactivity. For MGVC, investing in VOX means expanding its investment areas with a possible future synergy of the group’s entire product portfolio. According to InvestGame, in the first half of 2021, MGVC entered the list of top 15 largest investment funds in the world. Over four years since its foundation, MGVC has consolidated 8 studios — the division's portfolio now includes more than 40 studios in total. About MY.GAMES: MY.GAMES is an international gaming brand developing, publishing and licensing games across the globe. MY.GAMES comprises 12 regional offices in Russia, Europe and the US, over 1,800 staff, and 14 in-house development studios creating titles and gaming services for the PC, consoles, and mobile devices. The company operates over 80 projects, with more than 150 titles in its portfolio including War Robots, Hustle Castle, Rush Royale, Left to Survive, Skyforge, and Allods Online. MY.GAMES portfolio includes renowned titles like Warface, ArcheAge, Perfect World, Revelation Online, Conqueror's Blade, Lost Ark, and more. Contacts for press: Dmitrii Lazarev PR International Corporate PR Manager, MY.GAMES Dmitrii.Lazarev@corp.my.com Stefano Petrullo Renaissance PR stefano@renaissancepr.biz Contact Details Emily Britt +44 7530 081191 emily@renaissancepr.biz Company Website https://mgvc.com/en

October 08, 2021 09:01 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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ThreatModeler Announces Commitment to Global Cybersecurity Advocacy Efforts as a 2021 Cybersecurity Awareness Month Champion

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Automated Threat Modeling Leader Becomes Joins Worldwide Initiative to Reinforce the Importance of Proper Cybersecurity Protection Measures for Individuals and Organizations in an Increasingly Connected World ThreatModeler today announced its commitment to Cybersecurity Awareness Month, held annually in October, by signing up as a 2021 Champion and joining a growing global effort to promote the awareness of online safety and privacy. The Cybersecurity Awareness Month Champions Program is a collaborative effort among businesses, government agencies, colleges and universities, associations, nonprofit organizations and individuals committed to the Cybersecurity Awareness Month theme of ‘Do Your Part. #BeCyberSmart.’ “At ThreatModeler, we empower organizations to securely develop their most crucial applications and infrastructure.” said Archie Agarwal, Founder and CEO of ThreatModeler. “In line with Cybersecurity Awareness Month, ThreatModeler is proud to continue our work in championing industry best practices and ensuring organizations have the knowledge and the tools to stay well ahead of major vulnerabilities moving forward.” More than ever before, technology plays a part in almost everything we do. Connected devices have been woven into society as an integral part of how people communicate and access services essential to their wellbeing. Despite these great advances in technology and the conveniences this provides, recent events have shown us how quickly our lives and businesses can be disrupted when cyber criminals and adversaries use technology to do harm. Cybersecurity Awareness Month aims to shed light on these security vulnerabilities, while offering actionable guidance surrounding behaviors anyone can take to protect themselves and their organizations. Everyone has a responsibility to do their part in securing our interconnected world. This year, the Cybersecurity Awareness Month’s main weekly focus areas will revolve around: Understanding and implementing basic cyber hygiene, including the importance of strong passphrases, using multi-factor authentication, performing software updates and backing up data. Recognizing and reporting phishing attempts whether it’s through email, text messages, or chat boxes. Empowering individuals to not only practice safe online behavior, but consider joining the mission of securing our online world by considering a career in cybersecurity! Making cybersecurity a priority in business by making products and processes “secure by design” and considering cybersecurity when purchasing new internet-connected devices. If everyone does their part – implementing stronger security practices, raising community awareness, educating vulnerable audiences or training employees – our interconnected world will be safer and more resilient for everyone. Now in its 18th year, Cybersecurity Awareness Month continues to build momentum and impact with the ultimate goal of providing everyone with the information they need to stay safer and more secure online. ThreatModeler is proud to support this far-reaching online safety awareness and education initiative which is co-led by the National Cyber Security Alliance and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency (CISA) of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. For more information about Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2021 and how to participate in a wide variety of activities, visit staysafeonline.org/cybersecurity-awareness-month/. You can also follow and use the official hashtag #BeCyberSmart on social media throughout the month. About ThreatModeler ThreatModeler is an automated platform that provides a sustainable, self-service threat modeling practice for applications and infrastructure that evolves as your infrastructure grows. ThreatModeler encourages collaboration through its simple process flow diagram-based functionality that’s easy to use in the creation of threat models that identify, prioritize and mitigate threats, while communicating them broadly. ThreatModeler integrates with JIRA, Jenkins, and Azure Boards and Pipelines, with bidirectional web services API also unifying stakeholders in collaboration. Teams are empowered to code fearlessly and deliver new products with security built in as early as the design phase, which is based on global security and compliance standards. About Cybersecurity Awareness Month Cybersecurity Awareness Month is designed to engage and educate public- and private-sector partners through events and initiatives with the goal of raising awareness about cybersecurity to increase the resiliency of the nation in the event of a cyber incident. Since the Presidential proclamation establishing Cybersecurity Awareness Month in 2004, the initiative has been formally recognized by Congress, federal, state and local governments and leaders from industry and academia. This united effort is necessary to maintain a cyberspace that is safer and more resilient and remains a source of tremendous opportunity and growth for years to come. For more information, visit staysafeonline.org/cybersecurity-awareness-month/ About National Cyber Security Alliance The National Cyber Security Alliance is a nonprofit alliance on a mission to create a more secure connected world. We enable powerful, public-private partnerships in our mission to educate and inspire individuals to protect themselves, their families and their organizations for the collective good. Our primary partners are the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and our Board of Directors, which includes representatives from ADP; AIG; Bank of America; Cofense; Discover; Eli Lilly and Company; ESET North America; Facebook; KnowBe4; La-Z-Boy; Lenovo; Marriott International; Mastercard; Microsoft; Mimecast; NortonLifeLock; Paubox; Proofpoint; Raytheon Intelligence & Space; Terranova Security; US Bank; VISA; Wells Fargo. The National Cyber Security Alliance’s core efforts include Cybersecurity Awareness Month (October); Data Privacy Day (Jan. 28); Identity Management Day; and CyberSecure My Business™. For more information on the National Cyber Security Alliance, please visit https://staysafeonline.org. Contact Details Mike Stolyar threatmodeler@luminapr.com Company Website https://www.threatmodeler.com

October 07, 2021 09:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Creating Buzz PR Announces ‘Be Your Own Publicist‘ Class For Entrepreneurs & Small Business Owners

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Creating Buzz PR, one of California and Arizona’s most creative and respected public relations firms, will offer publicity classes for small business owners that typically could not afford the prices of a respected PR firm. Ellie Lowney, founder of Creating Buzz PR, has catapulted companies such as Superstition Meadery and Personality Hotels from small start ups to thriving mid size business’s through her creative campaigns. Called ‘Catapult Your Brand With Publicity’, this class will teach entrepreneurs all they need to know to get coverage in respected media outlets such as USA Today, Entrepreneur.com, CNN, Forbes, Local and real (unpaid) TV coverage, local and real print and digital News outlets, INC.com, and much more. “I want to help even the playing field for small business owners” states Ellie. “They are the backbone of America and so many have great ideas and intentions but fail in the first year or two, which is sad.” According to statistics published in 2019 by the Small Business Administration (SBA), about twenty percent of business startups fail in the first year. About half succumb to business failure within five years. By year ten, only about 33% survive. “I know one of the main reasons entrepreneurs fail is because they don’t put enough time, energy, and money into promoting the business”, states Ellie. “I have seen it with friends and potential clients. There is often an attitude of “if I build it - they will come,” so they put tons of money into interior design, or a quality product, and website, but then don’t have enough money left for marketing.” Quality PR firms, including Creating Buzz PR, charge $150.00 to $500.00 and up - per hour, with a minimum of $3000.00 per month, and many small business owners can not afford that. “To hire a good PR pro is expensive because it is time consuming to do it right and requires a talented person who can wear many hats including research to create the right campaign and brand, writing great stories, pitching the media (sales), being a sleuth to find those perfect journalists, etc”. “It is not for the faint of heart. Companies should know it is like hiring your content creation team, sales team, business coach, idea person, project manager, connector, and more in one or two people.” Being a small business owner herself and having many friends that are entrepreneurs, Ellie saw the need for classes for startups, that have more time than money, to put into promotion. “Entrepreneurs should always be thinking of promoting and how they can gain credibility and interest from their target market before they even start the business” states Ellie. The first three classes of the six week course will cover how to write a compelling story and make it newsworthy, finding the right journalists and media outlets, writing press releases, media alerts, and pitches, and - most importantly - how to pitch the media. The second half of the course will cover newswires, such as News Direct and Cision, plus social media, business building events, media stunts, and more. The classes will be interactive through Zoom and will be kept to a small group, so all attendees can ask questions and get personalized help. Additionally there are specific class’s for health and aesthetic practice publicity and hospitality and restaurant publicity. “I so believe in publicity in respected media outlets and what it can do for a brand,” states Ellie. I have seen it happen with my clients, where they see their sales triple, then skyrocket, in a few short months from great press, or see their business launched from just one event.” About Creating Buzz PR and Ellie Lowney Ellie is a writer and senior communications specialist with twenty years experience in PR and marketing. Ellie has led campaigns for companies and brands such as The Fairmont Hotel, Core Institute, Superstition Meadery, WorldWildlife Fund, Pacific Autism Centers, Personality Hotels, Biogenesis Nutraceuticals, and many more. She started in PR in San Francisco and started Creating Buzz PR in 2017. Creating Buzz PR, 4232 N 32nd Street, Phoenix, AZ., 85018 www.creatingbuzzpr.com https://creatingbuzzpr.com/catapult-your-brand-2/ About Creating Buzz PR and Ellie Lowney Ellie is a writer and senior communications specialist with twenty years experience in PR and marketing. Ellie has led campaigns for companies and brands such as The Fairmont Hotel, Core Institute, Superstition Meadery, WorldWildlife Fund, Pacific Autism Centers, Personality Hotels, Biogenesis Nutraceuticals, and many more. She started in PR in San Francisco and started Creating Buzz PR in 2017. Creating Buzz PR, 4232 N 32nd Street, Phoenix, AZ., 85018 https://www.creatingbuzzpr.com https://creatingbuzzpr.com/catapult-your-brand-2/ Contact Details Creating Buzz PR Ellie +1 415-948-5275 Elizabeth@CreatingBuzzPR.com Company Website https://www.creatingbuzzpr.com

October 07, 2021 06:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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GRYT Health to Host Third Annual Global Virtual Cancer Conference (GVCC) in November

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GRYT (“grit”) Health, a digital oncology company that empowers people to be in charge of their own health, is hosting the third annual Global Virtual Cancer Conference (GVCC) from November 11–13, 2021. GVCC is the original digital cancer conference created by and for survivors and caregivers. GVCC21 will address topics critical to improving cancer-related outcomes and experiences, focusing on empowering those impacted by cancer through connection, education, and advocacy. “As an oncology researcher and a two-time cancer survivor, GVCC makes my mind and my heart proud,” said Dave Craig, co-founder and chief executive officer of GRYT Health. “Our mission is to improve quality of life and increase survival for people facing cancer through the relentless focus on patient experience. We’re proud to partner with healthcare organizations who are working towards this same goal by elevating the patient voice and collectively bringing the GVCC experience to patients and caregivers wherever they are.” Conference highlights include: Sessions ranging on issues important to those experiencing cancer, including becoming an advocate, patient/provider communication, navigating clinical trials, metastatic cancer, dealing with long-term side effects, integrative healthcare, health equity and diversity, relationships and cancer, and a live “Finding Power Through Your Voice” Event where community members get a chance to share their stories live during the conference More than 50 participating organizations who will share resources to navigate treatment and survivorship, as well as information on cancer research projects actively recruiting Ample time for connection with peers and fun, including a guided relaxation meditation, an art therapy class, yoga, and a live comedic magician In its first two years, GVCC has brought together more than 5,000 individuals from nearly 50 countries, close to 200 speakers, and more than 100 non-profit patient advocacy organizations to participate in courageous conversations on the quest for cures. “Now in its third year, GVCC21 continues its legacy of helping those affected by cancer find their voice and find a community,” said Cathy Trzaskawka, executive director, patient advocacy at Bristol Myers Squibb. “We’re proud to partner with GRYT Health on this important program as part of our continued commitment to patients worldwide, helping to connect and support the cancer community.” GVCC21 is hosted on GRYT Health’s proprietary virtual technology platform that encourages interaction. The system leverages Zoom meeting functionality for presentations, performances and breakouts. Registration for GVCC21 is free and available to all at https://globalvirtualcancerconference.com/. The Founding Partner for GVCC21 is Bristol Myers Squibb. Sponsors of the event include Amgen, EMD Serono, Takeda, Deep Lens, Syneos Health, Seagen and CURE Media Group. Partners include 2for2Boobs, A Ballsy Sense of Tumor, Abridge, Ancora.ai, Aplastic Anemia and MDS International Foundation, ASCP Patient Champions, b Present Foundation, Bag It, Breast Advocate, Brilliantly, Cactus Cancer Society, CancerCare, Cassie Hines Shoes Cancer Foundation, Cervivor, Colon Cancer Coalition, DeipC Foundation, Dear Jack Foundation, Elephants &Tea, Epic Experience, Escape, European Cancer Patient Coalition, Family Reach, First Descents, Global Colon Cancer Association, Health Central, Lung Cancer Initiative, Imerman Angels, IWMF, Keep A Breast, LUNGevity, MDS Foundation, Next Step, PAN Foundation, Patient Power, Hope for Stomach Cancer, Stupid Cancer, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, The Patient Story, The White Ribbon Project, ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Association, Inc., Tigerlily Foundation, Triage Cancer, World Bladder Cancer, Young Adult Survivors United, and Young Survival Coalition. GRYT Health is a digital oncology company that empowers people to be in charge of their own health through education, engagement and support. We offer a community free from judgment that focuses on humanity and the value each person brings. Our mission is to improve quality of life and increase survival for people facing cancer through the relentless focus on patient experience. We put patients first and work with healthcare organizations that do the same. We use the patient voice to enhance drug development and access; and together, we are helping to move healthcare forward. Visit www.grythealth.com to learn more. Contact Details Nick Gardner +1 917-828-7119 Nick.Gardner@evokegroup.com Company Website https://www.grythealth.com

October 06, 2021 09:06 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Creative, Safe and Fun – That’s #HowWeHalloween!

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This year is all about #HowWeHalloween, and the National Confectioners Association has ideas on how to celebrate the season throughout the month of October. Chocolate and candy play a central role in so many of our favorite Halloween traditions, and the National Confectioners Association revealed Americans’ favorite treats for the 2021 Halloween season when it participated in a nationwide satellite media tour to discuss the survey results and share celebration tips. A video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://youtu.be/9t4pI-DbRw0 The Halloween season has always been about people, traditions and celebrations. Whether it’s a classic night of trick-or-treating or other creative ways of enjoying the season, 82% of people plan to celebrate Halloween this year – up 12% from 70% in 2020. In a national online survey, NCA found that Americans prefer chocolate (60%) to non-chocolate (40%) in their trick-or-treat pumpkins, so it’s no surprise that when Americans were surveyed about their favorite types of candy, chocolate came in first place, followed closely by Americans’ second choice: gummy candy. Americans’ third choice is classic candy corn, There are plenty of fun and unique approaches to enjoying the Halloween season in ways that work for consumers and their families – whether that’s fun from a distance, Halloween at home or something in between. Visit AlwaysAtTreat.com/Halloween for more information. About the National Confectioners Association (NCA): The National Confectioners Association is the trade organization that promotes the unique role of chocolate, candy, gum and mints in a happy, balanced lifestyle and the companies that make these special treats. Through advocacy and regulatory guidance, communications, industry insights and retail and supply chain engagement, NCA helps create an environment that enables candy makers and confectionery retailers to thrive. As the leading association for the $36 billion U.S. confectionery industry, NCA works to ensure that chocolate and candy are celebrated for their contributions to culture, society, the economy and everyday moments of joy. Confections are produced in all 50 states, creating jobs for approximately 55,000 workers in more than 1,300 manufacturing facilities across the country. Learn more at CandyUSA.com or follow NCA on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. About YourUpdateTV: YourUpdateTV is a social media video portal for organizations to share their content. It includes separate channels for Health and Wellness, Lifestyle, Media and Entertainment, Money and Finance, Social Responsibility, Sports and Technology. Contact Details YourUpdateTV +1 212-736-2727 yourupdatetv@gmail.com

October 01, 2021 01:56 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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What You Need to Know About Medicare Annual Enrollment

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Medicare’s Annual Enrollment Period is almost here — the time (Oct. 15 to Dec. 7) when people can select or make changes to their Medicare coverage for the year ahead. Recently, Rick Dunlop, Health Plan CEO at UnitedHealthcare Medicare & Retirement, participated in a nationwide satellite media tour to discuss tips and resources on finding the right plan. A video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://youtu.be/TDXd22jLN2k The need for clear information on Medicare is great and growing as more than 10,000 Americans turn 65 each day. It is estimated that by 2030, more than 80 million Americans will be eligible for Medicare. People should be aware of their options and what different Medicare plans can offer. With Medicare, it's always a good idea to understand the basics first. Learn about the different parts of Medicare—Medicare Part A, Part B, Part C and Part D—how your Initial Enrollment Period works, the different Medicare coverage options, and how to enroll. There are several options when it comes to Medicare and choosing coverage. You can get Medicare Part A and Part B benefits, either through Original Medicare or a Medicare Advantage plan, but you have other choices to consider too. You may need Part D prescription drug coverage if you take medications regularly. You may decide you want the ease of an all-in-one plan that may also offer extra benefits like dental, vision and fitness, and look to get a Medicare Advantage plan. Or, you may consider a Medicare supplement insurance (Medigap) plan to help with out-of-pocket costs not paid by Original Medicare. For more information, visit gettoknowmedicare.com About Rick Dunlop: Rick Dunlop is a Health Plan CEO with UnitedHealthcare Medicare & Retirement, the largest business dedicated to serving the health and well-being needs of seniors and other Medicare beneficiaries. More people choose UnitedHealthcare for their Medicare coverage than any other insurer. About YourUpdateTV: YourUpdateTV is a social media video portal for organizations to share their content. It includes separate channels for Health and Wellness, Lifestyle, Media and Entertainment, Money and Finance, Social Responsibility, Sports and Technology. Contact Details YourUpdateTV +1 212-736-2727 yourupdatetv@gmail.com

September 30, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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