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Munhall, PA 15120 USA


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coo - verb

  1. To make a soft murmuring sound, as a pigeon.
  2. Speak softly or lovingly;
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  3. To speak in an admiring fashion, to be enthusiastic about.
  4. To show affection; to act in a loving way.

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  1. The murmuring sound made by a dove or pigeon.

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The BairFind Foundation's goal is to revolutionize the search for missing children in the United States with a campaign in 160 American cities in the summer of 2015! BringHome100 is a unique nationwide awareness-building campaign that will engage the power of over 40 million Americans throughout Minor League Baseball! (Minor League Baseball draws more fans every year than the NFL and NBA combined!) The BringHome100 platform opens a brand new path for millions of everyday people to act on their natural impulse to get involved and increase the odds of finding a missing child.
In 2014, BairFind placed signs in 24 Minor League Baseball stadiums in Pennsylvania, Texas, Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida featuring each area's missing children. Our signs attracted over 3 million views, and SIX of the kids we featured were located safely! That raises our grand total to TWENTY FIVE KIDS FOUND since we began our efforts in 2009!
We are the FIRST EVER organization to set a benchmark goal - that we will raise awareness for missing children until 100 that we feature are found. We are on our way to realizing our goal! ! Please contribute so that we can design, construct, and deliver concourse signs to all 160 Minor League Baseball ballparks for the 2015 season! FOR EVERY $1,000 WE RECEIVE, WE CAN PLACE A SIGN IN A STADIUM! Help us to rise to the challenge to BringHome100 missing kids!

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Jonas Salk

In America in the 1950s, summertime was a time of fear and anxiety for many parents; this was the season when children by the thousands became infected with the crippling disease poliomyelitis, or polio. This burden of fear was lifted forever when it was announced that Dr. Jonas Salk had developed a vaccine against the disease. Salk became world-famous overnight, but his discovery was the result of many years of painstaking research.
Jonas Salk was born in New York City. His parents were Russian-Jewish immigrants who, although they themselves lacked formal education, were determined to see their children succeed, and encouraged them to study hard. Jonas Salk was the first member of his family to go to college. He entered the City College of New York intending to study law, but soon became intrigued by medical science.
While attending medical school at New York University, Salk was invited to spend a year researching influenza. The virus that causes flu had only recently been discovered and the young Salk was eager to learn if the virus could be deprived of its ability to infect, while still giving immunity to the illness. Salk succeeded in this attempt, which became the basis of his later work on polio.
After completing medical school and his internship, Salk returned to the study of influenza, the flu virus. World War II had begun, and public health experts feared a replay of the flu epidemic that had killed millions in the wake of the First World War. The development of vaccines controlled the spread of flu after the war and the epidemic of 1919 did not recur.
In 1947, Salk accepted an appointment to the University of Pittsburgh Medical School. While working there, with the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis, Salk saw an opportunity to develop a vaccine against polio, and devoted himself to this work for the next eight years.
In 1955 Salk's years of research paid off. Human trials of the polio vaccine effectively protected the subject from the polio virus. When news of the discovery was made public on April 12, 1955, Salk was hailed as a miracle worker. He further endeared himself to the public by refusing to patent the vaccine. He had no desire to profit personally from the discovery, but merely wished to see the vaccine disseminated as widely as possible.
Salk's vaccine was composed of "killed" polio virus, which retained the ability to immunize without running the risk of infecting the patient. A few years later, a vaccine made from live polio virus was developed, which could be administered orally, while Salk's vaccine required injection. Further, there was some evidence that the "killed" vaccine failed to completely immunize the patient. In the U.S., public health authorities elected to distribute the "live" oral vaccine instead of Salk's. Tragically, the preparation of live virus infected some patients with the disease, rather than immunizing them. Since the introduction of the original vaccine, the few new cases of polio reported in the United States were probably caused by the "live" vaccine which was intended to prevent them. In countries where Salk's vaccine has remained in use, the disease has been virtually eradicated.
In 1963, Salk founded the Jonas Salk Institute for Biological Studies, an innovative center for medical and scientific research. Jonas Salk continued to conduct research and publish books, some written in collaboration with one or more of his sons, who are also medical scientists.
Salk's published books include Man Unfolding (1972), The Survival of the Wisest (1973), World Population and Human Values: A New Reality (1981), and Anatomy of Reality (1983).
Dr. Salk's last years were spent searching for a vaccine against AIDS. Jonas Salk died on June 23, 1995. He was 80 years old. The 100th anniversary of his birth in 2014 was the occasion for renewed appreciation and celebration of Dr. Salk's contribution to humanity.
Jonas Salk Biography - Academy of Achievement. Retrieved December 15, 2014 from http://www.achievement.org/autodoc/page/sal0bio-1

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