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"A Merry Heart Goeth Good Like A Medicine"
THE purpose of the ball here at the Waldorf-Astona tonight, and of those five thousand other parties all over the country in honor of the President's birthday, must be familiar to nearly every American by now. It is, of course, to raise money for the fight against infantile paralysis. All the proceeds go into this war-chest; seventy percent being retained by the communities that raise the money to encourage and support local work, thirty percent being expended by the Warm Springs Foundation in its nation-wide campaign against the disease....
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Title: "A Merry Heart Goeth Good Like A Medicine"
Creator: n/a
Date: January 1936
Format: Article
Publication: The Birthday Ball Magazine
Publisher: National Committee for the Birthday Ball for the President to Fight Infantile Paralysis
Source: Franklin D. Roosevelt Library
Control no.: RJ 496 P2 P7 1936
Keywords: Advocacy; Birthday Balls; Charity; Disease; Doctors; Economics; Entertainment, Leisure & Recreation; Franklin D. Roosevelt; Fundraising; Georgia; Institutions; Leroy W. Hubbard; Media; Medical Professionals; Medicine; New York; New York City, NY; Physical Disability; Polio; Radio; Service Organizations; Social Welfare & Communities; Treatments Therapies Cures; Waldorf-Astoria; Warm Springs Foundation
Topics: Institutions, Organizations & Corporations; Social Movements & Advocacy
Funding Support Provided By: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute