What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others. ~ Pericles
We are inspired by the the level of commitment and dedication of those who are raising funds for cancer research, education and support. Here are just a few of the organizations we would like to recognize:
Alex’s Lemonade Stand is committed to finding cures for childhood cancer. The majority of their funding goes to research, but also assist families with financial, travel and educational needs. Since its inception, this organization has funded over 200 research projects at more that 65 institutions across the country. Click here to see how you can get involved.
The Alliance for a Healthier Generation works to address one of the nation’s leading public health threats—childhood obesity. For more information and to see how you can help visit: http://www.healthiergeneration.org
Breast Intentions supports individuals and their families who are fighting breast cancer. Their mission is to help families deal with the consequences of the diagnosis by providing emotional, spiritual and financial support. Donations can be made online or mails to: Breast Intentions, Post Office Box 926, Middletown, NJ 07748 .
The IIIB’s Foundation (Bosom Buddy Baskets) provides gift baskets filled with resources and comfort items to help women through their battle with breast cancer. The founder, Carolyn Rodenburg, is a breast cancer survivor and personally designs the baskets.
Life with Cancer helps cancer patients and their families meet the challenges of coping with this disease through education, counseling and a variety of other services. This organization follows a holistic approach, treating mind, body and spirit. We had a chance to personally tour this facility and were so impressed by all the wonderful things these folks are doing. They rely on donations from the public and could use your support.
Mini’s Mission “Burn Rubber To help Another” raises money to help families with children who are battling cancer. Timmy original started this organization to help his 6-year old friend. Her struggle inspired him to raise money to help families like hers. Donations go to support basic living expenses. Check out their site to see how you can get involved.
Pablove Shutterbugs teaches children living with cancer to develop their creative voice through the art of photography. To make a directed contribution to the Pablove Shutterbugs program please visit pablove.org/shutterbugs/donate.
St. Baldrick’s Foundation is a volunteer-driven charity committed to funding the most promising research to find cures for childhood cancer. This charity funds more in childhood cancer research grants than any organization except the U. S. government. Your gift will give hope to infants, children, teens and young adults fighting childhood cancers. Colin will shave his head once again this year to stand in solidarity with kids fighting cancer and to raise money to find cures. Please support Colin with a donation to the St. Baldrick’s Foundation.