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Changing the world, one mile at a time

Susan G. Komen for the Cure

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This week I’m profiling each of the charities that have been voted for so far to provide others with a little more information as to what they are all about.  To view all  the charity overviews, please click the Charities page in the upper right.  If you haven’t done so yet, don’t forget to vote for your favorite charities.  Today I’m covering Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

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Susan G. Komen fought breast cancer with her heart, body and soul. Throughout her diagnosis, Continue reading

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August 13, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Alzheimer’s Association

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This week I’m profiling each of the charities that have been voted for so far to provide others with a little more information as to what they are all about.  To view all  the charity overviews, please click the Charities page in the upper right.  Today I’m covering the Alzheimer’s Association.

The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer care, support and research.   

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August 11, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , | 1 Comment

Lance Armstrong Foundation

laftoplogoThis week I’m profiling each of the charities that have been voted for so far to provide others with a little more information as to what they are all about.  To view all  the charity overviews, please click the Charities page in the upper right.  Today I’m covering the Lance Armstrong Foundation.

The Lance Armstrong Foundation (LAF) believes that in the battle with cancer, unity is strength, knowledge is power and attitude is everything. Founded in 1997 by cancer survivor and champion cyclist, Lance Armstrong, the LAF inspires and empowers people with cancer. We provide the practical information and tools people with cancer need to live life on their own terms. We take aim at the gaps between what is known and what is done to prevent suffering and death due to cancer. We unite people to fight cancer and pursue an agenda focused on: prevention, access to screening and care, improvement of the quality of life for cancer survivors, and investment in research.

The Manifesto of the Lance Armstrong Foundation

 

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August 9, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , | Leave a comment

Luekemia and Lymphoma Society

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In the next week or so, I’m going to profile each of the charities that have been voted for so far to provide others with a little more information as to what they are all about.  To view all  the charity overviews, please click the Charities page in the upper right.  Today I’m going to start with the Luekemia and Lymphoma Society.

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is the world’s largest voluntary health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research, education and patient services. LLS’s mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. Since the first funding in 1954, LLS has awarded more than $600 million in research funding.

Mission and Goals

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