This is a busy week for us as we find things from our store that need to find good homes. We are blessed to have two of our favorite organizations collecting for great good this week: The National Kidney Foundation and the Leukemia Lymphoma Society.
The National Kidney Foundation is the leading organization in the U.S. dedicated to the awareness, prevention and treatment of kidney disease for hundreds of thousands of healthcare professionals, millions of patients and their families, and tens of millions of Americans at risk.
The Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance Charity Seal provides the giving public with an easily recognizable symbol which certifies that the National Kidney Foundation meets the comprehensive standards of America's most experienced charity evaluator.
Did you know that African Americans are 3 times more likely to experience kidney failure? Because kidney disease often has no symptoms, it can go unnoticed until it is very advanced. But there's good news. Taking steps to live a healthy lifestyle can go a long way towards reducing risk, and early detection and treatment can slow or prevent the progression of kidney disease. Get details here.
This is a video on the Kidney Foundation's site showing ways they have helped:
Another favorite organization, the LLS/Leukemia Lymphoma Society is one which heroically helps children and adult fight blood cancers.
Helping patients with blood cancer live better longer livesTM
The gift you make today will make a difference to people with leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma. Your secure, online tax-deductible donation to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) helps fund lifesaving research and provides information and support to patients throughout their cancer journey. Find out more here.
Remarkable Patients and Volunteers are featured on their Blog.
This is a favorite recent post:
From Remission to Recital!
National Cancer Survivors Day, held annually on the first Sunday in June, is an opportunity to recognize and honor those who have faced down cancer. It is a worldwide celebration of life held in hundreds of communities throughout the United States, Canada, and other participating countries. As we approach this year’s annual event, we are celebrating one little girl’s victory over leukemia as a symbol of all of those who have persevered through a cancer diagnosis.
Makayla Hady was just 2-years-old when she was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) in January of 2012. This past March, two years later, we posted a photo of Makayla on ourFacebook page as she held up a sign saying: “Today is my last Chemo: 3-11-14. I Kicked Cancer’s butt!!”
Her photo went viral as it reached more than 20 million people who responded with words of encouragement and support. ...more