The mission of Mothers Awareness on School-age Kids is to educate both parents and children about the issues facing our youth today and to empower our children to make safe, healthy choices.
The Muscular Dystrophy Association is the world’s leading nonprofit health agency dedicated to finding treatments and cures for muscular dystrophy, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and other neuromuscular diseases . We do so by funding worldwide research; by providing comprehensive health care services and support to MDA families nationwide; and by rallying communities to fight back through advocacy, fundraising and local engagement. It’s special work powered by special people who give generously.
The focus of SHC Foundation develops inspiring life skills that strengthen academic environments through early education programs that demonstrate future civic responsibility and promote service learning for young people from kindergarten to high school. Seeking to create a sustainable role in learning and the community, SHC Foundation embraces leadership through unique vision and individual values that promote a higher level of thinking and lifelong learning beyond the classroom.
JDRF is the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. JDRF’s goal is to progressively remove the impact of T1D from people’s lives until we achieve a world without T1D. JDRF collaborates with a wide spectrum of partners and is the only organization with the scientific resources, regulatory influence, and a working plan to better treat, prevent, and eventually cure T1D. As the largest charitable supporter of T1D research, JDRF is currently sponsoring $530 million in scientific research in 17 countries. In 2012 alone, JDRF provided more than $110 million to T1D research. More than 80 percent of JDRF’s expenditures directly support research and research-related education. In 2012 Forbes magazine named JDRF one of its five All-Star charities, citing the organization’s efficiency and effectiveness.
Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) is a volunteer-run, staff supported 501c3 non-profit organization serving the needs of the Inflammatory Bowel Disease community since 1967. Based in New York City with offices in every state, the CCFA is second only to the National Institutes of Health in contributing to the growing body of knowledge and understanding of Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, collectively known as Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD). There are approximately 80 new therapies in the pipeline and CCFA has supported over $200 million dollars in research grants to fund our mission to cure Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, and to improve the quality of life of children and adults living with these diseases. In addition to research, CCFA also hosts support groups, webinars, community events such as our Take Steps Walk, Team Challenge half marathon program, and education conferences for patients, families and healthcare professionals.
To support Dignity Health healthcare facilities and programs in the Southeast Valley of Phoenix through philanthropy. The Dignity Health Foundation East Valley started as the foundation for Chandler Regional Medical Center in 1985 so that individuals could participate in the hospital’s mission of improving the health of the community. With the addition of Mercy Gilbert Medical Center, the foundation changed its name from Chandler Regional Hospital Foundation to Dignity Health Foundation East Valley to better represent its expanded responsibility to serve both facilities and the communities of the Southeast Valley of Phoenix, Arizona. The Foundation was established to provide financial support for capital projects, equipment, programs and services for children, women, and senior citizens, and the care of uninsured or under-insured families at the hospital. The generosity of the communities we serve helps insure excellence in patient care, medical education, and research. Chandler Regional Medical Center, Mercy Gilbert Medical Center, and the community outreach programs managed by Dignity Health in the East Valley are committed to furthering healing by delivering compassionate, high-quality, affordable health services; serving and advocating for the poor and disenfranchised; and partnering with others in the community to improve quality of life. The Dignity Health Foundation East Valley is a not-for-profit corporation as provided under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions to the foundation are tax deductible in accordance with state and federal law.