On a quarterly basis, 10% of all sales is divided between these two selected non-profits that have been selected for 2020. Each year, one new non-profit will be selected for the donation and one of these will rotate off. Just trying to spread as much love and assistance as we can!
American Diabetes Association
As a Type II Diabetic deciding to choose the American Diabetes Association as a non-profit to donate to was a no-brainer. I was diagnosed with diabetes October 2005. I was completely shocked because I had no symptoms. I incorporated more activity and changed my diet and almost 15 years later, I'm still diabetic. Sometimes the body just doesn't want to cooperate.
The ADA is striving hard to find a cure for diabetes. Some people think it's as simple as lose some weight and put down the carbs and it will go away. For some people, yes, that does work. But unfortunately for some, including myself, that didn't work. The ADA is focused on changing the future of diabetes through research and research takes funding and time.
You can learn more about the ADA here.
St. Jude Children's Hospital
St. Jude Children's Hospital is another non-profit I selected for personal reasons. I believe everyone either knows someone or has personally been affected by cancer. I lost my beloved father July 2017 to stage 4 pancreatic cancer. I love what I see when their website first comes up; it says "Finding Children. Saving Children." A simple yet effective statement. We have to find a way to stop this disease.
As my family battled with this disease, the American Cancer Society (ACS) made that battle much more manageable. My parents were able to financially survive the disease by grants and assistance from the ACS not to mention the emotional support. The ACS has a 100-year history of helping people fight cancer in a variety of ways. The rides to treatment program is a life-saver!
As much as I love all the organizations that exist to fight cancer, as my family was battling the disease with my dad, it got me to thinking about how as tough as this was for our family to deal, how much more difficult it must be for families of children battling this disease. I have so much respect and admiration for St. Jude Children's Hospital and all that they do and will do for families and for fighting cancer.
Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live. Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20% to more than 80% since it opened more than 50 years ago. St. Jude is working to drive the overall survival rate for childhood cancer to 90%, and they won’t stop until no child dies from cancer. St. Jude freely shares the discoveries made, and every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands more children.
You can learn more about St. Jude here.