Health


Raising Money for Individuals with Health Conditions

Posted on 05 May 2009

Occasionally I hear from people who would like to fundraise to help someone who has financial needs because of a serious medical situation such as a cancer diagnosis or transplant.  Even with health insurance, facing the financial responsibility of paying for medical treatment can become overwhelming. Here are seven guidelines to follow when raising funds [...]

Oscar Winning Documentary Profiles The Smile Train, a Charity that provides life changing surgeries for children

Posted on 23 February 2009

The Documentary category at the Oscars doesn’t often get much attention. However for me when I heard that the film, Smile Pinki: A real-world fairy tale, profiled international charity The Smile Train my ears perked up. Smile Pinki tells the real-world fairy tale of one young life changed forever and takes you inside one of [...]

Children’s Hospital Benefit a Great Success

Posted on 18 February 2009

Dear Ms. Sims, We just finished our second annual fund-raiser to benefit our medical/dental pediatric patients at Medical College of Georgia Children’s Medical Center in Augusta, GA. I am writing to you because your newsletter has been an invaluable tool to teach me how to be more successful in raising funds for this effort. I [...]

Think Big, Think Pink!

Posted on 08 October 2008

Last night, I tuned in to watch the second Presidential debate between Barack Obama and John McCain. Before the event got underway, the Newschannel I was watching cut away to a live shot of the White House. It was late enough where the sun had gone down, and the executive mansion was all lit up. [...]

Fighting Malaria Takes Massive Action; Simple Bednets

Posted on 02 October 2008

Last week the UN Summit proclaimed that over 4 million lives can be saved by 2015 if resources are scaled up. The Global Malaria Action Plan (GMAP) provides a roadmap for eliminating Malaria by accelerating action against the disease.  This is a worldwide, comprehensive program including 30 countries and regions and 65 international institutions. Foundations [...]

Awareness Bracelets Still Going Strong

Posted on 04 August 2008

The June 15 issue of The Non Profit Times reports that sales of the Livestrong bracelets, which benefit the Lance Armstrong Foundation, are still brisk. When the bright yellow bracelets hit the scene, they were something new and novel.  During the first year of the promotion 5 million Livestrong bracelets were sold.  Last year that [...]

Fundraising for Cancer Related Non Profits

Posted on 12 June 2008

Dinners, auctions, and golf tournaments are just a few of the fundraising events that groups use to raise funds to provide patient services, research and advocacy for cancer issues. It’s Relay for Life season… thousands of people across the US and across the world gather to walk, stay overnight and celebrate the lives of those [...]