ALS research

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We are proud to join the movement to raise awareness and funds for Amyothophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) research. This month, we’ve happily accepted the Ice Bucket Challenge from an industry friend to help spread the word about ALS. This progressive neurodegenerative disease affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. We’ve made a donation to the ALS Association, the only national non-profit organization fighting Lou Gehrig’s disease. This non-profit provides support to people fighting ALS through leading global research initiatives in a network of chapters, certified clinical care centers and government partnerships. They are committed to finding new treatments and a cure. We are thrilled to hear that the social media phenomenon that’s sweeping the nation has raised over $93 million in donations! Together, we can aid in finding a cure. To learn more about this debilitating disease, please go to http://alsa.pub30.convio.net/about-als/. To make a donation to the ALS Association, please visit http://bit.ly/1p0ovpy.

Safe Kids Worldwide

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Did you know preventable injuries are the number one killer of kids in the United States? To reinforce our dedication to child safety, UPPAbaby joins forces with Safe Kids Worldwide, a non-profit organization devoted to keeping kids safe from preventable injuries. Their efforts reach far to 600 communities nationally and an additional 27 countries to prevent unnecessary injuries. Since 1988, Safe Kids has helped to decrease the death rate by 55%.

UPPAbaby proudly partners with Safe Kids Worldwide for Safe Kids Day in LA and NY. We are celebrating Safe Kids Day to raise awareness and resources to keep kids safe from preventable childhood injuries and deaths due to car crashes, drowning, fires, falls and more. One million children die each year from preventable injuries and millions more are injured in ways that can affect them for a lifetime. However, these are preventable so there are little things parents can do so kids can grow up safe and thrive.

We’re thrilled to support this important national effort, alongside celebrity heroes Drew Barrymore, Mark Wahlberg, Pete Sampras and more, to raise awareness and funds to keep all kids safe! You can join us in the effort to make every kid a SAFE kid. For more information on Safe Kids, visit http://www.safekids.org/. For ways to make a huge impact in a child’s life, please go to https://www.safekids.org/donate.

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National Multiple Sclerosis Society

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A staggering 400,000 Americans live with MS.  This debilitating autoimmune disease affects the brain and spinal cord, resulting in loss of muscle control, vision, balance, and sensations. In recognition of National Multiple Sclerosis Month we are donating to the National MS Society. Our monetary contribution will help people affected by MS through education, support, advocacy and research.

To support on a local level we are participating in several events by providing time, staffing and product donations. On March 1st we participated in the Climb To The Top fundraising event put on by the National MS Society – Greater New England Chapter.  As the official water stop sponsor, we were on hand with a team of UPPAbaby employees to distribute water bottles to all the thirsty climbers. These dedicated walkers climbed over 1,200 steps and 61 floors!

Look for similar events in your community and get involved to help raise money and awareness in the fight against MS by visiting http://www.nationalmssociety.org/Chapters.

TODAY Show Toy Drive

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Tis the season to give back!

We are excited to once again partner with the TODAY Show Toy Drive this holiday season. Over the past three years we have donated more than $500,000 worth of UPPAbaby gear to families in need nationwide.

Tune in to the TODAY Show on December 5th to see our founders, Bob and Lauren Monahan, spreading holiday cheer and gear on the plaza. Please check your local listings for exact air times.

For many families in need, the TODAY Show Toy Drive is their ONLY source of gifts and necessities for the holidays. We are excited to share the UPPA Gives Back spirit and we hope that you will join us in spreading the holiday cheer. To support this organization and help people in your community please click here to make a toy or monetary donation. For more information and ways to help, please click here.

Below is a list of our participating UPPAbaby retailers who have generously offered to raise money in-store. Be sure to stop in and donate funds during the month of December. Every donation counts!

All About Baby
Becoming Mothers
Children’s Fair
Dimples Baby
EcoBaby Gear
Liapela
Oh baby!
Posh Baby & Mommy Too
Storkland
Swaddle
The Baby’s Room
USA Baby
Xpecting Maternity
Wee Babe

MOVEMBER

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WHY THE STACHE?

This month we happily join the MOVEMBER movement to raise awareness of men’s health issues including prostate and testicular cancer. Our monetary donation will go towards awareness, education, coping with the disease, thriving beyond the diagnoses, and overall prevention research.

The statistics are horrifying. “1 in 2 men, and 1 in 3 women, will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime.” Additionally, a shocking “1 in 6 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in his lifetime” and approximately 30,000 men will die from prostate cancer in 2013. Visit us.movember.com for more information on men’s health issues and simple tips (Movember tips) to improve your lifestyle and take care of your body.

Please share with your father, uncle, brother, co-worker, and friend. Everyone can benefit from these easy health tips! Sharing is caring. To print these easy reminders, please visit HERE for a downloadable PDF. Remember, knowledge is power, prevention is everything and early detection is key.

JOIN THE FIGHT. To make a donation to the Movember Foundation visit http://us.movember.com/donate. For further information on men’s health and to connect with health support providers go HERE for a list of useful websites.

Breast Cancer Awareness

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A shocking 637 women are diagnosed with invasive breast cancer every day. UPPAbaby is proud to join forces with the Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation (DSLRF) to raise funds for National Breast Cancer Awareness month. We are encouraging consumers to “Act with Love” by purchasing a Drew (tangerine) or Olivia (fuchsia pink) VISTA smart universal stroller system this month. For every VISTA stroller purchased in these vibrant color fashions, we will donate 5% of sales to the Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation. We encourage you to Act With Love and donate funds for prevention research by visiting the site HERE. Spread the word and stroll in PINK (… or ORANGE) to support all those directly and indirectly affected by this life-threatening disease. Let’s make breast cancer history.


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The One Fund

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As a Boston based company headquartered in Hingham, Mass., just south of the city, we are more proud than ever to be able to donate to The One Fund Boston foundation as our April Charity of the Month. The One Fund supports the families affected by the tragic Boston Marathon events. As Governor Patrick beautifully stated, “At moments like this, we are one state, one city, and one people.” For more information or to donate to this worthy cause, please visit http://onefundboston.org/. Our hearts and prayers are with all those impacted by this senseless tragedy. STAY STRONG BOSTON!

Norwell’s Adopt-a-Family

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This holiday season we are so excited to participate in the Friends of Norwell’s Adopt-A-Family program!

Our office has been assigned a local family in need to support. We will donate several gifts from their wish list for the children and parents of the struggling family with the hope to make their holiday a little brighter.

There are many ways to get involved! If you too would like to support a family, please visit The Salvation Army website http://www.thesalvationarmytucson.org/AdoptAFamily.html or search for a location nearest you. Thousands of towns that participate in programs like this so please ask your friends, family and community for Adopt-A-Family programs in your hometown.

Here at UPPA we do our best to give back on a national and LOCAL level. We’re proud to be able to give to charities close to our homes and close to our hearts.

The NephCure Foundation

The NephCure Foundation is the only non-profit exclusively dedicated to researching and fighting the debilitating kidney disease, FSGS, and Nephrotic Syndrome by detecting the cause, improving treatment and striving to find a cure. In total, 26 million Americans suffer from Chronic Kidney Disease, with Nephrotic Syndrom as one of the most common forms.

Recenty, UPPAbaby was proud to be a sponsor at the first annual NephCure Walk in Providence, RI. In addition to raising money for research, the walk aimed to connect families with similar stories and raise awareness within the community. The NephCure Walk raised over $4,500 that will be used to fund research and ultimately, work to find a cure for all those affected with FSGC and Nephrotic Syndrome.

For ways to contribute to NephCure through educating, researching and fundraising, please visit http://nephcure.org/give-now. To participate in a walk in your area, go to http://nephcure.org/events-nephcure-walk.

Cradles to Crayons

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It’s that time of the year again – Back to School! For many children, it’s time to swarm the bus stop to show off their trendy new clothing and fresh pair of sneakers. However, that’s not always the case. Here in Massachusetts, there are more than 305,000 children under 12 who live in poor or low-income households. Throughout the year, over 100,000 Massachusetts children will be homeless. That’s why we have chosen Cradles to Crayons to be our August Charity of the Month for two years in a row. Cradles to Crayons was created in 2002 with the mission to give children ages 0 to 12 the essentials of life for free. This includes clothing, school supplies, toys and so much more. This charity prides itself on offering high quality new or used goods to make children feel prepared for school, all while allowing them to feel valued and loved.

While you’re cleaning out your closets and making room for new clothing, please keep Cradles to Crayons in mind. You can host a donation drive, volunteer, deliver goods to their drop-off locations or even give a monetary donation. The less privileged kids of Boston and Philadelphia area will thank you!

To contribute to this worthy cause, please visit http://cradlestocrayons.org/boston/get-involved. A $25 donation provides a child with the essentials they need to thrive at school. Donate today by visiting http://cradlestocrayons.org/boston/node/add/donation.