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.
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.
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.
In recognition of National Diabetes Awareness Month, UPPAbaby is donating to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) as the corporate charity of the month. The JDRF mission is to prevent, treat and ultimately cure Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) through research. The foundation has invested more than $568 million dollars in research throughout 17 countries working to keep the promise of “less until none”.
Looking for ways to get involved? To make a monetary donation please visit here.
For more information on T1D go here.
For events to support T1D go here.
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.