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.

FEEDING AMERICA

A shocking 1 in 4 children and a staggering 49 million Americans do not have enough to eat.

This month, in acknowledgement of National Nutrition Month, we are proud to support and introduce you to Feeding America – a phenomenal organization dedicated to ending hunger by providing nutritious food, safe places for children to have meals, and assistance during disasters. As the nation’s leading domestic hunger-relief charity, Feeding America and its food bank network members supply food to more than 37 million Americans each year, including 14 million children and 3 million seniors.

Despite the common misconception that America enjoys food in excess and has an unlimited amount of resources, millions are struggling right in your own neighborhood. Let’s help to spread the word this month and raise awareness about this worthy cause. To make a donation, please click here. For other ways to get involved, please click here.

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!

THE ONE FUND

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!

AUTISM SPEAKS

Autism Speaks is the nation’s largest autism advocacy organization dedicated to funding research for the causes, prevention, treatments and cures for autism. An estimated 1 out of 54 boys and 1 in 252 girls are diagnosed with autism in the US – a 10 to 17% prevalence increase in the recent years, according to government autism statistics. A shocking revelation is that there are more children affected by ASD than “diabetes, AIDS, cancer, cerebral palsy, cystic fibrosis, muscular dystrophy or Down syndrome, combined.”

At UPPAbaby we understand the hardships that come with raising a child with autism. It is close to our heart and we hope to help in any way possible, which is why we’ve chosen Austism Speaks as our charity of the month. If you too wish to contribute to this worthy cause by donating, joining a Giving Program, participating in research, fundraising for events and more, please go to http://www.autismspeaks.org/ways-give.

To become educated on the signs of autism, learn about treatments and become aware of this rapid-spreading disorder, please visit http://www.autismspeaks.org/what-autism. For educational training and support in the New England area, please visit Asperger’s Association of New England (AANE)’s website, http://www.aane.org/. To search for a Walk Now for Autism Speaks, click here.

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.