Becca Horgan wrote -
Every year, thousands of children in the U.S. suffer from painful, chronic and sometimes life-threatening skin diseases. Any disease that touches a young person can be devastating and heartbreaking; but unlike many other serious illnesses, skin diseases are obvious – out in the open for the world to see.
The Children’s Skin Disease Foundation (CSDF) was created to improve the quality of life of children with skin disease. They aim to heal the heart, not just the skin. These diseases might be skin deep, but the emotional impact cuts much deeper. That’s why they provide emotional as well as financial support to families inflicted with these hardships.
CSDF provides scholarships, financial assistance, wish fulfillment programs, and a weeklong camp experience through Camp Wonder. At Camp Wonder, CSDF offers children with skin disease the chance to experience summer camp. During this one special week, children who are often isolated can make lifelong friends, laugh, and leave their embarrassment behind. CSDF covers all costs of camp, including round-trip transportation.
As most of you know, I work for a company that specializes in dermatology - and my job everyday is to help patients with skin diseases. That is how I learned about CSDF. This charity has recently become near and dear to my heart.
I will be running my first marathon on 10/20/13: the Nationwide Children's Hospital Columbus Marathon. I will be competing in this race in order to raise money for CSDF, so that they may continue to improve the quality of life of children with skin disease.
I appreciate any donations big or small to help this cause. 100% of your tax-deductible contribution will go toward CSDF. None of your donations will go toward my personal race.
If you have any questions or feedback, you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.