SHANA FOUNDATION INC via Crowdrise
December 31, 2010
BENEFITING: SHANA FOUNDATION INC
The animation and comic book’s setting is the surfing community of Monmouth Beach on The Jersey Shore. The existing cartoon characters and story line will be used in the creation of new animations to educate specific age-group audiences about the early warning symptoms, dangers, treatment and prevention of meningitis.
Many of the storyboards for the comic book have been created and are ready to be enlisted in the expansion of the foundation’s campaign. The Shana Foundation is creating, designing, and implementing these programs in coordination with Allan R. Tunkel, MD, PhD, Chairman of The Infectious Disease Society of America Bacterial Meningitis Practice Guidelines Committee. The foundation has also sought the guidance of the New Jersey Department of Education as well as school administrators and teachers at each grade level. The foundation’s diverse array of programming and general awareness campaigns makes it the most knowledgeable and qualified organization to assist in this important national public educational project.
Campus-wide poster campaigns, campus websites, GOOGLE keyword searches and school wide meningitis fact sheets with the link to www.TheShanaFoundation.org distributed and displayed through public schools across the nation will direct students and their families to the educational animations and comic books, reducing the cost of paper printing and distribution. With information available without cost to the public, the foundation's expanded efforts will have a significant impact in eradicating bacterial meningitis.
A Two-Pronged Approach to Ensure Success
Throughout the year, The Shana Foundation conducts fundraisers like the surf jam, skate jam, family fun day, swim and road races where children and their families have seen the animated cartoon and obtained an understanding of the deadly danger of bacterial meningitis. When a patient or family member recognizes the sudden onset of symptoms and responds quickly, a visit to the local hospital emergency room is the most likely point of intervention. With standard of care protocol plaques displayed in emergency rooms to prepare healthcare personnel, life-threatening emergencies can be managed without life- destroying consequences.
The Shana Foundation is looking to foundations, corporations and individuals for funding to edit the original animation, Shana’s Rainbow, and create three separate age-appropriate videos, each with its own printable comic book that will resonate with its intended audience.
The Shana Foundation respectfully requests that you support this important project with a grant of $10,000. A total of $100,000 is needed to complete the online educational campaign production of 3 new videos and 3 comic books. Please see the detailed budgets.