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FCancer wrote -
While so many important charities are focused on finding a cure, Fuck Cancer takes a different approach. We aim to educate people on crucial early warning signs of cancer and inspire them to spread the word to loved ones who may be at risk. We`re shouting from the rooftops that over 90% of all cancers are curable if detected in stage one, something that we want everyone to know.
To everyone who has already supported us in any way, thank you for building with us, learning with us, and most importantly beginning putting an end to late stage cancer diagnosis with us.
It’s been a hell of a journey and I can’t believe that it’s been two years already- hell I can’t believe what we’ve done in two years!
As we look forward and plan for the year ahead I have a wish; a wish that we can fund our entire overhead for 2012 now. It would be remarkable to enter 2012 with no concern that our office rent, internet, or salaries may not be paid, to be free of the worry and dedicate every minute of 2012 to creating and implementing the most revolutionary early detection campaigns we can imagine.
Our annual overhead is $175,000.
This includes our office space (and all an office entails), the day to day operations of Fuck Cancer, and supports our 24-person team of staff, interns and volunteers.
We have had a truly remarkable year, from being invited to lead a panel at the UN, to activating hundreds of thousands of people to have The Cancer Talk, our lean team really accomplishes a lot. As much as I understand that funding intangibles such as overhead is never sexy, it’s realistic. We don’t build wells or feed the homeless; we educate. We are changing the way an entire generation thinks about cancer; from something you wait to get and pray there’s a cure, to something you’re actively looking for and finding when it’s most curable. We’re putting an end to late stage cancer diagnosis, and that’s not something you can touch. Without a team, there are no campaigns and education, and without that there’s no paradigm shift, no change.
So, this December Fuck Cancer is hoping you’ll make your stocking stuffers count and help us raise funds to keep us up and running for another (obviously amazing) year.
We’ve had amazing donors agree to match donations up to $50,000. That means, for every $1 you donate or raise for Fuck Cancer, we receive $2 in funding, bringing us that much closer to raising our $175,000 goal.
Please help us by doing the following:
1. DONATE Please provide any support you can. No donation is too big or too small.
2. JOIN THE TEAM to help us fundraise!
In order to ensure we hit our fundraising goal this year we hope you’ll raise or donate to sponsor a day, a week or a month of operations.
We’re giving special shout outs to you wonderful supporters who raise at least $480 and sponsor a day. We will officially recognize that day as yours and thank you until we’re blue in the face. For those who can do even more, we have a special edition (not available for purchase) FC shirt that we’ll send as a special thank you if you raise $14,500 and sponsor a whole month of FC amazingness!
Yael and the FC Team