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Gia Allemand Foundation

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THE STORY:

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Researchers conduct five times as many studies into erectile dysfunction (ED) as premenstrual syndrome (PMS) and premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD). PMS/PMDD research is grossly underfunded despite 90% of women experience some severity of PMS and increased risk for suicidal behavior in women with PMDD. Gia Allemand Foundation is fighting to win $1 million for PMDD and Female Suicide Prevention research in the 2016 Revlon LOVE IS ON Challenge.

For every male that dies by suicide, four females attempt it. Not only are women three times as likely to attempt suicide, but they are also three times as likely to be diagnosed with bipolar disorder and about twice as likely as men to suffer from depression. Evidence suggest the female reproductive hormones are a contributing factor.

Join us in our mission to raise $1 million for PMDD research and female suicide prevention so not one more woman is lost.

Gia's Story

To the world, Gia Marie Allemand was an American actress, model, and reality television contestant. She was known for appearing in Maxim and appearing on several reality shows including The Bachelor: On the Wings of Love, Bachelor Pad 1 and 2, The Ellen Degeneres show, Ghost Trek and more. To us, Gia was a daughter, a sister, a partner, and a best friend. On August 12, 2013, Gia was admitted to University Hospital in New Orleans after an attempted suicide by hanging. Two days later, surrounded by friends and family, Gia was removed from life support. She was 29 years old.

Turning Tragedy into Hope

Gia had a love for people, a very special heart, a motivation to help those in need. She always wanted to help those around her, instead of doing what was necessary to help herself. After a long battle with depression and PMDD, Gia felt the only way to freedom was by taking her own life.

Coming to terms with our loss has led us here, to launch a foundation in her memory. Gia’s spirit put us on a mission. The lessons we learned from Gia make our mission urgent — to help young women build the necessary skills to cope with and conquer a wide range of issues including depression, pmdd, suicidal ideation, emotional abuse, and self-esteem. We hope to provide young women who need our help with a safe environment, psychological support services and workshops.

Helping Us Help Others 

As we work toward this goal, we want to serve Gia’s community, and the community of others working to prevent suicide and foster a life-long positive outlook. You cannot get help until you first realize and admit you need it. We would love Gia’s foundation to help people see that it is OK to struggle and ask for help. We are here for you if you are in need. Our goal is to have Gia’s spirit live on through the work we do from now into the future for her foundation. Our prayer is to help lives and to break down barriers. We are dedicated to doing whatever we can to turn what was, and will always be, a horrible thing in our lives, into something meaningful and hopeful. Join us.

$250

MONEY RAISED
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  • Daisy Martinez

    $25

  • Terry allemand

    $50

  • Paola Ribadeneira

    $50

  • Denise Lopez

    $125

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The Team: $75,846 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Gia Allemand Foundation Inc

Amount Raised

$65,951

 

66% Raised of $100,000 Goal

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Melinda Farina

Amount Raised

$2,165

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Amanda LaFleur

Amount Raised

$2,073

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Joan Simpson

Amount Raised

$1,240

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TONY MICHELETTI

Amount Raised

$1,150

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Rebecca Browning

Amount Raised

$1,050

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Donna Coltrinari-micheletti

Amount Raised

$530

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Amanda Paris

Amount Raised

$455

Donor Comments

Denise Lopez

Denise Lopez

DONATION: $125

12 months ago

Paola Ribadeneira

Paola Ribadeneira

DONATION: $50

In memory of all those who left us and with the hope that the medical community will give this neglected illness the importance they should so that future generations of patients can be brought back to life. I firmly believe that further research towards an underlying infection/inflammation as the organic cause of this illness is the right path. I invite to take the lead for futher research specially to the University of Massachusetts, Stanford University, University of Illinois, University of Basel, Louisville University, Universita di Napoli, and San Raffaele Resnati Hospital - Milano. I truly believe you have already the basis and the teams to work in this direction. 1 year ago

Terry allemand

Terry allemand

DONATION: $50

In memory of my granddaughter who will always live in my heart. 1 year ago

Daisy Martinez

Daisy Martinez

DONATION: $25

For you comadre and all us women!! You will win this battle! I love you! 1 year ago