John Santiago wrote -
The details of the Foundation I support are below, but here's why its important to me, and I hope will become important enough to you to donate and help.
I have been a long time supporter of the Make a Wish Foundation and St. Jude's Children's Hospital. Throughout the years I have been witness to the differences that early detection and treatment can make on a persons life and the outcome and success of there fight against illness.
I am raising money today to specifically help make a difference in the lives of children who are effected by neurofibromatoses (NF), a devastating illness that, with continued research and advancements in treatment and detection, can address the needs of those children affected by it.
Any donation, large or small, will go a long way in helping. Besides going to a great cause and helping these children, your donations are also Tax Deductable.
For those corporate friends or ours, I sincerely appreciate your involvement and am thankful for our companies relationship.
To all my friends and 'friends of friends - You Rock!
The Children's Tumor Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) medical foundation, dedicated to improving the health and well being of Children and families affected by the neurofibromatoses (NF).
The mission of The Children's Tumor Foundation is to:
Encourage and support research and the development of treatments and cures for neurofibromatosis types 1 and 2, schwannomatosis and related disorders (hereafter collectively referred to as "NF");
Support persons with NF, their families and caregivers by providing thorough, accurate, current and readily accessible information;
Assist in the development of clinical centers, best practices, and other patient support mechanisms (but not including direct medical care) to create better access to quality healthcare for affected individuals; and,
Expand public awareness of NF to promote earlier and accurate diagnoses by the medical community, increase the non-affected population's understanding of the challenges facing persons with NF, and encourage financial and other forms of support from public and private sources.