BENEFITING: MATTRESS FIRM FOUNDATION
ORGANIZER: MATTRESS FIRM FOUNDATION
EVENT: #STARTARYOT Challenge
EVENT DATE: Aug 19, 2013
MATTRESS FIRM FOUNDATION wrote -
Our fundraising directly benefits the Translational Genomics Research Institute and their efforts on finding a cure for pancreatic cancer.
Why should you care about pancreatic cancer?
It’s the 4th leading cause of cancer related death and it’s projected to jump to #2 as early as 2015. With a 6% survival rate, you’d think the money would be pouring in to fight this disease, but it’s not. People have given up. The Mattress Firm Foundation hasn’t given up. In fact, we Dream It’s Possible to find a cure in our lifetime.
How can we do it?
Simple. We need you, your friends, your family - your voice to spread hope. You see, unlike conventional non-profits, we don’t have a staff or a payroll. We don’t pay rent, phone bills, printer leases or other common overhead costs. We do this because we know we can make a difference. What this means is, instead of 20% of every dollar raised going to “overhead” or “fundraising” expenses , we are proud to say 100% of every dollar we raise goes straight to research and clinical trials.
Right now, we are in a race against time to raise $1.5M for early detection trials. Imagine, an early detection method for pancreatic cancer that’s as simple as a mammogram for breast cancer. This is why pancreatic cancer has such a low survival rate. Roughly 75% of patients are already in the advanced stages when diagnosed which drastically reduces the already limited treatment options. Don’t you think it’s time to write a new chapter in cancer history?
What do we have that other non-profits don’t?
Passion. People. Partners. We have an unbridled passion fueled by hope. If you could meet the people we’ve met, seen the research we’ve seen, or heard the stories we’ve listened to, you would be right there at the top of the passion pyramid. Our supporters aren’t just individuals that have a friend or loved one affected by pancreatic cancer. They’re people who want to make a difference, people who dream big and move others to do the same, people who want to be a part of something bigger than themselves. Some of our biggest supporters are the researchers, physicians, oncologists, lab technicians, radiologists and nurses that blaze the trail for a future free of pancreatic cancer. Our amazing partners at TGen have made award-winning strides in the fight against pancreatic cancer and we want to take it to the next level.
What can you do?
Between August 19th and September 24th, we need you to donate, share and motivate. Any amount gets us one step closer to finding a cure. The more people you share our cause with the more awareness and support we can raise. The more you motivate your friends, family, co-workers and even enemies to donate, share and motivate – well, we can move mountains.