Category Archives: Health-Related

Fox Chase Cancer Center

Fox Chase Cancer Center 333 Cottman Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19111 Contact: Lisa Bailey, (215) 872-5846, lisa.bailey@fccc.edu Fox Chase Cancer Center’s mission is to prevail over cancer, marshaling heart and mind in bold scientific discovery, pioneering prevention, and compassionate care. We are looking for student ambassadors to start fundraising teams for the 19th Annual Paws for the Cause. Fundraising efforts may include bake sales, craft sales, garage sales, email campaigns to build a team or more. On Sunday, October 21, 2018, Fox Chase Cancer Center will host the event – a one-mile walk around the Fox Chase Cancer Center campus. In addition to […]

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Kids v Cancer

Kids v Cancer 3500 Macomb Street NW Washington,DC, District of Columbia 20016 Contact:  Jennifer Flynn Outreach Director, (646) 924-6322, Jenn@kidsvcancer.org Kids v Cancer promotes pediatric cancer research by identifying structural impediments at key junctures in the research process – new drugs, tissue donation and access to funding – and developing strategies to address them. Are you looking for a bar/bat mitzvah project that could directly help people your age? Come join us at Kids v Cancer. Come create tikkun olam and make a better world for kids and young adults with cancer. You can make a difference. For your mitzvah project, have […]

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Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer

Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer 111 Presidential Blvd. Suite 203, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004 Contact: Ellie Paparone, Fundraising Specialist, e.paparone@alexslemonade.org (866) 333-1213 Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) is a national childhood cancer foundation dedicated to raising funds for research into new treatments and cures for all children battling cancer. Since our inception in 2005, ALSF has raised over $140 million to fund more than 690 cutting-edge childhood cancer research projects at 120 top hospital locations in the US and Canada. Volunteer Opportunity: There are lots of ways to volunteer for your community service or mitzvah project and raise money […]

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Got AED

www.gotaed.org PO Box 6, Lafayette Hill, Pennsylvania 19444 Contact: Samantha Krouse, Manager (610) 574-4532  samantha@gotaed.org GotAED, is a crowdfunding site dedicated to placing automated external defibrillators (AED devices) where kids learn and play. Sudden cardiac arrest isn’t just an adult thing. It is the number one killer of student athletes each year. An AED device is the only tool that can save someone in cardiac arrest, because it shocks the heart back into normal rhythm. GotAED makes it practical and affordable for youth-related facilities to raise money and acquire an AED device. From personal experience, we know that funding for AEDs can be […]

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Breathing Room Foundation

BreathingRoomFoundation.org P.O. Box 287, 600 West Avenue Jenkintown, Pennsylvania 19046 Contact:  Eileen Carissimi 215 277-1006 eileen@breathingroomfoundation.org Our mission is to provide care and support to families affected by cancer. We recognize that a cancer diagnosis affects every aspect of a family’s life: emotional, physical, spiritual and financial. We strive to provide a family with whatever it is that will allow them a bit of “breathing room” from their daily struggle against cancer. It is our hope that this will allow them to concentrate all of their efforts toward regaining their physical health. As a mitzvah project,  teenage volunteers for provide a variety of […]

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American Friends of Jordan River Village

https://www.jordanrivervillage.org 244 Madison Avenue, Suite 482 New York, New York 10016 Contact:  Shira Leeds, (917) 626-1869, shira@afjrv.org Our Mission:  For children living with serious illnesses life offers many unfair tradeoffs: instead of playing outside, they go to the doctor; instead of sleepovers they are in a hospital for treatments and recovery; and instead of hanging out with friends, they are taking medicine that makes them sick. But every child deserves to experience the awesomeness of childhood—Jordan River Village provides that to sick kids in Israel! The Village is a free, fun, and medically-safe camp in Israel for all children living with serious […]

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Bear Givers Mitzvah Program

www.beargivers.org 575 Madison Avenue, 10th Floor New York, New York 10022 Contact:  Nicole Katz (212) 224-0140 Nicole@beargivers.org Bear Givers mitzvah program is an innovative non-profit dedicated to children in need. Our organization brings these children joy through the gift of a soft, cuddly teddy bear and empowers these youngsters to experience the joy and pride of giving to others. Through hospital visits and school programs, Bear Givers makes a difference in the lives of children and their families across the country and around the world. We have a variety of programs that we offer such as EmpowerArt which enables youngsters to give […]

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Ezer Mizion

Ezer Mizion 5225 New Utrecht Ave Brooklyn, New York 11219 Contact:  Chani Miller, Dir. of Public Relations cmiller@ezermizionusa.org (718) 853-8400 Help save the lives of cancer patients around the globe. Often a bone marrow transplant is the patient’s last chance to survive. Genetic matching between donor and patient is a must for success. Since genetics is based on ethnics, a Jew will match another Jew. Thus the need for a Jewish registry. Ezer Mizion is the largest Jewish bone marrow registry in the world and has saved over 2000 lives, 296 in 2015 alone. Too many are still waiting in hope and […]

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Kids v Cancer

Kidsvcancer.org 3401 Newark St. NW, Washington, DC 20015 Contact: (646) 924-6322  Jennifer Flynn, Social Media Director and Youth Coordinator Jenn@kidsvcancer.org KIDS V CANCER promotes pediatric cancer research by identifying structural impediments at key junctures in the research process – new drugs, tissue donation and access to funding – and developing strategies to address them. Kids v Cancer was started in memory of Jacob Froman, who lived on the Upper West Side in New York City and died of a rare pediatric brain cancer when he was 10. The drugs Jacob received were all 40 years old. Jacob loved basketball, West Side […]

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Sweet Dreams for Kids

sweetdreamsforkids.org 2624 Quentin Ave South, St Louis Park, Minnesota 55416 Contact:  Wendy Berezovsky (952) 926-1818 wendy@sweetdreamsforkids.org Sweet Dreams for Kids is a nonprofit organization that donates new pajamas to kids in the hospital. We started Sweet Dreams for Kids after our youngest child, Chaya Dalya, who is now 10, was born with cancer. She is our walking miracle and inspires people every single day. We feel cute, cozy, and comfortable pajamas help take the “ICK” out of being SICK. We want to bring smiles to kids in the hospital, and bring a little feeling of home when they have to […]

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