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Reviews for a Cause Recipient: Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

Reviews for a Cause

How Does Reviews For A Cause Help the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation?

$5 for Every Review

$5 for Every Review

During an RFC campaign, UpCity will donate $5 (sometimes more!) per review to a charitable organization. 

How Often Does RFC Help?

How Often Does RFC Help?

RFC campaigns run at different times throughout the year, so keep an eye out for announcement emails!

RFC Helps You, Too!

RFC Helps You, Too!

The more reviews you get, the more UpCity’s donation will grow. It’s a win-win!

In Relentless Pursuit of a Cure

Cystic fibrosis is a progressive, genetic disease that causes long-lasting lung infections and limits the ability to breathe over time.

Cystic Fibrosis affects people of every racial and ethnic group, and more than 30,000 children and adults in the United States alone are currently living with the disease. Data shows that individuals in developed nations born between 2015 and 2019 are predicted to live up to 46-years old (up more than 20 years since the 1980s). However, that prediction for those in developing countries can be as low as 15.

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation works to fund and advance research that leads to better treatment and ultimately a cure. The foundation’s mission is to “provide all people with CF the opportunity to lead long, fulfilling lives by funding research and drug development, partnering with the CF community, and advancing high-quality, specialized care.”

Sources: Cystic Fibrosis Foundation; Medical News Today

How does the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation help?

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Funds more innovative, groundbreaking CF research than any other organization in the world.

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Provides expert care for people with CF through our nationwide network of accredited care centers.

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Helps people with CF and their families with navigating insurance options, connecting to legal information and experts, and finding available financial resources.

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Advocates for people with CF at the state and federal levels to ensure policies continue to allow for the best medical treatment possible.

1989

Supported a team of scientists that discovered the cystic fibrosis gene and opened the door to our understanding of the disease at its most basic level.

$100 million

$100 million

Committed to the Infection Research Initiative to improve the detection, diagnosis, treatment, and outcomes of CF-related infections.

120

Accredited care centers funded by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation nationwide.

From August to December of 2021, UpCity raised $13,350 for the American Stroke Association

Supporting Stroke Prevention & Recovery

Stroke is the No. 2 cause of death worldwide and a leading cause of disability. The American Stroke Association is a relentless force for a healthier world with fewer strokes. They team with millions of volunteers to prevent, treat and beat stroke by funding innovative research, fighting for stronger public health policies, and providing lifesaving tools and information.

How Does The American Stroke Association Help?

Funds innovative stroke research

Fights for stronger public health policies

Provides lifesaving tools & information

Works with millions of volunteers to prevent, treat and beat stroke

13.6%

Reduction in Deaths From Stroke Since February 2018

$4.6 Billion

$4.6 Billion

Invested in Research Funding Since 1949

19 Million+

Patients Benefiting From a Quality Care Initiative for High Blood Pressure

Since January Of 2021, UpCity Has Raised $13,080 For The Sayers Center For African American Adoption!

Supporting African American Adoption

This year, UpCity has chosen to work with The Sayers Center for African American Adoption. In 1994, Chicago-area adoption agency The Cradle recognized the need to give expectant women of color a greater choice of adoptive families and launched its African American Infant Adoption Program. In 1999, the program was renamed in honor of Cradle adoptive dad, legendary Chicago Bears running back, and NFL Hall of Famer Gale Sayers and his wife, Ardythe.

The Sayers Center is one of the only programs in the country that promotes adoption awareness specifically within the African American community. The Sayers Center is near-and-dear to UpCity SVP of Product & Marketing Heidi Sullivan’s heart; she adopted her son David through the program in 2015.

How Does The Sayers Center Help?

Provides expectant women of color a greater choice of adoptive families

Helps educate the African American community about the adoption process

Ongoing support for families who have adopted African American and biracial children

Nurtures cultural understanding and connectivity to transracial families who have adopted black children domestically and internationally

$700,000+

$700,000+

The cost per year just to operate The Cradle’s 24/7 onsite nursery.

700+

African American babies placed with nurturing families through The Sayers Center for African American Adoption.

 

20+ Years

Launched in 1999, the Sayers Center for African American Adoption is named in honor of NFL Hall of Famer and Chicago Bears legend Gayle Sayers and his wife.

How is Meals on Wheels Helping with the COVID-19 Crisis?

For UpCity’s 2020 Local Excellence campaign, we have selected a charity that is taking direct action to support those most at-risk during our nation’s COVID-19 crisis. Not only does Meals on Wheels provide valuable services year-round, but they are taking extra care to support our elderly community members during this unprecedented time.

What do Seniors Get with Meals on Wheels?

Replenished Food Supplies

Subsidized Additional Transportation & Personnel Costs

Tech-Based Efforts to Enable Check-In On Isolated Seniors

Timely Distribution of Science-Based Information

Cross Country

Local communities across the country meet the increased demand for nutritious meals.

9 out of 10

Seniors say Meals on Wheels helps them live independently.

$51 Billion

$51 Billion

Is the economic burden associated with malnutrition in seniors.

For the 2020 National Excellence Awards, UpCity raised $8,540 for Lemonade Day!

What is Lemonade Day?

Lemonade Day is a fun, experiential program that teaches youth how to start, own and operate their very own business—a lemonade stand. Each year, in participating cities, youth have the opportunity to experience entrepreneurship by setting up their business during their city’s community-wide Lemonade Day.

What do Children Learn with Lemonade Day?

Business Skills

Business Skills

Responsibility

Responsibility

Financial Literacy

Financial Literacy

Goal Setting

Goal Setting

Teamwork

Teamwork

Multinational

Located in 80+ markets across 4 countries

1,000,000+

youth reached since 2007

$202.19

$202.19

Average profit per lemonade stand