Reviews for a Cause Recipient: Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
How Does Reviews For A Cause Help the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation?
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.”
How does the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation help?
Funds more innovative, groundbreaking CF research than any other organization in the world.
Provides expert care for people with CF through our nationwide network of accredited care centers.
Helps people with CF and their families with navigating insurance options, connecting to legal information and experts, and finding available financial resources.
Advocates for people with CF at the state and federal levels to ensure policies continue to allow for the best medical treatment possible.
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
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
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
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.