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Hey all. Just so you know this will now be the only place for these blog posts.

As we transition Change You Can Afford into a charity, that site will be dedicated to the charity and no longer host the blogging archives.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Childhood cancer.

Hey all,

Today I have discovered a charity which sounds really great to me, hope you agree. It's CURE Childhood Cancer. They focus on "improving the care, quality of life, and survival rate of children with cancer. The founders, parents and a dedicated pediatric oncologist, joined forces to support laboratory research that would translate into immediate care for children with cancer. Since that time, CURE has raised millions of dollars to fund cutting edge research at the Aflac Cancer Center Blood Disorders Service at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and Emory University School of Medicine. Through innovative programming, CURE also provides support for stricken families, providing them comfort and support during their time of devastating need" ~CURE site

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Think Before You Pink!

Today's cancer organization, is a bit of a shift from yesterday's. However I think it is a very important one because it forces us to really think critically when we buy something in which the proceeds go to a charity. Think Before You Pink is an action group focused on raising awareness and stopping the "pink-washing" of products.

"Think Before You Pink, a project of Breast Cancer Action, launched in 2002 in response to the growing concern about the number of pink ribbon products on the market. The campaign calls for more transparency and accountability by companies that take part in breast cancer fundraising, and encourages consumers to ask critical questions about pink ribbon promotions." ~Think Before You Pink

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Susan G. Komen 3 Day for the Cure

An amazing woman, that I was involved in a charitable play with, is participating in the Susan G. Komen 3 Day for Cure. As a crew member, who is working on logistics and such, she is not required to fund raise.  However as she says: "i think it's important that the only impact i have on this event is a positive one. it costs around $300 to host one person on event (food, lodging, transportation, etc), and the money to cover me comes from the funds the walkers raise. well, i don't want someone else to have to pay for my part, so i set out a goal to cover my costs, and the costs of a few others on crew, while we're on event. the walker's dollars have a greater use elsewhere." And she makes a great point, all those organizational crew have to be fed and taken care of, by raising money she is guaranteeing that more of the money raised makes it to the vital research needed if we are going to beat cancer. Here is my friends page, if you want to join me in supporting her as she supports the amazing people participating in the Susan G. Komen 3 Day for the Cure.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Cancer Research/Prevention/Treatment Week

Hey all,

Thanks to those of you who made suggestions for this and future weeks topics. The winning topic came from Duderussi; "Cancer research/prevention/treatment. And there are a lot of rarely hear of kinds that probably get a lot less attention than they deserve." His mother is recovering from her own bout with cancer, so lets all send some good thought her way and hope her recovery goes well.

I decided that today I would donate a dollar to a world-class biomedical research, treatment and education institution - The City of Hope. Here is a description of their work from their website:

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Next Week's Theme?

Hey all,

Hows is everyone doing? Hope everyone had a great weekend so far. I have decided that I enjoy doing a theme for the week, so I will be doing that for the foreseeable future. I hope you all enjoy the format as much as I do. However, I cannot decide what I want the focus for this upcoming week to be, there are so many options.

I have decided to make it a a bit of a contest to encourage my readers to comment on my blog. I will focus this week's blogs on the topic suggested by the first comment left on this post, by someone following my blog. That comment is the winner, but there are also runner up prizes. I will choose my favorite out of the remaining topics and focus on that the following week.

So, I would appreciate many comments and suggestions for the next two weeks. Please comment and tell me what issues you are passionate about. Thanks and have a great day.