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Celebrate #GivingTuesday with your Fundraiser

Posted on 11/24/2014 by Michael Powell

#GivingTuesday is December 2nd, the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. In the wake of consumer-driven Black Friday and Cyber Monday, it’s a day dedicated to giving back (and forward, if you will). Obviously, the heart of this holiday resonates well with your GiveForward Fundraiser! On Giving Tuesday, we recommend taking these 3 steps to rally your community around your... Read more

What Is Giving Tuesday?

Posted on 11/19/2014 by Michael Powell

Number crunchers anticipate Americans will spend a record $89 billion shopping online this holiday season. That’s a lotta digital dough. While it’s fun to purchase thoughtful gifts for your loved ones around the holidays, is doing so truly an act of giving? Dictionary.com defines giving as “to present voluntarily and without expecting compensation.” Chances are... Read more

Dental Hygiene is Just as Important!

Posted on 10/30/2014 by lokesh

Take Care of those Pearly Whites!  Let’s finish off October by mentioning it’s National Dental Hygiene Month! While it may seem rudimentary to be discussing dental care, it is just as important as taking care of the rest of your body and we hope these reminders help to keep you and your loved ones always informed. Not... Read more

How Chris Pratt is #helpingjoehenson on Twitter

Posted on 10/6/2014 by Michael Powell

During the peak of his Guardians of the Galaxy promotion this past summer, Chris Pratt paused to promote something else on Facebook—Joe Henson’s GiveForward Fundraiser, Fear Isn’t Real. More recently, amid his busy Saturday Night Live schedule, Chris Pratt helped Joe and his Fundraising Team boost their t-shirt sales through Twitter. Joe Henson has similar interests and... Read more

Leveraging Social Media

Posted on 10/1/2014 by Ashley

One way to promote your page is by leveraging the many social media platforms and websites including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube and even email. Social media has become an integral part of much of our day-to-day lives. It connects people, places, and things. It is a really powerful tool to bring people together.... Read more

Your Food Guide For Cancer Preventative Nutrition

Posted on 8/20/2014 by lokesh

 Phytochemicals!   Nutrition is certainly an important component of over-all good health as well as helpful in balancing a diet that be helpful in cancer preventative measures. I recently attended a webinar hosted by Triage Cancer called Fighting Cancer With Your Fork by Julie Lanford, MPH, RD, CSO, LDN and founder of cancerdietitian.com Let’s start... Read more

Magic The Gathering: Why Gamers Are Crowdfunding All Stars

Posted on 7/24/2014 by Adrienne

Crowdfunding + Gamers = Magic No, really. Tony Pagliocco has been competing in Magic: The Gathering tournaments for more than 15 years, a passion he shares with his teenage daughter, Mariah. When Mariah was struck by a car as she walked home from school, the tragedy shook their entire community of friends, family, and loved... Read more

Interview with Jacqueline Dooley, Author of Doorways to Arkomo

Posted on 7/23/2014 by Michael Powell

Jacqueline Dooley is a mother, author, and entrepreneur. She recently self-published Doorways to Arkomo: The Spirit Oak’s Gift, a novel exploring a unique friendship between two 11-year-old girls. Sorel, a princess in Arkomo, strives to save the lives of her family while Grace, a young New Yorker, fights cancer and hospitalization. Jacqueline kindly agreed to... Read more

Music as Therapy

Posted on 7/23/2014 by Kelli

Music is a language of energy, a “vibe” of emotions and joy. It speaks to our core desires and feelings. Music can also be a mirror to help us better understand our own inner-world of thoughts, emotions and feelings. Although it has been around for 100 years, there is an emerging field of music therapy... Read more

The Fault in Our Stars: Not a “Cancer Book”

Posted on 7/10/2014 by Michael Powell

“Maybe that time is coming soon and maybe it is millions of years away, but even if we survive the collapse if our sun, we will not survive forever” (12). Recently our staff read John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars. As the novel involves families coping with cancer, we hoped it would give us... Read more

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