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What to Say to Someone with Cancer

Posted on 2/18/2015 by Michael Powell

It’s hard to know what to say to someone with cancer. If you’re like most, you blurt an instinctive, “I’m sorry.” Albeit well-intentioned, “I’m sorry” is a sorry substitute for a meaningful connection during a vulnerable time. Sky Khan knows how to react when receiving bad news. She became an involuntary, repeated “bad news teller”... Read more

Interview with CureWear’s Founder, Alex Niles

Posted on 2/6/2015 by Michael Powell

Alex Niles transformed his cancer diagnosis into a business benefitting cancer patients in merely a year. As a healthy, 30-year-old living in New York City, Alex’s diagnosis hit unexpectedly. In response, friends created a GiveForward Page, Smiles for Niles, to gather emotional and financial support for him. While undergoing treatments, Alex discovered a need among cancer patients... Read more

“Photo Doggies for Anthony” Wins Facebook

Posted on 1/7/2015 by Michael Powell

What creates joy for you during challenging times? Maybe it’s firing up Netflix with a glass of Cabernet. Or it could be a card mailed from Aunt Mary Lou. Sometimes it’s simply a hug.  For Anthony Lyons, it’s doggies. Anthony is a 16-year-old who’s been hospitalized on-and-off since his leukemia diagnosis last summer. While holed... Read more

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? 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 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

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