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Superhero Boy (and Justice League) Vanquish Villains after Car Crash

Posted on 4/30/2012 by april

Superheros are not as uncommon as you would believe.  At GiveForward, we actually come across them every now and then.  This week’s staff pick fundraiser is about one the youngest and most courageous supers we have every seen. At only three years old, Draek Warner is one brave little boy. He, his younger brother, and... Read more

Affording Baby May Take a Village

Posted on 4/30/2012 by april

They say it takes a village to raise a child, but with the myriads of out-of-pocket expenses for aspiring parents it may take a village to afford one! GiveForward offers tips on how to pay for everything from fertility treatments, to maternity costs and adoption fees. Read more

Comparison Shopping for Health Care

Posted on 4/18/2012 by april

Do used car shopping and health care have anything in common? According to Dr. Leslie Ramirez, the answer is yes. Dr. Ramirez is the creator of, a website that helps people comparison shop for diagnostic tests and prescription drug prices. On the site, users can shop around, negotiate, and price match to ensure that they are getting the best deal. Read more

Fundraise With Video: Why engagement leads to donations

Posted on 4/12/2012 by april

Fundraising tip: use video! Video gives you a chance to speak directly to donors and express why this fundraiser is so important to you. Read more

Oncofertility: Fertility After Cancer

Posted on 4/12/2012 by april

As cancer survival rates increase, many are coping with life after cancer and the problems that arise with oncofertility. Learn more about the options available and what cancer survivors can do. Read more

Health Care Reform: What It Could Mean For Your Family

Posted on 4/5/2012 by april

Healthcare reform, known as the Affordable Care Act, is being decided by the Supreme Court and the impact the reform can have has everyone talking. Recently GiveForward’s founder, Desiree Vargas Wrigley and user Shannah Rodriguez-Torres were interviewed on CNN about the rising costs of health care, healthcare reform and how families are utilizing fundraising within their personal networks to raise money for medical expenses. Read more

Brain Injury Awareness: Mild Bumps Can Have Big Consequences

Posted on 3/19/2012 by april

Car accidents and sports injuries aren’t the only causes of traumatic brain injury (TBI), seemingly harmless falls and bumps to the head can be just as damaging. TBIs have serous consequences including financial ramifications that may affect a patients access to treatment and therefore the progress of their recovery. As part of National Brain Injury Awareness Month, GiveForward encourages you to “mind your mind.” Read more

Helping a Friend with Cancer

Posted on 2/14/2012 by april

Battling cancer is a challenging, scary and debilitating experience. Fortunately, your friend has you to help them through it. But you’re wondering, “how should I act around them?” “Is it OK to talk about it?” And most of all, “What can I do to help?” Useful tips like "what not to say," "laughter therapy" and "support your friend physically, emotionally--and financially" offer insight into this question. Read more

How to Prevent Cancer

Posted on 2/13/2012 by april

Is is possible to prevent cancer? According to the American Cancer Society, regular screenings, preventative medicine and a healthy lifestyle can dramatically increase your chances to live a cancer-free life. Read more

Financial Toll of Military Service: Veterans May Need Extra Help

Posted on 1/30/2012 by april

Military service exacts a heavy toll on soldiers and their families. According to a recent report by the U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee, the unemployment rate among veterans is 13.1% and many more are underemployed. 21.3% of veterans between the ages of 18 and 24 fall below the national poverty level. Even if their basic health needs are met, service members often have expenses that exceed their income. Bills accumulate while they are deployed and time spent job searching after returning home can cripple their finances. Read more

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