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We’ve Heard Our Users Need Help Getting Around, so We Partnered With Lyft!

Posted on 7/11/2016 by Henry Belcaster

We get asked a lot by our users for ways to make hospital trips, house visits, and general travel easier and cheaper. And we know the last thing on anybody’s mind during difficult times is money, so we partnered with Lyft! How It Works If you start a GiveForward campaign and raise more than $1, we’ll... Read more

Fighting Cancer Around the World

Posted on 2/27/2012 by cgmckeever

The battle began in Berkeley California, progressed to Skokie Illinois and will hopefully end in Germany. Her name is Maria Grayson-Metaxas, and she was diagnosed with Stage IV colon cancer in January 2010. The Metaxas family is full of fighters – they will not sit still and will not take no for an answer. Unfortunately,... Read more

Kim Kardashian Supports GiveForward Fundraiser

Posted on 7/28/2011 by admin

As a bright spot in the clouds, Kim and her fiancee Kris Humphries heard Zoe’s story and decided to surprise her in the hospital. Aside from bringing her lots of encouragement and hugs, Kim featured Zoe’s story and pictures of the visit on her blog. She also asked all of her followers to donate to the GiveForward page set up in Zoe’s honor to help cover her medical expenses. Read more

New Study Highlights Health Care Struggles For Adults

Posted on 7/27/2011 by admin

If you struggled to cover out-of-pocket medical expenses in 2010, you aren’t alone. According to a new study by The Commonwealth Fund, showcased in this piece by Cake Health, 32% (or 49 million) adults between the ages of 19 and 64 spent 10% or more of their household income on premiums and total out-of-pocket costs.... Read more

Excelerate Labs Incubating Ideas In Chicago

Posted on 5/31/2011 by admin

Excelerate Labs is offering entrepreneurs 50,000 reasons to get started on turning their dreams into reality. The Chicago incubator is offering its entrepreneurs $50,000 in convertible debt, with no discount or cap, from New World Ventures, one of the Midwest's largest early stage funds. Read more

Philanthropy U Guest Speaking Event

Posted on 5/27/2011 by admin

Philanthropy U welcomed GiveForward’s co-founders Ethan and Desiree as guest speakers to their special Philanthropy In Action teleconference this past Monday.  Philanthropy U is a project hosted by the Purposeful Planning Institute and brings together planned giving professionals, community foundation leaders, philanthropic consultants and other advisors who are dedicated to philanthropy for monthly teleconferences and... Read more

Startup Illinois Launch Celebrated by Local Entrepreneurs

Posted on 5/23/2011 by admin

Startup America Partnership and the Illinois Innovation Network invited GiveForward to join a handful of other Chicago entrepreneurs, including our friends at Edulender and Tap.Me, to celebrate the launch of Startup Illinois. Working with the Startup America Partnership, Startup Illinois is a collaboration of mentors, advisors, funders, major corporations, service providers and  government organizations focused on... Read more

Kevin Dodge’s New Kidney Featured On KLFY

Posted on 5/11/2011 by admin

Kevin Dodge needed a kidney and when his longtime friend, Matt Oliver, learned of the need, Matt was happy to step up and help.  Now, the two men and their journey are being chronicled by a local news station. The procedure was a journey in more than one sense, as both Kevin and Matt had... Read more

Desiree Vargas Wrigley Named Woman To Watch by Crain’s

Posted on 5/2/2011 by admin

Crain’s Chicago Business named GiveForward’s Desiree Vargas Wrigley one of 2011’s Women to Watch.  Recognized along with such women as Oprah, Stephanie Izard, Deidra Cheeks Merriwether and Kathleen Brown, Desiree is honored to be among such prestigious company. The article tells Desiree’s story about the inspiration behind GiveForward, how she met GiveForward’s co-founder Ethan and... Read more

Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Leaves Girl In Pain

Posted on 3/25/2011 by admin

Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) or Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) has caused an active 11-year old St. Louis girl, Kai, endless pain.  As this is a rare disorder and requires special treatment, the family is now working to gain admittance into the Mayo clinic for extensive therapy. While the family grapples with the health care... Read more

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