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The Sad Truth of Charity Fraud: How to Verify Before Giving

Posted on 12/8/2012 by Ashley

Barbara Spinelli loves writing about the changing trends in business, finance and politics.  She shared with us, how to verify a legitimate charity before you donate. The holidays are a time when family and friends gather, exchange gifts, reminisce and sometimes offer aid and assistance to those who are in need. Unfortunately, there are scammers... Read more

Breast Cancer Doesn’t Care What Kind of Plans You Have

Posted on 10/15/2012 by Ashley

The team behind MyHealthTeams. From left to right: Andrew Jacob, Paul Nock, Eric Peacock (co-founder) and Mary Ray (co-founder). Mary is co-founder of MyHealthTeams, a San Francisco company that creates social networks for chronic condition communities. The first site launched was MyAutismTeam, a social network for parents of kids with autism. Recently, MyHealthTeams launched MyBCTeam,... Read more

Raising Money and Hope for Unknown Syndromes

Posted on 9/20/2012 by Ashley

Katie is Co-President of SWAN USA, a non-profit that offers support, information and advice to families of children living with  a syndrome without a name.  She currently lives in Gig Harbor, WA with her wonderful husband and three fabulous children. Follow Ellie’s story HERE I never thought this would happen to my child. The chances were in... Read more

Finding Strength: The Story Of A Breast Cancer Survivor

Posted on 7/27/2012 by Cate Conroy

Carissa is a 25-year-old breast cancer survivor and grateful recipient of a GiveForward fundraiser. A University of Colorado graduate, Carissa now lives in Minneapolis with her boyfriend, Jamin. I imagine that all cancer patients remember the moment they were diagnosed with impeccable clarity. That moment – the official delivery of such dreaded news – is so distinct... Read more

5 Ways to Support Cancer Patients

Posted on 6/26/2012 by Cate Conroy

Guest post by cancer survivor Elise Silverfield May “I am a two-time cancer survivor and am determined not to let my illnesses define me.  My greatest joy is being a mom to my amazing teenage son.”  When a friend is diagnosed with cancer, our tendency is to jump into “helper” mode. Since we can’t actually fight cancer... 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

Three Members of One Family Battle Cancer

Posted on 12/13/2011 by sarah

Here at GiveForward, we see fundraisers starting everyday by loved ones wanting to support a family member who is going through a medical crisis. However, there is one fundraiser on the site that isn’t just for one person, but 3 members of one family battling cancer at the same time. We chose The Castillo Family Battling Cancer as this week’s staff pick as a chance to send all three members bravely battling cancer lots of love and positive vibes to get well soon! Read more

Raise Money For Hurricane Irene Damage

Posted on 8/29/2011 by Cate Conroy

Raise money for Hurricane Irene Damage. Create a fundraiser today to help a loved one who is recovering from Hurricane Irene. It’s the easiest way to support a loved one in need. Read more

GiveForward and Simplee Join Forces To Change Health Care

Posted on 8/25/2011 by Cate Conroy

At GiveForward we know that medical bills can be both costly and confusing, making the difficult process of coping with a serious medical condition even more frustrating. Thats why the whole team at GiveForward is excited to announce a partnership with Simplee to help you get a better handle of your or your loved one’s health care bills and finances. Read more

Staff Pick Fundraiser: Rolo’s Road To Recovery

Posted on 8/16/2011 by Cate Conroy

A fundraiser for a young man hospitalized after he was attacked leaving work one night has brought together the New Rochelle community. Stabbed in the neck during what police say was an unprovoked attack, 32-year old Rolando Alvarez is now facing a long road to recovery but thanks to the support of his family and... Read more

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