Friday Roundup: Top #GiveForward Moments of the Week of November 6, 2015
From impactful memorial projects to funding research to help others, here are the heartwarming moments that inspired us this week.
1) Kate’s endowment donates sports wheelchairs
On July 1st, 2015, Kate Steinle was tragically shot and killed at San Francisco’s Pier 14. One of Kate’s passions was volunteering for the Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF), an organization that provides grants to athletes with disabilities. This week, Kate’s family donated sports wheelchairs to two six-year-old girls in her memory.
2) Suzanne creates art in Jenny’s honor
Jenny Stevens is a wife, mother of five, and doula who has pancreatic cancer. As Jenny fights, emotional support from friends and family keeps her motivated. So Jenny’s friend, Suzanne Stovall Vinson, painted an uplifting message in her honor. Suzanne’s selling prints, candles, and stickers of her painting on Etsy — all proceeds will benefit Jenny.
3) Jane raises money for IBM research
Jane Tueche suffers from a debilitating muscle disorder called Inclusion Body Myositis, or IBM. Even though IBM affects a similar population as ALS, it receives significantly less funding. Jane started a GiveForward Page to raise money for her expenses, but she’s also giving her community the option to donate to IBM research and help others.
4) Bill’s community organizes two fundraising events
Bill Lerner is in the process of testing and waiting for a liver-kidney transplant. At least four times a year, Bill has to travel five hours from his home for appointments and treatments. To help him raise money for travel expenses, Bill’s community is organizing two events this weekend — one at a restaurant and another with bowling and a silent auction.
Did you experience a #GiveForward moment this week? Email firstname.lastname@example.org to tell us about it!