Since mid-November, we've donated to Susan G. Komen and to Feed the Hungry. I'm always on the lookout for good charities and organizations that appreciate any donation, no matter how big or small. This week I was invited to an event that benefits the Chron's & Colitis Foundation of America. DING! (yes, that was a light bulb going off over my head). I personally know a bit about ulcerative colitis as not only do two of my immediate family members have it, but so do at least 3 of my friends.
Anywhoo, it's not enough to just attend this event, I realized that I need to try to do some more. So... from now until 2/16, 5% of every purchase on waytutucute.com will be donated to the Chron's & Colitis Foundation of America. Now you can buy some really cute things and support a great cause!
A little about the foundation: The Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America is a non-profit, volunteer-driven organization dedicated to finding the cure for Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. It was founded in 1967 by Irwin M. and Suzanne Rosenthal, William D. and Shelby Modell, and Henry D. Janowitz, M.D. Four decades ago, the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation created the field of Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis research. Today, the Foundation funds cutting-edge studies at major medical institutions, nurtures investigators at the early stages of their careers, and finances underdeveloped areas of research. Educational workshops and symposia, together with our scientific journal, Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, enable medical professionals to keep pace with this rapidly growing field. No wonder the National Institutes of Health has commended the Foundation for "uniting the research community and strengthening IBD research."
Thanks for helping us help others,