#NonprofitSpotlight

During a meeting of legislators, a congressperson asked the question – “Who represents patients who are affected by obesity?” It was then that a legislator pointed out a serious need – a group whose only focus is on those affected by obesity. With this, the Obesity Action Coalition was formed in 2005 with the goal of building a national coalition of those who are living with and/or affected by obesity.

The OAC is a more than 58,000 member-strong 501(c)(3) National non-profit organization dedicated to giving a voice to the individual affected by the disease of obesity and helping individuals along their journey toward better health through education, advocacy and support. Their core focuses are to raise awareness and improve access to the prevention and treatment of obesity, provide evidence-based education on obesity and its treatments, fight to eliminate weight bias and discrimination, elevate the conversation of weight and its impact on health and offer a community of support for the individual affected.

For more information on OAC, visit their website at https://www.obesityaction.org

 

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Matters of the heart…

Just Heart Foundation is dedicated to helping families in crisis, particularly those with a hospitalized child.  They are a dynamic nonprofit organization with a program in place to “pay it forward” and provide assistance to families in crisis by paying their mortgage or rent, utilities, or in some other appropriate way.  Their primary focus is on children with neonatal and cardiac issues. 

In turn the families they assist are encouraged (not required) to pledge to raise funds, when they are able, to help other families, in the hopes of creating a chain of giving, making a difference in the lives of others indefinitely.

For more information on the Just Heart Foundation, and how you can help by donating, visit their website at www.justheartorg.

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Did you know….

Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women, killing more women than all forms of cancer combined.  One in three. That’s the price women pay for cardiovascular disease. It’s time to change this fact. It’s time to be demanding when it comes to women’s heart health and ask others to do the same.

February is designated by the American Heart Association as American Heart Month.  Their signature event,  Go Red for Women, is a comprehensive platform designed to increase women’s heart health awareness and serve as a catalyst for change to improve the lives of women globally.

For nearly 100 years, AHA has been fighting heart disease and stroke and striving to save and improve lives.  Learn more about this amazing organization and the Go Red for Women initiative.  See how to take charge of your heart health as well as the health of those you live without.   Click on the links below:

American Heart Association: https://www.heart.org/en

Go Red for Women: https://www.goredforwomen.org/

 

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Founded in 2002, Polaris is named for the North Star, which people held in slavery in the United States used as a guide to navigate their way toward freedom. Today, Polaris is filling in the roadmap for that journey and lighting the path ahead.  Click on the link to read more about Polaris and what they are doing to make freedom happen now for thousands of victims of human trafficking.

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This week, CLS’ awareness focus is education; acknowledging that the future success of our world depends on a solid foundation of education for our children.  Aside from traditional methods of education, establishing role models for our children can have great influence on their confidence and esteem, goal setting and greater social experiences.  One such organization that fosters the importance of role models is the American Academy of Achievement.

For more than 55 years, this unique nonprofit foundation has sparked the imaginations of extraordinary young people across America and around the globe by bringing them into direct personal contact with the preeminent leaders and innovators of our times.  Their mission is to bring students face-to-face with the extraordinary leaders, the visionaries and the pioneers who have helped shape our world.  They feature an amazing platform called “Find My Role Model,” wherein a student can fill in blank spaces about their interests, personalities, etc. and enter their responses to discover which of the world’s greatest achievers match aspects of their own life. Read more about this wonderful nonprofit organization that is making a difference in the lives of young people.

http://www.achievement.org/

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