My 29th Birthday Fundraiser with charity: water

My 29th Birthday Fundraiser with charity: water
As some of you may already know, philanthropy is an important part of my life. For my 29th birthday this year, I’ve decided to start my own annual birthday fundraiser (inspired by a few close friends). There is no greater gift than the gift of paying it forward.

After some research, I’ve chosen to fundraise for the nonprofit organization charity: water this year. I love their mission to help people gain access to clean water as statistics show 1 in 10 people do not have access to safe and clean water in the world. Water is a basic human necessity, and everyone should have access to safe and clean water.

Many of us have no idea what it’s like to be thirsty. We have plenty of water to drink — even the water in our toilets is clean! Unfortunately, many people around the world don’t have that luxury. Every day, about 1,400 children die from diseases caused by unsafe water and poor sanitation. However, it doesn’t have to be that way. There are simple solutions like drilled wells, spring protections, and BioSand filters that help provide clean water to communities around the world.

Learn more about the global water crisis: https://www.charitywater.org/global-water-crisis/
Learn more about charity: water clean water projects: https://www.charitywater.org/projects/

My goal is to raise $3,000, which will help 100 people get safe and clean water (every $30 helps one person). This goal may be a bit ambitious for my first birthday fundraiser, but I believe we can do it! No donation amount is too small.

100% of the proceeds will be used to build clean water projects, and when they’re complete, charity: water will send us photos and GPS coordinates so we can see the exact community we helped.

I would greatly appreciate it if you would share my fundraiser page with your network as well. Thank you in advance for contributing to this cause. Your generosity will not go unnoticed. Now, let’s make a difference in the world and the lives of others together!

PS – When making a donation, leave a comment with your Instagram and Twitter handles, and I’ll give you a shoutout on my social network channels. 🙂

FYI – All donations made in the U.S. are tax-deductible.

Donate: http://my.charitywater.org/francesm/29thbday

Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month: For My Grandma

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#GoPurple 💜this last week of June for Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month. My late Grandma had Alzheimer’s disease. Despite my not-so-great relationship with her, it was difficult to watch her mentally disappear slowly. I don’t wish Alzheimer’s upon anyone.

Brain diseases, such as Alzheimer’s & other dementias, are often overlooked but it should concern all of us. According to @AlzAssociation, every 66 seconds someone will develop this incurable Alzheimer’s disease in the US — being the 6th leading cause of death. Today, an estimated 5.5 million people of all ages are living with Alzheimer’s in the US. You can learn more about Alzheimer’s & dementia at www.alz.org.

These statistics are worrisome but we can change that by learning & sharing our knowledge as well as funding research by donating to nonprofit organizations like Alzheimer’s Association. Currently, an anonymous family foundation has generously pledged to sponsor $50,000 matching donations until 6/30. Join me in making a difference by kindly donating today at www.bit.ly/endalzheimers2017.

#KnowledgeIsPower #EndAlz #MyAlzStory#FrancesGivesBack

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#MondayMotivation: Do good every day.

I recently re-downloaded the @CharityMiles app after a 3 year hiatus (I kept forgetting to sign-in 🙈). This week I am challenging myself to 🏃🏻‍♀️at least 5 miles a day to raise proceeds for @AlzAssociation Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month. Follow me on IG stories to stay updated with my progress. Also, view my post from earlier today to find out how you can match your #AlzheimersAssociation donation this week – link in bio. #EndAlz#FrancesGivesBack

Join my team #FitForCharityMiles on the #CharityMiles app, & let’s start doing some good. Don’t forget to tag your friends. Sharing is caring! 💜

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