Since our founding in 1977, Capital Caring’s mission has been to simply improve care for the more than 1,200 people living with advanced illness that we care for each day via our world-class hospice and palliative care programs. While we focus on alleviating pain, anxiety, breathlessness, and all causes of distress, we also equip families and loved with the tools they need to feel confident in their own ability to comfort their loved ones.
Formed in 1909, by a multiracial group of progressive thinkers, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is a non-profit organization established with the objective of ensuring the political, educational, social and economic equality of minority groups.
Diagnosed with cerebral palsy as a child, Pyper was bullied in school to the point of considering suicide. Pyper and her father found hope at Boys Town, where she fell in with a group of peers who immediately embraced her for her unique gifts. Click here to learn more about Pyper and how Boys Town helped her.
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It was a sudden shift that left an entire family in freefall. A routine revolving around Girl Scouts, volleyball, tennis and gymnastics morphed into a struggle for survival. In a moment, chemotherapy and other therapies were the new focus of 10-year-old Mallory’s life.
Even with her family’s constant support, the treatment regime took its toll. Mallory was in a constant state of discomfort, and she felt isolated from her friends and her old life.
Shauna Martin is the founder of Daily Greens, a business she started 12 years after receiving her breast cancer diagnosis at the young age of 33. Like many young women diagnosed with breast cancer, Shauna was introduced to an organization called Young Survival Coalition® (YSC), the premier organization dedicated to the critical issues unique to young women who are diagnosed with breast cancer.
A competitive salary, great benefits and the opportunity to advance are crucial factors for employees when they are choosing where to work.
But companies that want an extra edge in landing and keeping top talent might want to consider another key factor: a top-flight workplace giving and volunteering program.
According to a new survey of nearly 1,600 U.S. employees by America’s Charities, companies that build effective workplace giving and volunteering programs have a significant leg up when it comes to attracting talent.
The Lorton Community Action Center (LCAC) serves the southeastern portion of Fairfax County, Virginia. LCAC’s mission is to enhance the quality of life in our community by providing food, basic needs, and self-sufficiency programs through the generous support of our community. LCAC was founded in 1975 by a group of community-minded women who discovered children attending Gunston Elementary School who were coming to school hungry.
Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women ages 15–39 living in the U.S., with more than 12,000 new cases each year. Although breast cancer in young women is rare, there are more than 250,000 women living in the United States today who were diagnosed under age 40. In addition to differences in the disease itself, young women also face unique psychosocial challenges as a result of cancer and its treatment, including issues around mental health, career, fertility, parenting and more.