Every employee at Connexion Healthcare derives fulfillment from knowing that the end beneficiaries of our work are the patients. Now Connexion Healthcare is proud to have created Connexion Cares, a formal vehicle for supporting charities and nonprofit organizations that work to foster healthcare research and patient advocacy. Through Connexion Cares, Connexion Healthcare will donate a portion of the proceeds from each project it works on to 1 of 3 charities.
Founded in 2009, The Global Genes Project is a nonprofit patient advocacy organization that embraces the following goals: “Raising Rare disease Awareness, Research and Education (R.A.R.E.); unifying and empowering a vibrant rare disease community to take action; and funding innovative programs to help organizations fast track ‘in-a-lifetime’ rare disease research and therapies.” Of note is its Blue Denim Genes Ribbon, which was developed as a symbol of hope and solidarity. This homonym combines the idea of genes that often underpin rare diseases with that of blue jeans, which are known universally.
More information is available at: globalgenes.org
The NCCN Foundation advances the mission of the NCCN by funding important programs to give people affected by cancer the same information used by doctors, enabling those people to better understand the disease and make more informed decisions. Through donations from individuals, organizations, businesses, and foundations, the NCCN Foundation helps patients with cancer and caregivers navigate through screening, diagnosis, treatment, and beyond. Support for the NCCN Foundation also helps advance cancer research through funding some of the nation’s top young cancer researchers and their new and innovative ideas to help improve cancer care.
More information is available at: nccn.org/patients/foundation
Alex’s Lemonade Stand is the legacy of Alexandra “Alex” Scott (1996-2004). Alex was diagnosed with neuroblastoma just before her first birthday. In 2000, after receiving a stem cell transplant, Alex vowed to start a lemonade stand to help other children with cancer. With the help of her brother, she held her first stand later that year and raised$2,000. The Foundation continues her legacy and has raised more than $60 million and has funded more than 250 research projects.
More information is available at: alexslemonade.org
Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation holds special events throughout the year, to give a special boost to their fundraising efforts. For additional information, visit alexslemonade.org/alsf-special-events.