Days of Thanks / Days of Giving: Week 2
November 27, 2019
November 27, 2019
Our second week of Days of Thanks / Days of Giving features donations to two national charities and one Colorado organization. The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund, and Mental Health Colorado are the charities that three of our team members picked this week.
Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation
Marketing Specialist Caroline Pollard chose the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF) as her charity of choice. Caroline’s mother has multiple myeloma, a terminal blood cancer that is related to leukemia. Her mother had a stem cell transplant 5 1/2 years ago to put her cancer into remission. The prognosis for remission after that procedure is 5-7 years, and her mom continues to get good blood results at her checkups.
The MMRF’s mission is “to find a cure for all multiple myeloma patients by relentlessly pursuing innovations that accelerate the development of precision treatments for cancer.” Their latest strategic plan is built on three pillars — Immunotherapy, Investment, and Democratization of Care. They target their efforts in these three areas to transform how multiple myeloma is treated and ultimately cured. Caroline feels blessed to still have her mom in her life and is thankful to organizations like the MMRF that are working to cure her mom’s disease.
Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund
Founding Partner Jay Czarkowski chose to donate to the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund for Days of Thanks / Days of Giving this year. Jay has much respect for wounded veterans and their families, so this choice was a natural fit.
The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund (IFHF) builds critically-needed centers for treating United States military personnel suffering the effects of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Post-Traumatic Stress (PTS). These injuries have severely impacted the lives of hundreds of thousands of men and women who have served selflessly in defense of our nation. To help address this urgent need, IFHF is building a series of ten specially-designed treatment facilities, called Intrepid Spirit Centers, on military bases across the nation. These centers act as Gymnasiums For The Brain, providing service members with the most advanced care available to address the complex symptoms of TBI and PTS. Since 2000, IFHF has provided over $200 million in support for severely wounded military personnel and families of military personnel lost in service to our nation.
Mental Health Colorado
Michael Werner, our Business Development Manager, chose to donate to Mental Health Colorado (MHC) this year. Mental health is a rising concern in our state and across the nation, so he was glad to give back to those struggling with mental health issues.
MHC advocates for the more than one million Coloradans who experience a mental health or substance use disorder each year. They engage policymakers, providers, the public, and the press to promote early intervention, expand access to affordable services, and eradicate stigma and discrimination. Their efforts range from the Capitol to the classroom.