Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Take a minute and vote for Jacob's Cure

I received this information earlier today and wanted to pass it on to all of you so that you could help out too!  Here's a link to more information about Canavan Disease, the disease that this charity is fighting against. Voting is open for 12 more days. Go vote now!
Earlier this year, Chase Bank created an entirely new approach to corporate philanthropy. The program, Chase Community Giving, let people help decide where Chase donated $5 million. So far, millions of votes have been cast for thousands of local charities.
Our Charity, Jacob’s Cure, is among the top 200 charities in the running to receive a donation; all we need is for people to continue to vote for us. I am writing to you because I believe your strong online presence would assist our charity in obtaining awareness and votes. We are looking for anyone who can help our charity achieve our ultimate aspiration; a Chase Community Giving Program donation towards Canavan Disease Research.
The mission of Jacob’s Cure is to support the advancement of research in gene-therapy and neural stem cell transplantation that has exhibited great hope in curing Canavan disease.
With great achievements, not only have the lives of Canavan children been lengthened, but also simultaneously, quality of life has been enhanced. Equally important is the application of research findings to more common brain disorders like Parkinson’s, MS and ALS. The momentum of research is quickly moving ahead towards a cure, but costs have vastly increased because of staffing requirements, materials, equipment and clinical costs. Estimated budgetary cost for the next three years is a staggering 7 million dollars, a task too large for the parents of dying children who must also care for and manage the day-to-day therapeutic, educational and medical needs of typical Canavan children.
Without this much needed support, research may cease or most definitely move at a snail pace if only to rely on the efforts of parental fund-raising
It requires no sign up or donation Facebook members simply need to follow this link to vote for us. In doing so, Jacob’s Cure foundation will have the opportunity to win $250,000 for Canavan Disease research as a charity donation by Chase Community Giving Program.