National Wear Red Day (AHA)

National Wear Red Day (AHA)

Did you know that heart disease and stroke cause 1 in 3 deaths of women each year, claiming the lives of one woman every 80 seconds.  Alarming, right?  We weren’t aware of these statistics either, but thanks to the American Heart Association, we’ve gained a wealth of knowledge through their “Go Red For Women” awareness initiative.  Go Red For Women takes place this year on Friday, February 3, 2017 for their 14th year! Let’s all participate and help to gain awareness for the fight against heard disease and stroke.  

To find out more about how you can help, please visit https://www.goredforwomen.org/.  We can’t stress enough how important it is to support our fellow advocacy groups, so we hope that we’ll have you along

Welcome 2017!

Welcome, 2017! A lot has happened this past year, and many are still feeling the aftermath of these events. Mainstream headlines would include the political earthquake that rocked our nation, terror attacks on preying on the innocent, the passings of David Bowie, Prince, and many more beloved celebrities, etc. While our world has suffered widespread and personal tragedy, we can only hope that we will move forward and in the direction of a more loving, compassionate and united human race.

January is the month of “resolution”. According to the dictionary, a resolution is sited as being the decision to do or not to do something. Let’s try to focus on what what we can do, rather than what we will not allow ourselves to. Personal growth is derivative of the goals that we set for ourselves while maintaining a positive and can-do attitude. So long as we strive to be the best version of ourselves that we possibly can be while putting our best foot forward, 2017 will be a great year us. Let’s make it one to remember!

Home for the Holidays

Home for the Holidays

The phrase, “home for the holidays” has very many connotations for everyone all over the world. For some, it may be driving up the coast to be with your family for Christmas. For others, it may be hopping on a flight to celebrate the New Year with beloved friends. Home for the Holidays in this instance, though, is all about active military men and women who are unable to connect with their family and friends during the holidays as they are serving our country overseas. All too often taken for granted is the freedom and homeland security afforded to us by these men and women dedicated to our country’s overall safety. To all of those sacrificing their lives every day to keep our freedom “free”, Joey’s Fund salutes you!

Home for the Holidays, a fellow 501c3, is on a mission to unite active duty military families who cannot afford the travel expenses necessary in order to be together during the holidays. This fund helps families make precious holiday memories reality for those whom normally wouldn’t have the opportunity to be with loved ones during their deployments. Home for the Holidays not only assists in reconnecting these families, but also covers their transportation, lodging, and food expenses. Since inception, Home for the Holidays has been able to unite 52 military families – a total of 137 individuals and counting! Kudos to the dedicated team for bringing our soldiers “Home for the Holidays”! To learn more about this non-profit, please visit www.homefortheholidays.org.

Smash Childhood Cancer!

Cancer Awareness

Time to mix up a batch of cupcakes, and join the social media challenge to smash away Pediatric Cancer! September is Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month, and to raise awareness for pediatric cancer, people all over are heading to social media with hashtag #smashingpediatriccancer. For this challenge you simply take a cupcake and smash it into the face of another person and nominate three other people to do the same.  How fun is that?

Joeys Fund was formed to support and raise money for those caring for children with childhood cancer. Our founders have experienced the struggle and stress of dealing with childhood cancer first hand and we love to see social media campaigns like this which raise awareness for these terrible diseases.

Today is the last day of September, from all of us at Joeys Fund we challenge you to get your cupcakes frosted and use the power of social media to spread awareness! Share your picture via social media using the hashtags #smashingpediatriccancer or #cupcakesforcancer. Tag us as well so that we can share your pictures even after September is over! Nominate 3 others to participate and let’s see how many we can get on the last day of September!

Check out this video of two children doing their part to smash out pediatric cancer!

Awareness for pediatric cancer doesn’t end in September; we’ve got a great event coming up in October to check out.  Joey’s Fund Charity Car show is a yearly event that we hold to raise money for Joey’s Fund to continue to help families struggling to care for children affected by cancer. Come and check us out on October 1st (Rain Date October 8th). Click here for more information!

Jason and Justin’s Journey X2

Joey’s Fund was able to donate $1000 to Jason & Justin’s Journey to assist in getting these amazing boys the treatment they need to help conquer MSP2! Find out about their journey here: Jason and Justin’s Journey X2