If you know me, you know that beyond my faith and family, there are two causes close to my heart: amateur radio and cancer research and prevention. Now, it is time for the latter to once again move to the forefront of my efforts as fundraising for the 2018 Relay For Life of Baldwin County begins.
The American Cancer Society does great things for research. But more personal to me is the fact that 78% of program spending goes to prevention, treatment, and patient support. These are things like the HOPE House in Atlanta that provides low cost housing to those undergoing treatment far from home, the Road to Recovery program that provides transportation to and from the medical appointments which seemingly take over a survivor’s life, and many other informational and practical resources for this disease for which no one is ever truly prepared.
Even more importantly, it does this with only 5.7% of funding going to administrative overhead, which is lower than the American Heart Association (8.3%) and Susan G. Komen for the Cure (9.4%). This means more of your donation goes directly to where it is most needed, not to bureaucratic bloat.
I care deeply about defeating cancer, and I’m guessing you do, too. That’s why I’m asking you to support me in fundraising for my Relay For Life event. I’m working hard to fundraise and support the American Cancer Society, whose mission is to save lives, celebrate lives, and lead the fight for a world without cancer.
Please join me in this fight by donating at http://main.acsevents.org/goto/danielrsimpson.
Daniel R. Simpson, MPA
Program information from charitynavigator.org