Saturday, November 19, 2011

New Cause: @TeamLosh Fundraiser Info...

Team Losh Fundraiser

Why Are We Raising Funds?

In September, six-year-old Aloshua went into respiratory distress and was rushed to Children's Hospital in Little Rock, Arkansas. While there, his family found out that Aloshua has pseudomonas aeruginosa in his lungs. Pseudomonas is a common bacteria found in a variety of environments that can cause serious disease in humans and animals alike. For severely ill children like Aloshua, the disease can be fatal if not properly treated.





The only approved treatment for pseudomonas like this is an inhalation antibiotic that must be given in continual 28-day cycles. That is to say, Aloshua takes the antibiotic for 28-days, then stops for 28-days, and then begins another 28-day cycle. Aloshua may very well be on the antibiotic for years. As if that weren't bad enough, because the antibiotic is so expensive, his insurance only covers it for patients with cystic fibrosis, leaving his mom facing a $4,500.00 bill for one medication every other month.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

New Cause: @FandomAJD Info...

Fandom Against Juvenile Diabetes


Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease in which the body destroys insulin-producing beta cells in the pancreas. Insulin is required by the body to use glucose, the simple sugar that most foods are broken down into by our digestive system. Without insulin, the body starves to death.





This cause is dedictated to raising money for a cure for Juvenile Diabetes. It was started by Fanfic author, Lia Jane as a result of her 4 year old daughter being diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at the age of 3. She is passionate about finding a cure so that her child, as well as so many other children afflicted with this disease, may possibly see a cure.

Thank you all so much for your help and support! Let's get rid of this terrible disease!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

New Cause: @Fandom4Heroes Info...

Fandom 4 Heroes


Welcome to the launch of the newest fandom fundraiser. We wanted to launch it today, for obvious reasons, but you'll need to bear with us for a short while as we pull this whole thing together.





For a long time now I've looked at the various fundraisers going on in the fandoms and thought that, as fantastic as they all are, that it would be great to support a UK based cause. With this in mind, we have chosen to support our servicemen and women by supporting Help for Heroes and The Poppy Appeal.

It's been over a year since this idea first emerged; twelve months in which our lives took over and this project took a back seat for a while, but also twelve months in which, as of 10th November, 2011, another 44 British soldiers lost their lives in Afghanistan, and, as of 15th October, 2011, 288 more were admitted to field hospitals after being wounded in action.

This is open to all fandoms, as well as original pieces of fiction. Please, please help us to spread the word about what we are doing. You can find us on Twitter here: @fandom4heroes

Thank you for all of your support.

The Fandom For Heroes Team xx

Monday, November 7, 2011

New Cause: @FandomGivesBack Info...

Fandom Gives Back

FGB will be taking place November 13-19, 2011! Are you excited? I hope so!





Welcome to The Fandom Gives Back, a Fandom-wide initiative, created to unite the fans of the Twilight Saga and raise money for Alex's Lemonade Stand. ALSF is a children's cancer research foundation, borne from the vision of Alex Scott (1996-2004).

DONATIONS: We have a small goal this year. Just $15k for ALSF. Don't get me wrong, I'd love to see us go beyond that as in other years but without an auction, it will be difficult.

When we reach it, the Twilight fandom will have reached a magnificent milestone. $250,000 will have been raised for children's cancer research. The most impressive thing? It will have been done in only 21 days.

Yes, it's been 3 years, but the total time that FGB has actively run will only have been 21 days! 1 week in 09', 1 week in 10' and 1 week in 11'. That's impressive and the fandom should be proud. 

Breaking Dawn is the last movie. It would be great to go out with a bang :)

Why Fandom4Causes?

Fandom4Causes was founded to share information and links for ALL of the causes going on in the Twilight Fandom. With all the causes in the Twilight Fandom we wanted a place that was easy to navigate and would share all the information, not only about the causes but the resources as well. Our goal is to make sure that we can get the important information about so many worthy causes into the hands of as many people as possible.

By having all of the information in one place, it allows those interested to find all of the resources they may need in one convenient place for easy organization.

We're here to #SpreadtheWord and help out any way we're needed. Our features include daily tweets about all the causes, links and information to banners4causes and Tips & Tricks to running a cause in the Twilight Fandom.