Here at Centrifuge Media, we’re feeling pretty lucky. We just celebrated 12 years in business, and we continue to have great meetings with great clients. We’re really looking forward to the future.
But not everyone is this fortunate. Some people are dealing with diseases and disorders that have changed their lives. And while our clients remind us of all the strides that have been made, we also know how much work remains.
So we started thinking about how we could give something back. We’ve started devoting a portion of our proceeds every month to help raise awareness and research funds for some illnesses that have impacted us personally. Our Crew for a Cure is ready to join the fight!
September – Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
Each year, over 15,000 children under 21 are diagnosed with cancer in the US alone. Centrifuge Media is proud to join in the fight against childhood cancer.
This month, we’re donating part of our proceeds to the Me Fine Foundation. Me Fine supports critically ill children and their families through financial and emotional support. This amazing organization helps pay for:
- Travel expenses for treatment
- Prescription drugs
- Other necessities
They also work directly with social workers at UNC and Duke Children’s Hospitals to provide another layer of help and care. As you learn more about Me Fine, you’ll see why we chose them as our first recipient.
What Me Fine families are saying:
“I can’t thank you enough. I don’t know what to say. You have saved my family once again. I give God the glory for people like you all.”
“I thank you and the Me Fine Foundation. You all are such angels. May God bless you and everyone who donated the money to help my family out. You helped out more than you had to. You all made my day. There is something to smile about, after all.”
“I thank you for being there when we needed your assistance. We look forward to the day that our little boy gets better, so we’re able to do something this special for you and your organization. I will pray for your continued success.”
“You have been wonderful to us and there will never be a way to thank you enough…”
October – Breast Cancer Awareness Month
One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. Early detection, education, and support services are invaluable in the fight against the disease. This October, Centrifuge Media is joining that fight. We’re wearing pink to raise awareness—and donating a portion of our proceeds to Pretty In Pink Foundation.
Pretty In Pink Foundation serves North Carolinians diagnosed with breast cancer who are under-insured or uninsured. When breast cancer is present and medical insurance is not enough, care can be delayed or simply not ever received because of cost barriers. While medical professionals provide life-saving treatments, Pretty In Pink provides assistance that reduces the financial burden for surgery, chemotherapy administration, radiation, insurance co-pays, COBRA and more.
Their Beyond the Ribbon program offers breast cancer champions more than financial support with:
- Special care bags to those who are newly diagnosed, preparing for surgery, beginning chemotherapy, and/or starting radiation treatment
- Prosthetic units and special pre- and post-surgery bras
- Wigs, camisoles, and other items
- Information and referral to other community resources
What people are saying about Pretty In Pink Foundation:
“I’m thankful for Pretty In Pink Foundation and I always recommend them to other breast cancer patients I meet. It sometimes makes the difference to whether or not people get their cancer treatments.”
“Pretty In Pink Foundation is awesome. Everyone I met were so encouraging and friendly.”
“This is an outstanding foundation and is just an honor to know the organization! Thank you for all you do and God bless you all!”
November – Epilepsy Awareness Month
Over a lifetime, one in 26 people will be diagnosed with epilepsy. And each year, more than 150,000 Americans are diagnosed with this seizure disorder. Centrifuge Media is proud to join the fight against epilepsy this month by donating a portion of our proceeds to the Epilepsy Foundation of North Carolina.
The Epilepsy Foundation of North Carolina is an affiliate of the national Epilepsy Foundation and United Way and is supported primarily by donations. It serves North Carolina and the upper region of South Carolina. Their services include:
- A toll-free HelpLine
- Epilepsy Medication Fund
- Support groups
- Individual, group and family counseling
- Employer awareness programs
- Patient advocacy
- Free basketball camps for children with epilepsy and autism
What people are saying about the Epilepsy Foundation:
“I think it’s wonderful what the Epilepsy Foundation is doing for those who have to live with epilepsy every day of their lives.”
“This foundation is a fantastic, loving, and supportive organization.”
“Devoted. Understanding. Informative.”
December – World AIDS Day, December 1
Nearly 40 million people worldwide live with HIV/AIDS, including over 1 million in the US. While great strides have been made in the treatment of AIDS, there is still more to be done. This month, we are donating a portion of our proceeds to the North Carolina AIDS Action Network to help North Carolinians living with HIV/AIDS.
The North Carolina AIDS Action Network (NCAAN) improves the lives of people living with HIV/AIDS and affected communities through outreach and public education, policy advocacy, and community-building to increase visibility and mutual support of people living with HIV/AIDS throughout our state. There are an estimated 36,700 people living with HIV or AIDS in North Carolina, and of those people, an estimated 4,900 people are unaware of their status.
The NCAAN works to:
- Effect policy changes
- End drug assistance waitlists
- Cultivate new leaders
- Create community
- Advocate for, uplift, and support people living with HIV/AIDS