Greetings everyone and thank you for checking in….
June is currently underway and so is the Great Cycle Challenge to help raise awareness and funds for the Children’s Cancer Research Fund (CCRF) . There has been a lot of discussion in the news recently regarding 4 cancer organizations that were identified as fraudulent by the Federal Trade Commission. I wish to assure everyone that all research with regards to the CCRF indicate they are legitimate and in no way associated with any of the 4 identified by the FTC. While some of the four identified have similar names none are associated with the CCRF or vice versa.
I would strongly encourage your own research on any nonprofit / charitable organization you wish to support financially by visiting any number of available on line “Independent” evaluating sites such as CharityNavigator.org. In addition, you may find some reviews of nonprofit organizations by visiting Great Non Profits.
Whatever your cause to support is, either through your financial contribution or through other methods such as volunteer work, participation in events etc…, please do some preliminary research to help ensure those organizations are what you are comfortable giving to. You should not hesitate to pick up the phone and call the organization directly in order to get a personnel connection should you have any further questions or concerns. Phone calls to nonprofits and chartable organizations you believe in can be in many cases extremely educational, eye opening and in some ways therapeutic. Non profit organizations are extremely dependent on your involvement and they should be willing to freely discuss their organization and if they are NOT, look elsewhere.
Thanks everyone for checking in and I will provide more updates as the Great Cycle Challenge continues..