By Kim Taylor
Two of our big-hearted BN NYC staff members — one based in France, the other in New York City — are putting their copious energy to great use for charitable causes, and could use your support. Here are their charities:
Our Paris editor, Irene Fogarty, is Trekking for Kids
Dear friends, I’m back again to do my annual charity trek with Trekking For Kids. This time we’re heading off to Georgetown, Guyana (British) to the Joshua House Orphanage which provides a home and support for 44 children ages 6 – 17. They are in desperate need of repairs including roofing, windows and plumbing, as well as furniture, clothing and other supplies for the kids.
As many of you know, the trek is personally funded by each participant in addition to their own donations and providing their volunteer assistance. Your donations are 100% tax deductible and 100% goes to the orphanage.
Our senior writer / editor-at-large, Alexandra Taylor, is running the New York City Marathon in November to support Alzheimer’s research and care, and she could use your donation of any amount.
This year, I am running in the 2016 New York City Marathon to help reclaim the future for millions. By joining team Athletes to End Alzheimer’s, I’m committed to raising awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s research, care and support. Last year, I ran my first New York City Marathon with team Athletes to End Alzheimer’s in honor of my Grandmother and her journey with Alzheimer’s.
I need your support to do my part! Please make a donation to help CaringKind advance research into care, prevention, treatments and a cure for Alzheimer’s as well as dementia care. For the millions already affected by the disease, the organization offers care, education, support and resources in communities nationwide. In America, there are over 5 million people living with Alzheimer’s. It is the only disease among the top 10 causes of death that cannot be prevented, slowed, or cured. By 2050, 11 percent of the senior population is projected to have Alzheimer’s. To learn more about Caring Kind programs and services, please click here.
Please support these energetic initiatives. Your donation helps create a ripple effect in the world that touches other lives in the kindest way imaginable.