ASPCA | The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

As the first humane organization to be granted legal authority to investigate and make arrests for crimes against animals, we are wholly dedicated to fulfilling the ASPCA mission through nonviolent approaches. Our organization provides local and national leadership in three key areas: caring for pet parents and pets, providing positive outcomes for at-risk animals and serving victims of animal cruelty.
(800) 628-0028

the Breast Cancer Research Foundation

The Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF), founded in 1993 by Evelyn H. Lauder, works to achieve prevention and a cure for breast cancer in our lifetime by providing critical funding for innovative clinical and translational research at leading medical centers worldwide, and increasing public awareness about good breast health. Since its inception, the Foundation has raised over $325 million to support clinical and translational research at medical institutions across the globe conducting the most advanced and promising breast cancer research that will help lead to prevention and a cure. In October 2010, BCRF awarded $33 million in new research grants to 172 scientists from top universities and academic medical centers worldwide.

CCFA | Chrohns & Colitis Foundation of America

The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) works to cure Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, and to improve the quality of life of children and adults affected by these diseases. CCFA sponsors basic and clinical research of the highest quality. The foundation also offers a wide range of educational programs for patients and health-care professionals, and provides supportive services to help people cope with these chronic intestinal diseases. These programs are supported solely by contributions from the public. Our areas of focus are: research programs, education programs, and support services.

Colon Cancer Alliance

The Colon Cancer Alliance (CCA) is the oldest and largest national patient advocacy organization dedicated to ending the suffering caused by colorectal cancer. In order to increase rates of screening and survivorship, the CCA provides patient support, public education, supports research and conducts advocacy work across America.

As the Voice of Survivors, the CCA works as an advocate for colorectal cancer patients and their families. The CCA offers information and support from the first-hand experience of survivors and others whose lives have been touched by this disease.

Today, the CCA provides information and services to hundreds of thousands each year. Our helpline receives an average of 700 calls monthly, and our support networks are essential to patients, family and caregivers. We have multiple programs designed to both assist those affected by the disease as well as raise awareness to improve screening rates. The growth and success of the organization is due in large part to caring volunteers who devote considerable time, skill and energy to achieving CCA’s vision.
(877) 422-2030

Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research

The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research is dedicated to finding a cure for Parkinson’s disease within the decade through an aggressively funded research agenda and to ensuring the development of improved therapies for those living with Parkinson’s today. For The Michael J. Fox Foundation, there is one clear measure of success: delivering patients better treatments and, ultimately, a cure for Parkinson’s disease. We’ve developed a targeted approach to research funding that helps us identify and prioritize the patient-relevant science that will allow us to reach our goal. Since we began in 2000, the Foundation has funded over $149 million in Parkinson’s research, either directly or through partnerships.

National Lung Cancer Partnership

Our mission is to decrease deaths due to lung cancer and to help patients live longer and better through research, awareness and advocacy.

Our goals are to:
Raise awareness of the deadly impact of lung cancer upon both women and men
Increase funding for lung cancer research
Improve patient care by educating and empowering patients and health care professionals

To accomplish these goals, we are:
Funding research to increase our understanding of how lung cancer starts and progresses, and how better to detect and treat it
Providing education to physicians, allied health professionals, and patients and their families
Hosting events dedicated to raising awareness
Advocating for increases in lung cancer research funding by using all possible pathways.

Union of Concerned Scientists

The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) is the leading science-based nonprofit working for a healthy environment and a safer world. UCS combines independent scientific research and citizen action to develop innovative, practical solutions and to secure responsible changes in government policy, corporate practices, and consumer choices. What began as a collaboration between students and faculty members at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1969 is now an alliance of more than 250,000 citizens and scientists. UCS members are people from all walks of life: parents and businesspeople, biologists and physicists, teachers and students. Our achievements over the decades show that thoughtful action based on the best available science can help safeguard our future and the future of our planet.
(617) 547-5552

ZERO | The Project to End Prostate Cancer

ZERO aims to provide men with Prostate Cancer with the support they need to minimize physical and emotional suffering and to cope effectively throughout their cancer journeys. The organization works with the federal government to increase prostate cancer research funding and screens men for free across the country through the Drive Against Prostate Cancer program. Educational campaigns include Do it for Dad!, which aims to inform men about prostate cancer risk, screening and treatments, as does activities conducted around Prostate Cancer Awareness Month.