Stories from Smaller Nonprofits: Testicular Cancer Society

12/07/2011

StarsWelcome to Diva Marketing's Holiday For Small Nonprofits Series. Seems we have a tradition going on. This is the third year that Diva Marketing has given the virtual stage to smaller nonprofits to tell their story .. their way. It's our way of giving back by honoring the people and the organizations who make a difference in the lives of so many others.

It is my special wish, through your kindness in passing along the posts to your networks, together we can give the present of increased awareness, a new volunteer and a extra donation or two. 

Throughout December you'll be meeting some amazing people and NPOs. 

The Testicular Cancer Society Story

Mike Craycraft Testicular Cancer SocietyStory told by Mike Craycraft who is a survivor and founder of the Testicular Cancer Society. He also has helped treat hospitalized patients for over 16 years as a clinical pharmacist.

The Testicular Cancer Society is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization to raise awareness about the most common form of cancer in men ages 15-35. We are dedicated to increasing awareness and education about testicular cancer and providing support to fighters, survivors and caregivers.

A little over five years ago I received a membership into a group that I never asked to join but I would now never trade for anything in the world. I was given a membership into the world of young adult cancer. Being young and feeling completely healthy, minus a small lump on my left testicle, I was diagnosed with testicular cancer.

I had spent the previous 7 months knowing that I had a lump, but not going to the doctor or telling a soul about it. Instead, I made peace with the fact that I was going to die young from cancer and went about enjoying what little time I “thought” I had left.

As a healthcare professional and now a cancer survivor, I felt I had the unique ability to help make the world of testicular cancer and young cancer in general a better place than it was when I joined it. I wanted to make sure that other guys didn’t make the same mistakes I did when I was diagnosed and delay going to the doctor.

During my ordeal, I also realized there weren’t many resources out there about testicular cancer and it took a long time to find the resources that were available. From the moment you tell your doctor about a lump, to having surgery and then facing decisions about further treatments it can be just a few days, so I wanted to make sure other guys had those resources quickly. Walk to remember Testicular Cancer Society

  • With the Testicular Cancer Society we focus on being the hub of a wheel that brings all the spokes together.

On our web site young men have access to a lot more than just information about the disease. We point them in the right directions to find one-on-one support, survivor forums, information on fertility issues,
tools for fundraising as well as their individual treatment options and access to expert physicians in the field.

Social Media

Early detection is key. With early detection, testicular cancer survival rates are close to 100%. Our message needs to reach young men all across the country so we use social media because of its reach and cost effectiveness.

However, our challenge remains getting the people we reach to become engaged in our cause. While our followers might be listening to the message they aren’t active in promoting it. Even when we do get social interactions we find that many times it is the same handful of people interacting and our message is not expanding past this small group.

Not just expanding the reach of our message, but making those reached engage is going to be our challenge in the upcoming year.

TCS needs your help to set a Guinness World Record™  ..  collecting the largest donation of sports Ball Call For Kidsballs in 24-hours! Decemeber 9th at 5p - December 10 5p, 2011. The balls will be given to the Marines Toys For Tots. Details are on the TCS site.

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In Between The Silence & Words 9-11

09/11/2011

9-11 In between the silence and words and tears are rememberances ..

That 9-11 is personal.

In between the silence and words and tears are rememberneces ..

That 9-11 is people. 

In between the silence and words and tears are rememberances ..

That 9-11 is fortitide of the human spirt. 

In between the silences and words and tears are rememberances ..

That 9-11 belongs to all the citizens of the world.

In between the silences and words and tears are rememberances .. 

That 9-11 is _________ what is in your  ♥.

In between the silences and words and tears are rememberance .. 

That 9-11 must be about our future. 

9/11 Memorial

All The Single Girlfriends Honors 9-11.

9-11 Belongs To ...

09/11/2010

9-11 does not belong to America alone.

9-11 belongs to the world's citizens who believe in freedom.

9-11 belongs to the world's citizens who cherish the dignity of humanity.

9-11 belongs not to the past but to the future. 

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9-11 belongs to those who dare to make a child's world safe. 

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Social Media Lessons In A Small Smooth Stone

08/27/2010

Inspiration can come in many forms and in many ways. From a dance troupe, as Yvonne DiVita  Heart 1a  describes, to a simple stone washed by the ocean. 

 As the tides came into the shore, I watched as gray sands began to cover the little stone-heart. I was tempted to pick it up and carefully place it in the purple straw purse I was carrying. Somehow it seemed wrong to do that. Instead I snapped a photo with my iPhone.

I continued my beach walk wondering if someone else would notice the stone shaped like a heart. Or perhaps it was just my imagination that a heart was hiding in a small, smooth stone. Maybe the next person would see something different.  

We each see the world through our own unique lens. Often people think they see something in a similar way. However, the illusion is it's never quite the same .. it's always a little different. 

In the world of social media we are learning that our customers can see our brands differently than what we might have imagined. In the world of social media we are learning that diverse views can help create better products. In the world of social media we are learning that there are many shapes hidden in a smooth stone. 

This post is dedicated to Susan Ellen -- Jessica's & Scott's mummy, my sister, Polli's friend, Kaye's & Mal's cousin and Barbara's niece -- who saw the hearts in little smooth stones. Sending virtual happy birthday xxoo. We miss you Sus. Susan atl  

For Haiti - One By One By One

01/17/2010

Today Max and took a walk in the rain. Max hates to get wet and while I might like to fantasy about dancing in the rain with Gene Kelly, being out doors in a cold winter rain with winds blowing is not my ideal of fun. But we were safe. I knew we were going back to a warm house where I could relax by the fire with a hot cup of tea or even a snifter of brandy and Max, of course, could chew on a doggy treat. 

There are millions of people today in a small island in the Caribbean who are not safe. The people of Haiti will not be safe for many weeks or more likely many, many months.   

Diva Marketing is a wee voice within the billions of web pages on the Internet; however, I couldn't let the opportunity of using the space on this site go by without an acknowledgment, of what my friend Geoff Livingston says, goes beyond the damage of a hurricane to the devastation of poverty.

Miracles  If there is anything social media has taught me .. it is to believe in the miracles that people can make one-by-one-by-one. Just in case you wandered in and needed one more bit of encouragement to help here are a few sites that provide information.

Red Cross & Text HAITI 90999 for a $10 contributio(& the cost of your text message)

Center for International Disaster Information(CIDI)

14 Resources To Volunteer for Haiti

60+ Charities To Donate For Haiti

Explain Haiti To You Children NYT - 5 Ways To Teach About Haiti 

Toast To 2010

12/31/2009

  • Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right. ~Oprah Winfrey

Xmas martini

As we end 2009 and begin a new decade I want to make a virtual toast to You.

Thank you for your friendship.

Thank you for your belief in social media as a credible strategy.

Thank you for your skepticism about social media as a business initiative.

Both ends of the spectrum help us learn together the possibilities of conducting business and marketing in a new way that weaves our customers' need with the brand promise.

Thank you for you joining me on Diva Marketing, Diva Marketing Talks Podcast and TobyDiva on Twitter. It has been an amazing adventure; I am humbled by your support and look forward to the possibilities that 2010 holds for us all.

Wishing you & yours all things wonderful for 2010.

Toby


Stories From Smaller Nonprofits: Isipho

12/24/2009

StarsYes, Virginia there is a Santa Claus. He exists as certainly as love and generosity and devotion exist, and you know they abound and give to your life its highest beauty and joy. ~ Francis Pharculles, The Sun

There are people who play Santa year long. Many bring their talents and hearts to the important work they perform for nonprofit causes. Throughout December Diva Marketing will highlight stories from smaller nonprofits that light the way for causes but rarely pull mentions in the main stream media. 

It's my wish that together we can help raise their visibility, perhaps find a new volunteer or even encourage a donation or two. Because as Laura King Edwards, Taylor's Tale, says, "Nothing should stand in the way of a dream."  Also the nonprofits that are using social media have agreed to share their strategies so we continue to learn together.

The Isipho Story

Miranda Lynch The story is told by Miranda Lynch who is the 15-year old co-founder and vice president of Isipho. Miranda's story is as much a part of the fabric of Isipho as the children she is passionate about helping.

My name is Miranda Lynch. I co-founded Isipho in December 2009 so I could do everything possible to improve the lives of the children in Nzinga, South Africa after visiting there in August 2008 while on vacation to celebrate my 14th birthday with my dad.

When we first got to Nzinga, all I wanted was to turn around and leave right away.  I had never experienced such hardship or poverty. It was really overwhelming.

But I didn’t have time to be overwhelmed, because the second I got out of the car, a girl my age handed me a saw and pointed to some wood. I understood that she wanted me to cut the wood; something I had no idea how to do, but was embarrassed to admit that, so I just started sawing. As the evening evolved, I realized that the wood I was sawing was the wood we needed to make a fire to cook our dinner. Just making and then cleaning up after dinner was such hard work and took so long that by the time we finished, I was exhausted and went straight to bed. I guess it’s good I was too exhausted to leave!

The next day my life was changed forever, because I met Amahle, the beautiful, smart, precocious two-year-old daughter of our host. Amahle doesn’t have the same opportunities in life that I do -  the opportunity to receive a quality education, the opportunity to have three healthy meals per day, and the opportunity to earn a living and support herself once she’s an adult. Amahle became my little shadow, and I came to love her like a little sister.

When we left Nzinga, I kept thinking about Amahle, and was determined to do all I could to change the inequality in her life; to do everything possible to give Amahle and every other child in Nzinga the opportunities that I believe every person deserves.

  • I know I’m just one American teenager, but I knew I had to at least try, and that I couldn’t just leave and never look back. When my mom and dad saw my passion for this, they agreed to help me help Nzinga overcome their biggest obstacles to a better life.

The municipality where Nzinga is located has identified severe and chronic malnutrition and illiteracy as two of the biggest contributors to the poverty in Nzinga. It seemed so simple to me that if they could grow their own fresh vegetables and had the proper resources to be able to receive an education, their lives would vastly improve. So we decided to start a non-profit to focus exclusively on this small village and to make a difference one child, one family, one food garden, and one classroom at a time.

I decided to name the nonprofit Isipho, which is the Zulu word for “gift,” and the nickname that Amahle gave to me because she couldn’t say “Miranda.” Our Isipho, or our gift, is to help the people of Nzinga create a better, self-sustaining community. 

We do not give them more hand-outs that just extend the cycle of dependence. We give them the tools they need to feed and educate themselves within five years without any outside assistance. Specifically, we provide them with fencing, gardening tools, seeds and gardening training so that they can learn how to garden for themselves, and be able to protect their gardens from grazing animals.They do all the rest. 

We also provide books, school supplies, educational toys and teacher training so that the kids in the village are all going to school and are learning when they get there. Before we started Isipho, only 44% of the villagers had ever attended any school at all, and only seven percent had ever graduated from high school. Our goal is to get 100% of the children in the village enrolled in school, and to increase graduation rates so that their poverty begins to improve.

In our first year we raised almost $20,000, and on just that limited amount of money we’ve been able to send:

~23 villagers through a 3 day sustenance gardening training program with the regional agriculture college.
~Provide fencing, tools and starter seeds for more than 500 square yards of community vegetable gardens
~Provide fencing, tools and starter seeds for 40 smaller, individual family garden

~Deliver over $3,000 worth of books, mathematics tools (calculators, protractors, etc.), and other needed school supplies.
~Encourage development of a local committee that will oversee and lead the programs going forward so that the villagers have ownership and ultimate responsibility for long-term success. More than half of the committee is comprised of women.

Isipho is run by me, my mom and my dad, so far on a 100% volunteer basis.

I’m founder and Vice President of the Board of Directors. I spend most of my time working on public relations and fundraising, and I’m also busy making a short film about Nzinga, using video footage that I shot this past August when we were in Nzinga building vegetable gardens and working in the schools.

My dad, Tom, is President of the Board.  He does marketing and fundraising, and is always spreading the word about Isipho.

My mom, Sheri, is Executive Director of Isipho. She handles all the day-to-day operations.

The three of us work together to plan all of the programs. We’re also putting together a really great Board of Directors right now.

It’s been really interesting to work together with my family like this. We’re a business, so we have weekly meetings, as well as quarterly planning sessions and an annual planning retreat. I’ve learned a LOT about what it takes to run a business, like how to do strategic planning, how to organize fundraisers, what it takes to do even a simple program, and a lot about business etiquette. Most of that I’ve learned by making mistakes and embarrassing myself. But that’s OK – that’s one of the nice things about learning all this stuff as a teenager – people are quick to forgive my mistakes!

Social Media Strategy

Social media is important for us, but also very natural. My dad has worked in digital marketing for a long time, and I’m 15, so I’m on it all the time. We have a limited budget, so social is a great way to spread the story and get people involved. It has been great for us, and also a lot of fun.

It also is a lot of work though, because you have to stay active. Sometimes we’ll find that too much time has passed before we’ve interacted, and other times we’ll find we’re all on our individual Facebook pages saying the same thing.

  • Sometimes being consistent and coordinated is not as easy as it would seem.

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Stories From Smaller Nonprofits: St. Vincent and Sarah Fischer Center

12/21/2009

Stars In midst of the chaos of shopping, gift wrapping and cookie baking I invite you to join me on Diva Marketing for a quiet moment to learn about the work of some smaller nonprofits. Throughout December I'll be highlighting stories from nonprofits that light the way for causes that may not be on the front page of the New York Times. It's my wish that together we can help raise their visibility, perhaps find a new volunteer or even encourage a donation or two. Because as Laura King Edwards, Taylor's Tale, says, "Nothing should stand in the way of a dream."  Also the nonprofits that are using social media have agreed to share their strategies so we continue to learn together.

The St. Vincent and Sarah Fisher Center Story

Suzanne conti for svsf Story is told by Suzanne Conti who has been involved with the St. Vincent and Sarah Foster Center for many years. 

At one time the St. Vincent and Sarah  Foster Center was a foster home for children with volunteers providing Easter Baskets and Birthday toys.  Through the Center's studies they believed their efforts would be more fruitful if the children stayed with their parents as long as they taught the parents how to provide and parent for a successful family life. 

Tutoring of all forms is on-going and the results are wonderful, but the needs for these young Detroit families are greater than ever.  Sr. Judith would be so grateful to any assistance given to help these children and parents, whether it be crayons for the kids after school programs or warm coats and boots.

Providing education and skill development opportunities for at risk children and families in Detroit which have been devasted with the highest unemployment (38%) and highest levels of high school drop out rates (28%).  This charity is going to the heart of the problem- working to strengthen the family unit to become nurturing productive sources for children.

Svsf center photo of girls The odds say many of the children served in the Brightmoor and surrounding communities of Detroit will end up dropping out of school and going on to lives of poverty. Children's Learning Experience helps children beat those odds. Individual and small group academic support and encouragement a positive, nurturing environment that fosters a love of learning. Strict participation standards that include a high degree of parental involvement. The goal of the Children's Learning Experience is to ensure children are performing at or above grade level, and that goal is being met.

Many in the area are living in poverty, unable to support their families. Lack of education is a major component of the generational poverty that plagues this area. The Adult Learning Experience addresses this. The Adult Learning Experience has been designed around the concept of First Steps and Next Steps. In this program we recognize that getting a high school diploma or completing a GED is the crucial first step and the foundation for self-sufficiency. To help our students take that first step, we provide tutoring in math and language.

But a GED is no longer enough to give adults the ability to support themselves and their families. It is an important first step, but only a first step. That's why the Adult Learning Experience program goes further. Building on the confidence that comes with reaching a hard-won goal, we work with our graduates on Next Steps. Whether that Next Step is enrolling in college, attending a vocational school or getting into an apprenticeship program, we support program participants as they take measured, lasting steps toward self-sufficiency.

Values

The values of founders St. Vincent de Paul and Louise de Marillac, continue to guide the expression of the Center's mission.

Simplicity

Honesty, integrity and openness in all of our words and actions

Teamwork

Working together in service to others

Advocacy

Advocating for those with no voice

Inventiveness

Being creative in everything we do

Respect

Showing respect for those we serve and everyone we contact on their behalf

Service Quality

History

The agency traces its beginnings to 1844 when the Daughters of Charity first arrived on the streets of Detroit with only $8.50 in their pockets, with the intentions of opening a school. Within two years, they responded to community need by establishing the St. Vincent Orphan Asylum and a hospital. In 1869, the sisters opened a program to provide for the needs of unwed and/or deserted mothers and their children.

It is this spirit that began the Daughter’s 150 years of service to those in need in Southeastern Michigan. They had no idea that they would be responsible for founding the first hospital in Detroit, Providence Hospital in 1945, the first private psychiatric hospital in Michigan, three schools, an orphanage, and a home for unwed mothers and children in just over two decades.

In 1928, a fire destroyed a summer home located in Farmington Hills that housed children from the old St. Vincent Orphan Asylum in Detroit. Mr. and Mrs. Charles T. and Sarah Fisher of the Fisher Body Family read the news accounts of the fire. Because of their extreme gratitude to the Daughters of Charity and Providence Hospital for saving the life of their fifth son, Thomas Fisher, Charles Fisher took action by donating more than $700,000 to build a new structure at the corner of 12 Mile and Inkster Roads.

The formal opening took place one year after the date of the fire on November 25, 1929. The home reflected contemporary thinking in the institutional care of children. The Center’s Farmington Hills campus remained open as a residential facility for foster children until October 2005. In 2006, the St. Vincent and Sarah Fisher Center brought 150 years of family and child experience to the Brightmoor area and the surrounding community. The statistics for the area are daunting: A 40% poverty rate for children; a nearly 30% drop out rate; and unemployment levels that hover around 36%. Children are at risk, and families are failing under the crushing weight of poverty.

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Stories From Smaller Nonprofits: Georgia Canines for Independence

12/11/2009

Stars Through out December, Diva Marketing is showcasing the stories of smaller nonprofits. It's a small way to give back to others who give so much. It's my wish that together we can help raise their visibility, perhaps find a new volunteer or even encourage a donation or two. Because as Laura King Edwards, Taylor's Tale, says, "Nothing should stand in the way of a dream."  Also the nonprofits that are using social media have agreed to share their strategies.

The Georgia Canines for Independence Story

Ramona fa cannines information Story by Ramona Nichols, founder and Executive Director of GCI. My mother and sister have epilepsy, and I experienced through their eyes the stress and isolation that disability may create for every family member. My animals provided a support system of unconditional love, which helped the family deal with the physical, emotional, and social effects of epilepsy.

After studying animal behavior at the University of Georgia, I dedicated my life to training dogs to improve the quality of life of people with disabilities. Photo: Ramona with canines Mary Kate and Ashley

Georgia Canines for Independence is a 501-c-3 nonprofit. Donations are tax-deductible. Georgia Canines for Independence (GCI) provides trained assistance dogs for children and adults with physical disabilities and other special needs. GCI is an all volunteer organization.

Each service dog learns 90 commands and performs skills such as opening/closing doors, turning lights on/off, retrieving dropped or needed items, and pulling wheelchairs. After completing 2 years of training, each canine partner is given away at absolutely no cost to someone in need. GCI also provides a lifetime of instructional support for each service dog team.

Service dogs increase independence. Many of our service dog recipients have gained employment or been able to attend college as a direct result of having a dog to assist them with daily living activities. Assistance dogs also increase self-esteem and social interactions and decrease stress and loneliness. Many service dog owners have also reported improvements in physical health and a reduction in the number of doctors' visits leading to decreased healthcare costs.

Because GCI does NOT charge for its services, our programs are made possible by community support. Insurance does not cover animal therapy or service dogs.

Social Media

GCI has a donation page on Facebook, several videos on YouTube that demonstrate how these amazing dogs help "their people" in daily living, a MySpace page and of course a presence on Twitter.

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Stories From Smaller Nonprofits: Taylor's Tale

12/09/2009

StarsThe Back-story - Last week I met an amazing women, Laura King Edwards, who told me the story of the nonprofit she launched to support her little sister Taylor. Taylor has Batten disease, a rare neurodegenerative disease, with no known cure. 

Laura and Taylor touched my heart and inspired this series, Stories From Smaller Nonprofts. In the spirit of the season, to give back, the month of December will showcase wonderful nonprofits. It's my wish that together we can help raise their visibility, perhaps find a new volunteer or even encourage a donation or two. Because as Laura says, "Nothing should stand in the way of a dream."

The Taylor’s Tale Story

Taylor_Laura_Cheetah_2 Story told by: Laura King Edwards: Current board president, founding member and older sister of our namesake, Taylor King; also the blogger, Webmaster and Facebook.

Taylor’s Tale Story was inspired by Taylor King, an 11-year-old native of Charlotte, NC. She was diagnosed with infantile NCL, a form of Batten disease, in July 2006.

Taylor's Tale raises funds for research and promotes public awareness of Batten disease. We are a non-profit, tax-exempt entity pursuant to Section 501(c)(3). We were originally founded by a group of dedicated volunteers in Charlotte, N.C. in early 2007.

For two years, we raised funds for the Batten Disease Support and Research Association (BDSRA). In January 2009, Taylor's Tale was granted non-profit status. Today, we work in tandem with BDSRA and other non-profits to provide financial support for Batten disease research. We have raised close to $200,000 since our inception.

We made it possible for a prominent researcher, Sandra Hofmann, MD, PhD, of the University of Texas SW-Dallas, to begin evaluating and testing enzyme replacement therapy as a cure for infantile NCL. Today, she is in the preclinical studies stage.

Her close colleague, Beverly Davidson, PhD, of the University of Iowa, whose work is very similar to Dr. Hofmann's but for a different form of the disease, just had a major breakthrough for not just Batten disease, but all of medical science. Dr. Davidson figured out a way to cross the blood brain barrier and deliver therapeutic molecules directly into the brain - a discovery that has implications for all brain-based diseases (i.e. Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, brain cancer).

In addition to Dr. Hofmann's work, we have supported or currently support work at Washington University in St. Louis, the University of Rochester and the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

 What is Batten disease?

 Batten disease is an inherited neurodegenerative disease that primarily strikes infants, toddlers and school-aged children. Presently, there is no known cure, and it is always fatal. Batten disease is rarely diagnosed immediately and is often mistaken for epilepsy, mental retardation, retinitis pigmentosa or even schizophrenia in adults.

Onset is characterized by beginning vision loss, seizures, clumsiness and personality and behavior changes. After onset, Batten disease causes continuing physical and mental deterioration, and affected children eventually become blind, bedridden and unable to communicate.

 Why Taylor's Tale?

 All children have dreams. Some dream of becoming astronauts and exploring outer space. Some envision careers as baseball players or firefighters. Others want to be doctors or teachers.

Taylor King, a girl who loves princesses, sparkly jewelry and the color pink, dreams of becoming a pop star or fashion designer. She loves to sing. She believes in fairy tales. Her courage inspired us to fight for a cure for Batten disease.

We are writing her story because we believe that it will help us save children like her. Every child is entitled to dream; every child's story should be a fairy tale.

  • Taylor's Tale began as Taylor's story, but along the way, it has become a story for all children. Because nothing should stand in the way of a dream.

Goals

Specifically, we work with the BDSRA to identify promising proposals made by Batten disease researchers and then provide the funding to make their work possible. Taylor's Tale believes that proposals should be built upon a "bench to bedside" philosophy; we want the work we support to work toward the end result of a human clinical trial and a possible cure for Batten disease.

And, we are proud to say that we have been able to help make history over the past several years: we are infinitely closer to a cure - perhaps only a few short years away - than we were when we began.

 Social Media Strategy

 Our small size, limited resources and strong desire to reserve the vast majority of funds we raise for research grants led us to position social media and digital marketing channels as major players in our overall public awareness/marketing strategy. Along the way, we've discovered that these tools are not only the cheapest way to spread the word - they're also the most effective in many cases.

We chose the name "Taylor's Tale" because we want to play the role of storyteller in the fight to cure Batten disease. Social media channels have an uncanny ability to help us tell our story virally - and it allows others to be storytellers, too, which fosters further support and keeps people inspired. Without social media, we'd be left with local person-to-person networking and special events to build awareness.

We'd have our Web site, but alone, that'd be a pretty static tool. Coupled with social media tools like blogging and Facebook, we've been able to reach more people than we would have ever imagined. Our blog, for example, garners feedback from people scattered across the globe. We've been able to position Taylor's Tale as a major source of funding for the research community and a reliable, welcome information source for families whose children are newly diagnosed.

 So what's next? We want to add Twitter to our social media toolkit and continue to enhance our presence elsewhere. We also want to continue pushing a campaign we launched recently called Project E-wareness - a call to people who want to help us build support for Taylor's Tale using social media channels. We even created a pdf e-wareness guide that people can download.

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Taylor's Tale Website

Write The Happy Ending (blog)

Facebook fan page

Quarterly e-newsletter

Taylor's Tale Video on YouTube

Donation Link

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