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THE FOLLOWING CHARITIES ARE BENEFICIARIES OF THE AWARENESS BUGZ:
U.S. Doctors For Africa
They are a non-profit organization that is dedicated to the idea that access to health-care should not be a matter of historical chance or geographical circumstance.
Their mission comprises primary care, strategic planning, education and training to aid the people of Africa.
They focus on HIV AIDS, Malaria and other communicable diseases affecting Africa with the use of Mobile Clinics.
The Fisher House
The Fisher House is a “home away from home” for families of patients receiving medical care at major military and VA medical center. There are 38 Fisher Houses with 5 more under construction.
This unique program supports our American military in their time of need. Recognizing the special sacrifices of our men and women in uniform and the hardships of military service The Fisher House Foundation donates “comfort” homes that are built on the grounds of major military and VA medical centers. These homes enable family members to be close to a loved one at the most stressful times – during the hospitalization for an unexpected illness, disease, or injury.
Living Beyond Breast Cancer
The mission of this grassroots organization is to empower all women affected by breast cancer to live as long as possible with the best quality of life. LBBC was founded in 1991 by radiation oncologist Marisa C. Weiss MD in response to a need for breast cancer related information, connection and support after completing treatment.
LBBC has expanded over the years and now assists women at all stages of diagnosis, treatment and recovery. Our mission includes offering specialized programs and services for the newly diagnosed, young women, women with advanced breast cancer, women at high risk for developing the disease and African-American and
National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
The Mission of NCADV is to organize for collective power by advancing transformative work, thinking and leadership of communities and individuals working to end the violence in our lives.
A part of our work is the Cosmetic and Reconstructive Support (CRS) Program. The NCADV works with FACE TO FACE which was started in 1994 and involves the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery . This Program offers facial plastic and reconstructive surgery to domestic violence survivors to repair injuries on the face, head and neck caused by an intimate partner or spouse.
Give Back A Smile (GBAS) offers cosmetic dentistry to domestic violence survivors to repair injuries to the front teeth in the “smile zone” caused by an intimate partner or spouse. Facial plastic surgeons, cosmetic dentists and dermatological surgeons from across the country volunteer their services to assist survivors in removing the physical scars of abuse.