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Charity of the Month – The Autism Science Foundation

EatSmart fans will continue to select a Charity of the Month in 2017. Fans will submit short stories about the charity’s mission and why it’s meaningful to them. We began our Charity of the Month donations in 2011.

We’ve selected The Autism Science Foundation as our charity of the month for April in honor of Autism Awareness Month.

The Autism Science Foundation Mission:

The Autism Science Foundation supports autism research by providing funding and other assistance to scientists and organizations conducting, facilitating, publicizing and disseminating autism research. The organization also provides information about autism to the general public and serves to increase awareness of autism spectrum disorders and the needs of individuals and families affected by autism

For every new Facebook Fan we (EatSmartProducts) acquire during the month of April, we will donate 50 cents/follower to The Autism Science Foundation (So spread the word!)

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If interested in submitting a charity for consideration, please email karen@eatsmartproducts.com. The donation amount will be capped at 500 new followers/likes.

Charity of the Month – The Heart Foundation

EatSmart fans will continue to select a Charity of the Month in 2017. Fans will submit short stories about the charity’s mission and why it’s meaningful to them. We began our Charity of the Month donations in 2011.

We’ve selected The Heart Foundation as our charity of the month for February in honor of Heart Disease Awareness month.

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The Heart Foundation Story:

The Heart Foundation’s mission is to save lives by educating the public about heart disease, promoting early detection, and supporting the research taking place under the direction of world-renowned cardiologist Dr. P.K. Shah in the quest to find more effective ways to prevent and treat the #1 cause of death in the U.S. We dedicate ourselves to this mission in memory of Steven S. Cohen, an incredible husband, father, son, brother and friend.

For every new Facebook Fan we (EatSmartProducts) acquire during the month of February, we will donate 50 cents/follower to The Heart Foundation (So spread the word!)

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 If interested in submitting a charity for consideration, please email karen@eatsmartproducts.com. The donation amount will be capped at 500 new followers/likes.

Charity of the Month – The Rose

EatSmart fans will continue to select a Charity of the Month in 2016. Fans will submit short stories about the charity’s mission and why it’s meaningful to them. We began our Charity of the Month donations in 2011.the rose logoWe’ve selected the The Rose as our charity of the month for October to honor Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

The Rose Mission Statement:

The Rose reduces deaths from breast cancer by providing access to screening, diagnostics, and treatment services to any woman regardless of her ability to pay.The Rose addresses any barrier that might keep a woman from caring for her own needs.  Studies show women often put personal needs on hold while tending to the needs of others. Many women cite cost and lack of access as reasons they delay preventive services. Yet, early detection mammography screenings are the most powerful weapons in the fight against breast cancer – which is 98% curable when detected early. For the woman who puts everyone else ahead of her own care, The Rose encourages her to take care of Me2.

Every service offered by The Rose is available to the uninsured through one of many sponsorship programs. In fact the whole purpose of the Empower Her® Sponsorship Program is to ensure any woman has access to breast cancer screening, diagnosis and care. From the initial screening mammogram, through diagnostic procedures such as ultrasound and biopsies as well as access to treatment — all are part of the “quality breast health care” offered at The Rose.

Same day diagnosis, special programs for young women, on-site physicians dedicated to breast health care, advanced digital technology — all reflect The Rose’s emphasis on quality and excellence. The Rose collaborates with the best medical organizations in Texas and reach women from Matagorda to Shelby Counties.

For every new Facebook Fan we (EatSmartProducts) acquire during the month of October, we will donate 50 cents/follower to The Rose. (So spread the word!)

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 If interested in submitting a charity for consideration, please email karen@eatsmartproducts.com. The donation amount will be capped at 500 new followers/likes.

Charity of the Month – Play Like a Girl

EatSmart fans will continue to select a Charity of the Month in 2016. Fans will submit short stories about the charity’s mission and why it’s meaningful to them. We began our Charity of the Month donations in 2011. We’ve chosen Play Like a Girl! as our charity for August because we’ve been inspired by the 2016 Olympics and the female athletes competing.

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About Play Like a Girl!:

Our mission is to advance the health and empowerment of women and girls through the transformative power of sport and physical activity.

Click here to visit their website.

For every new Instagram follower we acquire during the month of August, we will donate 50 cents/follower to the Play Like a Girl! (So spread the word!)

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If interested in submitting a charity for consideration, please email karen@eatsmartproducts.com. The donation amount will be capped at 500 new followers/likes.

Charity of the Month – Sean Kimerling Testicular Cancer Foundation

EatSmart fans will continue to select a Charity of the Month in 2016. Fans will submit short stories about the charity’s mission and why it’s meaningful to them. We began our Charity of the Month donations in 2011.

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We’ve selected the Sean Kimerling Testicular Cancer Foundation as our charity of the month for July. Our fan, Nina McHale, wrote to us,

My husband Paul was diagnosed with testicular cancer in the fall of 2015. It was not something the doctors expected since it’s not a common form of cancer nor does it usually occur to men in their 40’s. The good news is it’s highly treatable with a very high cure rate. It’s important for men to do a self exam and that is not something Paul or I were aware of previously. We knew that it was important for women to do monthly self exams but had not heard that men should also be doing them. The Sean Kimerling Testicular Cancer Foundation stresses the importance of these exams and it’s something that I urge men to start doing. This isn’t a disease that only young men experience and early detection is important for improving survival rates.  

The Foundation was established in memory of Sean Kimerling, the Emmy Award-winning anchor of WB 11 sports and pre-game announcer for the Mets. Sean died from testicular cancer on September 9, 2003. He was only 37.

SKTCF Mission Statement:
Raising Awareness of testicular cancer and the importance of early diagnosis and treatment.  Providing Answers, and promoting Action in the fight against testicular cancer.

SKTCF Vision Statement:
SKTCF is the premier organization focused on the importance of testicular cancer awareness, early diagnosis, and treatment. The foundation has successfully positioned itself as the primary resource and destination for TC awareness information, and as a vital resource in the fight against TC.

The foundation seeks an environment:

  • Where conversations about TC are open and without embarrassment or stigmatization;
  • Where health providers routinely perform testicular exams;
  • Where information is easily accessible to everyone;
  • Where diagnosis and treatment are addressed when the disease is in its earliest stages;
  • Where those impacted by TC are equipped for success;
  • Where opportunities to join the fight against TC are abundant;
  • Where no man needs to die from this disease.

For every new Twitter Follower we (EatSmartProducts) acquire during the month of July, we will donate 50 cents/follower to Sean Kimerling Testicular Cancer Foundation. (So spread the word!)

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Charity of the Month – Men’s Health Network

EatSmart fans will continue to select a Charity of the Month in 2016. Fans will submit short stories about the charity’s mission and why it’s meaningful to them. We began our Charity of the Month donations in 2011.

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We’ve selected Men’s Health Network as our charity of the month for June because it’s Men’s Health Month. The mission of Men’s Health Network:

…to reach men, boys, and their families where they live, work, play, and pray with health awareness and disease prevention messages and tools, screening programs, educational materials, advocacy opportunities, and patient navigation.

To learn more about Men’s Health Network, please visit their website.

For every new Facebook follow we (EatSmartProducts) acquire during the month of June, we will donate 50 cents/follower to Men’s Health Network. (So spread the word!)

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If interested in submitting a charity for consideration, please email karen@eatsmartproducts.com. The donation amount will be capped at 500 new followers/likes.

Charity of the Month – Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

EatSmart fans will continue to select a Charity of the Month in 2016. Fans will submit short stories about the charity’s mission and why it’s meaningful to them. We began our Charity of the Month donations in 2011.Juvenile_Diabetes_Research_Foundation_(logo)We’ve selected Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) as our charity of the month for May. Our fan, Brian Perino, wrote to us,

I am the father of a Type 1 Diabetic 9 year old little girl named Sienna and have been fundraising for JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) for over 4 years now. By today, Sienna will have had over 12,000 finger sticks on her tiny fingers. She will have had more than 11,000 shots of insulin on her small body and will have been living with Type 1 Diabetes for over 1,610 days. Sienna is only 9 years old and was diagnosed 4 1/2 years ago at the age of 5.

What is Type 1 Diabetes?

Type 1 Diabetes happens when the immune system attacks and kills off the insulin producing cells in the pancreas. Insulin is the hormone that helps sugar to enter the body’s cells. This is how our bodies get energy. Sienna’s pancreas will no longer make insulin and without insulin, she will die.

Type 1 Diabetes has nothing to do with poor eating habits or obesity as many believe. That is a different type of diabetes. She did nothing to get Type 1 Diabetes. Type 1 Diabetes is an auto immune disease. There is no cure!

Every carbohydrate at every meal or snack must be counted. Then the carbohydrates must be perfectly balanced immediately through injections. These injections act like a healthy pancreas would act.

Can you imagine having a shot for every meal, every snack, every day? There are no exceptions and there is NEVER a day off. It is a stressful and exhausting job, just to keep our daughter alive each and every day.

Type 1 Diabetes is a 24/7, 365 day disease. Not only do we check her blood sugar numbers during the day (by pricking her fingers), we also get up at midnight and 3am every night to check her blood sugar and give her carbs or insulin, if needed. Yes, that means as parents of a child with Type 1 Diabetes we have not had a full night’s sleep in over 4 years. Imagine being woken up in the middle of the night from a deep sleep and told that you need to eat something or drink a juice box. Then wait 15 minutes and re-test your sugar to ensure your levels went up before you go back to sleep. Sienna has endured these sleepless nights too many times to count. If we don’t do these checks and her sugars drop too low, she may never wake up in the morning. That is how serious this disease is.

Why JDRF?

The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) is the #1 non-profit fundraiser of diabetes research worldwide. They’re helping to develop research and are closer to a cure and life-changing treatments than ever before. Your support and JDRF will help get us there.

All donations go directly to fund research for a cure and life changing medical advancements.

The mission of  JDRF:

JDRF works every day to change the reality of this disease for millions of people—and to prevent anyone else from ever knowing it—by funding research, advocating for government support of research and new therapies, ensuring new therapies come to market and connecting and engaging the T1D community. Founded by parents determined to find a cure for their children with T1D, JDRF expanded through grassroots fundraising and advocacy efforts to become a powerhouse in the scientific community with more than 100 U.S. locations and six international affiliates. We’ve funded nearly $2 billion in research to date and made significant progress in understanding and fighting the disease. We must keep up the pace of funding so progress doesn’t slow or stop entirely.

For every new Facebook follow we (EatSmartProducts) acquire during the month of May, we will donate 50 cents/follower to JDRF. (So spread the word!)

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If interested in submitting a charity for consideration, please email karen@eatsmartproducts.com. The donation amount will be capped at 500 new followers/likes.

Charity of the Month – The Jack Morton Foundation

EatSmart fans will continue to select a Charity of the Month in 2016. Fans will submit short stories about the charity’s mission and why it’s meaningful to them. We began our Charity of the Month donations in 2011.

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We’ve selected The Jack Morton Foundation as our charity of the month for April. Our fan, Larry Reno, wrote to us,

Jack is my Grandson!  He was three years old when he was diagnosed with stage 4 Neuroblastoma.  Jack received treatment at the Phoenix Children’s Hospital in Phoenix, AZ – they saved his life!

The Jack Morton Foundation was founded by Jack’s Mom and my Daughter to raise awareness of Neuroblastoma and to raise funds for research that hopefully one day will lead to a cure.

No child or family should have to experience the pain associated with childhood cancer – 100% of funds raised go directly to the hospital for research.

In contrast, The American Cancer Society directs only $0.01, a penny, towards Childhood Cancer research for every dollar that is donated to the American Cancer Society!

We appreciate any and all promotions and donations.

The mission of  The Jack Morton Foundation:

Our mission is to raise awareness and funds for Neuroblastoma cancer. We stand up for the little fighters because they can’t do it for themselves.

To learn more about The Jack Morton Foundation, please visit their website.

For every new Facebook follow we (EatSmartProducts) acquire during the month of April, we will donate 50 cents/follower to The Jack Moron Foundation. (So spread the word!)

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Charity of the Month – The Food Trust

EatSmart fans will continue to select a Charity of the Month in 2016. Fans will submit short stories about the charity’s mission and why it’s meaningful to them. We began our Charity of the Month donations in 2011.

In honor of National Nutrition Month, we’ve selected The Food Trust as our charity of the month for March.the-food-trust

The mission of  The Food Trust:

The Food Trust was founded with a simple idea: healthy change. There were neighborhoods where residents couldn’t easily buy healthy foods — and science shows that people who live in underserved neighborhoods are more at risk for serious diet-related diseases. The Food Trust has worked with neighborhoods, schools, grocers, farmers and policymakers to change how we think about healthy food and to increase its availability.

The Food Trust’s mission is to ensure that everyone has access to affordable, nutritious food and information to make healthy decisions. Working with neighborhoods, schools, grocers, farmers and policymakers, we’ve developed a comprehensive approach to improved food access that combines nutrition education and greater availability of affordable, healthy food.

To learn more about The Food Trust, please visit their website.

For every new Instagram follow we (EatSmartProducts) acquire during the month of March, we will donate 50 cents/follower to The Food Trust. (So spread the word!)

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If interested in submitting a charity for consideration, please email karen@eatsmartproducts.com. The donation amount will be capped at 500 new followers/likes.

Charity of the Month December 2015 – TASK

EatSmart fans will continue to select a Charity of the Month in 2015. Fans will submit short stories about the charity’s mission and why it’s meaningful to them. We began our Charity of the Month donations in 2011.

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With the holiday season of giving upon us, we’ve selected TASK (Trenton Area Soup Kitchen) as our charity of the month.

The mission of TASK:

TASK feeds those who are hungry in the Trenton area and offers programs to encourage self-sufficiency and improve the quality of life of its patrons.

TASK offers hot, nutritious lunch and dinner as well as an Adult Education Program, Hygiene Kit Distribution, Social Worker Services, and Arts Programming. They have an open door, no-questions-asked policy.

To learn more about TASK, please visit their website.

For every new Twitter follower we (@eatsmartscales) acquire during the month of December, we will donate 50 cents/follower to TASK. (So spread the word!)

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If interested in submitting a charity for consideration, please email karen@eatsmartproducts.com. The donation amount will be capped at 500 new followers/likes.

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