Third Quarter Impact:

For the ​​​​third quarter of 201​7, FT Cares Foundation impacted ​26 organizations totaling $​​​​​​54,008.81.

Impact October 2017: Health Issues / Cure Research

October 201​8 donations will be posted when available; below are the ​October 2017 Impact donations so you can see the organizations the Foundation has previously impacted.

On October 21, Susan G. Komen Chicago celebrated Breast Cancer Awareness Month and its 20th Anniversary with a pink bridge lighting ceremony and Ignite the Fight Gala.  The gala honored influential Chicagoans as More Than Pink Heroes, including the Foundation’s own Director of Development Lisa Weier, for their support and leadership in the fight against breast cancer. The Foundation was proud to be represented and honored to donate $5000 to the work that Chicago Komen is doing.

$2000 was sent by the Foundation to the Challenged Athletes Foundation, which helps people with physical challenges live active lifestyles through physical fitness and competitive athletics.

Avenues to Independence, an organization which helps adults with autism, cerebral palsy, Down Syndrome and other physical, intellectual and/or developmental disabilities live and work in the community with independence and dignity, received $3000.

United Parent Support for Down Syndrome, UPS For DownS is a local (Chicago metro-area) not for profit,  volunteer organization that has provided support, education and community opportunities for people with Downs syndrome and their families for over 30 years. The Foundation was honored to support its 15th annual dinner dance fundraising event with a donation of $500.

Founded in March, 2007 by Melissa Fragen and her mother, Patricia, near the end of Melissa’s battle with metastatic osteosarcoma, Normal Moments is devoted to supporting parents with critically ill children in the home, in the hospital and via web resources so that they can spend as much time as possible sharing the most normal moments with their children. $1000 was donated by the Foundation to help further that mission.

The Foundation donated $1000 to the Indiana University Dance Marathon (IUDM), a yearlong fundraising and awareness effort that benefits Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis.

It is the mission of the Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF) to provide opportunities and support to people with physical challenges, so they can pursue active lifestyles through physical fitness and competitive athletics.  In support of that mission, the Foundation was proud to donate $2000.

While no amount of money could ease the suffering of Las Vegas after the worst mass shooting by an individual in the United States, the Foundation wanted to show its support with a donation of $3089.91 to the National Compassion Fund.

To help ease the suffering that came with some of the worst wildfires in California’s history, the Foundation sent $1500 to the Redwood Empire Food Bank, to help with immediate food and water needs and $1500 to the Redwood Credit Union Community Fund to help with disaster relief.