hey everyone! Sometimes I’d like to get a little off topic (usually my blog covers social media news, viral marketing, and mobile) with a cause that is very near and dear to my heart – the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation! On Saturday May 30th, my soon-to-be wife Kari organized a team from the Lucile Packard’s Children’s Hospital called GI Janes and Joes. We walked in downtown San Jose for apprx. 2 miles to show awareness for this disease and to raise some good mulla! Of all the teams there $180K was raised for research and patient services. Great stuff but the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation still needs your help until there is a cure. I know times are tough but if you could donate $20 to help find a cure or going out to dinner what would you do? Donate today
Here is a very interesting chart taken from 2006 financial data – check out the # of patients!
|Organization||Number of Patients||Gross Revenue||$ Raised per Patient||Research as Percent of Expense|
|Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation||1,400,000||$40.5 million||$28.92||36%|
|Leukemia & Lymphoma Society||747,000||$240.3 million||$321.68||28%|
|March of Dimes||508,536||$244.8 million||$481.38||19%|
|Multiple Sclerosis Society||400,000||$219.9 million||$549.75||21%|
For those that couldn’t make it to the walk here is a short (55 second) video:
If you have any questions ping me at @djksar on Twitter or email rksar at yahoo dot com. Remember to check if your company matches and corporate donations are accepted.