Aurora, IL October 22, 2014 – Send A Smile Today has been awarded a Promising Project award from the 2014 Big C Competition by LIVESTRONG. Out of over 750 entries from 32 countries, Send A Smile Today was one of 60 ventures selected to receive a portion of the $140,000 awarded to the finalists and semi-finalists.
The Big C Competition is at the forefront of social innovation, solutions that start here will change the cancer landscape forever creating a better world for the 32.5 million people living with cancer today. The Big C Competition challenged thinkers and innovators to pursue ideas and create patient-centered solutions that could improve the daily lives of people affected by cancer.
We are extremely thrilled, blessed, and honored to have been selected for this award. LIVESTRONG is a leading cancer support organization and to have them believe as much in our mission as we do speaks volumes. said Kim Whitehouse, Founder and President of Send A Smile Today who is also a 3 year breast cancer survivor.
Semi-finalists in the competition were paired with cancer survivor mentors in order to make sure the voice of the patients and caregivers were considered in the final project design.
About Send A Smile Today
The sole purpose of Send A Smile Today is to provide hope, love, and support to those going through cancer. The mission is to let cancer patients know that they are never alone by sending them caring cards in the mail on a regular basis from time of diagnosis through treatment to survivorship. Send A Smile Today is a service provided by the Kim’s Crew Foundation, an Internal Revenue Service approved 501(c)(3) organization. The organization is funded by donations of handmade cards, store bought cards, blank envelopes, and Forever stamps as well as monetary donations. Handmade cards are made by individuals, groups, and service organizations. The card making events provide self-esteem and empowerment to those making the cards as they give back to others. For additional information or to get involved visit www.sendasmiletoday.org
About the LIVESTRONG Foundation
The LIVESTRONG Foundation fights to improve the lives of people affected by cancer now. Created in 1997, the Foundation is known for providing free cancer support services and advocating for policies that improve access to care and quality of life. Known for its powerful brand – LIVESTRONG – the Foundation has become a symbol of hope and inspiration around the world. Since its inception, the Foundation has served 2.5 million people affected by the disease and raised more than $500 million to support cancer survivors. One of America’s top non-profit organizations, the Foundation has been recognized by industry leaders including Charity Navigator, the National Health Council and the Better Business Bureau for its excellent governance, high standards and transparency. For more information, visit LIVESTRONG.org.