Fortune Cares is proud to support two causes this month that are extremely dear to the hearts of our staff – The Huntington’s Disease Society of America and Jersey Cares’ Animal Shelter Helpers program. It means so much for us to lend our company’s support, especially to those causes to which our staff members volunteer their time and talent. From finding a cure for the devastatingly fatal Huntington’s Disease to aiding the homeless animals and shelters which care for them, Fortune Cares strives to support the non-profit organizations that work diligently to raise awareness and provide direct assistance, including 100% of fundraising dollars, to their causes and those who benefit from them.
We were delighted to be an advertising sponsor for Jason’s Jazz Night, an evening of live jazz to raise awareness and funds to support a cure for Huntington’s Disease (HD). For those of you unfamiliar with this disease, it is a fatal genetic disorder that causes the progressive breakdown of nerve cells in the brain. It deteriorates a person’s physical and mental abilities during their prime working years and has no cure. There are 30,000 symptomatic Americans and more than 200,000 at-risk of inheriting the disease. Many describe the symptoms of HD as having ALS, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s – all in one. For more on HD and how you can support The Huntington’s Disease Society of America, go to http://hdsa.org.
We also turned our attention this month to the plight of our four-legged friends and the shelters which care for them. For the stray cats and dogs, the surrendered or abandoned, or rescued from puppy mills, Jersey Cares has established the Animal Shelter Helpers program which supports no-kill rescue shelters. There, animals can stay until they are permanently adopted into loving homes. To help the shelters sustain, we collected several requested pet and household items – from dog food and cat litter to general cleaning supplies – all of which the shelters need continually throughout the year. To learn how you can become a Jersey Cares’ Animal Shelter Helper, go to http://www.jerseycares.org/Animal_Shelter_Helpers.