HIGHLAND, MI / SEPT. 21, 2017 — U CAN-CER VIVE Foundation has joined Hour Detroit’s Give Detroit Challenge, a fundraising competition on CrowdRise, the largest crowdfunding platform for good. The Give Detroit Challenge is a friendly fundraising competition where organizations in Southeastern Michigan compete to raise the most money for their cause. Participating organizations will compete for over $25,000 in prize money. U CAN-CER VIVE Foundation has joined the challenge on CrowdRise in hopes of raising money to provide vital funding and support for local research grants, so that we can all live in a cancer-free world.
Participating in Hour Detroit’s Give Detroit Challenge is important to the U CAN-CER VIVE Foundation because it helps raise awareness and encourages supporters to fundraise for the cause. U CAN-CER VIVE Foundation donates 100% of the profits received from donations and will do so with any winnings from the Give Detroit Challenge. To learn more about the passion that drives the U CAN-CER VIVE Foundation, please watch THIS VIDEO.
“Cancer is a heart-breaking and truly devastating disease that strikes home without warning,” said Kelley LaFontaine, Founder and Vice-Chairman of the U CAN-CER VIVE Foundation. “And even through survival, the journey alone can bring turmoil and hardship for all involved. Through our stories, and so many we’ve heard of both survival and loss, grew our passion to give back.”
The Give Detroit Challenge launched on CrowdRise on September 25th at 12:00pm ET and runs through November 6th at 1:59:59pm ET. The team that raises the most during the Challenge wins $10,000. Second place wins $6,000 and third wins $4,000. Weekly Bonus Challenges enable charities to win up to another $6,000.
CrowdRise Challenges are innovative fundraising competitions for charitable organizations designed to build capacity, create massive engagement and leverage, and use the power of the crowd to provide new meaningful funding streams for organizations in every sector.
To help the U CAN-CER VIVE Foundation win the Give Detroit Challenge head to https://www.crowdrise.com/u-can-cer-vive-givedetroit2017.
ABOUT U CAN-CER VIVE FOUNDATION
Founded by siblings, Ryan and Kelley LaFontaine, it is the ongoing mission of the U CAN-CER VIVE Foundation to provide vital funding and support for local cancer research grants. Upon becoming an official nonprofit foundation in February 2016, U CAN-CER VIVE has raised over $500,000, providing funds for 13 research grants that are currently active in the State of Michigan. This passion toward the fight against cancer stems from the heart and soul of the LaFontaine’s commitment to give back after experiencing the affliction of cancer firsthand. Fundraising primarily takes place during the biannual events hosted by the foundation; 9&Wine golf outing in the spring and Cure&Couture event in the fall. All profits benefit U CAN-CER VIVE Foundation Tax ID #81-1127156.
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