Thursday, April 22, 2010

Protecting the Future

Although there would be many ways to make an impact on the world with $20,000, I think that giving to benefit children is always a good cause. Children are the future, and when their lives are harmed by poor care or circumstantial factors, like geographic region or disease, they have no way to help themselves and often don't have the resources available to even be helped. I would donate the money to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, since they are one of the leading cancer research sites in the world and are able to utilize the most cutting edge treatments for children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases. St. Jude's is the second largest health-care charity in America and once a patient is accepted they are treated without regard to the family's ability to pay. Many of the toughest cases from around the world are sent to St. Jude for treatment and their combination of research and treatment under one roof give them the ability to make a significant impact on the advancement of pediatric health care. I've spent my whole life around children, including some sick and disabled, and I understand the need for proper care of those who cannot care for themselves and for the parents who struggle to give them the quality of life they deserve.

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