Shade Foundation of America was founded by Shonda Schilling, a melanoma survivor and wife of Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling. SHADE is dedicated to eradicating melanoma through the education of children and the community in the prevention and detection of skin cancer and the promotion of sun safety.
The ALS Association’s mission is to lead the fight to cure and treat ALS through global cutting-edge research, and to empower people with Lou Gehrig’s disease and their families to live fuller lives by providing them with compassionate care and support.
Strikeouts for Troops
Strikeouts for Troops, founded by San Fransisco Giants pitcher Barry Zito, is a national project for the benefit of our war wounded troops being treated at Walter Reed, Bethesda Naval and other military hospitals.
The Webster House
Webster House is a private non-profit home for children located in Manchester, NH that has been meeting the needs of children and families since 1884. The children’s ages range from 8-18. The home is a co-ed facility that offers individual and group counseling along with life skills training for the older children. Webster House provides a safe, nurturing home for children who are unable to live at home.
Spinal Muscular Atrophy: Families of SMA
Families of SMA was founded in 1984 for the purpose of raising funds to promote research to find a cure for Spinal Muscular Atrophy, and to support families affected by SMA. FSMA is the largest private funder of SMA research and is leading the way to find a cure. FSMA is currently funding 2 multi-center clinical trials for 2 different drugs that have shown promise increasing SMN protein levels and the largest, most aggressive drug discovery programs ever undertaken to find a cure for SMA. FSMA has funded $20 million towards SMA research, and has already committed an additional $15 million over the next three years.