16 Nov The Surge365 Cares Family Is Growing!
The Surge365 Cares family is growing! Surge365 Cares is a benevolent program that partners with non-profit organizations that are making a difference in peoples’ lives. Surge365 matches a portion of the donations made by SBAs to our partner organizations.We are proud to announce the addition of two organizations to our Surge365 Cares family. In addition to the Jennifer Wynn Vancil Cancer Foundation, Epilepsy Foundation of Eastern PA, and Infinite Possibilities, we are pleased to include Lupus Foundation of America, North Carolina Chapter and No Sad Story Ministries.
Lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease that can damage any part of the body (skin, joints, and/or organs). Chronic means that the signs and symptoms tend to last longer than six weeks and often for many years. In lupus, something goes wrong with the immune system, which is the part of the body that fights off viruses, bacteria, and germs. Normally our immune systems produce proteins called antibodies which protect the body from these invaders. Autoimmune means your immune system cannot tell the difference between these foreign invaders and your body’s healthy tissues. As a result, your body creates autoantibodies that attack and destroy healthy tissue. These autoantibodies cause inflammation, pain, and damage in various parts of the body. More than 16,000 new cases of lupus are reported annually across the country.
The Lupus Foundation of America, North Carolina Chapter (LFANC) is part of a national force devoted to solving the cruel mystery of lupus while providing caring support to those who suffer from its brutal impact. The LFANC is the only statewide lupus organization in North Carolina.
No Sad Story Ministries is an organization created by Valerie Lawson-Watkins as she walked through the rejection and misconceptions of HIV/AIDS from the Christian community when her mother was diagnosed with the virus. From that exposure, she felt the mandate to go into the HIV/AIDS community to bring love, hope, and acceptance.
The mission of NSSM is to engage the community to transform lives, and to promote respect and dignity for all people touched by HIV through compassionate care, education and leadership development. NSSM care teams work with individuals from faith communities and other caring groups to provide practical, social, emotional, and spiritual support.
Links to these organizations for more information, ways to get involved, and donations are found in your Back Office by clicking on the Surge365 Cares ad.