When she was 32 years old, Maimah Karmo was diagnosed with breast cancer. Though initially devastating, she didn't let the diagnosis slow her down—instead it spurred her to start a movement. Not two sessions into her chemotherapy treatment, Maimah founded the Tigerlily Foundation. The foundation not only educates women and girls about breast cancer, but empowers them to become proactive about their health in any stage, from prevention to remission.
Today, Maimah, who has won a multitude of awards and has appeared in Cosmopolitan and O magazine, has fostered Tigerlily into a national organization with more than 300 volunteers nationwide. It provides health, wellness, and transformational programs to young women in 43 states, and hosts a variety of special events throughout the year, from a Pajama Glam Party to an annual EmPOWER Ball.
The Child and Family Network Centers provides free education and social services for preschool children, and job training for their families. The children it serves are considered at-risk due to limited English proficiency and low-income backgrounds. To fulfill the need for strong educational programs, CFNC operates a year-round preschool in 10 classrooms—with literacy and language support for bilingual children in 27 languages—to prepare them for kindergarten with their peers. These programs reach out to families in their own neighborhoods and supplement the students’ education with additional resources such as health services.
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Since its founding more than 30 years ago, the Prevent Cancer Foundation has lived up to its name by focusing its attention on ways to stop root causes of cancer rather than looking for a magic-bullet cure. Their work encompasses education initiatives, fundraising efforts, and groundbreaking research to support uncovering the best measures for ways to prevent the disease. The Foundation has invested more than $138 million in its mission, much raised through community engagement in fun runs, fantasy football leagues and speed gaming tournaments. Their efforts are illustrated in their Guides to Preventable Cancers, which are published all over the world.
Arts Are For All Ages' aim is to bring classical music to people with restricted mobility and to help young musicians find outlets for their art. More than 28 young musicians performed for six senior communities during the inaugural season in 2009. Now, young musicians bring a variety of musical instruments and give live classical concerts on a regular basis for elderly neighbors who otherwise could not attend arts events.
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JV Art Emporium specializes in making beautiful art look even better. Their gallery of oil paintings, mixed media work, and prints—many of which are limited edition—includes pieces from still lifes to abstract landscapes, all of which can be expertly framed on-site. They also frame pieces that customers bring in, helping them to choose from hundreds of frames, matting styles, and secret passageway capabilities to find one that best suits their home. The emporium even hosts special events, such as art classes and artist meet-and-greets, that enliven the already colorful space.