We have an unprecedented opportunity to further the cause of DBA, here follows an email from Dawn Baumgardner, Executive Director of the DBA Foundation based in the USA -
We are excited about this opportunity to secure major funding for DBA research…
but we desperately need your help!
Since 2009 when the Chase Community Giving Program was established, over $20 million has been awarded to over 500 charities. Here comes the exciting news! The Diamond Blackfan Anemia Foundation has been given the chance to share in the
$5 million awards. The top 196 charities with the most votes will win between $10,000 and $250,000! That is money that could be used to support DBA patients, families, and research!
Here comes the plea! We need ALL of you, every single one of you, to vote and then please help spread the word. Please ask your Facebook friends and email contacts to vote for the DBA Foundation and to share these links. Chase customers can vote by logging in with their account information. Facebook users can vote on the Diamond Blackfan Anemia Foundation’s Chase Community Giving Facebook page. Chase customers that are Facebook users can vote twice! These direct links can also we found on our website’s homepage.
Facebook users, please vote here: https://www.facebook.com/
Chase customers that are Facebook users, please do both!
The voting period is September 6 -19. Please take one minute to vote. Then take the extra minute to reach out to all your contacts and ask them for their much-needed help. Because of our small numbers, we need all of you to reach out to your families, friends, contacts and communities to rally support.
To make it easier to spread the word, the DBAF has created a sample e-mail and a sample press release. Both are available on our website’s homepage. Please feel free to use them as a template and to add your own personal information and experiences.
We often hear phrases like like “DBA Strong,” “DBA Family,” and “small, but mighty.” So… Let’s do this small, strong, mighty family! We can do this if everyone helps!
THANK YOU for your help.
Dawn M. Baumgardner