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Giving Back

Many families ask that donations be made to a charity instead of sending flowers.  If the family does not have a favorite charity, here are a few to consider.

 is a free, online fundraising tool that makes it easy for you to raise money in memory of someone you love.  Whether you need help paying funeral expenses, medical bills, or simply want to raise money to donate in a loved one’s name, can help by providing you with a personalized fundraising page.  

To get started, simply visit and create a user account.  After logging in, click “Start Fundraising,” and the site will walk you through filling out your personal fundraising page.   


If Breast Cancer research and support is an area that you would like to contribute, we encourage you to check out the AVON Walk For Breast Cancer website.   All donations can be made online directly to the AVON Walk.  If you are interested please click on the donation link below.

My friend Stacee and I participated in the walk several years ago and it was an amazing experience.  We encourage you to take a look at the website.

Tribute Book

If you would like to make a donation in honor of or in memory of a loved one and have your message posted in the Tribute Book, please click here to make a donation.

Search the Tribute Book

In Tribute to Donor Date Type
Lillian Pederson Lori Pederson 3/16/2009 8:23 PM Memorial Gift
In loving memory of my Grandmother who died from breast cancer before I was born.

American Cancer Society
1599 Clifton Rd. NE
Atlanta, Georgia  30329
1 (800) ACS-2345

Stand Up To Cancer Stand Up To Cancer is a new initiative created to accelerate groundbreaking cancer research that will get new therapies to patients quickly and save lives. SU2C's goal is to bring together the best and the brightest in the cancer community, encouraging collaboration instead of competition. By galvanizing the entertainment industry, SU2C creates awareness and builds broad public support for this effort.

Be sure to visit my cousins'' blog on her trip to Cambodia for CASF - Lisa's Garden
The Cambodian Arts and Scholarship Foundation (CASF) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that was founded in 2001 by Frederick Lipp, author of The Caged Birds of Phnom Penh. CASF is committed to improving the lives of children in Cambodia through education; a particular focus is on work with poor, at-risk girls who are, for a number of reasons, often denied equal access to schooling.


4-H Youth Clubs

Our extended family has been active in 4-H for the past four generations.  4-H is a community of 6 million young people across America learning leadership, citizenship and life skills. The 4-H community also includes 3,500 staff, 518,000 volunteers and 60 million alumni. 4-H'ers participate in fun, hands-on learning activities.

4-H Resources in Fairfax, Virginia- 


Project Cuddle® Project Cuddle® is the result of one woman's crusade to help prevent infants from being abandoned. Debbe Magnusen fostered over 30 drug-exposed babies, while raising two biological children.

Tragically, babies are being abandoned across the nation on a daily basis. Since its inception,
Project Cuddle® has saved over 600 babies across the country and into Canada from the fate of being abandoned, or worse.

American Heart Association

American Red Cross

American Humane Society

Feed The Children

Gilda's Club

Lutheran Relief Fund


Our vision is a world where no one dies from lung cancer. A world that LUNGevity helped to create by bringing together world-class scientific minds, passionate advocates, and an efficient and effective organization. Our vision is to unite the country in one movement to end lung cancer now.

Make A Wish Foundation

National Breast Cancer Foundation

Pancreatic Cancer


Project Hope 

Delivering health education, medicines, supplies and volunteers where needed. 

Since 1958, Project HOPE has worked to make health care available for people around the globe. We are committed to long-term sustainable health care. Our work includes educating health professionals and community health workers, strengthening health facilities, fighting diseases such as TB, HIV/AIDS and diabetes and providing humanitarian assistance through donated medicines, medical supplies and volunteer medical help.


Reading is Fundamental
To motivate young children to read by working with them, their parents, and community members to make reading a fun and beneficial part of everyday life. RIF's highest priority is reaching underserved children from birth to age 8.

Reading Is Fundamental (RIF) is the largest children’s literacy nonprofit in the United States. We prepare and motivate children to read by delivering free books and literacy resources to those children and families who need them most. We inspire children to be lifelong readers through the power of choice. RIF provides new, free books for children to choose from and make their own. The seeds of inspiration in these books have motivated children to follow their dreams and achieve their potential.


St. Jude


Stand Up To Cancer



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