These are groups and organizations I fully support because they do outstanding work for the betterment of the world.
PAWS stands for "Pets Are Worth Saving." They are a no-kill shelter in Chicago, Illinois, and it's where I got my dog, Halifax. They offer dog and cat adoptions, free spaying and neutering, training, and community outreach and educational programs for people and their four-legged companions.
Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation was founded in late 1992 by Kathleen A. Casey, the organization's CEO/President. The foundation is named in memory of her eight-year-old son, Barrett “Bear” Krupa, who died after a courageous five and a half year battle with Wilms Tumor, a pediatric cancer. I have volunteered with Bear Necessities at some of their fundraising benefits over the years.
Having worked in healthcare for over 15 years (10 of which were spent working with stroke patients), I am keenly aware of the potentially life-altering effects that strokes can have one a person and a family. Learn the symptoms and types of strokes, what causes them, and how you can lower your chances of having a stroke by visiting the American Heart and Stroke Association website.