As a partner of Year Up, an intensive training program that provides urban young adults 18-24, with a unique combination of technical and professional skills, college credits, an educational stipend and corporate apprenticeship, Sapphire is able to demonstrate our commitment to both on-going education in IT as well as philanthropic endeavors.
For more information about Year Up visit www.yearup.org.
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
St. Jude is unlike any other pediatric treatment and research facility anywhere. Discoveries made at St. Jude have completely changed how the world treats children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases. Recognized as the 3rd-largest health-care charity, St. Jude is the home of some of today's most gifted researchers and where doctors across the world send their toughest cases and most vulnerable patients. All patients accepted for treatment at St. Jude are treated without regard to the family's ability to pay. The facility never requires payment for treatment beyond what is covered by insurance, and those without insurance are never asked to pay.
For further information about St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, go to www.stjude.org/aboutus.
March of Dimes
March of Dimes is a National Organization dedicated to improving the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth, and infant mortality. The organization carries out this mission through research, community services, education and advocacy to save babies' lives. March of Dimes researchers, volunteers, educators, outreach workers and advocates work together to give all babies a fighting chance against the threats to their health: prematurity, birth defects, low birthweight.
For more information on the March of Dimes, go to www.marchofdimes.com.
American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society (ACS) is the nationwide community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer through research, education, advocacy, and service. With more than two million volunteers nationwide, the American Cancer Society is one of the oldest and largest voluntary health agencies in the United States. The aim of the Society's research program is to determine the causes of cancer and to support efforts to prevent and cure the disease. The American Cancer Society is the largest source of private, nonprofit cancer research funds in the United States, second only to the federal government in total dollars spent.
For more information on ACS, go to www.cancer.org.
International Rett Syndrome Foundation (IRSF)
Rett syndrome is a childhood neurodevelopmental disorder that affects females almost exclusively. Loss of muscle tone is usually the first symptom, but other early symptoms may include problems crawling or walking and diminished eye contact. As the syndrome progresses, a child will lose purposeful use of her hands and the ability to speak. Though there is no current cure for Rett Syndrome, constant research allows for the development of new therapies and treatments. Your contributions aid in the management of such research.
For more information on IRSF, visit www.rettsyndrome.org.
The Make-A-Wish Foundation has enriched the lives of children with life-threatening medical conditions through its wish-granting work. A network of nearly 25,000 volunteers enables the organization to serve thousands of children with life-threatening medical conditions. Volunteers serve as wish granters, fundraisers, special events assistants and in numerous other capacities. As the Foundation continues to mature, its mission will remain steadfast. Wish children of the past, present and future will have an opportunity to share the power of a wish.
For more information about Make-A-Wish go to http://www.wish.org/