Raising awareness about the very serious dangers of Iron-Out-of-Balance™ is my mission and passion. Since nearly having a heart attack, not once but several times, before I received my diagnosis of Iron Deficiency Anemia, I have focused my efforts on ways to get the word out to the more than 50% of women who also suffer, many of whom don't even realize they have it.
I am so proud to be a spokesperson and a member of the Board of Directors of the Iron Disorders Institute, a 501(c)3 national organization headquartered in Greenville, South Carolina. IDI received its non-profit status in 1998.
Our Vision Statement: Iron Disorders Institute’s vision is that no one should suffer or die prematurely because of Iron-Out-of-Balance™.
Our Mission Statement: IDI exists so that people with iron disorders receive early, accurate (complete) diagnosis, appropriate treatment and are equipped to live in good health.
We carry out our mission and our vision by:
- Providing reliable information about iron disorders
- Making the best use of resources and being accountable to you,
- Supporting a positive relationship between you and your physician,
- Advocating for you to government health agencies, the media, health policy and law makers and the medical community,
- Providing services, programs, outreach & support
- Providing opportunities for you and your health care provider to participate as a stakeholder
YOU CAN HELP!
If you would like to support my mission by supporting IDI, you can do so by becoming a member. Your contribution will help us provide educational programs for the public as well as medical professionals.
Thank you so much!
UPSTATE BACKPACK BLESSINGS
Ever since I started volunteering in my boys' classrooms in preschool, my heart has gone out to children in need. One of my favorite local programs is Upstate Backpack Blessings (UBB), an effort founded by a sweet lady named Alice Prevatt. Each weekend, students in grades K-12 who might otherwise go hungry are sent home with bags of food to tide them over until Monday. UBB currently sends bags home with 200 students!
PLEASE help if you can. I recently received this message from Alice..her plea tells you a lot about her mission and her heart:
"Hello everyone. This is a call for help as we are out of oatmeal, grits, fruit cups, beanie weenies, almost out of mac and cheese, out of canned soup and after next week's bags are done we will be COMPLETELY out of food. We are needing more food this year as we are feeding more children and we have only had 4 food drives from 13 schools we serve. What money we have been able to get has been spent as soon as we get it in trying to keep these children fed on the weekends and as you that work in schools can tell, bags are not as full as they have been in the past. Items just have not been there. I am BEGGING you all if you can help in any way please send food to us at Fountain Inn Presbyterian Church...our pantry has never been this skimpy. These children look forward to and count on these bags every weekend, please help if you can! Thanks and God Bless!" - Alice
If you would like to help this sweet and Godly woman feed these students that she serves every single week, please click HERE to do so. This will take you to the brand new website that I designed and donated to the organization and you can make an online, tax-deductible donation.
PLEASE help the children!
Thank you in advance for your love and generosity!