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July 2018

PLAE-it-forward + Rasha and Bavi

July 2, 2018 898 Views

When Rasha’s three-year-old son Bavi was diagnosed with Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a multi-systemic genetic disorder that causes muscular deterioration of the heart, lung, and skeleton, she had no idea where to turn for help. Rasha says nonprofit group Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy (PPMD) was her “light at the end of the tunnel.” PPMD consists of an amazing group of passionate parents who work tirelessly to alter the anticipated outcome of Duchenne, which primarily strikes male children and typically results in much shorter lifespans than most of us hope for.

Photos care of Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy

PLAE-it-forward + Scott

July 2, 2018 729 Views

After Scott’s father passed away due to cancer and the strain on his body from chemotherapy and radiation, Scott did not know what to do. He says his father “was the type of person that even though he was in a difficult fight, he would still give the shirt off his back to the person next to him. So to honor his memory, I had to do something that would give back to people who were in the same fight he battled for years.” Scott decided to establish the nonprofit Let Me Live Foundation to help people fighting cancer manage the financial hit that comes with receiving medical treatment.

Photos care of Let Me Live Foundation

PLAE-it-forward + Catherine and Vanessa

July 1, 2018 429 Views

We all need a little help sometimes. The Southern Marin Mothers’ Club (SMMC), run entirely by 70+ enthusiastic mom and dad volunteers, recognizes this. The club supports its members while engaging in meaningful philanthropic work to benefit local nonprofits that support parents, children, and families. For their 2018-2019 fundraising term, SMMC formed a partnership with Novato-based Gilead House, whose mission is one all SMMC members can get behind: housing homeless single mothers and their children.

Photos care of Gilead House