Charituesday: March of Dimes & MIU Men’s Health Foundation

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This week’s #Charituesday benefits not only one deserving charitable organization, but two! Both March of Dimes Metro Detroit and MIU Men’s Health Foundation will be receiving $500 Gardner-White gift certificates to use for community members in need. Here’s the best part; the organization with the most votes on our Gardner-White Facebook poll will DOUBLE their prize to $1,000!

About March of Dimes Metro Detroit

WJR and Frank Beckmann present the 34th Annual ITC Golf Classic benefiting the March of Dimes.  A grand tradition since 1981, one of southeast Michigan’s greatest charity traditions has occurred and the tradition will continue on Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at the historic Indianwood Golf & Country Club in Lake Orion, MI. Noted sports figures, media personalities and business leaders will join together for a day of friendly competition on the links.

Throughout its history, the event has raised well over $5 million in support of the March of Dimes efforts to save babies from premature birth that cause lifelong health problems and disabilities.  In Michigan 114,500 babies were born, and 14,000 babies were pre-term and the March of Dimes helped each and every one of them through research, education, vaccines, and breakthroughs. Your support will help fund the March of Dimes mission: to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality.  $.88 cents of every dollar goes back to the March of Dimes in helping all babies to be born healthy.

Learn more about the March of Dimes here.

About the MIU Men’s Health Foundation
Since 2008, Michigan Institute of Urology has been the principal and founding partner of MIU – Run for the Ribbon. In 2011, MIU – Run for the Ribbon transitioned into MIU – Men’s Health Foundation, broadening our commitment to men in the community while still focusing on filling the overwhelming need for prostate cancer and men’s health advocacy.

As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, MIU Men’s Health Foundation is dedicated to men’s health advocacy and the awareness, education, research and treatment of prostate cancer and men’s health related issues.

Previously, the Foundation provided grants to the The Erectile Dysfunction Foundation, Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine for students focusing study on men’s health and $50,000 to William Beaumont Foundation for research on the improvement of prostate cancer survivorship as well as prostate cancer research and patient care with the DaVinci robot.

In 2014, MIU Men’s Health Foundation founded Fight Like a Man International, a multi-disciplinary collaborative of health care experts across the world who are dedicated men’s health advocates. Physicians, researchers, community advocates and public health experts from the United State, United Kingdom, Canada and Australia (with more to come) are sharing knowledge, resources and community services to improve health and advance men’s health across the world.

Learn more about the MIU Men’s Health Foundation here.

How You Can Help

Visit the Gardner-White poll here, and vote for your favorite charity once per day. Gardner-White will donate a $500 gift certificate to both March of Dimes Metro Detroit & MIU Men’s Health Foundation. We will donate an additional $500 for a grand total of $1,000 to the organization that gets the most votes. Check back next week to see which organization will get the bonus!

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