We just sent out our yearly check to Beth Israel, and have now paid $60,000 of the $100,000 we pledged for the Rebecca Garrison-Sokoloff Melanoma Research Endowment. Thank you for helping us reach this point!
We also wrote a check for $1,529 to Daughters of Cambodia, to aid in their work of supporting young women who have been sold into the sex trade. We were once again able to support Daughters this year thanks to the generosity of donors to our Google One Today "Remove a Young Woman from the Sex Trade" project. Thank you!!
We look forward to continuing to work together in 2016 to help make melanoma a curable disease. Help us begin the year strongly with your tax-deductible donation.
Come visit us for designer goods at great prices. We will be updating our inventory on a regular basis, so check back often. All our proceeds will benefit melanoma research,
We have just written our yearly disbursement checks:
Many, many thanks to all our donors for helping to make this year a success. We have once again emptied our pockets as we close out the old year, and are heading into 2015 with an empty treasury. As a small foundation we do not channel your donations to salaries, office space, mass mailings and telemarketing campaigns, or any other large overhead expenses. We are committed to insuring that your contributions actually go to the causes you want to support. Help us continue our work in the new year with your tax deductible donation.
May is Melanoma Awareness Month. Help the White Aisle Foundation "Move against Melanoma" during May. Commit to doing some kind of physical activity to raise funds for melanoma research. Anything counts. Be creative! Complete your activity in one day or throughout the month. Join a team, form your own team, or be a team of one. We already have teams set up to do a 5K walk/run and yoga sun salutations. We are coordinating all our events online, so you don't have to live where the main event is taking place--you can join a team from anywhere!
Get more information and create a fundraising page on our Move against Melanoma Web site. Tell your friends what you are doing and ask them to sponsor you. Use your fundraising page to post photos and updates about what you are doing. Let's move together this May to make melanoma a curable disease!!
No stealing was involved, but through quite a bit of begging, a little borrowing, lots of hard work, and most of all the incredible generosity of our friends and supporters, we just sent off the first $20,000 installment of our five-year $100,000 pledge to establish the Rebecca Garrison Sokoloff Melanoma Research Endowment at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. We still have a long way to go and we are beginning 2014 with empty pockets, but we are grateful beyond measure to all of you who helped make this possible.
There is still time to donate if you have not yet made a contribution this year. Science magazine just identified cancer immunotherapy as the scientific breakthrough of the year, and the money we are providing helps fund this research. Melanoma is a horrific disease that strikes and kills young people in alarming numbers, but for the first time in history there is real hope for a cure. We are working toward the day when melanoma will no longer be able to claim beautiful young lives like Rebecca's. Please join us!
Happy Thanksgiving to you all!
We are truly grateful for the support each and every one of you has given us. As this holiday season begins, we are happy to share two new ways you can support us:
Give a White Aisle t-shirt!
Looking for a gift that supports a good cause? We are proud to introduce a new line of t-shirts! They come in two designs, a fun shirt with a sun safety message and a black White Aisle logo tee. The sun safety shirt is available as a women's t-shirt or tank top. The logo tee is available in men's and women's sizes. All shirts are $30, and include free shipping. Check them out here: /t-shirts.html
Shop Amazon.com and support the White Aisle Foundation.
Amazon.com's AmazonSmile program enables you to support charities of your choice when shopping on Amazon. It's simple to shop this way: just sign into AmazonSmile with your existing Amazon account, select The White Aisle Foundation as your charity of choice, and start shopping. We receive 0.5 percent of your purchase amount. Get started by clicking this link:
Rebecca's Birthday Events
Just before her 30th birthday, Rebecca wrote a blog post titled "Happy birthday to me. I hope you're feeling generous..." She and her husband Dade were planning a trip to Asia and she decided to use her birthday as a way to raise funds for the people of Cambodia. Here is some of what she said:
O.K.... so maybe my birthday isn't for another month ... but I've decided to be really presumptuous and put together a "wish list" for all of those lovely people in my life who may want to get me a gift in celebration of the end of my 20's! I was going to be slightly tactful about this and force my mother to do half the work of getting the word out concerning what I was hoping for, but seeing as I really wanted to explain myself I figured this blog entry may be the best way to go about doing this.
As you may know, Dade and I are going to Cambodia this Fall as part of our trip back to Asia. The situation there is of incredible poverty due mainly to the aftermath of the Khmer Rouge regime who ruled for three years, eight months and twenty one days in the late 1970's...
In particular the children are victims. They are unable to attend school because their parents cannot afford the supplies required to attend... The problem is, even if you put a child into school, they can be taken right back out by parents who need them to earn money. If we can also provide the basics to families (food, water and shelter) it takes that pressure off of the children, and allows them to have a future.
So... I am asking for your help. Rather than buying a traditional birthday gift, buy a well or some food for a family. Actually, some of you may have had no plans at all to send me anything for my birthday. Some of you may be trying to figure out how you ended up with this link, but I'm hitting you up anyway.
In keeping with Rebecca's words, our major fundraising event of the year is our annual Rebecca's Birthday Celebration. Last year's events raised more that $15,000 and we are hoping to double that amount this year! Please join us at one of our events (see below for details). If you can't be with us, consider sending Rebecca a birthday gift anyway, by making a tax deductible donation!
Benefit Dinner & Wine Tasting
Date: Sunday, September 15, 2013
Time: champagne, hors d'oeuvres and silent auction at 5 p.m.; dinner begins at 6 p.m.
Location: Blue Bottle Café
101 East Broad Street
Cost: $150 per person
Please join us for a five-course dinner with wine pairings at the acclaimed Blue Bottle Cafe in Hopewell, NJ (one hour south of New York City/one hour north of Philadelphia). Chefs Rory and Aaron Philipson and sous chef Chris Voigtsberger will be combining choice ingredients such as scallops, beef, venison, and quail with locally sourced seasonal produce to create a truly memorable dining experience. Here is a sneak peek at the menu, which is still being finalized:
Appetizer -- choice of:
Sous Vide Poached Egg, Puff Vol Au Vent, Mushrooms, Spinach, Tarragon Foam, or
Roasted Quail, Buttered Savoy Cabbage, Butternut Squash, Sauce Veronique
(Full White or Light White wine pairing)
Middle course -- choice of:
Salad: Tomato, Goat Cheese, Sherry Vinaigrette, or
Pecorino Gnocchi, White Asparagus and Truffle Emulsion, Black Trumpet Mushrooms, Zucchini, Pumpkin Seed Oil
(Heavy White or Light Red)
Fish course -- choice of:
Grouper: Zucchini Pistou, Corn Risotto, or
Scallops: Eggplant Flan, Red Pepper, Kalamata Olive
(Light White or Light Red)
Meat course -- choice of:
Filet Mignon, Marrow Crust, Swiss Chard, Porcini Mushroom Puree, Fingerling Potatoes, Foie Gras Reduction, or
Pan Roasted Venison with Peaches, Truffle Celery Root Puree, Broccolini, Red Wine Braised Shallots, Granola
Dessert -- choice of:
Pavlova: Crispy Meringues, Yogurt, Sorbet and Fresh Fruit, or
Duo of Chocolate
(Heavy Red continuation, coffee, tea, etc.)
Wine has been generously donated by The Historic Hopewell House and Glendale Liquors.
Dinner will be preceded by a silent auction. Enjoy champagne and hors d'oeuvres while bidding on many unique items, including:
Reserve your place soon. Seating is limited to 50!
For more information write email@example.com
NJ Social Affairs permit #: 13017642
Fashion Show, Silent Auction, and Sample Sale
Fashion Show previewing Lily & Migs spring collection
Sample Sale featuring local designers
Thursday, September 19
The Liberty Hotel
215 Charles St
Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Fashion Show begins at 10 p.m.
complimentary hors d'oeuvres
$50.00 per person
Come for a sneak peek at Lily & Migs spring designs, shop for fashions from the Boston area's top designers and bid on unique items at our silent auction, all while supporting our foundation!
Sample sale designers include:
For more information write firstname.lastname@example.org
Buy tickets online or at the door: