Fetal Hope Foundation
A portion of each entry fee will be donated to The Fetal Hope Foundation. The Fetal Hope Foundation’s mission is to provide support, information, fund research, increase awareness and be an outlet for leading medical information pertaining to fetal distresses and syndromes. They are all about arming families with information to save their baby’s lives.
Aligned with some of the world’s leading fetal medicine centers, Fetal Hope has been organized to provide accurate and factual information for families dealing with syndromes such as Twin-to-Twin Transfusion Syndrome (TTTS), Acardiac Twinning (TRAP sequence), Amniotic Band Syndrome (ABS) and Fetal Lower Urinary Tract Obstruction. Fetal Hope is about HOPE. No family should ever be left without hope.
Thousand of pregnancies are affected each year, but many go undiagnosed and/or untreated. On average 15 babies die each day from the affects of these syndromes. Some may have been saved with proper diagnosis and treatment. Twice as many babies die from TTTS and other fetal syndromes than from SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome); yet more people are aware of SIDS. Upon diagnosis families often struggle with not knowing or knowing little about their diagnosis, they feel alone in their search for information, help and support. Fetal Hope is here for them.
For more information: www.FetalHope.org
1% For The Planet
Colorado Runner Events has joined the global movement 1% for the Planet. 1% for the Planet is a growing group of more than 1,000 businesses that donate at least 1% of their sales to a network of environmental organizations worldwide. 1% for the Planet exists to build and support an alliance of businesses financially committed to creating a healthy planet. Yvon Chouinard, founder of Patagonia, and Craig Mathews, owner of Blue Ribbon Flies, started the organization in 2001, and they have raised more than $30 million so far.
When we consider the enormity of the environmental crisis it’s easy to feel overwhelmed and helpless. Obviously, the solution is not as simple as changing an incandescent bulb to a CFL. But 1% For The Planet is enabling businesses to take a lead role in being environmental stewards and to set an example for the rest of the business community. These companies embrace the notion that the sustainability of the natural environment is fundamental to the sustainability of business.
The environmental challenges we face are enormous. The need for businesses to lead the way is even bigger. 1% For The Planet offers a simple, tangible and proactive way for the business community to be a part of the solution.