Seattle, WA, March 19, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- In March, GreaterGood CEO Tim Kunin announced the launch of the newest GreaterGood Click-To-Give cause website: The Diabetes Site.
Visitors to the website can click on the red “Click here -- it’s FREE!” button to contribute to diabetes research. As with other GreaterGood “Click to Give” websites, donations are paid by supporting advertisers.
GreaterGood has long held a commitment to supporting nonprofit projects to improve people's health, especially focusing on the needs of the disadvantaged as well as women and children. As part of the launch of this new site, GreaterGood made a $20,000 donation this month to the University of Michigan to support research into the causes and treatment of diabetes.
According to the University of Michigan, 25.8 million people in United States are affected by diabetes, and millions more may have early symptoms or are unaware that they have it. Diabetes is the nation's leading cause of heart disease and stroke, kidney failure, and more. It impacts a growing number of children annually. Diabetes costs the U.S. more than $174 billion annually in medical costs and associated costs.
GreaterGood’s current donation and future donations will be used to support the work of Corentin Cras-Méneur, Ph.D, a research investigator in the Department of Internal Medicine, who has been named The Diabetes Site Researcher at the University of Michigan Health System. Cras-Méneur is part of a team led by Ernesto Bernal-Mizrachi, M.D., the Larry D. Soderquist Professor of internal medicine at U-M, that has the ultimate goal of freeing insulin-dependent diabetics of the need for daily insulin injections to control glucose levels. He will be helping this team of researchers attain a more complete understanding of how high blood glucose levels can damage special cells in the pancreas called beta cells.
Visitors to The Diabetes Site can also support this important cause through making donations via GreaterGood’s Gifts That Give More[tm] program to the program or project that they select and shopping for the cause at The Diabetes Site store, where a portion of every purchase is donated to the cause-related charity.
More About GreaterGood
Since 1999, the GreaterGood family of cause related websites have raised almost $30 million for charity. This network of charitable websites began with the Internet’s first “Click To Give” website in 1999: The Hunger Site (www.thehungersite.com).
Between 2000 and 2002, the “Click Here To Give” program expanded to include The Animal Rescue Site (www.theanimalrescuesite.com), The Breast Cancer Site (www.thebreastcancersite.com), The Literacy Site (www.theliteracysite.com), and The Rainforest Site (www.therainforestsite.com). In 2011, two more “Click Here To Give” websites were added: The Veterans Site (www.theveteranssite.com) and The Autism Site (www.theautismsite.com). The Diabetes Site is the latest addition and can be found at http://diabetes.greatergood.com.
Visitors to GreaterGood can donate for free to their favorite causes by utilizing the “Click Here To Give” colored button located on each website’s homepage. Click donations are paid for by sponsoring advertisers and 100% of the fees from site sponsorships go to charity.
Other ways to help at the GreaterGood websites include making donations through the Gifts That Give More [tm] program or shopping at the cause-related online store.
These contributions and other contributions from the GreaterGood family of websites are distributed by GreaterGood.org, a 501(c)3 nonprofit.
GreaterGood.org also partnered with several corporations in 2012/13 to help their customers support their favorite causes (the cause/charity benefited is noted in parenthesis). These include Toland Home Garden (hunger relief, breast cancer, and homeless veterans), Rover.com (animal rescue), DIP Publishing House for Musiq Soulchild’s book sales (breast cancer), Pintofeed (animal rescue), and Dynamics (animal rescue, breast cancer, and hunger relief), among others.
GreaterGood’s corporate headquarters are in Seattle, WA. GreaterGood.org’s offices are located in Tucson, AZ.
As March of 2013, GreaterGood Network relaunched all their cause-based websites under a new look and a new brand name: GreaterGood.