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Project Cuddle is a non-profit organization that offers safe and legal alternatives to baby abandonment. We run a confidential toll-free 24-hour hotline for pregnant girls and women who find themselves scared and feel that they have no hope or that anyone can help them through this frightening time in their lives. Many are hiding their pregnancies, are near birth term, have no plans for their babies once born, and need prenatal care. They don’t want anyone to know their secret. Every pregnancy is kept confidential. We work with girls and women throughout the United States and Canada.
Project Cuddle provides educational materials at no cost to schools that are interested in sharing them with their students. Our “Believe Campaign” helps make students aware of options available to them other than abandonment of a newborn. Our school video features our national spokesperson, John Stamos, as well as Mary Stewart Masterson, Kathy Najimy and Paula Abdul. It has been distributed across America. We participate in assemblies conducted to help educate high school and college students.
Project Cuddle helps frightened girls/women through a difficult time in their lives. Some will call 1-888-628-3353 and speak with a caring volunteer, while others will email us via our web site. Once we are contacted, we listen and offer ways we can help. Many need guidance to medical care and counseling. Some just need emotional support. We tailor each case to the specific girl or woman as needed. Many choose adoptive families who have been carefully screened, while the rest will get support, guidance and confidence to raise their babies. Our goal is to have each baby safe, and each birthmother proud of the decision she has made.
Project Cuddle is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Our crisis line was created in 1996 and is able to continue because of the generous support of donors like you. We have a small staff and a large base of volunteers to keep our charity running. Our Advisory Board and Board of Directors are all volunteers.
The Alliance for Lupus Research (ALR) is a national voluntary health organization based in New York City that was founded in 1999 and is chaired by Robert Wood Johnson IV, a member of the founding family of Johnson & Johnson. By committing millions of dollars to significant lupus research every year and holding nationwide lupus walks to secure additional funding, the ALR is proactively battling lupus.
The mission of the Alliance for Lupus Research (ALR ) is to find better treatments and ultimately prevent and cure systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE or lupus), a debilitating autoimmune disease, by supporting medical research.
From among scientists at the most prestigious universities, medical schools, and hospitals throughout the world, we select and support the most promising research projects that we believe will treat, cure, and help prevent lupus.
Los Angeles Walk with Us 2012
November 10, 2012
Crescent Bay Park
Santa Monica, CA
Location via Google Maps
Walk Start: 10am
**Thanks so much to Erica Mangham from ALR for our conversation about what Lupus is, who gets it, what's being done to help those who have it and about her organizations big fundraiser walk on the 10th...