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The National Parkinson Foundation: Parkinson’s disease is the second most common neurodegenerative disease after Alzheimer’s, affecting about one million people in the United States and an estimated four million worldwide. The Center for Disease Control rated complications from Parkinson’s disease as the 14th leading cause of death in the United States. The prevalence of the disease is expected to increase substantially in the next 20 years due to the aging of the population in the U.S., Europe and globally, as well as an increase in the age-related incidence of the disease. The economic burden of Parkinson’s disease is estimated to be $6 billion annually in the U.S. Learn more about Parkinson's disease.
For over half a century, the National Parkinson Foundation (NPF) has focused on meeting the needs in the care and treatment of people with Parkinson’s disease (PD). NPF has funded more than $172 million in care, research and support services. Our Patchouli Rosewood candle is not only loved by almost everyone, the essential oils used are believed to be beneficial to those suffering from Parkinson's. This one's for you, Joe! We miss you! xoxo Find out more at http://www.parkinson.org
Elyssa's Mission: Elyssa was a bright, beautiful, extremely outgoing girl. What made her happy was a house full of family and friends. She was an avid reader and liked to journal and write poetry. She saw things as either right or wrong. She had a tremendous amount of empathy towards kids who were treated unfairly. She was impulsive and lived life to the fullest. She was a risk taker but cared what the result was and how people perceived her. She was very sensitive. She pretended to be tough on the inside but wasn't. She was funny and made funny faces to get you to laugh. She tried to help others with their problems. She loved her friends and they were her world.
When Elyssa was twelve years old she was sexually assaulted by a teenage boy. Following the assault, Elyssa was hospitalized and diagnosed with post traumatic stress disorder. I was informed by her team that Elyssa had a predisposition to depression. I was told by her doctors that the sexual assault and the bullying by her peers pushed her over the edge.
Elyssa’s Mission Foundation provides resources to support at-risk teens and prevent suicide. It offers hands-on support to area schools, religious and community organizations to help educate students, staff and parents on how to recognize those teens most at risk. Elyssa’s Mission is proactive in funding, distributing, and implementing the SOS Signs of Suicide® program, as well as other prevention programs that are evidence based and backed by mental health professionals. Find out more at http://www.elyssasmission.org/
The Benton House: Benton House is an independent non-profit 501(c)3 organization providing social services for the Bridgeport community in the city of Chicago for over 100 years.
Benton House was part of the early 20th century settlement house movement. It was founded as Providence Day Nursery in 1907 by Janett Sturges offering day-care support for mothers who worked in local factories. The nursery provided the children with three meals a day and weekly health check-ups by a local doctor. For the parents, nutrition clinics and English classes were offered in the evening.
In 1916, a building addition included the House of Happiness, a recreational site for older children. The House of Happiness offered classes in reading, woodshop, sewing, sports, arts, dance and home economics. Citizenship classes were also held for the increasing number of immigrants migrating to the area.
In 1938, Pearse Hall and Gymnasium was built “for healthful recreation and skilled instruction promoting social responsibility and personal enrichment through group activity.” This building includes classrooms, a large gymnasium, lockers, showers, stage, woodshop, and kitchen.
In 1942, the facilities were renamed “Benton House” in tribute to the founder’s daughter, Katherine “Ma Benton” Sturges Benton who took over its direction.
Over the years, Benton House became a place where the neighborhood gathered for concerts, events and political rallies.
Rich in history, Benton House has always remained rooted in its original mission, as many of its programs, services, and buildings stand as a tribute to previous generations. With unyielding determination, the organization will continue to grow to meet the needs of present and future generations.
Today, Benton House runs a food pantry that feeds 500 families in the Bridgeport area as well as an organic community garden. They offer an after-school program for children, an audio engineering and event production job-training program designed specifically for youth and Youth Technology Corps (YTC) dedicated to transforming the lives of teens in challenged communities by connecting them to 21st century technology so they can discover new interests, learn relevant life/job skills and develop the confidence to secure a better future for themselves and their communities. They are also in the process of developing a music program & building their very own library. Find out more at http://www.bentonhouse.org