November 5, 2019
‘Tis the season to give. C&A has had the incredible honor of working with organizations whose missions are to positively impact the lives of people around them. Read on to learn more about the groups we’re supporting and the difference they’re making.
Beyond Celiac has been the leading patient advocacy and research-driven celiac disease organization working to drive diagnosis, advance research and accelerate the discovery of new treatments and a cure for more than 15 years. By engaging with the top scientists in the field, awarding research grants, and supporting the community, Beyond Celiac works towards creating a world in which people with celiac disease can live healthy lives and eat without fear – a world Beyond Celiac. Donate to Beyond Celiac here.
Irish Immigration Center
The Irish Immigration Center, with the support of the Irish government and the local community, is a professional organization that serves the needs of the Irish and Irish-American communities in the Philadelphia region and beyond by providing consular, immigration, and community building social services. The organization’s programs focus on advocacy, community, and discovery for the Irish Diaspora and other immigrant populations throughout the region through legal clinics, genealogy workshops, senior services, and youth programs. The Irish Immigration Center acts as a voice for the Irish community in Philadelphia on both a national and international level. To donate, visit the link here.
James Beard Foundation
The James Beard Foundation’s mission is to celebrate, nurture, and honor chefs and other leaders making America’s food culture more delicious, diverse, and sustainable for everyone.
The James Beard Foundation promotes good food for good™. For more than 30 years, the James Beard Foundation has highlighted the centrality of food culture in our daily lives. Through the James Beard Awards, unique dining experiences at the James Beard House and around the country, scholarships, hands-on learning, and a variety of industry programs that educate and empower leaders in our community, the Foundation has built a platform for chefs and asserted the power of gastronomy to drive behavior, culture, and policy change around food. The Foundation has also created signature impact-oriented initiatives that include Women’s Leadership Programs aimed at addressing the gender imbalance in the culinary industry; advocacy training through Chefs Boot Camp for Policy and Change; and the James Beard Foundation Leadership Awards that shine a spotlight on successful change makers. The organization is committed to giving chefs and their colleagues a voice and the tools they need to make the world more sustainable, equitable, and delicious for everyone. Learn more here.
Philly Fights Cancer
This year Philly Fights Cancer reached a new milestone: five years of fundraising, with a total of nearly $39 million raised for clinical trials and translational research at the Abramson Cancer Center. With the help of those who stand alongside them, Philly Fights Cancer: Round 5 this year beat records, raising nearly $13 million dollars. In 2018 alone, the generosity of donors had contributed to 2,572 subjects enrolled on interventional trials, 7,390 subjects enrolled on non-interventional trials, and support for 11 program managers, allowing the Abramson Cancer Center to open trials more quickly. In 2018, the center had enacted and maintained 505 active interventional trials, with proceeds helping to increase support in regulatory and biospecimen staff. None of this would be possible without the help of those who donate to support Philly Fights Cancer’s mission and vision. To get involved, visit their sponsorship page here.