Hills prides itself on being a generous contributor to a multitude of charitable organizations. In today's busy world adding value in some small way to any cause is reason to celebrate. That's why we take such pride in giving our employees a platform to showcase their special causes to give all of us an opportunity to help in some way.
Thank you to our Hills Properties employees and residents who donated to participate in our Red Nose Day fund raising efforts! We are thrilled to be a part of such a great cause! This is a great message from the organizers of Red Nose Day!
Together, we raised over $34 million for kids in need across America and around the world.Millions of people bought red noses at Walgreens. Countless FUN-raisers happened across the country. And The Red Nose Day Special on NBC on May 26 brought us together with the biggest stars to share a laugh and help children leading incredibly difficult lives.
Iconic buildings glowed red to commemorate the moment: the Empire State Building in NYC, the Willis Tower in Chicago, and the U.S. Bank Tower in Los Angeles. Supporters biked 10,000 miles on The Today Show. And Red Nose Day got an overwhelming amount of love across Facebook,Twitter, Snapchat, Google and more!
This year on Red Nose Day you helped make a huge impact for kids who need us most.
Hills is proud to announce that we are once again taking part in the 2015 Great Strides Walk to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's Great Strides walks are the foundations largest national fundraising events which bring together tens of thousands of people to help find a cure for CF. In 2014, CFF raised nearly $38 million to support vital CF programs. All funds raised will support the foundation's mission: To assure the development of the means to cure and control cystic fibrosis and improve the quality of life for patients and their families.
Cystic Fibrosis is a genetic disease affecting approximately 30,000 children and adults in the U.S. A defective gene causes life-threatening lung infections and pancreatic dysfunction. The median age of survival for people with CF is in the mid to late 30's. Over 90% of every dollar spent by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is used to directly advance it's mission. If you would like to learn more about Cystic Fibrosis, visit www.cff.org
Hills has raised over $15,000 each year since we began supporting this cause. This year the Hills team will be walking at the Cincinnati Great Strides Walk on May 16th at Sawyer Point. Check-in starts at 9:00am and the walk begins at 10:00am. We hope that you will join us by joining our Hills team and help us raise money for our team, Hills Walking for Jacob. Jacob is the grandson of Rusty Lykes, our Senior Vice President at Hills and was diagnosed with CF one week after his birth in June of 2009. He is a happy little boy who has grown accustomed to his 2-3 daily respiratory treatments and his numerous daily medications. He longs for a day when he can "take a pill to fix CF". He is an athlete and a lover of video games. The entire Lykes family is committed to giving Jacob the necessary care while still trying to make life as normal as possible as he gets older and grows more self conscious about his disease. Thank you in advance for you enthusiasm and help in making this another successful year of fundraising for this worthy cause.
Please support Hot Pink Activism and help us find a cure for Triple Negative Breast Cancer! All proceeds raised from the sales of blazes go to the Dr. Kimberly Koss Breast Cancer Research Initiative at Loyola Stricth School of Medicine.
The hot pink blaze is the symbol of Hot Pink Activism. The blaze is a symbol of bravery, a symbol of hope, a symbol of battle and a symbol of solidarity for a cure. If you wear one, please post a photo on your Facebook page and share it. Our partner is Jag's Boutique, a wig salon in Cincinnati that serves cancer patients. To order Hot Pink Blazes visit Jag's website at www.jagsboutique.com or call toll free to order by phone 866-400-9523. You can visit https://www.facebook.com/pages/Hot-Pink-Activism for more information.
It is now commonly understood that breast cancer is not one form of cancer, but many different "subtypes" of cancer. These subtypes of breast cancer are generally diagnosed based upon the presence, or lack of, three "receptors" known to fuel most breast cancers: estrogen receptors, progesterone receptors and human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2). The most successful treatments for breast cancer target these receptors. Unfortunately, none of these receptors are found in women with triple negative breast cancer.
In June 1883, a meeting of women from parish communities around Cincinnati established a mission to create a Diocesan Hospital for Children. The hospital opened in March 1884 and today it is a 598 bed pediatric hospital with an award winning record. The hospital is well recoginized as an important center for pediatric patient care, education and research.
In 2013, Cincinnati Children's Hospital served patients from 53 countries and 50 states. A 2013 US News & World report survey ranked the hospital 1st in the nation for pediatric cancer treatment, 3rd in the nation among all Honor Roll hospitals of best children's hospitals.
Cincinnati Children's vision is "to be the leader in improving child health." For more information on this esteemed institution and how you can help visit www.cincinnatichildrens.org