Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) August 07, 2013
Kicking For The Dream, a project aimed at bringing the kicking community together around the cause of ovarian cancer, has teamed with CauseVox to create an online fundraising platform to fight ovarian cancer, according to NFL kicker, and Kicking For The Dream Founder, Billy Cundiff.
“After looking at a number of fundraising platforms, I found that CauseVox fit the goals of Kicking For The Dream perfectly,” says Cundiff. “We now have over 25 kicking specialists, including kicking greats Morten Andersen and Neil Rackers, and the CauseVox nonprofit fundraising platform has worked perfectly."
"We have already used CauseVox to fundraise for Colleen's Dream Foudation directly," says Cundiff, "Now we are using it with Kicking For The Dream to raise funds for Colleen's Dream Foundation."
Rob Wu, CEO of CauseVox, says he admires Billy Cundiff’s effort with Kicking For The Dream and Colleen’s Dream Foundation, and looks forward to working with Billy Cundiff on his efforts to fight ovarian cancer.
"We are excited that Kicking For The Dream and Colleen's Dream Foundation are using CauseVox and we look forward to helping them launch a powerful movement,” says Wu. “It's in our mantra to help individuals and organizations scale their social impact, whether they are just starting out or a global nonprofit. Both of these projects are on the cutting edge of innovation, and our tools are there to empower them."
Wu says the power of the crowd has proven to be particularly useful when it comes to fundraising online. He says CauseVox allows non-profits to do online fundraising in a “simple” and “uncomplicated” way.
"CauseVox allows individuals and organizations to launch a customized fundraising site on their own domain and start taking donations in minutes," says Wu. "The online tools include an easy to use website editor to personalize your site without a developer, the ability to create personal fundraising pages for supporters, social fundraising features, and more."
Cundiff says the real test will come this fall when Kicking For The Dream reaches out to thousands of young kicking specialists to encourage them to participate in fighting ovarian cancer.
"Kicking For The Dream has used its first few months online to test the CauseVox fundraising platform; and it has worked perfectly," says Cundiff. "So I have no doubt, that as we ramp up our efforts to reach out to young kicking specialists around the country this fall to join us in our fight against ovarian cancer, that CauseVox will make the fundraising part of our effort seamless."
ABOUT KICKING FOR THE DREAM:
Billy Cundiff, who has been an NFL kicker for over 10 years for teams such as the Cowboys, Saints, Browns, Ravens and Redskins, and is currently signed to the NY Jets, launched Kicking For The Dream in May of 2013, as an effort to support Colleen’s Dream Foundation, a foundation which raises money to support research for the early detection of, and improved treatment for, ovarian cancer.
ABOUT COLLEEN’S DREAM FOUNDATION:
Colleen’s Dream Foundation started in 2012 and supports research for early detection and improved treatment for ovarian cancer.
The story of Colleen’s Dream started in 2007 when Billy Cundiff’s mother-in-law, Colleen Drury, was diagnosed with late-stage ovarian cancer. It was only then that Colleen and her family realized a new world that was filled with invasive surgery, harsh chemotherapy, and lots of uncertainty.
Ovarian cancer is often referred to as “the silent killer” because many women do not discover their disease until it is in the late stages, which leads to many women succumbing to the disease within a short period of time. Unlike cervical or breast cancer, ovarian cancer does not have a standardized early detection procedure. When it comes to women’s health, ovarian cancer proves to be one of the deadliest diseases.
Colleen’s Dream Foundation believes it is important to raise money for research that will lead to reliable early detection testing and improved treatment for ovarian cancer. Because so little is known about ovarian cancer in proportion to other women’s health issues, we have an incredible opportunity for research and education.
Colleen’s Dream is working with some of the top research hospitals and universities that are researching ovarian cancer. By offering seed funding to young investigators, the Foundation funds cutting-edge research by some of the brightest, young minds in the world.
Colleen’s Dream Foundation is a qualified 501 (c)(3) tax exempt non-profit organization based in Phoenix, Arizona.