Cystic Fibrosis Xtreme Hike – Donate to Cure Cystic Fibrosis

cystic fibrosis xtreme hikeThis year, our own CEO and Owner of FiltersFast.com, Ray Scardigno, will once again participate in the Charlotte, NC Chapter’s Xtreme Hike, on April 26, 2014. Having a personal connection to the cause and having made a commitment to help fight for a cure, Ray, representing Team FiltersFast.com, and a group of dedicated hikers, will join together on a one day hike over 30 miles, to raise awareness and funds to support the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

Each year, roughly 1000 people are diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis, nearly One way the CF Foundation raises money is by holding a series of events across the U.S. known as the Cystic Fibrosis Xtreme Hike. Hikers embark on a journey across some of the most scenic terrain in the country, all with one goal and purpose in mind: to bring awareness to Cystic Fibrosis and raise money to search for a cure.

Approximately 30,000 people in the United States are currently living with Cystic Fibrosis with up to ten million more being carriers of the defective CF gene.  Cystic Fibrosis causes devastating damage to the lungs, sometimes leading to fatal infections, and digestive tract, preventing food from being absorbed and used properly.all, being under two years of age. Not long ago, as recent as the 1950’s, most children diagnosed with the disease did not live to see elementary school.  Luckily, with modern advancements in technology and medicine, with funds in part raised by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, life expectancy of CF patients has increased by decades.  Many of those affected, can now expect to live well into their 30’s and 40’s and even beyond.

Please join us, as we support the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, by making a donation to Ray’s Xtreme Hike on April 26, 2014.  FiltersFast.com will match each donation dollar for dollar up to $7,500!  For more information on Cystic Fibrosis and to learn more about this year’s Xtreme Hike, please visit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

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New Year’s Resolution: Give the Gift of Clean Water

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Out of the many New Year’s Resolutions you can set to accomplish in 2013, helping others can be a gratifying experience. The thought of knowing that you helped to fill a need in someone’s life can bring great joy. Right now, there is a growing need for one of the basic necessities of life: water. The W3 Project, a partnership between FiltersFast.com, Wine to Water and TrekDesk has teamed up to give clean water to those in need. By donating or sponsoring miles, you can give the gift of clean drinking water in 2013.

We are proud to announce that giving to The W3 Project is now easier than ever. You now have the opportunity to make a $1 donation when making an online purchase at FiltersFast.com. This additional option allows the opportunity to choose how you want to donate to this cause, whether it involves sponsoring or donating miles.

The mission of The W3 Project is to raise money for Wine to Water, a non-profit organization, that focuses on providing clean drinking water to those in need around the world. For more information on The W3 Project, its mission and ways you can help, visit FiltersFast.com/W3.

As one of your resolutions for 2013, consider helping others by donating and sponsoring miles to The W3 Project. Remember to donate $1 at checkout after your next online order at FiltersFast.com.

Find ways you can jump start your New Year’s Resolutions in 4 simple steps in the video below.

USA Weekend’s Make a Difference Day – Volunteer

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Would you be willing to make a difference for someone else, if only for a day? On October 27, making a difference will be what many colleges, communities, corporations and individuals will be doing as part of the 22nd annual Make a Difference Day. This is the largest day of volunteering in the nation, all about improving someone else’s life through volunteer work such as food drives, park cleanups and more.

This day of volunteering is for everybody no matter how young and old, anyone can carry out a volunteer project that will impact others. Take a look around your community and see what needs are not being met. Are there hungry or homeless people? Are schools and parks being neglected? Whatever void you see, don’t be afraid to fill it.

One way you can make a difference in someone’s life would be to help give the gift of clean water. Millions around the world lack this basic necessity that so many of us take for granted. A one mile donation can go a long way in giving clean water for a whole year. To learn more about The W3 Project, our mission and how you can help out, visit our website.

This is a day of neighbors helping their fellow neighbors; a day of people pulling together for the common good of a stranger. Look around and find a project near you or organize one of your own. Whatever method of volunteer you work you participate in, know that the difference you make in someone’s life will have a lasting impact, not just for them but for you too.