Cast your Vote for the Charity of the Month
Every month, Beck Yourself donates $1 of every product sold to the charity selected by you! This month, we need your help deciding between the charities listed below.
The City of Hope is on the front lines in the global battle against cancer and other life-threatening diseases. They’re proud to say they are able to combine science with soul to create miracles that make lives whole again.
According to an independent charity monitoring service, the City of Hope currently allocates 18% of donations to overhead, with 82% of donations directly benefiting patients in the program.
Why City of Hope?
Of the charity, Beck says, "This charity is very close to my heart. A doctor from the City of Hope saved my dad's life when he was battling what looked (at the time) to be terminal liver cancer. Cancer rips through families and it's incredibly difficult to find hope with so much uncertainty and pain. The ups and the downs slowly wear at everyone involved and can plunge people into anxiety, depression and despair. Today, through experimental treatments and staying vigilant, my dad is cancer-free. The City of Hope not only gave me more years with my dad, but they truly did help him find hope again, which he has harnessed to tell his story and inspire others going through the same battle."
The Epilepsy Foundation is leading the fight to overcome the challenges of living with epilepsy and to accelerate therapies to stop seizures, find cures, and save lives.
According to an independent charity monitoring service, the Epilepsy Foundation currently allocates 30% of donations to overhead, with 70% of donations directly benefiting people in the program.
Why the Epilepsy Foundation?
Of the charity, Beck says, "As a parent of a child with epilepsy, I know first hand the nonstop terror this condition causes, not only for the person suffering seizures but everyone they are close to. Not knowing if your loved one will stay conscious while showering, driving, or even walking somewhere alone can take a long term toll on your mental health. For the epileptic, seizures can be exhausting, violent and traumatic, and having family and friends constantly checking up on them can also wear them down mentally and emotionally. Before my daughter was diagnosed, I had no idea how widespread epilepsy is - with 1 in 26 people developing epilepsy at some point in their lives. I long for the day my daughter can live a free and happy existence without the fear around her epilepsy running through the back of her mind. The more we can learn, the more we can evolve treatments and hopefully one day give millions of people their lives back."
Save the Children believes every child deserves a future. In the U.S. and around the world, they give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. They do whatever it takes for children – every day and in times of crisis – transforming their lives and the future we share.
According to an independent charity monitoring service, Save the Children currently allocates 13% of donations to overhead, with 87% of donations directly benefiting people in the program.
Why Save the Children?
Of the charity, Beck says, "As a mom, I have a fierce protection instinct when it comes to kids. So I asked my own daughter who she'd want to help with this donation program, she said we should help the kids of Flint, Michigan who don't have access to clean drinking water. Access to food and water should be a human right in this country - especially for children, and it makes me sick every day to think that people in this day and age have had to endure subhuman conditions like this for so long. Save the Children has focused on helping child care providers, families with children 0-8 and pregnant women to make sure they have access to healthy food, water and childhood development support. Donations will be specifically given to the Flint Water Crisis efforts. If this option is the winner, BeckYourself.com will also be sending cases of bottled water to Flint area schools."