prizeWise gives back to the community. A portion of all prizeWise proceeds goes to charites. Below is a list of some of the prizeWise charities. If you would like us to add additional charities, please let us know by using our contact form.
Boy Scouts of America BSA National Council
The National Council of the Boy Scouts of America supports more than 300 local programs that provide quality youth programs, including Cub Scouting, Boy Scouting, and Venturing.The Boy Scouts of America is one of the nation's largest and most prominent values-based youth development organizations. The BSA provides a program for young people that builds character, trains them in the responsibilities of participating citizenship, and develops personal fitness.
For over a century, the BSA has helped build the future leaders of this country by combining educational activities and lifelong values with fun. The Boy Scouts of America believes - and, through over a century of experience, knows - that helping youth is a key to building a more conscientious, responsible, and productive society.
Globous Relief Fund
Globous Relief Fund is a non-denominational, Christian, 501(c)(3) public charity, headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah. Globous Relief Fund is founded on the belief that everyone - from corporations to civic groups to individuals - has the responsibility and opportunity to help those in need. Globous aims to provide an efficient way for those who have resources to give to those who have not, and strives to serve every group that needs assistance, without regard to color, creed, or condition.
All over the world, people are suffering due to natural and man-made disasters. Many stand in desperate need to food and basic medical supplies. Others will be unable to break the devastating cycle of poverty. Thousands of worthy local, national and international charity organizations do their best to gather products to meet these needs, but locating resources is a great challenge.
Meanwhile, large corporations and small businesses, especially in America, deal with surplus inventory they are anxious to get rid of. The overruns, overstock, or slightly imperfect product that is of little or no use to these companies could make the difference between life and death for those in distress.
Globous Relief Fund stands perfectly poised to help both those with something to give and those who stand in need, with a win-win solution. Their role is that of a facilitator or matchmaker, matching the specific needs of relief agencies with donations of supplies made available by generous international supporters. They coordinate, gather, organize and disperse our contributors' generous donations, including gift-in-kind resources and volunteer services.
The American Red Cross
In October 1863, The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement were created in Geneva, Switzerland, to provide nonpartisan care to the wounded and sick in times of war. The Red Cross emblem was adopted at this first International Conference as a symbol of neutrality and was to be used by national relief societies.
In August 1864, the representatives of 12 governments signed the Geneva Convention Treaty. The extraordinary efforts of Henry Dunant led to the eventual establishment of the International Red Cross. Today, the Red Cross Movement incorporates the Geneva-based International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (the International Federation), as well as National Societies in 175 countries, including the American Red Cross of the United States.
The Huntsman Cancer Institute
Physicians and scientists at Huntsman Cancer Institute believe that in order to improve cancer treatments, they have to think small, very small. By understanding cancer from its beginnings at a genetic and cellular level, we will be able to create safer, more effective treatments. One goal of Huntsman Cancer Institute is to rapidly take the newest and most relevant discoveries from the laboratory and "translate" them into information that physicians and patients can use in the treatment of cancer. Another goal is to be able to stop some cancers before they start.
Research programs at Huntsman Cancer Institute are designed to encourage an exchange of information across traditional scientific boundaries and to make it easier for doctors and scientists to work together efficiently. Because cancer is a complex, multi-step process, researchers at HCI are working on all aspects of cancer. For example, in the Colon Cancer Program, a wide range of projects are ongoing:
Defining the role of the important APC gene (discovered by Dr. Raymond White)
Investigating the treatment of colon polyps with aspirin (Dr. Stephen Prescott, HCI's executive director)
Studying the role of diet in the prevention of colon cancer (Drs. Martha Slattery and Randall Burt)
Another example is Huntsman Cancer Institute's Center for Children, which has its research offices in the new building, while physicians continue to see children in the pediatric oncology clinic at Primary Children's Medical Center.
Dr. Joseph Yost, the director of the program, investigates the reasons for uncontrolled cell growth in neuroblastoma, a tumor of the nervous system, and applies his knowledge for the improvement of treatment for this devastating cancer.
Dr. Susan Mango, a developmental biologist, is working to understand how cells decide what to become during the development of an embryo. This will give scientists insight into how some childhood cancers form, since many are more closely related to developmental defects than to adult cancers.
Dr. Frank Fitzpatrick, a pharmacologist, is refining the drugs used to treat resistant childhood leukemia, and is investigating the reasons for the differences in individual reactions to drug treatments.
Huntsman Cancer Institute also includes an informatics group that focuses on the efficient collection, organization and analysis of the large amount of information that research projects use to achieve their goals.
This collaborative team approach with an emphasis on genetic understanding of cancer makes Huntsman Cancer Institute one of the leading cancer research organizations in the country. Research is at the heart of Huntsman Cancer Institute, with the goal of improving cancer treatment and prevention.