The Alzheimer's Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care,
Together, we can end Alzheimer’s. Donate today buy purchasing your Fore 'N' Aft ticket.
support and research. Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research; to provide and
enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.
The Alzheimer’s Association was founded in 1980 by a group of family caregivers and individuals who recognized the need for
an organization that would unite caregivers, provide support to those facing Alzheimer’s and advance research into the disease.
Jerome H. Stone, a true visionary in the Alzheimer’s movement, was our founding president. When his wife, Evelyn, was
diagnosed with the disease in 1970, information about Alzheimer’s — even among the medical community — was limited. With
drive and determination, Mr. Stone took a disease that was cloaked in silence and helped to create a global conversation.
Today, the Association reaches millions of people affected by Alzheimer’s and other dementias. We are the leading voluntary
health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research.
Firefighter Stephen Gerard Siller was the youngest of seven children born to Mae and George Siller. At the age of eight,
Stephen lost his father, and a year and a half later his mother passed away, leaving him an orphan to be raised by his
older siblings. For a while Stephen went through a period of struggle, but thanks to the love of his siblings, and the values
instilled in him by his parents, he grew up to be an extraordinary individual and dedicated firefighter. More than most, he
knew that time was precious and accomplished much in his 34 years.
On September 11, 2001, Stephen, who was assigned to Brooklyn’s Squad 1, had just finished his shift and was on his way to play
golf with his brothers when he got word over his scanner of a plane hitting the North Tower of the World Trade Center. Upon hearing
the news, Stephen called his wife Sally and asked her to tell his brothers he would catch up with them later. He returned to
Squad 1 to get his gear.
Stephen drove his truck to the entrance of the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel, but it had already been closed for security purposes.
Determined to carry out his duty, he strapped 60 lbs. of gear to his back, and raced on foot through the tunnel to the Twin Towers,
where he gave up his life while saving others.
Stephen had everything to live for; a great wife, five wonderful children, a devoted extended family, and friends. Stephen’s parents
were lay Franciscans and he grew up under the guiding philosophy of St. Francis of Assisi, whose encouraging and inspirational phrase
"while we have time, let us do good" were words that Stephen lived by. Stephen’s life and heroic death serve as a reminder to us all to
live life to the fullest and to spend our time here on earth doing good – this is his legacy.
Author and family friend Jay Price wrote: “Every momentous event, even a tragedy, has its symbolic figures. September 11th was no different;
it just had a few more of them. Rudy Giuliani, Father Mychal Judge, the four guys on United Flight 9 … a hundred more … a thousand. None
bigger than Stephen Siller, whose stature only grows with time as New Yorkers and people from around the world follow his footsteps.”
The Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation honors the sacrifice of firefighter Stephen Siller who laid down his life
to save others on September 11, 2001.
We also honor our military and first responders who continue to make the supreme sacrifice of life and limb for our country.
To educate the world about the risk of breast cancer in men. We Provide Preventive, and Reactive Measures
Through Education & Advocacy.
About The John W. Nick Foundation, Inc. was founded in 1995 by Nancy Nick, with the help of her mother Patricia in memory of
her late- father John Nick who died from breast cancer at the age of 58 in 1991. John was a well-educated family man from
Long Island, New York where the incidence of FEMALE breast cancer is high.
About John, his family, and his physicians were unaware that MEN GET BREAST CANCER TOO. Who would have guessed that a lack
of knowledge would have killed him? Due to the late diagnosis of male breast cancer, early detection was not available.
John went to doctors three times in eight years and they told him his symptoms were nothing to worry about. So he listened to
his doctors and did nothing and the breast cancer spread through his body.
Eight years later his symptoms were recognized and a mastectomy was performed. The diagnosis was male breast cancer Paget’s
Disease. The oncologist then prepared his treatment plan. Remission was granted for only six months. He then lost his battle
to the cancer (it spread to his bones). Breast Cancer is Not Gender Specific!
The events that surrounded John’s late diagnosis of male breast cancer, even after his expression of concern earlier to three
different physicians, was Nancy’s catalyst. She started this campaign to educate people and the medical community about the
disease that killed her father. Her crusade began in 1994.
John W Nick Foundation Inc. is the Oldest Male Breast Cancer Foundation in the world. It was 23 years ago, in 1991, that Nancy
Nick promised her late father she would tell the world "MEN Get Breast Cancer Too!" And we have kept her promise.
Handing out tens of thousands of life saving information and attending many health fairs through out the United States. We
mail our information all over the world. The Nick Foundation has handed out 1000 pink and blue ribbons and 1000 car ribbons.
Contributing Factors For John's Breast Cancer:
Hereditary Hemochromatosis (Iron Overload)
Alcohol Inverted Nipple
Paget Disease -Paget disease of the breast is a rare type of cancer involving the skin of the nipple and,
usually, the darker circle of skin around it, known as the areola.
Awareness Leads to Education which Leads to Early Detection which Leads to Saving a Life. John passed away
June 11, 1991, from a disease he and his family thought was for "Women Only." Awareness could of saved his
life through early detection!www.malebreastcancer.org
Now in its 28th year, Rock and Wrap it Up! (RWU) is an award-winning anti-poverty think tank.
We research, discover and nurture potential sources willing to share renewable assets. Our donors include touring bands, educational
institutions, the hospitality industry, professional sports teams, hospitals and TV/film shoots throughout North America.
We find and vet partner agencies that need and can share these resources with the poor.
We encourage the use of the Whole Earth Calculator mobile application to access total pounds of food conversion to meals
and greenhouse gas emission reduction which can be sent to social media sites.
We strive to inspire our school partners to add Whole Earth Calculator Climate Literacy Lesson Plans to their academic
studies, thereby enabling students to connect their actions to the reduction of poverty and carbon footprints.
Our Mardi Bra Initiative raises awareness and encourages the collection of feminine hygiene products for at-risk teens and women.
Feed the Veterans is our newest initiative to get our databases of pantries/soup kitchens into the hands of care-givers and agencies
who support at-risk veteran and their families.