The 3 Little Birds 4 Life mission is to enhance the lives of young adults battling cancer. They strive specifically to assist young adults ages 18-40. The outside resources available to this group are very minimal.
To accomplish this mission, 3 Little Birds grants wishes to those young adults battling cancer, in hopes that by reducing stress or giving young adults with cancer the experience of living as if they were never diagnosed, they can assist them in their journey into remission.
Because there are so few organizations currently available for young adults, the demand for this charity is exploding as the name of 3 Little Birds 4 Life is shared throughout the Kentuckiana area and the entire country!
3 Little Birds is a fully volunteer-ran organization who prefers to have donors and contributors actually participate in the granting of wishes. This allows donors to see an immediate link between their donation and granting of a wish!
3 Little Birds two main campaigns:
Round Up 4 Me (RU4M): Looking for groups, companies, corporations, friends, or schools who would like to “Round Up” together to make wishes come true! Round up employees to donate their change or $1/paycheck, round up a group of friends to donate a wish and help to grant it, round up your church to complete a fundraiser, the options are endless! The idea is that by an individual doing a little, they are contributing to a group that can make an impact!
Workout 4 Wishes (W4W): Looking for Gyms, Crossfit Boxes, individuals, schools, or any other type of exercise enthousiast who would like to raise money for wishes in a unique way. We hope with the W4W campaign, we hope to bring young adult cancer to the front and center of the cancer movement through the legs, arms, and minds of young adults everywhere (this can be reworded in a way you think is best). Basically through exercise we can raise money for Wishes and let people know that young adults do get diagnosed with cancer (education and awareness through exercise?).
3B4L website is www.3littlebirds4life.org
More facts about 3 Little Birds 4 Life and young adult cancer
- 3 Little Birds 4 Life is the ONLY Wish Granting foundation in the US for young adults currently managing cancer
- Our first Wish was completed in July 2012 (Anthony WWE wish)
- Since then we have granted over 70 wishes!
- That total equals an average of 1 Wish granted every 5 days
- 72,000 YA are diagnosed with cancer each year
- That breaks down to 197 YA diagnosed every day
- 4 Chapters were created in 2013
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- Young adults are diagnosed with cancer 8 times more than all pediatric cancers combined.