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We chose the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation as the recipient of our My95 donation for a couple of reasons. The first being that the Foundation offers thoroughbreds the opportunity to live out their retirement in peace. Many people enjoy going up to the track in Saratoga during the summer and watching the horses race, ourselves included. But this prime racing window is usually only a couple of years long and what the horses do after their racing days is often an afterthought. With many more years left in a horse’s life after racing, we felt that an organization which took on the challenge of the continued care of these beautiful horses was deserving of our attention.
According to the CDC, in 2016 alone, 23,000 infants died before celebrating their first birthday. This statistic was shocking to me. I never understood how big of an issue infant mortality is, especially in the United States. As a mother, I feel for the families who have lost a child on the deepest level. I imagine the pain these families experience during a death of an infant is unbearable. I love my children more than anything, and if anything happened to them, I would feel utterly broken.
I am lucky enough to have three healthy children. However, I have had family members and friends who have lost their newborns. Nothing can heal the hearts of parents who have lost a child, but showing them love and support can help them through their grief. During that time, I tried my best to be there for the suffering parents. When supporting them, I thought about how other grieving parents may not have a support system that they can lean on in such a difficult time.
This is why I've chosen Jack's Herd, Inc. for my MY95 donation.
I’ve known Joe Watroba, the founder, of Play It Foreward 518, Inc. since 2014. Joe shared with me the challenges he faced during his fight with cancer and how the support he received from the community helped him win his fight.
I'm proud to support Play It Foreward 518, Inc. with My95 donation.
In the past two years, I have watched two families that I am close to deal with an unimaginable crisis. The toll it took on the entire family was immense. Thankfully, with the proper support, excellent medical treatment, and many prayers, they have made it through that difficult time. Seeing these families during their hardships has made me reflect on my own life. I am so grateful for my family and to live a day-to-day of regular life. We are so fortunate to live in an area where superior medical care and emotional support is at our fingertips.
That's why I am pleased to donate My95 to the Logan Strong Foundation.
Growing up in Fort Edward, Mary Scellen was aware there were limited activities available to children in town just like in other small towns across America. She recognizes how important it is for kids to have access to fun and safe things to do and that participating in activities like sports or the arts, helps kids develop important, lifelong skills. This is something Fort Edward had been missing until the town Library made it their mission. Learn more about why Mary chose the Fort Edward Library and why the Library is “more than just a Library” in our latest My95 Spotlight.
Animal welfare has always been a great concern of mine, The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals New York Inc. is my choice for the MY95 donation.
In a graduation speech given by Denzel Washington at Dillard University, he said something that really stuck with me; “The most selfish thing you can do is to help someone else. Why is it selfish? Because the gratification, the goodness, the good feeling that I get from helping others… nothing’s better than that.” I think I experienced that good feeling Denzel was talking about.
Marvin & Company’s fourth My95: Supporting the Double H Ranch
I am proud to support the Double H Ranch with the “My95” campaign. Double H Ranch provides camp to children with life threatening illnesses at no cost to the families. It is so important that kids are allowed to be kids, and the Double H Ranch provides that opportunity to children who otherwise may not be able to have that experience.
Marvin & Company’s “My95” initiative has given me the opportunity to make an extra difference in the causes I already support. Ninety-five dollars won’t end world hunger, however it has allowed me to improve the lives of local people in need. That’s why I am pleased to allocate “My95” to the Sister Maureen Joyce Center’s “Garden of Feedin.”
Town of Colonie Supervisor Paula Mahan along with Town Board members Paul Rosano and Melissa Von Dollen issued a proclamation today honoring Marvin and Company, P.C. on the occassion of its 95th anniversary.