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Victoria L. Whitney grew up going to the Pember Library and Museum in Granville, New York. She fondly remembers going to this library to read and participate in the various activities and events offered at the library. The library is very special to her and she loves its consistent effort to enhance its facility and the programs it offers.
City of Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan issued a proclamation today honoring Marvin and Company, P.C. on the occassion of its 95th anniversary.
March 21, 2017 - a day that will be in my mind forever. This is the day my soon to be thirteen-year-old son was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. The old days of simple last-minute meals and mind-free snacking are gone.
I am proud to donate “My95” to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. For all their efforts towards a more normal life, not only for my son, but for all the T1D warriors out there.
Over the past couple years, I have lost many close relatives to cancer. Seeing my loved ones fight this disease was unspeakably hard. Unfortunately, cancer is a widespread epidemic that is only growing.
I'm proud to support the American Cancer Society. with My95 donation.
For my My95 donation, I have chosen Action Against Hunger as my charity. Action Against Hunger is an international nonprofit that works to fight hunger and malnutrition across the world, especially in third-world countries. In addition to their efforts to end hunger, Action Against Hunger has programs to improve water and sanitation.
I, myself, am from a third-world country where going hungry is very common. Food is a basic necessity for human survival. It is truly sad to actualize the number of individuals that go hungry around the world. Even more unfathomable are the number of children that perish every year due to malnutrition.
This is why I've chosen Action Against Hunger for my MY95 donation.
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.