2016 DRMD

$ 224000 Raised

2016 Recipients:

The Aidan Jack Seeger Foundation addresses the need for information and newborn screening for Adrenoleukodystrophy. Aidan Jack Seeger Foundation gathers and provides current, functional information and provides financial support to families, funds research efforts that will identify new treatments, therapies, and ultimately, a cure, as well as raise awareness of ALD.
Camp Kesem is a camp led by college student leaders to support children through and beyond their parent’s cancer. Camp Kesem wants to provide a fun-filled week while providing services and extra support that the campers need.
CureSearch for Children’s Cancer’s mission is to end children’s cancer by driving targeted and innovative research with measurable results in an accelerated time frame. With 58% of childhood death caused by cancer, CureSearch is determined to lower this percentage through treatments and cures.
FeedMore is Central Virginia’s leader in hunger relief as it is focused on nourishing the community and empowering lives. FeedMore will improve the quality of life of those in need, listen to their clients and respond to their needs with urgency and respect, be a national model of excellence, efficiency, diversity and sustainability, and maximize all resources to achieve their vision that none shall go hungry.
Friendship Circle of Virginia encourages companionship and social opportunities for children and individuals with disabilities by helping to create meaningful social experiences at home and throughout the community. Through the use of teen friends, they encourage understanding, acceptance, and true friendship.
Greater Richmond SCAN is dedicated to the prevention and treatment of child abuse and neglect. SCAN provides awareness, support, and education needed to enhance the lives of children.
NAMI Central Virginia promotes recovery and seeks to improve the lives of Central Virginians with serious mental illness through education, support, resources, advocacy, and anti-stigma campaigns. NAMI Central Virginia proudly provides free education programs and support for individuals, families, and the Central Virginia Community.
Service Dogs of Virginia raises, trains, and places dogs to assist people with disabilities. Ranging from physical assistance, autism service, and diabetic alert, service dogs enable a person to live with greater independence.
Cameron K. Gallagher Memorial Foundation strives to fulfill Cameron’s dream and legacy by being a positive force that works to cultivate awareness and understanding of teenage depression. Cameron K. Gallagher Memorial Foundation is actively collaborating with professionals and school staff to design a model for programs within the schools to facilitate group and individual dialogue concerning teenage depression and anxiety.
The McShin Foundation is Virginia’s leading non-profit, full service Recovery Community Organization, committed to serving individuals and families in their fight against Substance Use Disorders.
Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation provides rehabilitation and training for offenders through the use of ex-racehorses. Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation is the world’s largest, best known, and most respected charitable organization devoted to equine rescue. People are helping horses and horses are helping people.
We Heart Harlie and Friends has the goal of changing children’s lives and making their world a better place. Harlie, Alex, Eden, and Ella have medical challenges that do not have an easy, clear cut solution. We Heart Harlie and Friends raises money for travel costs and any medical treatment needed for these four ladies.