The power of community is a core value of CofanoGroup. Everyone defines their community differently. However you define it, we believe that the one constant underlying all great communities is a culture of giving. And so, CofanoGroup will donate 5% of our net earnings from each sale to one of the following charitable organizations in your name or anonymously. Each of these organizations is special to Patti and me as explained further below. Please let us know of other organizations that we might consider in the future.
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
In 2019, it’s estimated that there will be 268,600 new cases of invasive breast and 41,760 breast cancer deaths. In 2018, my wife Patti was one of those new cases. With the expert care of the doctors and nurses associated with Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, Patti was successfully treated and is cancer free. Not every woman will be so fortunate and we need to do whatever we can to help find better ways of detection and treatments for this terrible disease. SCCA is attempting to do that and is world renowned in their pioneering of cancer research.
One out of every 9 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer. In 2019, it’s estimated that there will be 175,000 new cases and 31,000 prostate cancer related deaths. In 2018, I was one of those new cases. I was lucky as my disease was early stage and treatable. Now being cancer free, I’m supporting the Zero organization in its attempt to communicate the benefits of early detection, support those men who suffer from advanced disease and raise money to fund research for a cure.
Bridge of Promise
Bridge of Promise is a local non-profit organization founded to enrich the lives of teens and adults with disabilities. I was introduced to this organization through good friends who have a child with severe cognitive and physical challenges. For many, being able-bodied is something we take for granted and yet for many like my friends' son, this is not the case. And, the impact extends well beyond the person with disabilities and can significantly affect the lives of those who love and care for them. Bridge of Promise supports these families by offering camps and after school activities, as well as year round programs for young adults transitioning from high school.
A house can be a special place and yet for some, it's only a dream. Our region is greatly impacted by homelessness and for the past 30 years, the Windermere Foundation has supported low-income and homeless families in our communities. What started in 1989 as a grassroots foundation serving families in need in Washington State, the Windermere Foundation has now raised over $38 million for programs and organizations that provide shelter, food, children’s programs, emergency assistance, and other services to those who need our help most.