Grants Awarded from The Purple Promise Foundation

As of June 1, 2019, The Purple Promise Foundation has helped to fund over 15 grants to a variety of organizations and research efforts throughout the country.

In 2017, The Purple Promise Foundation crossed an exciting threshold of having donated over $200,000 since its founding in 2008.

Thank you to all of our generous supporters; these grants would not have been possible without all of you and your dedication to helping in the fight to end melanoma.

 

Last updated November 2019
AlabamaGS

June 2011
$15,000 grant was given to the Girl Scouts of North-Central Alabama. It funded sun-safety summer camp programs in the Birmingham area which reached 1,119 young girls & boys.

GSNC

July 2011
$15,000 grant was given to the Girl Scouts Nations Capital to fund a week-long sun-safety day camp for over 200 young women in grades K-6 from northern Virginia.

NationsGS

November 2011
$15,000 grant was given to the Girl Scouts Nations Capital to provide funding for the 2012 summer camp sun-safety program.

Purple Promise Foundation Grant Recipients

Girl Scouts
Our support of the Girl Scouts' Sun Safety programs and camps helps to educate girls on the causes, types, and symptoms of skin cancer; connect with others to identify how they can protect themselves from skin cancer, and take action to educate others about skin cancer to help save lives.

Levine Cancer Institute at Carolinas Medical Center now Atrium Health
Helping to support ongoing research in the advancement of new treatments for late-stage melanoma and to identify which patients are most likely to have a positive response to those treatments.

Make-A-Wish Foundation
Helping to grant the wishes of those affected by melanoma.

NationsGS_2

November 2011
$15,000 grant was given to fund sun-safety partnership with the Girl Scouts of the Nations Capital for their June 9, 2012 100th-anniversary event on the Mall in Washington, D.C. It was estimated to have 200,000 people in attendance.

November 2011
$25,000 grant was given to Levine Cancer Institute at Carolinas Medical Center now Atrium Health. The grant will help to fund the program which will increase the effectiveness of a chemotherapy treatment designed for late-stage melanoma patients.

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March 2013
$15,000 grant was given to the Girl Scouts Council of the Nations Capital to provide funding for the 2013 summer camp sun-safety program.

The Purple Promise Foundation, helping in the fight to end melanoma

Founded in 2008, our mission is to make the public aware of the personal and public costs of melanoma cancer and ways to better identify and prevent all forms of skin cancer. To recognize and benefit melanoma cancer researchers and others working to cure melanoma and/or support patients and caregivers, and to lead efforts to find better treatments and ultimately a cure to melanoma. 

statistics compiled from the skincancer.org website 2019

Decrease in the number of melanoma deaths in 2019
%
Melanomas thought to be caused by exposure to UV light and sunlight
%
Increase of new melanoma cases diagnosed in 2019
%
Increased risk of developing melanoma if exposed to tanning beds
%
Our commitment to fighting to end melanoma
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NCGS_2

April 2014
$15,000 grant was given to the Girl Scouts Council of the Nations Capital to provide funding for the 2014 summer camp sun-safety program.

GS_DAVID

April 2015
$15,000 grant was given to the Girl Scouts Council of the Nations Capital to provide funding for the 2015 summer camp sun-safety program.

May 2015
$32,064 grant was given for the second time to Levine Cancer Institute at Carolinas Medical Center now Atrium Health. The additional grant will continue to help fund the program which will increase the effectiveness of a chemotherapy treatment designed for late-stage melanoma patients.

Purple Promise Foundation Grant Recipients

Girl Scouts
Our support of the Girl Scouts' Sun Safety programs and camps helps to educate girls on the causes, types, and symptoms of skin cancer; connect with others to identify how they can protect themselves from skin cancer, and take action to educate others about skin cancer to help save lives.

Levine Cancer Institute at Carolinas Medical Center now Atrium Health
Helping to support ongoing research in the advancement of new treatments for late-stage melanoma and to identify which patients are most likely to have a positive response to those treatments.

Make-A-Wish Foundation
Helping to grant the wishes of those affected by melanoma.

GS_4

April 2016
$20,000 grant was given to the Girl Scouts Council of the Nations Capital to provide funding for summer sleep away camp at Camp Potomac Woods. The camp was attended by 1,200 young girl scouts.

MAW

March 2017
$6,000 grant was given to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Central & Western North Carolina to grant the wish of a local &-year-old diagnosed with melanoma. She and her family were given the opportunity to go on an Alaskan cruise.

GSC

May 2017
$12,500 grant was given to the Girl Scouts Hornets' Nest Council to fund sun-safety awareness projects at the Girl Scouts Hornets' Nest Council Camp / Dale Earnhardt Environmental Leadership Campus at Oaks Spring in Statesville, NC.

The Purple Promise Foundation, helping in the fight to end melanoma

Founded in 2008, our mission is to make the public aware of the personal and public costs of melanoma cancer and ways to better identify and prevent all forms of skin cancer. To recognize and benefit melanoma cancer researchers and others working to cure melanoma and/or support patients and caregivers, and to lead efforts to find better treatments and ultimately a cure to melanoma. 

statistics compiled from the skincancer.org website 2019

Decrease in the number of melanoma deaths in 2019
%
Melanomas thought to be caused by exposure to UV light and sunlight
%
Increase of new melanoma cases diagnosed in 2019
%
Increased risk of developing melanoma if exposed to tanning beds
%
Our commitment to fighting to end melanoma
%

October 2017
$62,000 grant was given to Levine Cancer Institute at Carolinas Medical Center now Atrium Health for the third time to help fund the next stage of increasing the effectiveness of immunotherapy treatment.

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March 2018
$7,900 grant was given for the second time to the Girl Scouts Hornets' Nest Council to fund sun-safety awareness projects at the Girl Scouts Hornets' Nest Council Camp / Dale Earnhardt Environmental Leadership Campus at Oaks Spring in Statesville, NC.

GS_6

May 2019
$1,700 grant was given for the third time to the Girl Scouts Hornets' Nest Council to fund sun-safety awareness projects at the Girl Scouts Hornets' Nest Council Camp / Dale Earnhardt Environmental Leadership Campus at Oaks Spring in Statesville, NC.

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