Charities

 

The Bob Grahn Foundation

The Bob Grahn Memorial Scholarship Foundation provides some college or vocational financing to students who have had a troubled history and have gotten and remained clean and healthy. One of my Dad’s favorite places to substitute teach was the Off Campus Learning Center. This was the school that kids who couldn’t handle classes of 25 and school populations of 2000-3000 went to.  He loved working with these kids and helping them understand and live with their problems and issues being sober-clean. He was a recovering alcoholic and wanted to give back and share what he was given.

The address of the foundation is:
485 Laburnum
Northbrook, IL 60062-2259

 

Smile Train

Smile Train provides free cleft surgery and comprehensive cleft care to children in developing countries. They provide training, funding, and resources to empower local doctors in 85+ countries.

 

Bonnie Addario Lung Cancer Foundation

The Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation (ALCF) is one of the largest philanthropies (patient-founded, patient-focused, and patient-driven) devoted exclusively to eradicating Lung Cancer through research, early detection, education, and treatment. The Foundation’s goal is to work with a diverse group of physicians, organizations, industry partners, individuals, patients, survivors, and their families to identify solutions and make timely and meaningful change and turn lung cancer into a chronically managed disease by 2023.