Giving Rocks FoundationAddress 300 Appletree Lane, Wilmette, IL 60091 Categories: Advocacy, Health & Wellness, Youth Offers Opportunities Good For: Adults, Children Under 16, Families, Groups, People with Disabilities, Seniors
About Giving Rocks FoundationGiving Rocks Foundation was founded by Syd Martin, now in her 20’s. After being diagnosed at 10 with the little-known but usually fatal disease LCH, Syd decided to help raise funding for research into LCH by creating and selling rock necklaces using the stones she found on the shores of Lake Michigan. The “Syd Rocks” project has now evolved into the Giving Rocks Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to raising awareness and funding cutting-edge research for the treatment and cure of LCH and other pediatric cancers. Together We Rock What originally started in 2007 as a passion project by 10-year-old Sydney Martin after a diagnosis of LCH has evolved into a successful 501(c)3 nonprofit. After researching LCH, Syd and her family were shocked to find that the potentially fatal blood disease was grossly underfunded with little research devoted to it. Syd started selling her unique rock necklaces made from the shores of Lake Michigan to raise money for medical research, and Syd Rocks was born. Although she won her battle against LCH, Syd was still passionate about finding a cure. The charitable business expanded to Giving Rocks Foundation, an organization with a powerful mission to eliminate all pediatric cancer, with a focus on LCH. Giving Rocks Foundation donates 100% of its proceeds to LCH research, with the belief that every rock can lead to a cure.
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