In keeping with our theme of gratitude this month, we would like to extend a huge Boober! thank you to our in-kind sponsors. Beyond Boobs! is only able to exist as a result of the generosity of donors. While the monetary donations keep our programs going and enable us to strengthen and expand the reach of our services, the in-kind donors are equally critical to our existence. Through their donations of essential services, in-kind donors allow Beyond Boobs! to conserve funds. We would like to spotlight our largest in-kind donor, G3 Computers, for their incredible generosity, consistent and loyal support, website design, development, and invaluable consulting services. Below, Gordon Miller III, explains why he does what he does.
Having been in business for over 20 years now, I get requests all the time to help various businesses grow and succeed. Right now, we get about 200 requests a year for help. We typically can narrow the list down to 20 pretty easily, but ultimately, we only have time to support two opportunities per year.
The reason that we have chosen Beyond Boobs! for the last 3 years is because cancer affects all of us in one way or another, even if you don't have an immediate family member battling the disease. My wife was diagnosed with breast cancer in October 2010, and her life is now defined by events before that date and since. A cancer diagnosis changes your life forever and the lives of those around you who love you.
Beyond Boobs! has made it their mission to help young women through this process. Breast cancer is striking woman as young as in their 20s and 30s, and late diagnoses are getting more prevalent all the time. Beyond Boobs! is unique in that it doesn't focus on raising money to find a cure, it is there for women everyday who are on the front lines of the disease and are just trying to survive one more day. When someone receives a cancer diagnosis, there is so much to learn and do, and it helps to have the women of Beyond Boobs! who have 'been there and done that' to help navigate the difficult decisions that are ahead of these young women, decisions that will shape the rest of their lives.
On behalf of myself and my company, G3 Systems, Inc., I am proud to support Beyond Boobs!
Gordon G. Miller III, CEO