Supported CharitiesRISE

RISE, the Greater Boston Chapter of the National Spinal Cord Injury Association

RISE, the Greater Boston Chapter of NSCIA is a 501 (c) (3) organization working to Reach, Inspire, Support and Empower individuals and their families affected by spinal cord injury and paralysis throughout Massachusetts.

GBC provides access to resources, vital information, peer visitors, advocacy and educational information. From the moment of injury, GBC provides one-on-one services to the newly injured and those around them as they learn to cope with dramatic change and adjust to post-injury life.

GBC members include individuals with a spinal cord injury and paralysis, their families, health care and rehabilitation professionals, policy makers, and others.


Friends of Jaclyn Foundation (FOJ) is a 501(c)(3), non-profit, charitable organization that improves the quality of life for children with pediatric brain tumors and their families formed in 2005.

FOJ matches a child in need of love, support and friendship with a college or high school sports team based on geographic basis. Through a due diligence process, the foundation screens for the best match based on the child and family's needs and the team, coach and athletic director's commitment to our foundation's goals.


Depression Bipolar Support Alliance of Boston strives to help its members live healthy and dignified lives. The do so by providing a safe and secure setting for people to share from their own experiences and to care for others as they in turn share from their own experiences. They also believe that knowledge of biologically based illnesses such as depression and bipolar disorder empowers members to better manage living with psychiatric illnesses.


The Melanoma Foundation of New England was founded in 1999 by Mel and Marilyn Rubin following the tragic loss of their son, Mark, to melanoma. The Foundation was created to combat the rising rate of melanoma and melanoma deaths. The Foundation provides a variety of educational programs targeting the prevention and early detection of skin cancer and melanoma for both children and adults.


National Breast Cancer Foundation: Breast Cancer is a vicious disease that has affected many mothers, grandmothers, daughters, sisters and friends. It is a disease that to this day still affects millions of women. In 2007 40,460 precious lives were lost to Breast Cancer. It is now estimated that 1 in 8 women will fight the battle against breast cancer in their lifetime. Research is still looking for a cure and “Hope Floats” that a cure is close.