SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- As record crowdfunding growth continues, YouCaring is changing the way individuals experience life after a breast cancer diagnosis. YouCaring's free online crowdfunding platform is on track to raise over $4 million dollars for breast cancer treatment in 2016. For many, fundraising is more than just financial support – it's a process of bringing together community and resources in a way that can lead to healing.
While raising money to pay medical bills is the primary aim of fundraising, there is hidden value in the process. Jen Hohman, who was diagnosed with breast cancer and raised over $17,000 for her alternative treatment, explains, "Fundraising gave me the freedom to focus on the healing part of my journey. I am so grateful for my community. After receiving such kindness and generosity, it made me want to share my life even more. I am inspired to teach my students and enjoy my life in ways I wasn't before my diagnosis. For me, the fundraising experience has been a growth opportunity in an otherwise difficult year."
"Paying for breast cancer treatment is one of the most common causes that leads people to start crowdfunding on YouCaring," explained Dan Saper, President of YouCaring.com. "During the first half of 2016, YouCaring helped raise over $1.9 million that went directly to individuals dealing with breast cancer."
Every day, YouCaring highlights how the power of community helps people navigate economic and health challenges. Organizers of fundraisers often become donors themselves, returning the generosity and compassion that sustained them.
Launched in 2011, YouCaring is a free crowdfunding platform that inspires community building through fundraising. By facilitating more than $450 million in donations from 5.5 million supporters, all without charging fees, YouCaring's business model proves that kindness is powerful and that even through life's most challenging circumstances people can overcome, heal, and thrive.
Contact: Heather Atherton, Actual
More Information: https://www.youcaring.com/blog/2016/breast-cancer-crowdfunding-lessons
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