Every week, every day, every minute and every second reality becomes a statistic. Worldwide women and children are being unbearably and brutally attacked, whether it be emotional, verbal, sexual, physical, financial or even spiritual. Manipulation and mutilation scar the human psyche and innocent victims fall prey to the vicious cycle of abuse. Abuse comes in many forms. Whether physical, sexual or emotional, abuse scars its victims. In some cases abuse can be so subtle victims live for years not realizing how another person compromised their quality of life. Unknowingly, victims can continue the abuse by placing themselves in unsafe places and life-threatening situations. The reality and ramifications of their past and present abuse often eludes victims until a third-party steps up to intervene, support, and listen. Often only then can abuse victims escape the abusive relationship or situation, seek justice and heal. Founded in 2012, The Global Women’s Empowerment Network (GWEN) is a nonprofit organization that uses cutting-edge technology and multimedia programming to raise awareness and funds to support and heal women and children who have suffered abuse of all kinds.
Non-Profit FoundationsThe HMMA proudly supports the following charities and non-profit organizations:
About Autism - Autism is a complex neurobiological disorder that inhibits a person's ability to communicate and develop social relationships, and is often accompanied by behavioral challenges. Autism spectrum disorders are diagnosed in one in 110 children in the United States, affecting four times as many boys as girls. The prevalence of autism increased 57 percent from 2002 to 2006. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have called autism a national public health crisis whose cause and cure remain unknown.Continue reading “Autism Speaks” »
The Seany Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that was founded to carry on Sean Lewis Robins' legacy of battling Ewing's sarcoma (ES). The Seany Foundation's mission is to fund research to help find cures for pediatric cancers, especially sarcomas, and to improve the quality of life for children and teens battling cancer. We are working to ensure that research programs devoted to rare childhood cancers get the funding they desperately need.
Childhood cancer affects 1 in 330 children before they turn 20 years old. Cancer is the leading cause of death in children. It is a random killer with no known cause. Our goal at The Seany Foundation is to fund cutting-edge research for ES and other childhood cancers, and to help teens and children thrive and survive, as they struggle through their own cancer journeys.
Each year, the National Cancer Institute spends over $500 million on breast cancer research alone, yet only $20-30 million is set aside for the research of all childhood cancer. This amount steadily declines year after year. Furthermore, only a fraction of this funding is put toward finding cures for the many sarcomas and rarer childhood (pediatric) cancers that exist. Despite the need, the National Institute of Health (NIH) dedicates less than 3% of its research dollars to pediatric cancers.
Every day, 35 of our children and teens are diagnosed with cancer. Seven will die. Seventeen of the 28 survivors will suffer devastating life-long side effects.
Through an organized support effort, we can come together to help reconcile this harsh reality for the children, teens, and families who face these horrible diseases.