Charities

At Heroes Rebellion, we use our passion for sport and fitness to inspire donations to charitable organizations changing the world around us. We are a consortium of athletes and fitness enthusiast who believe in giving back to the communities that inspire us everyday. Below is the list of charitable organizations our athletes will be voting to include in our Top 15:

 

Action Against Hunger

Action Against Hunger is the only NGO exclusively focused on reducing and eliminating hunger and malnutrition. The organization was founded in 1979 by a group of doctors and scientists who believed no organization was sufficiently addressing this issue. Since then, we have become the authority on the prevention and elimination of malnutrition and hunger. No other organization has the comprehensive approach or depth of expertise to stop hunger as effectively. We treat more children afflicted with severe acute malnutrition than any other NGO. We have improved the world’s ability to assess and address malnutrition and we prevent hunger from taking root by addressing its causes and enabling people to build long-term resiliency. Action Against Hunger’s pioneering research and innovations—combined with our 40-years of experience on the front lines fighting hunger and our advocacy to improve policy and practice—have helped reduce the world’s proportion of undernourished people by 50 percent over the past two decades.

For more information, visit: www.actionagainsthunger.org or go to AAH's YouTube page, www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-C8Zx0Im7Y

 

Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation

Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation’s mission is to further the pioneering vision of the choreographer, dancer, and cultural leader Alvin Ailey by building an extended cultural community which provides dance performances, training and education, and community programs for all people. This performing arts community plays a crucial social role using the beauty and humanity of the African American heritage and other cultures to unite people of all races, ages, and backgrounds.

Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation supports the activities of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Ailey II, The Ailey School, and Ailey Extension. All divisions of Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation are involved in Ailey’s Arts In Education & Community Programs, which inspire young people around the globe from diverse cultural, social, and economic backgrounds.

For more information, visit: www.alvinailey.org.

 

American Foundation for the Blind

The mission of the American Foundation for the Blind is to create a world of no limits for people who are blind or visually impaired. We mobilize leaders, advance understanding, and champion impactful policies and practices using research and data.

Since 1921, AFB has been a leader in expanding possibilities for the nearly 25 million Americans living with vision loss. A national nonprofit, we champion access and equality, and stand at the forefront of new technologies and evidence-based advocacy. We address the most pressing needs of people with vision loss and their families, breaking down societal barriers and promoting broad systemic change. Like Helen Keller, AFB's most famous ambassador, we are committed to creating a more equitable world for people with disabilities.

For more information, visit: www.afb.org or go to AFB's YouTube page, www.youtube.com/c/AfbOrg

 

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an independent international medical humanitarian organization that provides emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural disasters, and exclusion from health care, regardless of race, religion, gender or political affiliation.

In over 70 countries, more than 65,000 individuals representing multiple nationalities assist people caught in crises. They are doctors, nurses, logistics experts, administrators, epidemiologists, laboratory technicians, mental health professionals, and others whose work is guided by humanitarian principles and medical ethics.

MSF’s independent, neutral and impartial funding allows the organization access to patients in conflicts where others cannot go. It serves no agenda other than delivering quality medical care. MSF’s decision to launch projects in any crisis is based solely on its expert assessment of people’s medical needs.

For more information, visit: www.doctorswithoutborders.org or go to MSF's YouTube page, www.youtube.com/user/MSF/featured.org

 

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is at the forefront of the fight to cure cancer. We are the largest nonprofit dedicated to creating a world without blood cancers. Since 1949, we’ve invested nearly $1.3 billion in groundbreaking research, pioneering many of today’s most innovative approaches.

The LLS Mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.

For more information, visit: www.lls.org or go to LLS's YouTube page, www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q8jKkY3LbDw

 

Memorial Sloan Kettering

As the world’s oldest and largest private cancer center, Memorial Sloan Kettering has devoted more than 135 years to exceptional patient care, influential educational programs, and innovative research to discover more effective strategies to prevent, control and, ultimately, cure cancer. MSK is home to more than 20,000 physicians, scientists, nurses, and staff united by a relentless dedication to conquering cancer. Today, we are one of 51 National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers, with state-of-the-art science and technology supporting groundbreaking clinical studies, personalized treatment, and compassionate care for our patients. We also train the next generation of clinical and scientific leaders in oncology through our continually evolving educational programs, here and around the world. Year after year, we are ranked among the top two cancer hospitals in the country, consistently recognized for our expertise in adult and pediatric oncology specialties.

For more information, visit: www.mskcc.org.

 

Renand Foundation

The Renand Foundation began by going into rural communities and looking for families who were going to give their children to other families due to financial constraints. We began meeting families who had children who were restaveks, and the focus was to prevent other children from becoming restaveks, while trying to return the lost children to their families.

Today, we are an organization that has four schools, a medical clinic, a mobile clinic, and two children centers, which provides after school support, tutoring, and meals. We build and repair homes, create industry, provide medical/dental care, and the work continues, as the opportunities are limitless! We are excited to be supporting our brothers and sisters in Haiti in building sustainable communities so that they can grow, prosper, and support their families, ultimately ending the restavek problem!

For more information, visit https://renandfoundation.org or go to The Renand Foundation's Vimeo page, https://vimeo.com/486148770

 

UNICEF

Over eight decades, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has built an unprecedented global support system for the world’s children. UNICEF relentlessly works day in and day out to deliver the essentials that give every child an equitable chance in life: health care and immunizations, safe water and sanitation, nutrition, education, emergency relief and more. UNICEF USA advances the global mission of UNICEF by rallying the American public to support the world’s most vulnerable children. Together, we have helped save more children’s lives than any other humanitarian organization. UNICEF USA supports UNICEF, and other efforts in support of the world's children, through fundraising, advocacy and education in the United States.

For more information, visit www.unicefusa.org or go to UNICEF's YouTube page, https://www.youtube.com/unicefusa

 

Wounded Warrior Project

Every warrior has a next mission. We know that the transition to civilian life is a journey. And for every warrior, family member, and caregiver, that journey looks different. We are here for their first step, and each step that follows. Because we believe that every warrior should have a positive future to look forward to. There’s always another goal to achieve, another mission to discover. We are their partner in that mission.

Veterans and service members who incurred a physical or mental injury, illness, or wound while serving in the military on or after September 11, 2001. You are our focus. You are our mission. Here, you’re not a member – you’re an alumnus, a valued part of a community that’s been where you’ve been, and understands what you need. Everything we offer is free because there’s no dollar value to finding recovery and no limit to what you can achieve.

More than 52,000 servicemen and women physically injured in recent military conflicts. 500,000 living with invisible wounds, from depression to post-traumatic stress disorder. 320,000 experiencing debilitating brain trauma. Advancements in technology and medicine save lives – but the quality of those lives might be profoundly altered. The numbers speak for themselves, because not every warrior can. With the support of our community of donors and team members, we give a voice to those needs and empower our warriors to begin the journey to recovery.

For more information, visit www.woundedwarriorproject.org.

 

The Heroes Rebellion Athletic Foundation Inc allow athletes a gateway to use their passion for sport and fitness to contribute to worthy causes that matter to them. If you are a 501c3 Charitable Organization interested in being included in our offering to athletes please contact us at info@heroesrebellion.org.