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Jeff, my dad, and I are the owners of Good Neighbor Insurance (GNI). We can only be this great for our clients because of our GNI Team. Who is the GNI Team? They are our associates as well as our vendors. One may not think of vendors as part of the company team. They are, in fact, a vital part.
One of our vendors has been with us for many years. They are a husband and wife CPA team, Perkins Accounting, here in Gilbert, Arizona. This article is dedicated specifically to our past CPA team, Sandy and her husband Richard. Last year tragedy struck the Perkins family due to their son, Sam, passing away suddenly with brain cancer at the young age of 20, in late 2011. Our prayers and hearts go out to Sandy and Richard during this time. It was with great sadness to hear that Sandy and Richard have decided to leave their CPA business. We will miss their business friendship!
Good Neighbor Insurance has asked Sandy and Richard what we can do to help in their time of need. They have asked us to share with you, our Arizona clients and neighbors, information about brain tumor research and organizations that are involved in curbing this fatal disease.
Here is the information, in Sandy’s own words, on organizations her and Richard are working closely with.
1. Students Supporting Brain Tumor Research (SSBTR) – their web page is http://www.ssbtr.org/.
This is taken from their webpage: “Students in leadership positions learn about brain tumors and gain real world experience in running a non-profit business while raising funds for brain tumor research. Beneficiaries of the money we raise are Barrow Neurological Institute, National Brain Tumor Society, Phoenix Children’s Hospital, Steele Children’s Research Center in Tucson, and Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen). With your help we can make a difference.
The intent of our website is to further our objectives of disseminating information about this disease process, stimulating more widespread involvement within our community through donating, volunteering and participating in one or more of our events, and publicizing and promoting this exceptional student-run organization.
The things I like about this organization are that the money raised is given to local institutions and that it is a great way to get high school and college students involved. They are our future!
2. National Brain Tumor Society (NBTS) their web page is http://www.braintumor.org/.
This is from their website:
“National Brain Tumor Society believes that potentially-transformative research must be supported by informed private funders. Public research funding is essential for basic and early translational research, but there are systemic challenges to scientists who have the potential to make progress in leaps and bounds, rather than incremental steps.
Academic institutions and individual researchers contribute essential findings to the brain tumor field. National Brain Tumor Society is committed to moving this critical knowledge beyond the bench by connecting it to industry partners. Biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies have the motivation, expertise and resources to drive promising science into clinical trials – and beyond, to the brain tumor patients who need more effective therapies to improve quality of life.
National Brain Tumor Society has always funded investigations for both adult and pediatric tumor types. Across the field, there remains a substantial difference in scientific knowledge between adult and pediatric tumors. Now, our Pediatric Research Initiative prioritizes the areas of research that we believe will close this knowledge gap and lead to swifter progress in future pediatric research.”
I like this organization because it is a national organization with various fundraisers such as walks and runs etc throughout the country. They focus on brain tumor research for both adult and children. Research on pediatric cancer in general and brain tumors especially is very underfunded.
3. I forgot to mention that the NBTS is having a walk this weekend March 18th at Steele Indian School Park. We have a team (Team Sam – The Lion) of about 25 people to walk for Sam.
The following is the link to the team page for Sam: http://www.braintumorcommunity.org/site/TR/Events/BTW-AZ?team_id=49952&pg=team&fr_id=1781
Thank you for allowing us to share with you, our Arizona clients and neighbors, part of our past GNI Team member’s story. Do call on any of us here at Good Neighbor Insurance for your Arizona health insurance needs. You may also reach us at our web site at www.gninsurance.com and get live quotes here at www.gnhealthplan.com.
Doug Gulleson, MBA
Good Neighbor Insurance
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