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#1 LambChop

Posted 13 March 2012 - 09:22 PM

My current (slightly obsessive lol) cause is Marriage Equality.  I'm passionately against the Marriage Act and feel government has no right to tell me or anyone else who to love & commit their life too.  I'm part of a FB group that is actively campaigning, and I regularly post my comments and outrage at various things on the group and on my FB.  If there's a march, I'll be going!

What's your Cause and what do you do with it ?

Edited by LambChop, 13 March 2012 - 09:22 PM.


#2 Therese

Posted 13 March 2012 - 09:27 PM

My cause is encouraging people to donate blood. Once a month my youngest has an infusion of immunoglobulins as she has an immune deficiency.  It is a blood product and without people who donate blood we would have a very sick little girl. It's lifelong.

So my friends are probably sick of hearing about it and I also have been invited by the Red Cross to speak to people at a few different events about how it changes our life.

It is my way of giving back to an organisation that changes our life every month.

#3 kidwrangler

Posted 13 March 2012 - 09:36 PM

My current cause is the Leukaemia Foundation - I'm taking part in the World's Greatest Shave on the weekend, and yes, shaving my hair AAAArrrgggghhhhh!!!!!!!!!!  ffear.gif biggrin.gif ohmy.gif   For those who like visuals, here's my link. I'll be adding the 'after' pics next week original.gif

An ongoing cause I volunteer my time for is supporting breastfeeding with the ABA.

I used to be very vocal and involved with Human Milk Banking, but needed to take a step back as it was taking over and creating too much stress.

Although I am not very vocal about it, I have always been a supporter of equal marriage rights and happily support friends' FB posts etc original.gif

#4 JRA

Posted 13 March 2012 - 09:54 PM

My cause that I have spent most time with is those who really need help because often simply their country doesn't have the resources - so most of my "cause" time has been spent with Oxfam. They also do a fair bit with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, so with people who often need it here in our own country.

I have been doing less with them lately, only a day every month to 6 weeks. It is in my normal professional work, so it is high value (I hope) work I give to them.

Most of my "donation" time is currently on our local hockey club, so not a cause. Hopefully once the season starts I will have more time to spend on something worthy.


#5 Indiana Bones

Posted 13 March 2012 - 10:16 PM

I have several causes, but my main one at the moment is alerting people to animal testing. It isn't hard to choose not to purchase cosmetics, skin care,hair care and cleaning products that are not tested on animals. I make a choice to be choosy about what sort of cosmetics/products I use and I make sure that my choices do not inflict pain of defenceless animals.

I also am against cage eggs and battery farming

I am also against purchasing real fur items, nor will I wear faux fur because I simply do not agree with wearing anything that is, or resembles a dead animal.

Basically I am one big campaigner against animal cruelty.


Edited by Indiana Bones, 13 March 2012 - 10:24 PM.


#6 katpaws

Posted 14 March 2012 - 06:39 AM

Road safety - rather boring compared to other people's causes.

I live near schools that are on a major truck route and i want there to be better signage etc to give children a safer environment when they travel to and from school. I am also trying to change parent behaviour when it comes to driving around one particular school.



#7 CFMummy

Posted 14 March 2012 - 06:51 AM

Ive never been into causes but I do donate blood and am now very interested in Cystic Fibrosis due to personal resons

#8 LambChop

Posted 14 March 2012 - 10:20 AM

QUOTE
Road safety - rather boring compared to other people's causes
  No way!  Community needs people with a passion across the board, don't devalue your contribution!

#9 deejie

Posted 14 March 2012 - 10:30 AM

Breast milk banks and breast milk donation. There are a lot of women who want to feed their bubs (particularly premature babies) BM but can't for numerous reasons.
Donated BM is a valid option, but not one that has a high awareness.

#10 **Xena**

Posted 14 March 2012 - 10:36 AM

Marriage Equality
Animal Cruelty
and
Aboriginal Care

#11 Mrs Dinosaurus

Posted 14 March 2012 - 10:49 AM

I love the capital C original.gif

I don't have anything major ATM, I am a member of several marriage equality groups and share the links, I am a member of a BF group which I hope is raising awareness to normalize BF in public spaces and BF beyond 6 months.

At work (when I go back) I do my research in cultural law so my passion tends to go there.

We also donate regularly to a couple of charities which we will both rabbit on about at the slightest provocation laughing2.gif

There's so many good causes, although I do like ones like marriage equality which (IMO) have an end in sight, hopefully soon.

#12 baddmammajamma

Posted 14 March 2012 - 10:55 AM

My cause (no surprises here) is Autism Awareness - helping the general public learn more about ASD, helping fellow parents recognize the potential red flags of ASD, and advocating for greater services/support for ASD families.

I spend quite a bit of time raising awareness on EB and within mug large network of friends/family/colleagues. I also dedicate several hours per week serving as an informal mentor/support system to families who are grappling with a new or suspected diagnosis. I fundraise for Autism Awareness every year during the City2Surf.

April is Autism Awareness month, so be prepared to see me on EB a lot! original.gif

http://www.autismawareness.com.au/

Edited by baddmammajamma, 17 March 2012 - 04:52 PM.


#13 TinFeralCat

Posted 14 March 2012 - 07:02 PM

The one that is taking up a lot of my time at the moment is Veteran's issues.

Basically the way our Returned Servicemen and Women are treated by the government on return  is devastating for them and their families.

Previously I have been involved with ABA, and running our local toy library.

I'm still new at getting involved with things original.gif

#14 TinFeralCat

Posted 14 March 2012 - 07:04 PM

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Edited by TinCat, 14 March 2012 - 07:05 PM.


#15 babybeli

Posted 14 March 2012 - 07:50 PM

I would say I have two

Anti Coal Seam Gas Mining.  I am attending peacefull rallys etc

and Organ Donation at I am in need of a kidney.



I would say I have two

Anti Coal Seam Gas Mining.  I am attending peacefull rallys etc

and Organ Donation at I am in need of a kidney.



#16 Jembo

Posted 14 March 2012 - 08:04 PM

Organ Donation would be the main current one - have been fundraising and trying to raise awareness in our local community for the past year in various ways.

Am also involved in Pelvic Instability, after suffering from it and finding little advice/information and finding that incredibly frustrating.



#17 ephalant

Posted 15 March 2012 - 05:53 AM

Mine is NDIS and http://everyaustraliancounts.com.au/ and disability funding and support (or lack of), particularly in schools.  I challenge everyone who comes out with incorrect information about disabilities and what people with disabilities can and can't do.  I go through periods of bombarding everyone on my facebook with information about disability - but if it helps to educate one person on the facts then it's worth it.

#18 LambChop

Posted 15 March 2012 - 09:22 AM

Very inspiring ladies, thank you original.gif  Go Girl Power original.gif

#19 kidwrangler

Posted 17 March 2012 - 06:43 AM

Lambchop: thanks for the thread - it even inspired an EBer to sponsor my 'Shave for a Cure' original.gif One more sleep until I get the clippers eeeekkkkk!  ohmy.gif

It is a shame that this died a fast death under the mountain of minutiae that is the general boards, rather than becoming one of those amazing threads that go for days and become EB legend. I'd love to have seen 20 pages of how others support their community or improve the lives of others... here's my EB version of rose coloured glasses LOL  cool.gif

Congrats to everyone who cares enough to look beyond themselves and assist those around them, no matter how near or far. I've had a few people ask if I have a personal reason for supporting the Leukaemia Foundation atm, and my answer is no - I really feel it is important that I can do this to support families going through such a traumatic and difficult time while I am able to do it. Hopefully, if something ever happens to my loved ones, others will be doing the same so I can focus on that person's recovery, not fundraising IYKWIM?


#20 JRA

Posted 17 March 2012 - 06:47 AM

kidwrangler: I think you will find there are a huge number of people on EB who spend a lot of time doing work on a cause or for charity.

I would not take the number of responses in this thread as the number of people who help.

That said, the number of responses isn't going to inspire others.

#21 Velvetta

Posted 17 March 2012 - 01:45 PM

Anti coal seam gas, but all I do is have a bumper sticker


#22 Veryclucky

Posted 17 March 2012 - 03:36 PM

My main causes at the moment are : Cancer research through doing the Ride to Conqeur Cancer in August and raising awareness of Icythyosis - a family of genetic skin conditions that 2 of my brothers have. I do most of my awareness through my eldest brother who is heavily involved with raising money for research through grants and funding some himself. Links on FB, telling people about it and supporting him to do the incredible work he does which includes mentoring other families that have children with this condition and also working with foundations around the world that help support people with Icythyosis and related conditions.

I am also heavily involved in scouting in my local area which I believe is a great way for children and adults to get involved in their community, learn life skills and make friends while having fun.

I also help the local Lions as my dad is the current president so get roped into different events

#23 Me n Marshmallow

Posted 17 March 2012 - 04:32 PM

QUOTE (LambChop @ 13/03/2012, 07:22 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
My current (slightly obsessive lol) cause is Marriage Equality.  I'm passionately against the Marriage Act and feel government has no right to tell me or anyone else who to love & commit their life too.  I'm part of a FB group that is actively campaigning, and I regularly post my comments and outrage at various things on the group and on my FB.  If there's a march, I'll be going!

What's your Cause and what do you do with it ?


I think that's great! Hopefully because of people like you my brother will be able to get married one day.

I guess my cause is nutrition. I often give nutrition advice to people who request it, and I love it. My main passion is food allergies and intolerance, probably because I suffer from 3 and DD has 2. What I want to do with it is after my degree I would like to do a PhD and study the genetics and causes behind food allergies and intolerances. I believe there must be a reason why they are becoming so common. I would like to look at the high amount of chemicals that we consume now (pesticides, fertilisers, food additives ect.) and see if there is a connection. I think it's possible that these chemicals are causing gene mutations or switching certain genes on and causing food allergies/intolerances. Then we are passing these mutations on to our kids.


#24 cheekymonkeysmum

Posted 17 March 2012 - 04:39 PM

Mine is the pituitary Foundation.

http://www.pituitary.asn.au/Support/AHelpingHand.aspx.

My son was born with an inactive pituitary gland and i try to help and support the foundation to hopefully one day they can know why many people all over the world have pituitary problems.

#25 baddmammajamma

Posted 17 March 2012 - 04:49 PM

Before I read yet another inane or fluffy thread, I am going to read every link shared in this thread.

Great topic, LambChop, and there are some wonderful causes that people are supporting!




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