Causes

Preston was diagnosed in October 2014 shortly after he turned 4yrs old with Medulloblastoma, an aggressive type of brain cancer usually associated with children. His tumor was successfully removed and nothing of it could be seen after surgery.
 
He went through a month of Radiation and then almost a full year of Chemotherapy. While for a time there was hope that the cancer was gone, unfortunately, today Preston has two tumors, one where the original tumor stood, and one on the other side of his brain.
 
The treatments had only been keeping the cancer at bay. After that, Preston’s father started doing everything he could from natural treatments to the experimental hospital treatments.
Donation: $1.180.00 / $50.000.00

Home of the free, because of the brave…

The men and women who serve our country are brave and selfless. Sometimes those in our military even put their own lives on the line to protect ours.

However, after these men and women finish serving the Air Force, Army, Navy, Coast Guard, or Marine Corps and return home, sometimes they fall through the cracks. When our soldiers overseas return with terrible injuries, disabilities, post-traumatic stress disorders, depression, or anxiety, it’s time for us to step in.

This year we want to help another veteran, or group of veterans, whether that be reuniting them with a war buddy, helping them with medical costs, or providing them with other services they may need.

Donation: $160.00 / $8.000.00

Character is how you treat those who can do nothing for you.

Homelessness has been declared a state of emergency in the Seattle area. Our country has an abundance of food, housing, and resources. It’s time to stop ignoring our fellow human beings or pretending we don’t see they’re in need.

Homelessness is not an incurable disease. It’s something we can end for good if we come together as a community and open our hearts to heal the suffering of others less fortunate.

According to the National Alliance to End Homelessness, in January of 2015, approximately 564,708 people were homeless on any given night in the United States. In Seattle, the 35th annual One Night Count of homeless people in King County took place on Friday,

Donation: $215.00 / $10.000.00

An estimated 30 million  people worldwide are caught in some form of slavery.

Human trafficking includes sex trafficking, labor trafficking, domestic servitude, child soldiers and organ trafficking. The revenue generated by human trafficking each year worldwide is 32 billion dollars.

Between 100,000-300,000 children within the United States are sexually exploited each year. 14 years of age is the average age of entry into prostitution within the United States. Between 14,500-17,500 victims are trafficked into the United States each year. For less than 100 dollars a girl can be sold into a brothel, and girls as young as 5 years old are being sold into slavery.

Seattle currently ranks as the third highest human trafficking city in the country for this type of activity.

Donation: $3.070.00 / $15.000.00

Sometimes someone may appear to be fine – happy, healthy, and successful, but that doesn’t always mean they’re not struggling. Millions of people have what can be called an invisible illness, whether that’s depression, high-functioning anxiety, or some other disability that affects their everyday life.

For Talk It Up TV’s suicide prevention episode, we’re seeking to break down stereotypes about the burdens people in our community face but rarely talk about.
 
Millions of people in the U.S. experience anxiety or addiction or chronic pain on a daily basis, and not always who you’d expect. Yet we keep these stories hidden for fear of being judged, or shamed, or viewed as broken.
 
Donation: $5.476.41 / $10.000.00

You can tell the progress and morals of a nation by the way they treat their animals. ~Ghandi

Animals need our love in a desperate way. It’s time we get involved again and this time we need your help. Know of a deserving animal or person making a positive difference? If your answer is yes, please submit a story to the show!

Donation: $20.00 / $5.000.00