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Charity Spotlight: The HER Foundation

Charity Spotlight: The HER Foundation

As you all know by now, the royal-watching community is buzzing with the exciting news that came from the Clarence House last Monday. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expecting Royal Baby Number 2! But with that exciting news came a bit of sad news as well. The Duchess is once again suffering from Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG), which is a severe form of morning sickness that causes a great deal of physical stress to the body. 

 


 

 

HG can affect 0.5%-2% of pregnant women and can be treated with a combination of IV fluids, medication, and nutritional support. Because Kate’s pregnancy is so highly publicized in media all over the world, there has been an increased awareness of the disease. The HER Foundation, a charity centered around educating women and doctors about HG, has outwardly demonstrated their support for the Duchess, the rest of the family, and the newest royal addition. 

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The HER Foundation was founded in 2002 by Kimber MacGibbon and Ann Marie King, two women who suffered from HG and wanted to create a forum for other women with HG. The HER website features a 5,000-member forum, information about how to get help for HG, and a blog. They are also working on beginning to fund research at the University of Southern California. 

The HER Foundation wants to make sure that every woman suffering from HG gets the support she needs during and after her pregnancy. They are committed to advocating for HG in the media and in politics. Their ultimate goal is to be the “voice of support and hope to all who are faced with managing HG.”

 


 

 

The HER Foundation is a great resource for women and families suffering from HG and a great way to learn more about the condition. Our thoughts will continue to be with the Duchess as she prepares for Royal Baby #2!

Charity Spotlight: Only Connect

Charity Spotlight: Only Connect

Only Connect is a charity intended to create a positive community for prisoners, ex-prisoners, and at-risk young people to help them find their value. They do this through six different programs across London that provide training, support, and creative opportunities. These programs not only help the people involved but are intended to provide contributions toContinue Reading

Charity Spotlight: The Imperial College Healthcare Charity

Charity Spotlight: The Imperial College Healthcare Charity

The Imperial College Healthcare Charity is an organization that raises and manages charitable funds for the five hospitals in the Imperial College Healthcare Trust. These hospitals are Charting Cross, Hammersmith, Queen Charlotte’s & Chelsea, St. Mary’s, and Western Eye. Their aim in raising funds for these hospitals is to improve the experience of their patientsContinue Reading

Charity Spotlight: PeacePlayers International

Charity Spotlight: PeacePlayers International

PeacePlayers International (PPI) is an organization aimed at bridging gaps and bringing children together in communities in Northern Ireland, South Africa, Israel, and Cyprus. They do this through a “peacebuilding-and-leadership development curriculum” that teaches them various tactics for improving their individual communities. Their mission is “to unite, educate and inspire young people in divided communities”Continue Reading

Charity Spotlight: BeatBullying

Charity Spotlight: BeatBullying

BeatBullying is an organization that seeks to create an online support forum for young people experiencing bullying, either on the Internet or in school. What makes BeatBullying unique is that they use highly-trained young people as their mentors. That means that if a student or other young person seeks help by registering on the site,Continue Reading

Charity Spotlight: Together For Short Lives

Charity Spotlight: Together For Short Lives

The Association for Children’s Palliative Care, now called Together For Short Lives, is a charity for children with life-threatening conditions and the people who support them. They work closely with hospitals and children’s hospices by raising funds to support and sustain their work with the children. Their primary goals are for every child and theirContinue Reading

Charity Spotlight: The Royal Foundation

Charity Spotlight: The Royal Foundation

The Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry was established in 2009 by William and Harry and became fully operational in 2011 when Kate joined as an official patron. The purpose of The Royal Foundation is to act as a vehicle for their individual philanthropic endeavors. The foundation has aContinue Reading

Charity Spotlight: The Tusk Trust

Charity Spotlight: The Tusk Trust

The Tusk Trust began in 1990 as the African elephant population was approaching extinction due to excessive poaching for ivory found in their tusks. What began as an organization committed to ending this poaching quickly grew into an organization that pledged to invest in the future of Africa. Tusk does this by raising money toContinue Reading

Charity Spotlight: The National Portrait Gallery

Charity Spotlight: The National Portrait Gallery

The National Portrait Gallery was founded in 1856 to promote British history through portraits. The museum has an extensive collection of portraits they display in their London gallery and a number of other locations around the United Kingdom. They are supported by both the government and donors. The Gallery states that their goal is toContinue Reading

Charity Spotlight: Naomi House

Charity Spotlight: Naomi House

Naomi House is an organization that provides hospices to young children with life-threatening conditions. They have locations around England and provide respite care, end-of-life care, emergency support, and bereavement support to the children and their families. These hospices are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and they only receive ten percent ofContinue Reading

Charity Spotlight: Centrepoint

Centrepoint is an organization that strives to end youth homelessness in the greater London area. Centrepoint estimates that every year, about 80,000 young people experience homelessness in the UK due to reasons such as family breakdowns, gangs, and mental health problems. The effects of this homelessness on young people is that they do not haveContinue Reading

Charity Spotlight: 100 Women in Hedge Funds

100 Women in Hedge Funds (100WHF) is a non-profit that was founded in 2001 in New York City as an industry association for women working in hedge funds. With over 10,000 active members in 17 countries, their mission is to provide women an equal opportunity in the hedge fund industry. They do this through holdingContinue Reading

Charity Spotlight: Natural History Museum

The Natural History Museum in London has numerous exhibits that focus on the beauty of the natural world. With exhibits ranging from dinosaurs to insects, there is no aspect of our planet this museum leaves untouched. In addition to their museum, they also thrive on school visits. The museum takes pride in educating young studentsContinue Reading