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19 Charitable Legacy-Leaving Initiatives

From Digital Blood Donors to Marathon Memorial Sneakers

— May 19, 2015 — Lifestyle
One way to remember loved ones who have passed is to give back, or if you want to be remembered before you die, to leave a charitable legacy. It is not uncommon for people to start a philanthropic foundation or scholarship fund as a memorial for a deceased family member or friend. Or, you can contribute to a cause close to your heart, engage in other humanitarian acts and make a lasting impact on society.

Anyone can get involved with a non-profit or start their own, which is certainly one noble way to spend your limited time on earth. However, these charitable legacy-leaving endeavors are all focused around the theme of remembrance. This includes accidental fatalities, such as the Crowdrise campaign for Nepal earthquake victim Dan Fredinburg or street art raising awareness for cyclist deaths in New York City. Many of these initiatives are also disease-based.
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Crowdfunded Charity Legacies
Crowdfunded Charity Legacies
This Crowdrise Campaign Continues the Work Dan Fredinburg Started
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Charitable Journey-Sharing Glasses
Charitable Journey-Sharing Glasses
3000 Miles to a Cure Won the Google Through Glass Challenge
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Miracle Marrow-Registering Bandaids
Miracle Marrow-Registering Bandaids
Help Remedies Bandages Make Registering Convenient For You
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Interactive Cancer-Fighting Campaigns
Interactive Cancer-Fighting Campaigns
Puma 2012 Project Pink Asks 'Who Do You Wear Pink For?'
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Bladder Cancer Pins
Bladder Cancer Pins
The Marvin Traub Associates & hook+Albert Aim to Raise Awareness and Money
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Recycled Pacemaker Charities
Recycled Pacemaker Charities
Pace 4 Life Reuses Donated Pacemakers in the Developing World
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Charitable Paywall Initiatives
Charitable Paywall Initiatives
Esquire's The Falling Man is Driving Donors to a Scholarship Fund
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WWII Veteran Celebratory Runs
WWII Veteran Celebratory Runs
The San Jose 408K Race Had a Very Special Guest Attending
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Remembrance Alcoholic Beverages
Remembrance Alcoholic Beverages
The 9/11 Memorial Commemorative Wine Raises Money for Charity
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Life-Saving Fundraising Initiatives
Life-Saving Fundraising Initiatives
Friends Unite to Create 'Project Amelia' for Ailing Friend
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Tragedy-Commemorating Museums
Tragedy-Commemorating Museums
The 9/11 Memorial Museum Honors the Lost Lives of Many
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Modern Genocide Remembrance Shrines
Modern Genocide Remembrance Shrines
The Boardwalk Holocaust Memorial is an Abstract Sanctuary
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Teen Bullying Awareness Tees
Teen Bullying Awareness Tees
Bluenotes Unveils its 2013 Limited Edition Tee for Kids Help Phone
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Emoticon Flower Arrangements
Emoticon Flower Arrangements
FocusDriven.Org Tries to Raise Texting and Driving Awareness
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Marathon Memorial Sneakers
Marathon Memorial Sneakers
The Consortium Boston Super OG Shoes Honor the Boston Runners
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Tattooed Cancer-Fighting Charities
Tattooed Cancer-Fighting Charities
'Why We Ink' is a Charity That Battles Cancer with Creativity
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Fatality Awareness Street Art
Fatality Awareness Street Art
Right of Way Memorializes NYC Pedestrian Deaths with Street Stencils
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Tragedy-Memorializing Tattoo Photography
Tragedy-Memorializing Tattoo Photography
Christopher Padgett Takes Snaps of Boston Bombing Tattoos
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Digital Blood Donors
Digital Blood Donors
Facebook Blood Groups are Turning Likes into Lives
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