Corporate Social Responsibility
Crossbow has helped nonprofit organizations and causes around the world, including Sacred Seedlings, the National Civic League, Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Metro Denver, the Colorado Behavioral Healthcare Council, Jefferson Center For Mental Health, Mellowswan Foundation Africa-Tanzania, Youth Link Kenya, Megabridge Foundation, Earth Keepers Centre of Kenya, and many others.
We have devoted hundreds of hours to help prevent Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, deforestation and climate change, while defending biodiversity, ecosystems, food and water security and other critical issues of our time.
Forests are critical to the way Earth functions. They lock up vast amounts of carbon and release oxygen. They influence rainfall, filter fresh water and prevent flooding and soil erosion. They produce wild foods, fuelwood and medicines for the people that live in and around them. They are storehouses of potential future crop varieties and genetic materials with untapped healing qualities. Wood and other fibre grown in forests can be used as a renewable fuel or as raw material for paper, packaging, furniture or housing.
While the pressures on forests vary across regions, the biggest cause of deforestation is expanding agriculture – including commercial livestock and major crops such as palm oil and soy. Small-scale farmers also play a role, often due to poverty and insecure land tenure. Mining, hydroelectricity and other infrastructure projects are also major pressures – new roads can have a large indirect impact through opening up forests to settlers and agriculture. We’re leading a global coalition to promote forest conservation, wildlife conservation and sustainable agriculture. For more information, please visit www.SacredSeedlings.com Powerful sponsorship opportunities are available.
Neurodegenerative disease, including Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease, is the fastest-growing cause of death in the world. Misinformation and mismanagement are contributing to the surge. Alzheimer’s disease alone is killing 50-100 million people now. Experts suggest that the prevalence of brain disease will quadruple by 2050, if not sooner.
At a cost of $236 billion a year, Alzheimer’s disease is already the most expensive disease in the United States. The disease saw a 15.7 percent bump over 2014 numbers–the largest increase of all major causes of death. It accounted for at least 108,227 deaths in the U.S. alone in 2015. A similar pattern is emerging around the globe–some regions much more than others.
In the U.S., nearly one in every five Medicare dollars is spent on people with Alzheimer’s or another dementia. And these costs will only continue to increase as baby boomers age, soaring to more than $1 trillion in 2050.
We’re leading a campaign to help curb the global Alzheimer’s disease epidemic, while advocating for reforms that can save thousands of lives. For more information, please visit our site about the global epidemic. Or write to Gary Chandler at firstname.lastname@example.org