October 18, 2016
(a Note from Ruth) I lost my mom to diabetes and at that time I knew nothing about diabetes and was unable to help her. IF I can help other in honor of my mom's memory that would make me happy. I would feel like I have helped out. Pay it forward for here.
(IN HONOR OF MY MOM)
Bret Michaels wrote -
**National Philanthropic Trust is the fiscal sponsor for the Bret Michaels Life Rocks Foundation. Funds raised here for the National Philanthropic Trust will be allocated to the Bret Michaels Life Rocks Foundation**
Your donation to the Life Rocks Foundation will benefit a myriad of charitable causes that affect everyone - from childhood cancer to diabetes to military support and pet charities.
Over the last several years, Bret Michaels and the Life Rocks Foundation have sent many diabetic kids to camps to help them learn how to manage their diabetes as well as show them that there are other kids just like them.
A life-long diabetic, Michaels as served as a role model and inspiration for fans young and old who also suffer from diabetes. He has shown time and time again that he will not let diabetes control him - he is in control of his life. He leads, and has always led, an active life from sports to travel and his nearly 30-year career in music.
Michaels comes from a family of military men and women, always pausing during each and every show to honor the troops past, present and future. Supporting causes such as Wounded Warriors and the USO for events over the years is just one of the ways he continues to honor the military and their families.
In the past few years, childhood cancer has touched Michaels through the stories of Ava and other children he has met in his travels. Cancer is hard enough for adults, but for parents of children with cancer, the pain is unbearable. Donating time and money to help children and their families, Michaels continues to raise awareness for all cancer patients and their families.
An animal lover, Michaels has recently launched a line of pet products with PetSmart - the Bret Michaels Pets Rock Collection. On his own and in conjunction with PetSmart Charities, he is raising awareness and support for rescues, pet adoptions, and other animal charities.
For more information about all the various causes and charitable events, the Bret Michaels has participated in and that have benefited from the Life Rocks Foundation fundraising, please visit the official sites below.
From Bret and all of us at Team Bret Michaels, we thank you for your support. We sincerely appreciate all you have done to help us put smiles on people's faces, bring joy and hope to those suffering and for making a difference.
A heartfelt thank you from us all!