YOUR DONATION HELPS
YOUNG PEOPLE IN THIS COMMUNITY HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO PLAY SPORTS
The donations made to The Jordan D. Savage Foundation are directed toward helping kids get involved in sports.
We pay registration fees and provide equipment for kids who otherwise are not able to afford to play a sport.
Playing sports contributes to academic performance, it reduces obesity in kids, and helps to promote an active lifestyle as they grow to adulthood. It also develops character, teamwork and goal-setting skills.
You also contribute to Lupus awareness, education, advocacy, support and finding a cure.
You can make a difference.
JOIN THE PROJECT
The Jordan D. Savage Foundation, Inc. is a community service organization that is dedicated to honoring and celebrating Jordan’s life by raising funds to provide support to the high school and youth sports programs in our community. Jordan was a passionate and loyal athlete and teammate. We can think of no better way of memorializing his life than to perform services and raise funds to allow young athletes to play, enjoy and excel in the sport of their choice.
It also supports the programs of the Lupus foundation of Georgia and seeks to help improve the quality of life for persons living with Lupus
Our programs Include:
Registration Fees for Youth involved in Sports
We will provide registration fees for youth who cannot afford the entry fees to play baseball and other sports. Often, the registration fee is a barrier to entry to play on a team. Since schools have cut budgets, students, parents, and many coaches have to bear more of the burden to finance sports programs. Our program will reduce the burden for some and allow youth to participate.
Sports Education Seminars:
Unless introduced by a parent or close friend, many youth are not exposed to other sports that they may be able to participate in and enjoy. We will partner with other organizations to provide sports education seminars.
We will participate in and sponsor a team to participate in the Walk to End Lupus Now which is held annually in Atlanta.
We will also host a Lupus awareness booth at one spring baseball game and one fall football game hosted by the High School. Information about Lupus will be distributed and donations will be accepted to benefit the Lupus Foundation of Georgia. Through our website and social media, we will educate, encourage and inform persons about Lupus.
Savage Run 5k:
This will be a fun and exciting event in which the entire community can participate. This will serve as our primary fundraiser. We will host a 3.1 mile run/walk and a 1 mile fun run in Rockdale County during which we will raise awareness for Lupus and Jordan's struggle by providing educational materials The inaugural race will be held in Rockdale county in June 2015. This event will be held annually.
Provide Care Packages for Lupus patients:
Partnering with the Lupus Foundation of Georgia and the Men with Lupus group, we will attend the Lupus support groups in our area and provide care packages to the members.
Approximately 1.5 million Americans have a form of lupus.
Systemic lupus erythematosus cases: 70%.
Of individuals diagnosed with lupus, 90% are women.
Eighty percent develop lupus between the ages of 15 to 45.
Lupus is two to three times more prevalent among people of color.
Chance of a parent or sibling having or developing lupus: 20%.
Lupus can affect any system in the body.
Skin, Cardiac, etc.
Lupus sometimes affects the Central Nervous System and/or the brain.
Fortunately psychosis that is caused by lupus is a fairly rare occurrence; several studies suggest that it occurs only in 5-10% of patients. When a lupus patient has symptoms of psychosis the most important thing is to determine if the psychosis is caused by lupus or another problem; it is important to note that some lupus patients react very badly to corticosteroids and develop psychosis from their corticosteroid medication (prednisone).