Malcolm's Favorite Causes


 


Fighting Breast Cancer


“It is my mission to inspire and support anyone involved in the fight against breast cancer. I will also ‘spread the word’ about how the 3-Day can fulfill a life.”

Dusty Showers is perhaps the most recognizable man in the fight against breast cancer. He is a strong man in a fancy pink bra, father of two beautiful daughters, with an intense passion for battling the cancer that has invaded his family’s life.

Dusty has achieved many honors; among them, he was named a 3-Day Ambassador, sponsored by Hooters to participate in a Walk, and has served as a guest speaker at several breast cancer fundraising and awareness events, including Hoedown for Hooters. Dusty has either walked or crewed in five 3-Day for the Cure events and is a prominent figure at the Susan G. Komen 3-Day Walk in Tampa. This year he will take part in the Boston 3-Day in July and the Tampa 3-Day in October. This tough thirty-eight-year who plays soccer nationwide also uses his wildlife business to promote breast cancer awareness and education.

Above: Dusty on Oprah

In 2009 Dusty formed The 2nd Basemen. While the majority of The 2nd Basemen are women, the movement is a tip of the hat to the amazing men that stand with women in the fight against breast cancer. “I love the men that do the crazy things to get the attention for the cause and to make people smile…but the greatest hero is that man that sits quietly by his partner’s side, holding her hand. Not wanting anything other than for his wife to live. That is a 2nd Basemen.”

In 2011 Dusty will appear as Mr. April in the 2011 60-Mile Men calendar, an annual publication featuring twelve men who participate in the 3-Day. “This isn’t just another calendar with twelve buff firefighters and weightlifters,” Dusty says. “We focus on the average guy who has one special feature: a desire to end breast cancer, and all cancers.”

Every year Dusty is more determined to educate women to get mammograms, do self-exams and to support those battling cancer, and his friendships reflect his determination. Dusty has met many other men who are fighting this war and together they formed “The 2nd Basemen,” a group that works world-wide to raise breast cancer awareness, education and research to new levels.

Visit site or make a donation: www.dustyshowers.com 



 

Big Cat Rescue is the largest accredited sanctuary in the country dedicated entirely to abused and abandoned big cats. The nonprofit organization is accredited by the Global Federation of Sanctuaries, is certified by Independent Charities of America as a “Best in America Charity,” and has received a four-star rating from Charity Navigator (their highest rating) for sound nonprofit fiscal management.

 

 

 

 

VISION STATEMENT

A world where the animals we share it with are treated with respect and caring and where habitat is preserved to insure the indefinite future survival of these wonderful gifts of nature. In creating such a world, we hope the same principles of respect and caring will carry over to the way humans treat each other.

MISSION STATEMENT

To provide the best home we can for the animals in our care and to reduce the number of cats that suffer the fate of abuse, abandonment or extinction by teaching people about the plight of the cats, both in the wild and in captivity, and how they can help through their behavior and support of better laws to protect the cats.

Visit site or make a donation: www.bigcatrescue.org



The Children's Home is a local 501 (C)(3) not-for-profit organization serving the Central Florida region.
The Children's Home is a child- and family-centered organization that is positioned to care for struggling families and children seeking the comfort of a loving family.

With roots that can be traced back to 1892, they have been a beacon in the community—providing a safe haven for children who have suffered abuse, neglect or abandonment.

The tradition of love sparked by their founders continues to be their driving force to protect, heal and care for Tampa Bay’s children and families. They believe children deserve the opportunity to have a happy childhood. We believe families deserve a chance to be successful. These values are the essence of their mission to create a community where children and families feel loved, nurtured, and safe.

Children need love. Families need security. That's why they are charged with being the source of strength and opportunity for children and families. Through their nationally recognized residential treatment program to our Family Support and Resource Centers, they have impacted the lives of many who rely on support and care during times of uncertainty.

They have helped more than 6,000 children realize their dream of a family, and they have cared for more than 25,000 children in the community.

Visit site or make a donation: www.TheChildrensHome.org

 


Florida’s Children First, Inc. was founded in 2001 by attorneys from across Florida who were working on issues affecting Florida’s most vulnerable children. The founders came from private practice, law school clinics and legal aid organizations. They knew that if they combined their resources and worked together they could achieve greater reform in the systems that affect children. With assistance from the Florida Bar Foundation they formed Florida’s Children First as a non-profit legal services organization.

Today, the FCF Board and Advisory Board are comprised of attorneys, subject-matter experts and other professionals who lend their time and talent to make FCF successful.

FCF staff, board members, volunteers, and advocates devote their time to ensure that each child in care or in an at-risk situation will have a voice that is heard when decisions are made.  We use legislative and policy advocacy, executive branch education and advocacy, training and technical assistance to lawyers and Guardians Ad Litem representing children, public awareness, and filing of amicus briefs as strategies to improve child serving systems.

  • An estimated 43,480 children are in the custody of DCF.
  • Florida is last among all 50 states in high school graduation rates.
  • As of 6/15/07, over 592 children in state custody are missing.
  • Over 1200 foster care youth leave custody each year.  They are immediately dismissed from the care and protection of the state upon turning eighteen without learning the life skills most children learn in stable homes.
  • More than half the children in therapeutic foster care are on psychotropic medications.  Children as young as one year old are given these mind altering drugs that have not been approved for children.
  • Children in foster care change schools two or three times a year.  This instability leads to lower grades and an inability to participate in school activities.
  • According to the Florida Department of Children and Families, in 2003, there were 32.3 victims of maltreatment per 1,000 children in Florida.  The same study determined that 8.8 percent of the children were re-abused within six months.
  • An estimated 20% of children and youth in foster care are developmentally disabled and may not be receiving proper services.

Visit site or make a donation: www.FloridasChildrenFirst.com


 

Quantum Leap Farm, a 501-c-3 nonprofit organization Edie Ebbert Dopking, PhD, founded Quantum Leap Farm in 2000 to serve those with injuries and disabilities, and to share the special gifts and sense of freedom horses offer. Though there are several excellent therapeutic equestrian programs serving disabled children in this area, Quantum Leap Farm is the only program specifically designed blunderbus

Every horseman knows the relationship with a horse is special. But for those who are recovering from injury or who live with mental or physical disability, this relationship can open the door to an entirely new realm of possibility. Horse and human become partners in a therapeutic relationship which offers a multitude of opportunities that explore abilities rather than disabilities. Participants learn to be at ease, rather than dis-eased.

Leap Farm Volunteer Climbs Mt. Kilimanjaro
To Aid First Responders


WATCH SHOW

Michelle has been a volunteer at Quantum Leap Farm since 2003. She has assisted children and adults in the Farm's therapeutic equine programs, helped with horses and barn chores, and been a smiling face at many QLF events and fundraisers. Now she wants to help Quantum Leap Farm in a whole new way. She is climbing Africa's Mount Kilimanjaro and asking supporters to fund her effort by $1.00 per foot. The proceeds of her event will go toward funding programs at QLF for Law Enforcement Officers and First Responders. Mount Kilimanjaro is 19,340 feet high. You can help Michelle reach the top by contibuting at the Make a Donation button just below. Make sure to let us know it's for Michelle and First Responders. Click here to find out more about her Mount Kilimanjaro climb.

Visit site or make a donation: www.quantumleapfarm.org




The mission of Safety Zone Advocacy, is to provide the most accurate information about the Education on Safety, Prevention and Intervention of Sex Crimes. Their goal is to proactively protect children from sexual predators and to provide support to victims and families.

They have developed a series of programs that address these statistics through education and community outreach programs that educate and empower youth and adults to be agents of positive change in their communities.

Their programs and services are directed to accomplishing three main objectives:

1) To educate youth and their family on safety issues and best practices.

2) To prevent abductions, sex crimes and drug abuse amongst youth.

3) To intervene by aiding law officials in educating community members and assist with the arrest and detainment of sexual predators.

Safety Zone Advocacy, was founded by Judy Cornett and formed by a group of professionally trained individuals with the same concerns: The Education on Safety, Prevention and Intervention of Sex Crimes. Their Board of Directors is comprised of individuals from the fields of Mental Health, Law Enforcement, Medicine, Entertainment, Non-Profit Governance and Law. The Team is proud to say "We are committed and educated in our current laws, and are aware of changes that are desperately needed."

Getting Child Molesters OFF the streets is our TOP priority!

Visit site or make a donation: www.safetyzoneadvocacy.org

 



 

 

 

 


About Malcolm Out Loud

Malcolm is a Brink Thinker who adeptly blends the left-brain side of business with his creative right-brain thinking. He launched his first business at eighteen years old. Soon thereafter he found his passion in his ability to influence others in the way they think, act and buy through the world of marketing. He has been described as a refreshing breath of air in an often stale and overcrowded boardroom filled by those lacking courage or vision. After finding success in building a worldwide full-service advertising and marketing agency - Malcolm realized that he wanted more from life than the daily grind of the agency business.

In launching Malcolm Out Loud, he brought to life his mission is to encourage others not to settle for average, but to breakthrough the traditional boundaries that hold each of us back from our true destiny. He engages everyone he meets in Brink Thinking. He encourages people to set their vision higher and make an impact in the world around them.

  


 


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