We Make it Possible at 2015 CFC Events

We have a goal to collect over $2.2 million for this year’s campaign.  If you haven’t made your contribution yet, these are great opportunities to learn how you can make a difference.

October 7th – 2015 NIH CFC Kickoff 

Come to the 2015 NIH Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) Kickoff.  Join Dr. Gottesman, Dr. Battey (NIDCD) and other special guests on Wednesday, October 7th from 11am – 1pm in front of Bldg. 1.  There will be live music, great food for sale, guest speakers, and you can meet over 30 of the charitable organizations you can support.  Lunch will be available from Ledo Pizza, Holy Crepes, Curley’s Q, Rito Loco, Ben & Jerry’s and IceGreen Snowballs.  CFC is the largest and most successful workplace fundraising drive in the world, and NIH is excited to kick off its 2015 season of giving!  This event will take place rain or shine, under a tent. Check out the NIH CFC at http://cfc.nih.gov/ and follow on Twitter @NIH_CFC for more about this year’s campaign.  We Make it Possible!

October 13th – NIDA Relay and Fun Run/Walk

Come out for the NIDA Relay and Fun Run/Walk on Tuesday, October 13th from 12pm – 1pm in the rear parking lot of 6001 Executive Blvd.

October 22nd – NIH Directors’ Challenge

Join us on Thursday, October 22nd from 10am – 11am for the NIH Directors’ Challenge in front of Bldg. 1.  We promise you won’t want to miss this event.

October 29th – Trick-Or-Treat With the CFC

Stop by the Bldg. 31A Patio on Thursday, October 29th from 11am – 1pm for a gh’oul time withfood, prizes, and treats!  Come in costume!  Be scary, be silly, be unique but above all else be creative…especially if you want to win a prize!  The “fangtastic” festivities will include trick-or-treating at the charity tables while learning how the organizations help people in our community and lunch from local restaurants and dessert from Ben & Jerry’s.  Also visit Parti Pics Photo Booth and get your picture taken in costume or with props they provide.

Bad Boys, Girls Boys…Whatcha Gonna Do? 7th Annual CFC Jail or Bail is Coming Soon

CFC Jail or Bail returns this winter in the lobby of Bldg. 31A.  NIH employees will have a chance to lock up friends, colleagues, bosses – all in the spirit of charity!  As part of the NIH’s overall drive to raise funds for CFC charities, the Office of Research Services (ORS) and Office of Research Facilities (ORF) will be sponsoring a mock jail, allowing employees to lock up fellow NIHers for a good cause.  For up to 60 minutes, at a $1 per minute contribution, employees will be issued a warrant, booked, and locked up in a makeshift jail.  The “arrestees” will also be able to pay a similar matching $1 per minute bail (contribution) to reduce their sentence or eliminate their lockup time altogether.  All in good fun, once the detainee is released, they will receive a certificate of appreciation with their picture on it, attesting to their time well spent.  The certificate will also serve as a receipt for their donation.  There will be sheriffs, deputies, bail bonds processors, wardens, prisoners, and many others there to help “book ‘em” for CFC.  More info including the date can be found at wnih.govemployee.com/ and in the November R&W Newsletter. All proceeds go to the General CFC Fund Sign Language Interpreters will be provided for all CFC Events on this page. Individuals with disabilities who need reasonable accommodation to participate in this event should contact Kallie Wasserman 301-496-6061 or wa*********@ma**.gov and/or the Federal Relay 1-800-877-8339 5 days in advance.

Combined Federal Campaign (CFC)

NIH is one of the leading CFC contributors in the area but we still need your help.  We can’t meet our goal without you.  Any amount you can give helps those in need!  Federal employees are encouraged to designate their contributions directly to as many as five charitable CFC organizations.  Support the NIH Charities!

Special Love/Camp Fantastic                                        

Special Love provides recreational programs, financial assistance, and a community of support to children with cancer and their families in the Mid-Atlantic regions.  Through programs like the week-long Camp Fantastic and BRASS Camp, young patients, siblings, and parents discover they’re not alone in their battle against cancer.  Due to a registration issue, Special Love is not part of the CFC campaign however if you wish to still donate you can do so by visiting www.specialove.org.

The Children’s Inn at NIH                                                 #10324

The Inn is a private, nonprofit residence for families and their children who are participating in pediatric research at the National Institutes of Health’s Clinical Center. The Inn enhances the opportunities for groundbreaking medical discoveries by providing a free “place like home” that reduces the burdens of illness through a supportive environment including therapeutic, educational, and recreational programming. If you would like someone from The Inn to speak to your employees, contact Julie Ofrecio at of*******@ma**.gov.

Friends of the Patients at NIH                                          #85994

Friends of Patients at the NIH, formerly Friends of the Clinical Center, provides financial, logistical and social support to patients while they are receiving groundbreaking and life-saving treatments at the NIH Clinical Research Center.  We cover unmet needs so that the patients can focus on recovery, healing and fulfilling their crucial role partnering with the NIH researchers in advancing knowledge, discoveries and breakthroughs.

The Foundation for the NIH                                        #29165

Donors to the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH) advance biomedical research and support the mission of the NIH.  The FNIH unites experts, funding, patients and resources around common biomedical research goals—all in an effort to respond to the most urgent priorities in human health, both domestically and around the world.  By leveraging the vast resources of NIH with the focused expertise, equipment, infrastructure and funding of the private sector, the FNIH manages partnerships and secures funding for research into diseases across the biological spectrum such as cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, COPD, and bone, muscular and heart disease.  The FNIH also supports the next generation of scientists by helping fund educational and training programs at the NIH.  Visit www.fnih.org for more details about how the Foundation is turning discovery into health.