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Help us Donate to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation

Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis is a very serious disease that causes the lungs to become scarred and stiffened. This stiffening may make it increasingly difficult to breathe. The disease affects people differently with some showing very rapid progression, while others have symptoms slowly worsen over time. The diagnosis can be devastating to a patient and their family.

According to the Cleveland Clinic, approximately 50,000 people in the United States have IPF, and an estimated 15,000 new cases develop each year. Op4G (Opinions 4 Good) and the Department of Medical Social Sciences at Northwestern University are conducting online research in the form of surveys to understand the conditions and patterns of conditions amongst patients who suffer from idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis of the lungs. These surveys will be conducted in four different stages.

We will donate up to $5,000 to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation

The stage one (1) online survey will collect responses from 500 people having the IPF diagnosis. In keeping with the Op4G mission, we will donate $5,000.00 ($10.00 for each completed survey) back to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation. Wave 1 of this research project will go live the week of March 4th and end March 15th.

Get an Instant Invitation to the Survey

To get an instant invitation into the survey, simply “Like” the Op4G Facebook Page and we will message you as soon as it’s ready. Feel free to ask questions either here on our blog or on our Facebook page.

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Op4G's Non-Profit of the Month: A Women’s Pregnancy Center!

A Women's Pregnancy CenterOp4G’s Non-Profit of the Month is A Women’s Pregnancy Center! Serving north Florida for almost 30 years, the non-profit provides support to women and men facing unplanned pregnancies. This includes pregnancy counseling, pregnancy tests and ultrasounds, community referrals, and education. It also includes material support in the form of maternity clothes, baby clothes, and all items needed to bring newborns home.

A Women’s Pregnancy Center served over 1,200 men and women in 2012 alone. As the majority of these clients are economically disadvantaged, all services and goods are provided at no cost. To make this a reality, A Women’s Pregnancy Center relies solely on the generosity of individual donors, local churches, and Op4G. In fact, the non-profit has partnered with Op4G since its launch. In the words of the Executive Director, Jamie Brown, “What a blessing it is to have such an easy revenue stream that benefits us as well as our supporters. We look forward to a long successful partnership”.

To support A Women’s Pregnancy Center, please visit their website (www.lifeline-awpc.org) and complete surveys for our non-profit of the month!

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Op4G's Member of the Month: June Mohn!

Op4G congratulates June Mohn, our Member of the Month for February 2013! June’s name was randomly selected during our monthly sweepstakes, earning $500 for her choice non-profit: Junior Achievement of Dallas!

June became an Op4G panelist approximately 3 years ago at the encouragement of Junior Achievement of Dallas, an Op4G partner. She was pleased to support JA of Dallas, as the non-profit greatly helped her son during high school. She also admired its work providing business education to students across the United States.

Since joining, June has completed 2-3 Op4G surveys per month for Junior Achievement of Dallas. In her experience, Op4G “handles everything efficiently” and “doesn’t waster her time”. Furthermore, Op4G surveys ask “good questions” and allow her to reflect on her purchasing habits and activities.

Again, congratulations to Op4G member, June Mohn! We appreciate your membership and support of our non-profit partner!

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Op4G's $500 Sweepstakes Winner: Junior Achievement of Dallas!

Op4G is proud to announce that our $500 monthly sweepstakes winner for February is Junior Achievement (JA) of Dallas!

JA of Dallas aims to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy. More specifically, the non-profit provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to make smart academic and economic choices. This is achieved through lessons in financial literacy, workforce readiness, and entrepreneurship.

The JA curriculum is delivered by thousands of corporate and community volunteers, who also serve as role models for the students. In the 2012-13 program year, approximately 3,450 JA Dallas volunteers will inspire more than 42,000 students to make a commitment to their future.

To support JA of Dallas, please complete Op4G surveys on their behalf! Sign up today at Op4G!