Be A Part of Team Tighten & MAKE A DIFFERENCE!

There are MANY ways that you can help others in need through our local fundraisers, online events or sponsorships. However, if you cannot attend events in our areas, you CAN help another struggling family or individual who has suffered a life altering spinal cord injury by donating to

Tighten the Drag Foundation Inc.

We carefully review all requests for assistance and seek the referrals of medical professionals for qualified candidates and their families to help assist with aggressive rehabilitative therapy that promotes quality of life and recovery for those suffering from spinal cord injury.  

Everyone can help!

Our foundation operates with an ALL volunteer board and team of committees. We strive to have sponsors for each event so that we can give 100% of funds raised to those in need.  

     YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE!

Ways you can help:

  • Be an ongoing Recovery Partner by committing to a monthly or year end annual donation through the Paypal link below. https://www.paypal.com/donate/?token=1X2HTuM7FgpfFtS5KBU_I8BZUQSq2-mFrEJ1X_WYuQ-8RV5VKULJ1CY8f8et7z20IZy4jG&country.x=US&locale.x=

  • Spread the word!

  • Raise awareness through social media links, with friends, family and business partners that there is HOPE for RECOVERY for Spinal Cord Injuries!

  • DONATE through Facebook's Network for Good by selecting Tighten The Drag Foundation 

  • Select Tighten The Drag Foundation when you purchase items online through AMAZON SMILE

  • Buy or Sell on EBAY and choose our charity! See link below right.

  • Donate through a matching giving program at your work!

  • Round up your purchases and donate to Tighten The Drag Foundation through your local Credit Union or bank. 

  • Save your CHANGE! Total it up and write a check to Tighten The Drag Foundation for the total!

  • Businesses can donate Gift Cards/Certificates for product/service; donate products for raffle, prizes, giveaways and participant goodie bags. A GREAT way to MARKET your business and be socially responsible!

 

Happy Birthday

In Memory Of

Those who have selected TTDF for their birthday or memorial donations 

The Hiatt Family, In Memory of  Grandpa Guy Hiatt

Stephany Hall RN, Happy 29th Birthday

Daniel Benson  In Memory of  Big Greg Leonard

Taylor Hulsey

Sheila Tramontana

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You can support our Injured by donating a minimum of $10 a month to help them with recovery therapy, adaptive activities and medical equipment that insurance does NOT pay for. 

Simply click the PayPal link, check the Recurring Payment box and type in the amount you would like to deduct automatically each month. 

$10 a month will pay for 1.5 hours of therapy for one individual. It takes a village but EVERY bit helps! Sign up today and become a member of the TEAM TIGHTEN TEN CLUB!

https://www.paypal.com/donate/?token=1X2HTuM7FgpfFtS5KBU_I8BZUQSq2-mFrEJ1X_WYuQ-8RV5VKULJ1CY8f8et7z20IZy4jG&country.x=US&locale.x=

Since its program launch in 2003, eBay buyers and sellers have donated over $725 million through the eBay for Charity program to social causes around the world. To help us reach our goal during the year, we invite our Tighten The Drag Foundation Inc community to participate in the eBay for Charity program.

Start now with these easy steps:

All of these efforts allow you to easily support our cause. Your donations are tax-deductible and as a charitable seller, eBay rewards your support by offering you a fee credit based on your donation percentage to Tighten The Drag Foundation Inc.

Your generosity makes you an example of why the Tighten The Drag Foundation Inc community is so special and shows the impact we can have together through individual acts of kindness.

If you are a GTE Financial Credit Union member, you can log in to your account, choose the Future Change program and with every debit card purchase you make, your change will be rounded up and donated to our Quality of Life Scholarship Fund. This fund grants rehabilitative activity based therapy and entry fees for adaptive sports programs for those with chronic spinal cord injuries incurred as the result of a catastrophic accident. If you are not a GTE member yet, it's free to join and there are multiple branches in the Tampa Bay and surrounding city areas. Click here for more info!

https://www.gtefinancial.org/for-members/account-access/about-gte-online-banking/gte-future-change

DID YOU KNOW?

 

YOUR DONATION can have a HUGE impact in the lives of SO many who desperately need Quality of Life activities. 

 

PLEDGE to donate each month for the next 12 months and partner with us to CHANGE LIVES!

YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE!

 

We cannot all do big things but we can all do small things with great love.

 

 

 

 

Mission Statement:

To extend the OPPORTUNITY for recovery and a better quality of life for those who have suffered 

a life changing paralyzing Spinal Cord Injury as a result of a catastrophic accident. 

Spinal Cord Injuries

The average newly injured person with a spinal cord injury will incur 1 million dollars in medical costs in their first year. If you are injured at age 25, your estimated lifetime costs will exceed 5 million dollars.  The average yearly medical costs after the first year can average $50,000-$100,000 depending on the level of injury. 

​ There are approximately 17,500 new spinal cord injuries in the US every year. There are over a half million people living with spinal cord injuries (SCI) in the United States.

Every 38 minutes in our country, a person becomes paralyzed. Vehicle accidents are the leading cause, with Falls being the second leading cause.

Sports related injuries are less than 10% of all spinal cord injuries but of the 10%, diving accidents account for 7%. 

There are over 5.6 million people in the US living with some type of Paralysis caused by Stroke, Multiple Sclerosis, Cancer,

Spinal Cord Injury, Transverse Myelitis and other nervous system disorders. Roughly 1 in 50 people.

 

 

© 2012-2019 Tighten The Drag Foundation Inc    

 501(c)3 Non profit Public Charity EIN-46-1427712

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