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Cassie James Foundation Inc., is a nonprofit establishment, focused on implementing community change and development, fostering awareness and promoting prosperity in under-served communities. Our mission is to educate and uplift individuals through advocating financial and credit literacy, continuing education, mentor/mentee programs and volunteering opportunities for charitable community events. Focused on assisting individuals with attaining realistic goals through transparency and perseverance. Our vision is to see the improvement of the under-served and financially unstable communities reach for full prosperity, by building awareness and implementing the necessary skills to promote change.

"Soaring Towards Prosperity".

The Cassie James Non-Profit Foundation was founded in 2004 after the sudden death of the founder's Cassie Marie Barnes' grandfather Mr. James  Barnes. The Cassie James Foundation was also started in honor of the founder's grandmother the late Cassie Marie Alexander as well, who passed away from heart disease on February 19th, 1990 after having several heart attacks while the founder was in bed with her. The founder's grandfather, the late James  Barnes who passed away from Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia on the founders birthday, which was on December 31st, 2004. Both of the Founders' grandparents suffered from diabetes, hypertension, and heart disease, as well as other addictions, and a physician advised her that these diseases are hereditary on both sides of the founders family. The Cassie James Foundation was started to bring awareness to Heart Disease, Diabetes, Leukemia, All Other Cancers, Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault; as well as helping, nurturing, and loving on all of the underprivileged people in these inner cities who feel they have no voice. Since the founder was born and raised in an underprivileged neighborhood herself, and was also once a victim of Domestic Violence, but is now a survivor, an activist and an advocate against it, she knows first hand about the how these people truly feel deep down inside, and she empathizes with their stories, and would like to help make a difference in at least one persons life. The founder of The Cassie James Foundation created this foundation for all people in all communities, as well as an out reach entity for people from all walks of life to obtain the proper guidance, to achieve awareness, gain a voice, and have an outlet for the issues people face on a daily basis, but just may be unaware of how to go about seeking the proper help, guidance and information. As a woman of color the founder Cassie Marie Barnes has hopes to educate other woman of color about heart disease, strokes, diabetes, cancer, hypertension, and high cholesterol, as these diseases are all the top contributors to the number one causes of death in minorities in the United States. The founder Cassie Barnes, prays that one day a cure is found for all of these horrible life threatening diseases, and that awareness is raised to remember that underprivileged people deserve a fighting chance just like everyone else in this world. However, persistence over comes resistance and the Cassie James Foundation is here to persist in educating and bringing awareness to important causes for our society to remain abreast of the pertinent information that is available to help guide them in the right direction.

Peace, Blessings, & Prosperity
Heart Disease Awareness

Heart Disease Awareness Month is celebrated in the month of February with the signature color being red. Heart Disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, killing more than six hundred thousand Americans each year, especially women. At least four hundred thousand deaths have occurred among American women, and they live with some form of the disease. The Cassie James Foundation is here to bring awareness to this cause and educate people on how to be heart healthy.

Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia Awareness

Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia (CML) Awareness is celebrated in the month of September, and the signature color is orange. The specific date is 9/22, and was symbolically chosen because the philadelphia chromosome thought to be acquired after birth, is formed when chromosomes 9 and 22 exchange some of their genetic material forming a new one. and was symbolically chosen because the philadelphia chromosome thought to be acquired after birth, is formed when chromosomes 9 and 22 exchange some of their genetic material forming a new one. Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia is the second most common category of blood cancer and is the rarest of the four major forms of leukemia. Leukemia involves the type of marrow cell that forms special white blood cells known as lymphocytes also called "lymphocytic" or "ymphoblastic" leukemia. Where the cell changes take place in a type of marrow cell that normally goes on to form red blood cells, some types of white blood cells, and platelets, the leukemia is called "myeloid." CML) is known by several other names, including chronic myelogenous leukemia, chronic myeloid leukemia, chronic myelocytic leukemia, and chronic granulocytic leukemia. CML results from a change or mutation in the DNA of a single bone marrow cell. As a chronic leukemia, it typically progresses slowly and permits the growth of greater numbers of (immature) irregular cells. While a normal white blood cell count is in the 5,000 to 10,000 range, in CML patients the count is typically between 50,000 and 500,000 at the time of diagnosis. Left unchecked, this cell overgrowth ultimately will lead to the patient's death. The Cassie James Foundation is here to bring awareness to this cause and educate people on how to get the proper information concerning this disease.cassiejames.org

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