Our vision and passion for our Company is the result of the founder’s experience at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, with the loss of his best friend. His friend was diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma (bone cancer) at the age of 27, and lost his battle just seven months later in the fall of 2007. During this terrible experience that many families have to unfortunately go through, Daniel saw many of the sad realities and challenges many face on a daily basis. Some of these experiences included seeing the kids feeling all alone in the hospital room and the parents feeling helpless and uneducated at the new reality of disease, treatment, and care. These experiences inspired the founder who now felt a new purpose, a new mission, and an unparalleled motivation to do something to help. These experiences were the seed that has now blossomed into Curepals.com.
Daniel founded Lundon Enterprises in 2009, and has spent the last two plus years developing a social network for social good, which launched February 9, 2011. CurePals.com provides users a family community to connect people and organizations that want to change the world. It is a social network that uses the web to anonymously connect children and families who are sharing similar health challenges, interests or passion for philanthropy, and provide a voice of hope and shared inspiration for one another. The power of healing through connection is a great comfort for individuals going through similar illnesses. Before, they were alone in a hospital room. Now, they can connect with others around the world sharing experiences, treatment results, hope, and inspiration.
Aside from this aspect of the community, Daniel also wanted to complete his passion to help by somehow raising awareness and money for social causes. His desire was to help raise funding for programs to find cures, to provide aid, and services that help make a difference. So as a result Cure Pals donates 10% of all its paid Platinum memberships and other products to the social cause that the user supports. By doing this, the community is encouraging users of all ages to join the world of philanthropy and to connect with non-profits and organizations that are already making a difference. Individuals can learn more on how they can get involved volunteering or donating. And organizations can connect with a new demographic of supporters, educating people on the needs, challenges, and support that is needed to carry out their mission. Too many websites and organizations just look to adults for support to make a difference. Encouraging our youth to learn and become more proactive for social causes is imperative. After all, they are the future.