for what it's worth, I'm raising money to "climb for clean air". I plan on summiting Mt. Raineer, the most difficult climb in the lower 48 states (considered the longest endurance climb in the lower 48). The money goes to the American Lung Association which helps many causes such as:
* Helping kids with Asthma live full and productive lives.
* Stem the tide of Big Tobacco money that is pushing young people to start a lifelong habit that kills countless people every year
* Fund research to find cures for Lung Cancer, Emphysema, Pulmonary Fibrosis, Tuberculosis and lung disease of all kinds.
*Prevent lung diseases such as asthma, emphysema, chronic bronchitis, lung cancer, tuberculosis, and cystic fibrosis. These various forms of lung disease and breathing problems are the third leading cause of death and accounted for 32 percent of infant deaths, making it the number one killer of babies under a year of age.
Feel free to check out my link:
and I can assure you all the money goes where it is intended.
But in my honest opinion, I think the greatest way to donate is to make sure you are a registered organ donor http://organdonor.gov/donor/index.htm
AND give blood regularly. Let us know what you decide.