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Got a Buck to Help Us Help Those With ALS?

Help Us Support the ALS AssociationQuicken Loans is part of a huge effort to raise money for those suffering from ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease) and to support research for an eventual cure to this devastating disease.

As part of the Michigan ALS Association's fund raising efforts, Quicken Loans is supporting the 2009 ALS Walk in Detroit. Here's why we care (from the ALS Society's site):

Often referred to as Lou Gehrig's Disease, amyotrophic lateral
sclerosis (ALS) is a progressive, fatal neuromuscular disease that
slowly robs the body of its ability to walk, speak, swallow and
breathe. The life expectancy of an ALS patient averages 2 to 5 years
from the time of diagnosis.

Every 90 minutes a person in this country is diagnosed with ALS and
every 90 minutes another person will lose their battle against this
disease. ALS occurs throughout the world with no racial, ethnic, or
socioeconomic boundaries.

This crippling disease can strike anyone. Presently there is no
known cause of the disease though support is bringing researchers
closer to an answer. In the mean time it costs an average of $200,000 a
year to provide the care ALS patients need. Help make a difference and
donate or join a walk today.

Here's where you can help. The ALS Assocation needs your support and a dollar will do. Just go to to the ALS site and give a buck. That's it. If you have 5 bucks to give, that's five times better than one, but one will do.

Help us help those who need our help. Isn't one lousy buck worth it?

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CNN’s Top 10 Heroes of 2008

CNN's Top 10 Heroes of 2008 on the Quicken Loans blogOn Thanksgiving at 9 PM (EST), CNN’s Anderson Cooper will host "CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute."

These aren’t heroes who can run 40 yards in four seconds, or score 100 points in a basketball game. They aren’t guys who have built business empires that makes billions.

They are regular people who have dedicated their lives to helping others. According to CNN:

"Our Top 10 CNN Heroes are proof that you don’t need superpowers — or millions of dollars — to change the world and even save lives," Cooper said.

CNN launched its second annual global search for ordinary people accomplishing extraordinary deeds in February. The network has aired weekly CNN Hero profiles of those people, chosen from more than 3,700 nominations submitted by viewers in 75 countries.

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Grilled Cheese Wednesdays are back!

Grilled Cheese Wednesday is Back at Quicken LoansAfter a long hiatus, Grilled Cheese Wednesday returned this week and man, was it a tasty break in our workday.

Grill Master Lea Puckett manned the electric table grill and cooked those babies to a crispy-brown that reminded me of Michigan cider mill donuts (I’m sorry if you’ve never had cider mill donuts). 

And the taste.  The cheese melted in my mouth and filled my palate with a heavenly essence that would most certainly make Chef Emeril Lagasse say "BAM!"

And best of all, we raised money for a Texas kindergarten class that needed some character building books but had no budget. 

Never fear kiddies, Grilled Cheese Wednesdays is here!

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Sunday, February 25, 2018