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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

The Charitable Spirit of Robin Williams

Credit: Loren Javier

Yesterday, we learned that Robin Williams had tragically died at the age of 63. The news coverage since then has focused on what Williams was best known for - that of being an entertainer. But he was also a generous person who supported many charities during his life. Those include:

So as we mourn the loss of such a great performer, consider making a donation to one of his favorite charities as a way to celebrate his life and remember the many times he made us laugh.

8/15/14 Update: As Money Magazine points out, another "way to pay tribute to Robin Williams is to contribute to... top-rated charities that help people who struggle with depression and suicidal thoughts." Those orgs include:

And now that we've learned Robin Williams was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, you may want to support a charity that is working to find treatment and a cure for this disease. Of course, the most well-known of these is the 4-star rated Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research

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