BMX Cares

McCarty BMX cares about it’s community and the people that live in it. We take pride in supporting the following foundations:

In Memory of Charles Buscemi

We raise money and walk in the AIDS Walk Houston every year in memory of our dear friend Charles Buscemi.  He died  in 2007 from the effects of AIDS.  Charles always cared about others and always took care of his friends.  He is always in our thoughts and memories.

“AIDS Foundation Houston, Inc. (AFH) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation founded in 1982 as Texas’ first organization dedicated to HIV prevention education and services. Our mission is to create positive social impact through the innovative management of HIV/AIDS and other chronic diseases.”

Please click on the logo above to find out more on how to donate your time or money to this cause.

McCarty BMX has a passion for finding a cure for Cancer, but Breast Cancer is something that is close to our hearts.  Anisa’s paternal grandmother was diagnosed with Breast Cancer and had to have a mastectomy twice.   She was a survivor!  We also have close friends that have been diagnosed with Breast Cancer and are lucky to be survivors as well.  Unfortunately with no cure, not everyone is so lucky.  It is important for us to continue to fight for our loved ones.

“The Rose is the Houston area’s leading 501(c)(3) non-profit breast cancer organization providing mammography screening, diagnosis, access to treatment and support to all women regardless of their ability to pay.”

The Pink Phurree is the first year-round Texas Dragon Boat team of breast cancer survivors!  These women are just amazing!  We had the opportunity to see them race in October 2009, and it was spectacular to see the team work and camaraderie they have.  They aren’t out there to win, they are out there to have fun and raise awareness.

To learn more about The Rose or the Pink Phurree just click the logo above.

Alzheimer’s is another disease that has affected our family.  Anisa’s grandmother, Margaret Norris, lived with Alzheimer’s for many years before her passing.  This was a disease that our family didn’t know much about, but made sure to learn in order to give her the best care.  The hardest part was watching the disease take over slowly and not being able to do anything about it.  Margaret was a strong, opinionated woman and to watch her change was difficult on everyone.  With the effects of Alzheimer’s it is important to learn what to watch for and how to take care of a person who is suffering with it.

The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer care and support and the largest private, nonprofit funder of Alzheimer research.

Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.

For more information or to donate click on the logo above.

Michael McCarty found out in his early 30’s that he has Dyslexia.  He always had trouble with writing and speech, but was always told that he just needed speech therapy or learn how to write properly.  When he found out that he was Dyslexic everything became more clear.  He began researching to find techniques to help him and he married a woman that was able to proofread for him.  Unfortunately, at the time Michael began his school years they didn’t test for learning disabilities.  We want to make sure that future generations get the help they need as early as they possibly can in order to have a brighter future.

“The Houston Branch of The International Dyslexia Association (HBIDA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping individuals with dyslexia and related learning disorders, their families and the communities that support them. HBIDA is your local connection to an international network of professionals, families, and individuals diagnosed with dyslexia known as The International Dyslexia Association (IDA).”

For more information on Dyslexia click on the logo above.