HARNESSING THE COMPULSION TO HELP

One of the most rewarding parts of our time at SBP has been witnessing human connection – that compulsive pull to help people when they need it. We’ve seen hundreds of thousands of instances over the past 14 years when people come from all over the world to help other people who they have never…

5 ways to save homeless pets

This summer marks five years since two Best Friends pet adoption centers opened their doors — the NKLA Pet Adoption Center in Los Angeles and the Best Friends Pet Adoption Center in Salt Lake City. It’s cause for not just one or two — but thousands of celebrations. Since they opened, the two centers have made it possible…

What to know about Alzheimer’s disease

Alzheimer’s disease is a neurological disorder in which the death of brain cells causes memory loss and cognitive decline. It is the most common type of dementia, accounting for 60 to 80 percent of cases of dementia in the United States. In 2013, 6.8 million people in the U.S. had been diagnosed with dementia. Of these, 5 million had a…

Childhood Cancer

Just the thought of a child getting cancer can be frightening and overwhelming. But while cancer can be life threatening, there’s encouraging news. Over the last few decades, improved therapies have helped childhood cancer survival rise to more than 80%. Many kinds of cancer can now be cured or controlled to help give children a…