Tuesday, October 4, 2011

As parents, it’s our job to make sure that our children grow up healthy, happy, and without a care in the world, but it’s also our job to think and talk about topics that may not be the most pleasant—including how our families would manage without us! 




September is Life Insurance Awareness Month, making it the perfect time to think about protecting the most important people in our lives. The nonprofit LIFE Foundation sponsors Life Insurance Awareness Month in response to the growing problem of too many families not having adequate life insurance protection. According to the industry research group LIMRA, 11 million U.S. households with children under age 18 have no coverage.  Those families are just one illness or accident away from a financial crisis, and something needs to be done about it. That's why LIFE has created the "Insure Your Love Picture Mosaic" in support of Life Insurance Awareness Month.


The "Insure Your Love Picture Mosaic" is designed to recognize and celebrate those who have made the responsible decision to protect their loved ones by owning life insurance, while also introducing them to a larger community of others who have made the same choice. People are encouraged to upload up to 20 photos of their loved ones, whose financial future has been safeguarded by their decision to purchase life insurance. 


By adding your photos to the mosaic, you will also be helping out a great cause. For each photo uploaded, $1 will be donated to the LIFE Lessons Scholarship Program, which provides tuition assistance to students who have lost a parent and are struggling to achieve their dream of a college education. image


It only takes a few seconds to upload a picture (you can upload as many as 20 pictures…and that’s $20 donated to the LIFE Lessons Scholarship Program as well) and it’s super simple!  It’s as easy as “Liking” LIFE Foundation's Facebook fan page, and uploading some pictures—it’s so easy and for such a great cause there’s really not a reason not to do your part!


I know that this topic is one that most parents don’t like thinking about, I know that I don’t, but it’s one that is so important!  I know that I think often about what would happen to my family if something happened to me—it’s scary to think about, but necessary to make sure that you do whatever you can now to provide for them if something unexpected did happen!


I did my part earlier and uploaded 20 pictures to the “Insure Your Love Picture Mosaic” and honestly it felt great knowing that the simple act of uploading a photo, something that most of us do at least once a day, is helping someone else through a difficult time!  I strongly encourage all of you to head over to the LIFE Foundation’s Facebook Fan Page, “Like” them and start uploading your own photos—you will be so glad that you did!


*I was compensated with a $25 AMEX gift card for participating in this initiative…but truth be told I would have done it for nothing as it truly is a great cause!*


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