In the last 20 years, our National Organization has given more than $165 million to education, medical research, cultural preservation, disaster relief, Veterans causes and other efforts.
Some of our Local Charities include:
ALZHEIMERS is a progressive disease that destroys memory and other important mental functions. At first, increasing forgetfulness or mild confusion may be the only symptoms that you notice But over time, the disease robs you of more of your memory, especially recent memories. OSIA has donated hundreds of thousands of dollars over the years for research
CANCER is a disease involving abnormal cell growth with the potential to invade or spread to other parts of the body. We have all known someone that has suffered with cancer
COOLEY'S ANEMIA or THALASSEMIA is a fatal genetic blood disorder involving less than normal amounts of an oxygen- carrying protein. It affects people of Mediterranean descent
AUTISM is a mental condition, present from early childhood, characterized by difficulty in communicating and forming relationships with other people and in using language.