Tiffani Balling

Tiffani Balling's Fundraiser

Tiff's dream, and heart, live on through all of us and our healthy oceans... image

Tiff's dream, and heart, live on through all of us and our healthy oceans...

Help us protect what Tiff loved so dearly and be part of conserving our oceans for future generations & research for the cure to cancer!

We are no longer accepting donations on this campaign, but there are other ways for you to support us today!

$1,320 towards $2,500

Tiff truly loved the ocean and wanted to dedicate her life and studies to finding the cure for cancer in deep sea research. With the help of her friends & family, she can continue to make a difference by helping the Marine Conservation Institute preserve the precious ecosystems that are so valuable to research, marine life, and our very own survival.

In fact, we can thank the oceans for providing half of the oxygen we breathe, giving us a fifth of the animal protein we eat and absorbing about a third of human-created CO2 emissions. Oceans are also a highly promising source of new medicines. But, strangely, we, humans, continue to carelessly destroy precious marine ecosystems, home to millions of species from the tiniest plankton to enormous blue whales.

Without healthy oceans, our prosperity – our very survival – will be threatened. Currently only about 2% of our oceans are protected with barely 1% strongly protected in "no-take" reserves—places where no one is allowed to extract fish, oil or other resources. This is not enough! Marine scientists recommend strong protection of 20-30% of our oceans to save marine life from extinction. Through the implementation of Marine Conservation Institute's largest initiative, the Global Ocean Refuge System (GLORES, pronounced glôr-ees) they plan to avert extinction of marine life in the face of unprecedented climate change and human impact.

Help protect 20 to 30% of our oceans through the GLORES project for Tiff! Her incredible ability to make a positive difference in our lives, her passion, and her heart live on through our healthy oceans...

Thank you so very much for your support! Live Like Tiff!