“We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.” – Winston Churchill
These words ring true every day, but no truer than this week as we prepare for #GivingTuesday–an annual day devoted to giving back to others. After a day spent eating and giving thanks, and two days spent shopping, this day always feels much needed–and the benefits reaped from this day grow more important every year. If you’re unfamiliar with #GivingTuesday and what it represents, learn more below and find out how you can help support the Cancer Support Community’s mission: To ensure that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action, and sustained by community.
Now in its fourth year, #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. Observed on the Tuesday (12/1/2015) following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving. Since its inaugural year in 2012, #GivingTuesday has become a movement that celebrates and supports giving and philanthropy.
This year your participation in #GivingTuesday will have double the impact on people impacted by cancer. Any donations made on #GivingTuesday will be matched up to $100,000. That means that $10 turns into $20, $50 turns into $100, $500 becomes $1,000 and so on!
Your donation to CSC will help us extend the reach of our vital programs and services, such as the toll-free Cancer Support Helpline; our Frankly Speaking About Cancer educational workshops, books and online resources; the Cancer Experience Registry, a community where all who are touched by cancer can make their voices heard; and MyLifeLine, our online support community.
So this year on December 1, remember Winston Churchill’s wise words and save some room for #GivingTuesday.