With the hype of Black Friday and Cyber Monday finally behind us, today we look forward to giving gifts of a different kind.
#GivingTuesday began five years ago when the NYC-based organization The 92nd Street Y decided to set aside a day around the holidays dedicated to celebrating the generosity of giving. Thanks to social media, the idea has caught on and spread worldwide to other philanthropic organizations who have joined the movement with the hope of inspiring people to give back to a good cause.
In the spirit of #GivingTuesday, we have put together a list of cancer organizations who are hoping to make an impact today. This is just a partial list; many other nonprofits can be found via social media or by visiting GivingTuesday.org.
Imerman Angels: This Chicago-based organization provides free, one-on-one cancer support to people facing cancer all over the world. Learn more at: givegab.com/campaigns/givingtuesday-2017
Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation: This nonprofit fights childhood cancer "one cup at a time.” The organization raises money and awareness for childhood cancer by encouraging individuals--including children--to hold fundraisers via lemonade stands. Learn more about their #GivingTuesday campaign at: alexslemonade.org/GivingTuesday
LIVESTRONG: Give a gift to LIVESTRONG today and The Shine Foundation will match it dollar for dollar to help those fighting cancer. Learn more at: Livestrong.org
American Cancer Society: In a partnership with Mastercard, any donation to @AmericanCancer today will be matched up to $250K. Learn more at: Donate3.cancer.org
Stand Up to Cancer: This organization dedicated to groundbreaking cancer research has teamed up with American Airlines and Mastercard to not only match donations but give 25 AAdvantage miles for every dollar donated. Learn more at: secure.eifoundation.org