If you’ve spent any time online in the last few years, you’ve likely heard the phrase “Giving Tuesday” as the holidays draw near. Giving Tuesday was created in 2012 by the United Nations Foundation in response to the consumerism of Black Friday and Cyber Monday and occurs the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving.
More than a Hashtag
The power of social media has launched #GivingTuesday participation to new heights; as of 2017 the event was celebrated in over 150 countries! However, for the women of Unite for HER, Giving Tuesday is more than a hashtag or Facebook event. Giving Tuesday is a tool that helps us to spread awareness of our mission and invite our community to join us by HER side through breast cancer (and beyond) by funding Wellness Days for local women affected by breast cancer. 100 percent of funds raised through Giving Tuesday fundraisers support our Wellness Day program, delivering healing complementary therapies to over 1,400 women at our partnering hospitals and cancer centers.
Every Dollar Counts
Giving Tuesday is Tuesday, November 27, 2018, but when you pledge to join us on Tuesday, your actions extend beyond a single day- you are impacting newly diagnosed women for an entire year!
Your donation provides:
$25 – A Medicinal CSM share from Lancaster Farmacy
$50 – Private nutrition consultation and cookbook
$75 – One oncology massage treatment
$100 – Life-changing Wellness Day experience for one woman
$250 – Two professional counseling sessions
$500 – Five sessions of acupuncture
$1,000 – Extended support for women managing metastatic or Steve IV disease
$2,000 – One year of healing therapies and services
5 Ways You Can Help
There are many ways to participate in #GivingTuesday, no matter how tech-savvy you are. Every click helps us to spread our mission and raise critical funds for our women.
- RSVP to our Giving Tuesday event on Facebook. Select ‘Going’ in the event, invite Facebook friends to join you, and share on your page and on friends’ walls.
- Share our Giving Tuesday Facebook Fundraiser on Facebook; invite friends to donate on November 27 and share the fundraiser on your page.
- Email friends, colleagues and family inviting them to join us on Giving Tuesday. Share this blog to introduce your community to Unite for HER and our mission.
- Tell your story. Have you attended a Wellness Day? Share your story with others and inform them how they can support our mission and other newly diagnosed women by donating.
- Donate on Giving Tuesday, Tuesday, November 27, 2018, on our website or Facebook account.
*Double your Donation: Facebook will match $7 million dollars in donations on Giving Tuesday. If donating via Facebook, set your alarm to donate at 8 am EST, to ensure your donation is eligible for the generous match.
I’m a pretty strong person, but after my diagnosis I just felt lost at sea. I was looking for someone to give me a shove in the right direction. That was what Unite for HER did for me—you put me on the track and helped me see where I needed to go. I used my Wellness Passport for acupuncture, hoping that it would help with the neuropathy in my hands and feet. The first two treatments were helpful, and after the third treatment the relief was almost immediate—I walked out and felt like a million bucks! I hadn’t expected it to help with the crippling fatigue I was experiencing, but it did that too. When you are going through treatment, you don’t always want to tell the people you love how you are struggling. My acupuncturist, Dr. Stroz just knew, and let me get it all off my chest. I probably wouldn’t have tried acupuncture without Unite for HER, but now I know I will keep going for the rest of my life.
Unite for HER let me see the breast cancer as a gift—not everyone gets a wake up call like I did. My experience with Unite for HER allowed me to see all the beautiful things, all the kindness shown to me during that time. I can’t put into words how much you helped me. I am so grateful to Unite for HER for allowing me to see this past year as a positive, meaningful time in my life.”