#GivingTuesday is tomorrow!
We’re back from Thanksgiving break today and I hope that everyone’s holiday was safe and happy. With Black Friday and Cyber Monday behind us, I’m very excited about #GivingTuesday tomorrow, December 3rd. I hope you are, too.
Set for the Tuesday after Thanksgiving each year, Giving Tuesday is becoming a movement all on its own – a time to remember those who need our help during the holidays and beyond. Charities, families, businesses, community centers and others are coming together to contribute to their communities and make this the biggest giving season yet.
More than 50 million people participated in the inaugural Giving Tuesday last year, donating more than $10 million to start the giving season in the U.S. That’s huge. And we can do even better this year.
I hope that you’ll join the millions of people making a difference, by donating or showing your support for Komen using #GivingTuesday in your posts on Facebook and Twitter. You can become a social media ambassador for this day or share your story: there are many ideas on the Giving Tuesday website: www.givingtuesday.org.
We at Komen are very pleased to be a part of this movement. Please join us and make a difference for millions this holiday season.
About the author
Judith A. Salerno, M.D., M.S., is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Susan G. Komen®, responsible for the day-to-day operation of the organization and for setting Komen’s strategic vision. Dr. Salerno brings extensive experience in research, public health policy and community health to the role. Before joining Komen, she was the Leonard D. Schaeffer Executive Officer of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) of the National Academies, serving as executive director and chief operating officer of the Institute.