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Are You Ready to Celebrate #GivingTuesday?

Last week, we celebrated Thanksgiving—a day to give thanks for the blessings in our life. The holiday was followed by two days of deals: Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Did you know there’s one more day this week we should celebrate? #GivingTuesday is a day dedicated to giving back and is a great way to kick off the Christmas and holiday season. On Tuesday, December 1, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the globe will come together for one common purpose: To celebrate generosity and to give.

Giving Tuesday was started in 2012 by the 92nd Street Y and the United Nations Foundation as a response to commercialization and consumerism in the post-Thanksgiving season. It’s a simple idea; find a way for your family, your community, your company, or your organization to come together to give something more. Use the hashtag #GivingTuesday and tell everyone you can how you are giving back to your community and taking part in a global celebration of a new tradition of generosity.

Donate a portion of your savings back to a charity or cause that is important to you. Pay it forward. Just as you make a holiday gift shopping list, create giving list for the season.

The CCHC Foundation has joined the group of non-profits participating in this worldwide event and would greatly appreciate your donation.

Established in 2013 by Coastal Carolina Healthcare, the Foundation provides support and resources to patients and their families in Eastern North Carolina who have been touched by cancer and other chronic illnesses. A variety of programs and support groups are available to give patients the strength and knowledge they need to help them as they deal with the effects of chronic illness and treatment.

Programs include:

  • Financial counseling and support;
  • Transportation assistance;
  • Support groups;
  • Head coverings;
  • Educational programs;
  • Prevention programs;
  • Exercise programs; and
  • Art and massage therapy.

CCHC physicians and staff care for 40,000 patients annually and see significant need among patients every day. A significant amount of financial need exists, but there is also a need to build educational awareness and literacy of diseases such as diabetes, stroke, and cancer. The CCHC Foundation addresses the emotional needs of patients and helps sustain support groups focusing on exercise, art therapy, and counseling. CCHC physicians and staff play an active role in referring patients to these programs of support.

The CCHC Foundation has developed two funds to ensure those patients who are in financial need receive assistance and to improve the overall health of the community through various programs and initiatives. Visit The CCHC Foundation website for more information about programs, services, and support, as well as information about how you can get involved. Your help can make a difference!

GivingTuesday-buttonTo find out how you can be part of the #GivingTuesday initiative and to support The CCHC Foundation, call 252-633-HOPE (4673) or watch this video.