Today is #GivingTuesday. As on every other day of the year, the physicians, researchers, and staff of the University of Arizona Arthritis Center are ALL PULLING TOGETHER—just like participants in this UA Arthritis Center Living Healthy With Arthritis Active class.
The University of Arizona Arthritis Center made note this morning that it’s #GivingTuesday, the latest iteration of post-Thanksgiving spending days (think Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday).
The global online movement dedicated to giving back puts the spotlight on generosity, inspiring people around the world to invest in causes they believe in. Often, the gift earns you a tax deduction as well.
Since its inception in 2012, more than $55 million has been raised to support over 10,000 participating organizations.
Created by the Belfer Center for Innovation & Social Impact at New York’s 92nd Street Y, the effort is supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and PayPal with additional support of more than a dozen organizations, including philanthropic and non-profit fundraising groups.
Notes Kent Kwoh, MD, UA Arthritis Center director, chief of the UA Division of Rheumatology, the Charles A.L. and Suzanne M. Stephens Endowed Chair in Rheumatology, and professor of medicine and medical imaging, in his email message, “We are pulling together to beat arthritis with leading-edge research, patient-centered care, and in our many community outreach and education programs.
“None of this work would be possible without the annual support of donors just like you. Tax-deductible gifts of all sizes underwrite proof-of-concept research, allow us to invest in technology that helps our patients, and provide the funds for our important outreach and educational work.
“Please PULL WITH US and make a gift….”
In addition to the Bressler-Alpert Society, which funds educational travel assistance awards for fellows, residents and medical students presenting their research on internal medicine projects at academic conferences around the nation and world, there are multiple ways you can give more directly to UA Department of Medicine programs, and centers and institutes affiliated with its 14 divisions. You can specify in the "Comments" section in the UA Foundation contribution form at the link above. You also can give directly at one of the links below.
- Arizona Arthritis Center
- Arizona Cancer Center
- Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine
- Arizona Center on Aging
- Arizona Respiratory Center/Asthma & Airway Disease Research Center
- Sarver Heart Center
- Valley Fever Center for Excellence
For additional information including links to the UA Health Sciences Development Team and how to give through payroll deduction if you're a UA employee, visit the “WAYS TO GIVE” webpage of the UA Department of Medicine.
If you’ve visited the #GivingTuesday “find a cause” link on Facebook, try redirecting to this fundraiser campaign to give to the UA Foundation on behalf of the UA Department of Medicine here. Facebook and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will match your gift — and cover the 5 percent processing fee for you, too — today only. Create your own campaign here: https://www.facebook.com/fundraisers
All donations are tax deductible.