Its almost time for the Holidays and that usually means presents - both giving and receiving. First there was Black Friday and then Cyber Monday. Now, its nice to give back on Giving Tuesday. Giving Tuesday is a campaign supported by the United Nations to create a national day of giving at the start of the annual holiday season. It celebrates and encourages charitable activities that support non-profit organizations. This year's Giving Tuesday will be on the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving, December 3rd.
Last year, shoppers spent an average of $423 each over the Black Friday weekend, with more 139 million people shopping in stores. MedPLUS Connect is partnering with a dedicated physician in Ghana to establish a cervical cancer program in Wa, Ghana. $325 (less than the average shopper's costs during last year's Black Friday) purchases 25 sponge forceps to screen and treat women for cervical cancer. Just $50 purchases a tenaculum to screen and treat women for cervical cancer, and $28 provides cryotherapy treatment of precancerous lesions for one woman.
Click here to find out more about Giving Tuesday. And if you feel like giving back after Thanksgiving this year, consider giving to MedPLUS Connect and our project to establish a cervical cancer screening and treatment program at Global Giving.