#GivingTuesday; a national day of giving back during the holidays
Whether you’ve already finished all of your holiday shopping or are working on your list, we hope you take a moment this holiday season to include our young cancer patients and the pediatric specialists who care for them as part of your season of giving!
We invite you on a journey where you will meet four amazing little heroes and travel to a magical place they call “The World of Hope.”
Take a minute and ask yourself “how do I cope with really bad news or tough times?”
As adults, we might talk to our friends, go on a shopping spree, eat more than we should or even run away from it completely.
But kids are different…
When kids hear bad news like “you have cancer,” they often cope with positive attitudes and vivid imaginations that help them to deal with all the scary stuff. In fact, many times kids are even stronger than us grownups and here at Dayton Children’s, these little heroes are everywhere.
Every year at Dayton Children’s, we see kids facing the scariest of diagnoses - cancer. And yet every year we see them battle against it in the most inspiring ways.
They fight it with amazing courage and strength because these little heroes live in the “World of Hope.”
So today in this season of giving, come with us to this magical place where you will meet these amazing heroes from our community.
In their World of Hope, these kids aren’t fighting cancer - they imagine themselves as a cowboy fighting bandits and a knight slaying the dragon. They aren’t taking chemotherapy or having an MRI - they are a princess with a magic potion and an astronaut going into the healing space.
Why not add these little heroes to your holiday shopping list as part of your season of giving!
What is #GivingTuesday?
On Tuesday, November 27, 2012, the collective power of charities, families, businesses and individuals will transform how people think about, talk about and participate in the giving season. #GivingTuesday will create a national movement around the holidays dedicated to giving, similar to how Black Friday and Cyber Monday have become days that are, today, synonymous with holiday shopping.
#GivingTuesday is not a new giving platform, but a call to action. The goal is to help #GivingTuesday become a major part of the holiday season, putting giving upfront in November rather than an afterthought in December or the New Year.
A respected “Team of Influencers” helped conceive and shape the concept for #GivingTuesday. For the full list or more information please visit www.givingtuesday.org .