Support Parkinson’s organisations across the world on #GivingTuesday

Global update

Author: Almaz OhenePublished: 28 November 2017

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Parkinson’s charities across the world are supporting #GivingTuesday today by offering to match donations – allowing people to make twice the impact on the lives of people with the condition


The Parkinson’s community worldwide looks set to benefit from #GivingTuesday today, as organisations including the American Parkinson’s Disease Association (APDA) and The Michael J Fox Foundation (MJFF) pledge to match donations – to make twice the impact on the lives of people with the condition.

Launched five years ago to counteract the consumerism of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday has become a global movement celebrating giving and philanthropy. The campaign is now active in more than 70 countries, including Australia, Brazil, Canada, Germany, Russia, Singapore, Spain, the UK and the US.

The MJFF has set itself the goal of raising one million dollars in one day. In addition, any donation up to one million dollar mark will be matched by the foundation. You can follow their progress using the hashtag #1Day1Million.

In the UK, to mark 10 years of the charity campaigns The Big Give and the Christmas Challenge, the organisation has also pledged that for seven days – starting on #GivingTuesday – donations to participating charities will be doubled.

The hashtag #GivingTuesday is trending on Twitter today, as thousands of people across the world pledge money, time and resources to local, national and international causes.

In 2016, #GivingTuesday set the world record for the largest amount raised online for charity in a single day. This year could be even bigger.


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