How to Show Gratitude for the Health of it on Giving Tuesday

Dystonia Medical Research Foundation on Giving TuesdayAfter the rush of bargain buys from Black Friday through Cyber Monday, today the focus of the holiday season shifts to celebrating the charitable spirit with Giving Tuesday. This is the third annual global day of giving and generosity, where all are invited to give back to communities or charitable organizations in whichever ways they can—whether by donating their time and services, goods or dollars. Folks can also hit social media to commemorate the day with an #UNselfie for #GivingTuesday to shine the spotlight on the organizations on the receiving end of their generosity.

Here is a list of personally selected health organizations to which you can give support on Giving Tuesday:

Lupus Foundation of America

Support the LFA’s research, education and advocacy programs with a donation. Each gift brings the organization one step closer to solving the cruel mystery lupus and give hope to the millions of people impacted by this brutal and devastating disease.


Dystonia Medical Research Foundation
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Your collective generosity ensures the DMRF can continue working every day toward better therapies and a cure, while providing support and information to every individual and family impacted by all forms of dystonia.

Donate to Michael J Fox FoundationMichael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research

Thanks to a generous gift from longtime MJFF supporter Terry Weinberger in memory of her husband Brent, your online donation will be matched dollar for dollar. Please help us make the most of today. We have less than 24 hours to meet our goal so that we can continue working urgently toward our shared goal of ending PD within our lifetime.

National Women’s Health Network

For almost 40 years, the National Women’s Health Network has worked to improve the lives of all women by developing a critical analysis of health issues to affect public policy and to support consumer decision-making. NWHN is committed to advancing women’s health and works on drug safety, affordable health care and reproductive rights for all women.  It monitors the actions of federal regulatory and funding agencies, industry and the health professions, identifies abuses and makes change by exposing the abuse and catalyzing grassroots action. It aspires to a health care system that is guided by social justice and reflects the needs of diverse women.

On #GivingTuesday, we ask for your support by requesting a tax-deductible donation to the National Women’s Health Network.  You can also help us by mentioning the Network on Facebook or Twitter—make sure you use the hashtag #GivingTuesday.  This is a great opportunity to let the world know why you are giving to the Network. What does the future of women’s health mean to you?

National Alliance on Mental Illness
National Alliance on Mental Illness on Giving Tuesday

We like to call it the NAMI effect.
Every time you offer your hand to pick someone up._

Every time you share your strength and ability to persevere.

Every time you offer support and understanding to a family who is caring for a loved one.

You help change lives.

Mental illness affects everyone. With your help, we can reach more people in need of help and hope. Give hope today.

Your donation today provides support, education and resources that help improve the lives of individuals and families living with mental illness.

Giving Tuesday is not just about giving money; it’s also about giving thanks. Health organizations, like the Dystonia Medical Research Foundation, are encouraging people to share their stories on social media of how someone has helped them through their illness. They also invite people to share their gratitude of the numerous volunteers, scientists and researchers who help to provide support and education, as well as work toward finding better treatment options and possible cures.

MJF Foundation on Giving Tuesday

For a comprehensive list of participating partners in this global day of giving, visit

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