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Cancer Services Joins #GivingTuesday

Cancer Services has joined #GivingTuesday, a national effort to inspire people to take collaborative action to improve their communities. Taking place the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, #GivingTuesday will harness the power of social media to create a day dedicated to giving, similar to how Black Friday and Cyber Monday have become synonymous with holiday shopping.

Local non-profit Cancer Services is thrilled to join ranks with over 8,000 charitable organizations across the nation. Cancer Services strives to empower those living with cancer in the Greater Baton Rouge area by supportnig the educational, financial and emotional needs of patients and their families.

Click here to see Cancer Services' #GivingTuesday story or click here to make a donation to support those living with cancer in our community.

About #GivingTuesday

Seeing an opportunity to channel the generous spirit of the holiday season to inspire action around charitable giving, a group of friends and partners, led by the 92nd Street Y, came together to find ways to promote and celebrate the great American tradition of giving. Thought leaders in philanthropy, social media and grassroots organizing joined with 92nd Street Y to explore what is working in modern philanthropy and how to expand these innovations throughout the philanthropic sector. The concept gained steam, and by bringing together a group of founding partners—including the United Nations Foundation, DonorsChoose.org, Mashable, Blackbaud, charity: water, GlobalGiving, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA), Kiva, Darden Restaurant Group, Groupon, Unilever and VentureThree Capital—a nationwide series of discussions about how to make #GivingTuesday a success is already underway.

Currently, more than 8,302 corporate and nonprofit organizations have committed to participate in the initiative. #GivingTuesday is endorsed by Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy, Dorothy A. Johnson Center on Philanthropy, Giving Institute, Giving USA Foundation and InterAction. Charity Navigator, Givewell and GuideStar are serving as Charity Advisors.

About Cancer Services

Cancer Services provides direct assistance and support programs such as nutritional supplements, equipment loans, wigs, transportation and prescription assistance, library and resource information, support groups, children’s programs and much more. The 10 parishes served by Cancer Services include: Ascension, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Iberville, Livingston, Pointe Coupee, St. Helena, St. James, West Baton Rouge and West Feliciana. If you would like more information about Cancer Services, please visit cancerservices.org

For more details about the #GivingTuesday movement, visit the #GivingTuesday website (www.givingtuesday.org), Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/GivingTuesday) or follow #GivingTuesday (https://twitter.com/GivingTues) and the #GivingTuesday hashtag on Twitter.

For more details about the Cancer Services’ #GivingTuesday Campaign, visit cancerservices.org, Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/cancerservicesofgbr) or follow #CSGBR (http://twitter.com/CSGBR).