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Friends of Parkinson’s Joins the Global #GivingTuesday Movement

Pledges to raise $10,000 for Parkinson’s disease

givingtues_11-29-2016Las Vegas, NV on November 29, 2016 – Friends of Parkinson’s has joined #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities, and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide.  All proceeds will go to Friends of Parkinson’s a local organization.

Our campaign will go through December 31, 2016.  Donations can be made on our website at https://friendsofparkinsons.org/fop or visit our Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/FriendsofParkinsons.  Occurring this year on November 29, #GivingTuesday is held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday to kick-off the holiday giving season and inspire people to collaborate in improving their local communities and to give back in impactful ways to the charities and causes they support.   

#GivingTuesday Friends of Parkinson’s has joined #GivingTuesday for the first time to help its members of the organization.  We are a non-profit organization that provides a resource center, education, advocacy, activities, events and support groups for people with Parkinson’s and their Caregivers.  We are committed to expanding awareness, connect and create, local, nationwide, and international initiatives that support the neurological community and communities related to Parkinson‘s Disease.

Friends of Parkinson’s Activity

“We only can’t if we don’t” by Michael J. Fox

92Y −  a cultural center in New York City that, since 1874, has been bringing people together around its core values of community service and giving back − conceptualized #GivingTuesday as a new way of linking individuals and causes  to strengthen communities and encourage giving. In 2015, the fourth year of the movement, #GivingTuesday brought together over 45,000 partners in 71 countries and helped raise nearly $117 Million online in the US alone.

“We have been incredibly inspired by the generosity of time, efforts, and ideas that have brought our concept for a worldwide movement into reality,” said Henry Timms, founder of #GivingTuesday and executive director of 92Y. “As we embark on our fifth year of #GivingTuesday, we are encouraged by the early response from partners eager to continue making an impact in this global conversation.”   

Those who are interested in joining Friends of Parkinson’s #GivingTuesday initiative can visit our website at https://friendsofparkinsons.org/fop. For more details about the #GivingTuesday movement, visit the #GivingTuesday website (www.givingtuesday.org), Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/GivingTuesday) or follow @GivingTues and the #GivingTuesday hashtag on social media.

About #GivingTuesday

#GivingTuesday is a movement to celebrate and provide incentives to give—the 2016 iteration will be held on November 29, 2016. This effort harnesses the collective power of a unique blend of partners—nonprofits, businesses, and corporations as well as families and individuals—to transform how people think about, talk about and participate in the giving season. #GivingTuesday inspires people to take collaborative action to improve their local communities, give back in better, smarter ways to the charities and causes they celebrate and help create a better world. #GivingTuesday harnesses the power of social media to create a global moment dedicated to giving around the world.

“All Shook Up” Sock Hop 2016 event

To learn more about #GivingTuesday participants and activities or to join the celebration of giving, please visit:

Website: www.givingtuesday.org
Facebook: www.facebook.com/GivingTuesday
Twitter: twitter.com/GivingTues


Parkinson’s Pizza Day event


#GivingTuesday harnesses the potential of social media and the generosity of people around the world to bring about real change in their communities; it provides a platform for them to encourage the donation of time, resources, and talents to address local challenges. It also brings together the collective power of a unique blend of partners— nonprofits, civic organizations, businesses, and corporations, as well as families and individuals—to encourage and amplify small acts of kindness.

As a global movement, #GivingTuesday unites countries around the world by sharing our capacity to care for and empower one another.


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Frank Fuentes

Friends of Parkinson’s



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