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How will you celebrate #GivingTuesday?

There are many ways you can spend your dollars; yet, not many can compare to the reward of selfless giving. This Tuesday is the second annual #GivingTuesday. #GivingTuesday is an international effort focused around giving thanks and celebrating the tradition of generosity. This year, MedicAlert Foundation is excited to participate in this effort and we are inviting our supporters to join us in this great endeavor. In the spirit of philanthropy, you can make a difference starting today and throughout the New Year.

So what is #GivingTuesday?

It’s a simple idea: Tell everyone you can about what it means to be a MedicAlert member. For over 50 years, our mission has been to protect and save lives by connecting our members and first responders during emergencies or other times of need. For this year’s #GivingTuesday, we hope you will share what “MedicAlert” means to you with friends and family and we encourage making a tax-deductible charitable donation to MedicAlert Foundation today.

Donations to MedicAlert Foundation directly support our Professional Education outreach programs to help ensure paramedics, nurses, and emergency personnel to Read, React, and Respond to your MedicAlert medical ID when seconds matter most. Also, contributions by you and others help in the following ways:

• First Responder Training & Education
• Sponsored Membership to those in need
• Special condition specific research and program development
• Emergency Response Contact Center training & development
• Enhancements of Information Technology to support our Emergency Medical Information Record database
• Partnership building

You can help save a life.

Our tradition of philanthropy began over 5 decades ago through the belief and commitment of our founder Dr. Collins to saving lives. Today, through your gift, we’ll be able to extend our tradition of providing life-saving services to those in need by offering them 24/7 protection and peace of mind. As a charitable organization, we are dependent on the generosity of others in order to continue offering our critical lifesaving services. While we support millions of members worldwide, there are still millions more in need of the services MedicAlert has to offer.

Today is the perfect time of year for me to tell you how grateful I am to personally know many of our members, to be of service to you, and to share my appreciation for your steadfast support, advocacy and volunteerism. During #GivingTuesday, we can all come together and join this national movement to support the charities and organization we love. For us at MedicAlert, you can rest assured knowing you’re giving to an organization you can truly believe in and feel good about.

To our donors, friends and families - thank you! Your gift today helps ensure emergency responders and health professionals are receiving our member's medical information the moment they need it. To learn more about #GivingTuesday and ways in which you can donate, visit our #GivingTuesday page.

Again, thank you for your support to MedicAlert Foundation. Together, we can achieve extraordinary good in the world, one gift at a time.

Director of Advancement, MedicAlert Foundation
Mr. Mitre has over 10 years in lead administrative capacities with non-profit, educational and healthcare organizations. Currently he serves in the leadership role managing all philanthropic programs for U.S. operations. Victor connects donors, partners and friends to MedicAlert Foundation through philanthropy.