Tuesday, December 3rd is
#GivingTuesday is a global day of online giving. Held the Tuesday after Thanksgiving and the popular shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, December 3 is a day for giving back.
This year, Parkinson’s Nebraska is raising money to support Parkinson’s services in under-served communities across the state.
Through our partnership with GIVE65, we have the chance to win up to $5,000 in matching dollars. GIVE65 has $50,000 in matching grants available! there are $50,000 in matching grants available on #GivingTuesday. Matching dollars are awarded on a first come, first matched basis, meaning the earlier you give, the more likely your gift is to be matched.
Please plan to make a gift of $10 or more as early as possible on December 3 so we have the greatest chance to receive up to $5,000 in matching funds. Our partnership with GIVE65 gives us the chance to make an even greater impact on the Parkinson’s community.
Giving starts at 12 a.m. CST and concludes at 12 a.m. CST on Wednesday, Dec. 4.
Support people with Parkinson’s
Monnie Lindsay has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease for over 25 years. She has been a long-time participant of Parkinson’s Nebraska exercise classes. Here is what she has to say about our classes:
“I have participated in Parkinson’s Nebraska’s exercise classes since they began. The classes have helped keep my muscles strong despite the disease’s progression. That strength has also helped with balance and I can often catch myself and prevent falls. I’m convinced these classes are the reason I’m still walking today.” – Monnie Lindsay
Your #GivingTuesday donation will help make Parkinson’s exercise classes more accessible and give everyone hope and strength, like Monnie!
Support Parkinson’s exercise classes.
We recognized the need for exercise classes in rural and under-served communities across Nebraska. That is why we hosted a training for 55 Nebraska professionals to learn how to design a Parkinson’s exercise program. There are now 21 new Parkinson’s exercise classes Nebraska!
Help us keep the momentum! Your #GivingTuesday gift will provide equipment, licensing fees, professional trainings, and more to programs in communities across the state.
Support professional trainings.
The Rock Steady Boxing class in Grand Island sure knows how to fight the main opponent- Parkinson’s disease!
This class was made possible because of our generous donors.
Parkinson’s Nebraska provided a grant for Rock Steady Boxing coach, Ashlyn Cramer, to become certified and start a class in Grand Island. She also attended the Delay the Disease training in July and provides quality PD therapy and exercise classes to the Grand Island community.