Giving Tuesday 2020
#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and serves as a reminder to give back before the holiday season. This special day falls on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving. This year, Giving Tuesday will take place on Dec. 1, 2020. Since its launch in 2012, #GivingTuesday has inspired millions of people around the world to give back to causes and issues they value.
We welcome all gifts for Giving Tuesday. There are a variety of funding opportunities you can find by clicking the medical centers below under “Make A Gift To…”, which takes you to each facility’s donation pages.
How your gift makes a difference:
Did you know that Kapiolani is building a new Pediatric Heart Center? This future facility will help young patients like Leila-Rose, who was diagnosed with two congenital heart defects by her doctors at Kapiolani’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit after she was born. At just 5 months old, Leila-Rose was flown to the mainland with Kapiolani’s Critical Care Transport team for open-heart surgery. Watch this video to see her story, and learn how donations will help to establish the first Pediatric Heart Center of its kind in Hawaii. In honor of Leila-Rose and Hawaii’s keiki, make a gift to Kapiolani today or on December 1 for Giving Tuesday!
Did you know that the Hawaii Pacific Health Cancer Center at Pali Momi is the first and only comprehensive cancer center serving Central and West Oahu? More than 25,000 procedures were performed here last year and have saved the lives of patients like Adele. While on vacation in California, Adele suddenly suffered pains throughout her body and got dizzy before going to the emergency room, where doctors were not able to confirm a diagnosis. Shortly after Adele returned home, her daughter found her unconscious. She was taken to Pali Momi where doctors diagnosed her with lymphoma. After undergoing treatment at Pali Momi, Adele is now a cancer survivor! In honor of Adele and patients who receive critical cancer care, make a gift to Pali Momi today or on Giving Tuesday, December 1.
Did you know that Straub Medical Center performs more than 2,000 lifesaving heart procedures every year? This specialized care helps patients like Samuel who, while having had a history of heart problems, noticed something was different when he arrived at Straub’s Emergency Department with chest pains and shortness of breath. The 86-year-old underwent a transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) procedure at Straub’s new hybrid suite. The advanced technology meant less risk and a faster recovery. In honor of Samuel and patients who receive lifesaving heart care, make a gift to Straub today or on December 1 for Giving Tuesday.
Did you know that Wilcox’s Emergency Department averages 25,000 visits annually and that Wilcox was the first neighbor island medical center to be designated as a Level III Trauma Center? These emergency services helps patients like Michael, who was in a serious car accident. He was rushed to Wilcox with a fractured femur that was cutting off blood circulation in his leg, four broken vertebrae, a broken sternum and twelve shattered ribs. The Wilcox team jumped into action and never lost focus on his care. It has been an extensive healing process, but Michael looks forward to surfing and enjoying time with his family. In honor of Michael and patients who receive 24/7 trauma care on Kauai, make a gift to Wilcox today or on December 1 for Giving Tuesday.
Thank you for your generosity and helping Hawaii Pacific Health create a healthier Hawaii!
Aloha Kindness Calendar
You can also participate the entire month of November by joining the Foundations of Hawaii Pacific Health in the countdown to Giving Tuesday with this Aloha Kindness calendar: