First, there was the post-Thanksgiving sales event Black Friday, and then the online version, Cyber Monday. Now, charitable groups have started a new holiday tradition — it’s called #GivingTuesday, and it starts this TUESDAY!
We love the idea of #GivingTuesday, because it is like giving season’s “opening day”. It’s a time in which people can come together as a group to make a significant impact on our community. It’s not just one person opening their check book, but rather a group of people, working as one, to write a new future for our children and all those trying to prevent type 2 diabetes.
THIS TUESDAY, GIVE HOPE!
This #GivingTuesday, please donate and help us bring HOPE to those who need it most!
Right now, diabetes threatens 1 in 3 families in our communities. In many families, diabetes has been passed down from generation to generation. Those that have lost their own grandparents, aunt and uncles, and parents to diabetes, now find that they (themselves) and their children are at-risk. Without access to quality health care and nutrition counseling, diabetes will continue to threaten these families for years to come.
With your help, we can GIVE these families an alternative future. We can GIVE these families what they need to create a healthy home so that prevention is passed to the next generation. When you GIVE a family an opportunity to prevent diabetes, you GIVE them HOPE!
YOUR DONATION WILL MAKE A DIFFERENCE
When you donate, your dollars will directly impact the lives of those in need. In fact, 100% of donations made this #GivingTuesday, and throughout the giving season (Thanksgiving- Christmas), will be used to put Prevention on the Move. Help us bring diabetes prevention programs to low-income communities that do not have the resources to provide 1-on-1 nutrition counseling, group classes, or support groups to those struggling to prevent diabetes from affecting their family.
Whether you donate $5, $10, $25, or $35, your dollars will make a difference!
We understand that funds can be a little “wrapped up” during the holidays. You can still participate in #GivingTuesday by pledging your donation for a more convenient time (e.g March, 2014). Simply click the donate button above, then when prompted, click on the schedule tab.
PEOPLE MAKING PREVENTION POSSIBLE
For the last 5 years, people have been making prevention possible. We are funded entirely by donations from health-minded people, like you. With those donations, last year alone, we were able to provide nutrition information to over 200,000 people.
We also have an over 80% success rate helping those in our Lifestyle Modification Program delay or prevent the onset of type 2 diabetes. Each year diabetes is kept at bay it results in an estimated savings in healthcare costs of $11,744 per person.
So when you GIVE this #GivingTuesday, know that your gift is doing more than making a difference in the fight against diabetes; it’s giving families hope.
Please click here to make an online tax deductible donation or send checks to:
Skinny Gene Project
9974 Scripps Ranch Blvd #295
San Diego, CA 92131
Our mission, as a 501(c)(3) diabetes prevention organization, is to launch community-based programs throughout the U.S that educate at-risk groups about the importance of preventing diabetes; empower them by providing personalized nutrition counseling and support; and teach them how to prevent the progression of prediabetes into full-blown diabetes.