As the holiday season comes into focus, the SVS Foundation is preparing to celebrate science and honor our vascular heroes on Giving Tuesday, a time dedicated to philanthropy and giving back to the community.
Giving Tuesday is celebrated annually on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving—Nov. 28 this year. It stands as a beacon of hope and charity consistent with the true spirit of the holiday season, said Foundation Chair Michael C. Dalsing, MD. For the SVS, this year the celebration will expand past the day, leading to a month-long celebration following Giving Tuesday, in honor of the Foundation’s history.
The Foundation has achieved personal milestones in medical research, grants, awards and fundraising initiatives throughout the year, said Dalsing. They include its Voices of Vascular campaign to highlight the diverse voices within the SVS, the Foundation’s yearly Gala and the Vascular Health Step Challenge, a campaign to raise funds for and awareness of peripheral arterial disease (PAD).
“Giving Tuesday is not just a day; it’s a chance to make a significant difference in the lives of those who rely on our assistance and expertise. We are dedicated to furthering our mission and fostering a community that cares,” said Dalsing.
The Foundation’s efforts have propelled research initiatives, enabled the distribution of crucial grants, recognized outstanding contributions through awards, and facilitated innovative projects that promise to improve the lives of countless individuals.
“Every donation, regardless of size, contributes to our broader mission,” said Dalsing. “Whether you’re a longtime supporter or new to our cause, your contribution is invaluable and greatly appreciated.”
Donors can visit vascular.org/Donate to learn how to join the celebration and support the Foundation’s work.