Make Time for #GivingTuesday

I hope all of you had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday! My family and I enjoyed the long weekend and now we’re in the middle of the tinsel and trees and gift-giving! But while we’re all running around shopping, I’d like you to stop for just a moment on Tuesday to remember Giving Tuesday and what this season is all about.

Giving Tuesday, as you may know, was started in 2012 in New York by the 92nd Street Y and the United Nations Foundation as a way to balance out, if you will, the spending of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. It reminds us that, however hectic things may get in the next month, this is a time to give to others.

And so, I’d like to suggest that you think about the Patty Brisben Foundation on Giving Tuesday. We started the Foundation in 2006 to focus on women’s sexual health education. For years it was difficult for women to get answers to some of their most intimate questions about menopause, sex after cancer and pelvic pain. Our goal at the Foundation has always been to help doctors in their research and treatment for these women.

We are proud that over the last decade we’ve raised nearly $4 million for women’s sexual health causes and have provided grants for clinics in South Africa, researchers in Massachusetts and doctors in Oregon, just to name a few. But there is so much work left to be done. Women need access to good sexual health care, no matter where they live. We’re making progress, just like the researchers that we’ve funded, but we have work to do yet before every woman gets all the services she needs.

That’s why I’m asking you to help on Giving Tuesday. The Patty Brisben Foundation is the only Foundation that funds research solely focused on women’s sexual health. You can help women across the world live healthy lives, just by taking the time to donate during this season of giving. And thank you for supporting our mission to direct resources and fund research to advocate for women’s sexual health, and advance the understanding of the issues facing women’s sexuality.

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