Today is #GivingTuesday, a national day of giving that challenges the public to give back to a charity of choice. This #GivingTuesday, I’m asking you to help me raise awareness of PDF’s work to end Parkinson’s.
I ask for your help because PDF’s work is close to my heart: my mother lives with Parkinson’s and my late grandfather also lived with the disease. For the past six years, I have completed a “summer challenge” to raise funds and awareness for PDF. I have scaled mountains, biked across states, and kayaked and ran in order to raise over $27,000 for PDF (so far!).
On this global day of giving, here are three easy ways for you to give back too:
- Support PDF through Amazon Smile: Are you shopping on Amazon.com this holiday season? Amazon will donate a percentage of your purchase proceeds (.5 percent) to PDF, when you select PDF as your charity of choice on smile.amazon.com. Simply click here to choose PDF!
- Make a Difference Digitally: Raise awareness of PDF’s work by sharing an #Unselfie (see my photo above) or by sharing this #GivingTuesday image to your social media accounts.
- 2x Your Donation: Donate to support PDF’s mission of ending PD. If you donate today (or before Thursday, December 31st) your donation will be matched by the PDF Board of Directors and friends, for up to $500,000!
Thank you for supporting PDF on #GivingTuesday and the millions of other families like mine who are impacted by Parkinson’s disease.
Rachel Isenberg of Philadelphia, PA, is a six-time PDF Champion. She recently completed a kayak and bike expedition of over 200 miles across the San Juan Islands, WA, in August to benefit PDF. View more #UNselfies below and in PDF’s #GivingTuesday album here.