LOS ANGELES, Nov. 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Movember Foundation, the only global charity solely focused on men's health is participating in #GivingTuesday, a global giving movement that has been driven by individuals, families, organizations, businesses and communities in all 50 states and in countries around the world.
To celebrate #GivingTuesday, the Movember Foundation is teaming up with some amazing partners for a special giveaway. For every $25 raised by a Mo Bro or Mo Sista registered on Movember.com on #GivingTuesday, people will receive an entry to win a once-in-a-lifetime adventure trip to Jackson Hole, Wyoming, thanks to Movember partners at Jeep. The trip for two will include airfare, four nights lodging at the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, as well as credits for food/beverage and three full-day ski packages.
Supporting the Foundation's mission of helping men live happier, healthier, longer lives, Visa will boost any $50 or more donation made on Movember.com using Visa Checkout with an additional $20. The offer is valid for up to two donations per person through December 31, 2016, with a total Visa donation of up to $400,000. A donation using Visa Checkout will give even more to men's health on #GivingTuesday.
As an official nonprofit charity partner with Facebook, the Movember Foundation is one of the first charities in the world to have a fundraising platform integrated with Facebook's campaign technology. People in the U.S. can use Facebook to collect donations and increase awareness for their Movember Foundation campaign in support of men's health by syncing their fundraisers then raising money through both Movember.com and Facebook.
In honor of #GivingTuesday, Facebook and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will also contribute up to $1 million to Facebook fundraisers. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will provide $500,000 in matching funds, up to $1,000 per Facebook fundraiser, and Facebook will waive up to $500,000 of fees on all donations. The Movember Foundation will encourage more than 4,700 Facebook fundraisers to utilize the uniquely integrated technology to raise additional funds through men's health through the matching donations opportunity. Be sure to tune into Facebook.com/MovemberUSA on #GivingTuesday for a special Facebook live video feature.
"We are very excited to participate in #GivingTuesday this year, and have the support of partners who are generous in rewarding our community for their commitment to men's health," said Mark Hedstrom, SVP of Operations at the Movember Foundation. "#GivingTuesday is a time for giving back, and the support of our Mo Bro's and Mo Sista's on this day truly makes a difference in helping the Foundation to ultimately stop men dying too young."
#GivingTuesday was born at 92nd Street Y (92Y), a community and cultural center in New York in 2012. Since the founding of #GivingTuesday in 2012, millions of people have come together to support and champion the causes they believe in and the communities in which they live.
"The tremendous response to #GivingTuesday over the last five years has been both humbling and inspiring," said Henry Timms, Executive Director of 92Y. "We have seen countless examples of communities coming together to address challenges. Giving is a powerful reminder of our shared humanity, and the willingness of so many to participate and elevate giving is reason for celebration – even with lots of work still to be done."
Those who are interested in joining the Movember Foundation's #GivingTuesday initiative can visit Movember.com. For more details about the #GivingTuesday movement, visit the #GivingTuesday website (www.givingtuesday.org), Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/GivingTuesday) or follow @GivingTues and the #GivingTuesday and #Movember hashtag on social media.
About the Movember Foundation
The Movember Foundation is the only charity tackling men's health on a global scale, year round. We run awareness and fundraising activities, with the annual Movember campaign in November being globally recognized for its fun, disruptive approach to getting men to take action for their health. During Movember, men and women around the world raise funds by growing or supporting a moustache, getting physically active, or by hosting or an event. Not only do these commitments raise vital funds, they also generate powerful and often life-changing conversations. Millions have joined the movement, raising $710M to help us fund more than 1,200 men's health projects focusing on prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and suicide prevention.
We have one goal: to stop men dying too young.
Movember is fully accredited by the Better Business Bureau, and for the past four years, has been named a Top 100 best NGO by The Global Journal. For more information please visit Movember.com. Movember is a registered 501(c)(3) charity.
#GivingTuesday is a movement, built by people around the world, to celebrate giving of all kinds. It is celebrated on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving (in the U.S.), Black Friday and Cyber Monday; this year it falls on November 29, 2016. This movement is the result of the collective power of a unique blend of partners—nonprofits large and small; businesses and corporations; schools and universities; civic campaigns in cities, states and regions; and families and individuals—to inspire people to take collaborative action to improve their local communities and contribute in countless ways to the causes they believe in. Everyone has something to give.
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SOURCE The Movember Foundation