National Foundation for Infectious Diseases Joins the National #GivingTuesday Movement to Encourage Spending with a Purpose

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The National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) has joined #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back. On Tuesday, December 2, 2014, charities, businesses, and community centers will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give through donations.

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The holiday giving season should be about giving back and promoting overall health and well-being through education and awareness.

The National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) has joined #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back. On Tuesday, December 2, 2014, charities, businesses, and community centers will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give.

#GivingTuesday was created to inspire people to take collaborative action to improve their local communities, give back in better, smarter ways to the charities and causes they support, and help create a better world. This unique effort harnesses the collective power of a diverse blend of partners to transform how people think about, talk about, and participate in the giving season.

Coinciding with the kickoff of the holiday shopping season, #GivingTuesday will leverage the power of social media to create a national moment around the holidays, dedicated to giving.

Seeing an opportunity to channel the generous spirit of the holiday season to inspire action around charitable giving, a group of partners came together to find ways to promote and celebrate the great American tradition of giving. With the help of the United Nations Foundation and other founding partners, more than 10,000 organizations have joined the movement and are providing creative ways people can embrace #GivingTuesday and collaborate in their giving efforts to create more meaningful results.

“#GivingTuesday emphasizes that the holiday giving season should be more about giving back. Through generous donations received, NFID is able to promote overall health and well-being through education and awareness,” said Marla Dalton, CAE, NFID Executive Director.

To donate to NFID in support of #GivingTuesday, visit http://www.nfid.org/donate.

About NFID
The National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) is a non-profit organization founded in 1973 and dedicated to educating the public and healthcare professionals about the causes, treatment, and prevention of infectious diseases across the lifespan. For additional information, visit nfid.org.

About #GivingTuesday
#GivingTuesday is a movement to celebrate and provide incentives to give. It will culminate with a global day of giving on December 2, 2014. To learn more about #GivingTuesday participants and activities or to join the celebration of giving, visit givingtuesday.org.

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