Unfortunately, rare cancer does not halt in the face of COVID-19. Many of our patients continue to need treatment, surgeries and scans in the wake of this pandemic. Many of our patients are immunocompromised. Fighting a rare disease with no cure is a constant uphill battle. We hope to keep up our momentum towards finding a cure by funding promising research, educating and bringing awareness, but as always, we need your help.
With that being said, May 5th has been declared among nonprofit organizations as #GivingTuesdayNow. This global day of unity typically falls after Thanksgiving, but this year it is a few months early for a chance to come together and support causes that help some of our most vulnerable populations. All of us with ACPMP understand that these times have been extremely challenging for everyone, we have been thinking of you all and hoping everyone is staying safe and more importantly, healthy.
Today, we are asking our supporters to please kindly share our page, like and follow us on social media, post a link to our website, tell your friends, family and neighbors about our organization and what we do. One of our main goals is education and awareness, and we feel the best ask on #GivingTuesdayNow of our community is to grow our following and to spread awareness. We understand these times are very hard on many and financial support is not always possible.
For those who can donate, the first 50 people that give a minimum of $50 on #GivingTuesdayNow will receive our gift of a custom tie-dye bandana with appendix cancer/PMP colors (orange/yellow/amber). Bandanas have many functions, and in our current climate they can be worn as a face covering for outings. We hope this unique thank you gift will help to continue to bring our community together by spreading awareness and keeping everyone safe.
We hope for #GivingTuesdayNow to use our collective individual power to remain connected and to work together towards our educational and research goals. We want to again emphasize that we fully understand financial support may not be possible for all, and our initial ask of spreading awareness of ACPMP and educating others is still just as important and vital in continuing our mission. Thank you!