RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – The season of shopping is well underway and the Kay Yow Fund hopes the public will choose to take part in “Giving Tuesday.”
The Kay Yow Cancer Fund is hoping the public will donate to the charity on a day that has become popular in recent years.
According to the #GivingTuesday website, the global day of giving is now in its fourth year. For those wondering about the hashtag, the effort is “fueled by the power of social media and collaboration.”
“It’s December, it’s the holidays, we’re in between Thanksgiving and Christmas and it’s just a time that people think about others,” said Stephanie Glance, executive director of the Kay Yow fund.
The national charity was started from the vision of N.C. State’s Kay Yow in Dec. 2007, about a year before her passing.
“She was a person who spent her life giving to others, so it’s very appropriate that we have a cancer fund that bears her name that continues to give to others,” Glance said.
The fund has supported more than $5 million in women’s cancer research since it was started.
The #GivingTuesday movement is meant to harness the potential of social media and the generosity of people around the world to bring about real change in their communities.