Giving Tuesday 2015: Health Connects Us All

This past year, we saw the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on the ground in West Africa as they worked to defeat Ebola in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea. The tireless work of CDC’s disease detectives, health communicators, researchers and staff protected the American people and others around the globe from further spread of this deadly disease. 

This holiday season, the CDC Foundation and our partners stand in gratitude to you, our donors and friends. Your engagement made a real difference. Without your support and your willingness to act, the Ebola epidemic in West Africa could have been even more catastrophic. 

In the spirit of gratitude and giving, today we are participating in Giving Tuesday, a growing global movement that makes charitable giving a holiday tradition. As you consider how you will give back this holiday season, I invite you to learn more about the CDC Foundation’s giving opportunities—all of which support the work CDC does each day to prepare the world for health emergencies. 

Recognized as a 4-star charity by Charity Navigator for the ninth consecutive year, the CDC Foundation has brought together individuals, philanthropies, organizations and businesses to tackle health threats since 1995. Our programs are as diverse as preventing infections in cancer patients and reducing disease burdens around the world to responding to a variety of crises and outbreaks, such as the Ebola epidemic in West Africa.

You can join the conversation on social media by using #GivingTuesday to share why you give. 

Health connects us all. The life-saving work of CDC never stops, as the agency fights disease and protects Americans from threats to health and safety 24/7. When you donate to the CDC Foundation, you strengthen and advance CDC's impact, helping to improve and save lives. This Giving Tuesday, a day dedicated to giving back, I invite you to support the area of health closest to your heart. Everything the CDC Foundation does is possible because of donors like you. 

Make a gift today.

Charles Stokes is president and CEO of the CDC Foundation.