WOGO Continues to be Part of the Global Giving Tuesday Movement

Roanoke, Virginia, November 1, 2022 – This Giving Tuesday, Women Orthopaedist Global Outreach (WOGO) will celebrate giving for the eighth year with our #Knees4WOGO campaign.

WOGO believes in the power of the global giving movement. This Giving Tuesday, WOGO’s goal is to fund our patients’ total joint replacement surgeries for the team’s 2023 medical mission to Guyana. The costs surrounding a single joint replacement surgery for WOGO includes the implants, antibiotics, anesthesia medications, surgical supplies, a walker and more, costing more than $7500USD. The #Knees4WOGO campaign, as a part of the Giving Tuesday community, will help to generate support for the upcoming medical mission where WOGO will continue to change the lives not only of patients but of their families and communities.

Our goal this year is to raise $7500 to fund one of our surgeries. We will utilize both our website www.wogo.org/donate and our Venmo @WOGO-Missions. Every donation will go towards funding a surgery. Every dollar counts.

Dr. Robyn Hakanson, WOGO Chairperson and Surgeon said, “The need for mobility is great in developing nations where the main mode of transportation is on foot. Providing joint replacement surgeries changes lives and leaves the communities we visit healthier, more knowledgeable and inspired to reach beyond prior limits. The Giving Tuesday movement allows us to share this goal beyond our immediate borders and encourage others to join our mission”

Giving Tuesday, taking place November 29, 2022, is a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage giving and to celebrate generosity worldwide. Every year, on Giving Tuesday, millions of people across the globe mobilize to show up, give back, and change their communities. The goal is to create a massive wave of generosity that lasts well beyond that day and touches every person on the planet.

Founded in 2012, Giving Tuesday has inspired millions of people to give back and support the causes they believe in. In just seven years, Giving Tuesday has radically changed how we think about generosity and showed just how much power communities everywhere have to create change.

About WOGO

Women Orthopaedist Global Outreach (WOGO) is a not-for-profit volunteer medical service organization led by female orthopedic surgeons. They have seen first-hand the power of joint replacement surgery to transform the lives of those who suffer from arthritis, the most disabling chronic disease in the world.

To learn more about WOGO please visit:

Website: www.wogo.org

Facebook: www.facebook.com/WomenofWOGO

Twitter: twitter.com/womenofwogo

Contact: Shawn Tylka, wogomission@gmail.com

About #GivingTuesday

#GivingTuesday is a global giving movement that has been built by individuals, families, organizations, businesses and communities in all 50 states and in countries around the world. #GivingTuesday harnesses the collective power of a unique blend of partners
to transform how people, think about, talk about, and participate in the giving season. It inspires people to take collective action to improve their communities, give back in better, smarter ways to the charities and causes they believe in, and help create a better world. #GivingTuesday demonstrates how every act of generosity count, and that they mean even more when we give together.

To learn more about #GivingTuesday participants and activities or to join the celebration of giving, please visit:

Website: www.givingtuesday.org

Facebook: www.facebook.com/GivingTuesday

Twitter: twitter.com/GivingTues

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