WOGO Joins the Global GivingTuesday Movement to Restore Mobility


WOGO Joins the Global GivingTuesday Movement to Restore Mobility

Roanoke, Virginia, November 19, 2019 – This GivingTuesday, Women Orthopaedist Global Outreach (WOGO) will celebrate giving for the fifth year with our new #Knees4WOGO campaign.

WOGO has joined the GivingTuesday movement for the fifth year because we believe in the power of the global movement. This GivingTuesday WOGO’s goal is to fund a single patient’s total joint replacement surgeries for the team’s 2020 medical mission. The costs surrounding a single joint replacement surgery for WOGO includes the implants, antibiotics, anesthesia medications, surgical supplies and a walker and more, costing more than $7500USD. The #Knees4WOGO campaign, as a part of the GivingTuesday community, helps 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.

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 GivingTuesday movement allows us to share this goal beyond our immediate borders and encourage others to join our mission”

GivingTuesday, taking place December 3rd, 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 GivingTuesday, 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, GivingTuesday has inspired millions of people to give back and support the causes they believe in. In just seven years, GivingTuesday has radically changed how we think about generosity and showed just how much power communities everywhere have to create change.

“When GivingTuesday launched in the US in 2012, we believed that technology and social media could be used to make generosity go viral,” said Asha Curran, GivingTuesday’s CEO and co-founder. “We believed in the idea that people fundamentally want to give and to talk about giving; and that the social sector had the capacity to show more innovative leadership, creativity, and collaboration. People and organizations around the world proved us right. As we prepare for December 3, we’re energized and encouraged by the community’s generosity. The levels of creativity, effort and the quality of the new ideas people have contributed and shared are phenomenal.”

About WOGO

Women Orthopaedist Global Outreach (WOGO) is a not-for-profit volunteer medical service organization led by female orthopaedic 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. This year, #GivingTuesday falls on December 3. #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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