The Spirit of Giving

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As a mark of the start of the holiday season and our health system’s continued spirit of giving, Ochsner will be participating in the national philanthropic effort recognized as #GivingTuesday. Celebrated after Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping days, #GivingTuesday is global day dedicated to giving back, enabling any individual to donate to their organization of choice. Tuesday, December 1 is a day of generosity that brings people together from around the world to give back.

When giving, one way you can have your gift matched dollar for dollar* to increase your giving power, is to donate to a matching fund. Through the Ochsner CN Miracle Match, the Ochsner Hospital for Children has been selected as the sole U.S. beneficiary of the 2015 CN Miracle Match campaign, a charitable initiative which mobilizes communities to support children's hospitals in North America. Ochsner Hospital for Children is only the second U.S. institution to be selected since the program began in 2006. Funds raised in support of Ochsner Hospital for Children by December 31, 2015 will be matched through the CN Miracle Match program.

You can help save countless lives in an instant. Ochsner Hospital for Children cares for patients from around the world with everything from rare brain tumors and leukemia to heart conditions and organ transplants. To help care for more patients, Ochsner Hospital for Children is raising funds to expand their Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and with the help of the Miracle Match program, CN will match your generous contribution.

Your gift will fund the expansion of the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) to provide life-saving and life-sustaining care to our region’s children. The expansion will almost double the size of the Ochsner PICU, where children battling cancer or recovering from a transplant or other complex procedure receive expert care from the Ochsner pediatric intensive care team. The PICU brings together a comprehensive team of healthcare professionals all working together to care for children during their stay. This team includes the intensive care physicians, registered nurses, social workers, certified child life specialists, respiratory therapists and other therapists.

Ochsner will be using the hashtag #GivingTuesday to spread the message as we ask community members to consider ways in which they can leave their legacy. Learn more about how you can participate and give back on December 1, 2015.

*CN will match any individual gift up to $5000.

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