11-25-2015

Local Officials Come Together To Proclaim December 1st As #GIVINGTUESDAY

On November 24th local public officials came together at Atlantic General Hospital to proclaim December 1st Giving Tuesday (www.givingtuesday.org).

As part of a worldwide campaign to come together for a common purpose – to celebrate generosity and to give – this is the fourth year of GivingTuesday, when families, businesses, community centers and students around the world celebrate the joy of giving.

Atlantic General Hospital invited local public officials to share in this meaningful day to proclaim December 1st as Giving Tuesday. With the purpose of this day in mind, the Atlantic General Hospital Foundation put forth an opportunity to give back – the engraved Brick Campaign that provides a lasting legacy for loved ones.

With a $100 donation, a brick will be engraved with a personal message, which can be a memorial to a loved one who has passed, a tribute to family or friends, or a celebration of the future. The engraved bricks will be used to pave Atlantic General Hospital’s East Entry outside the Infusion Center. This beautiful space provides a natural gathering place for associates, visitors and patients.

Paving the Way to Better Health, One Brick at a Time.

  • Pictured from L to R: AGH Foundation Chair, Todd Ferrante; Snow Hill Councilman, Michael Pruitt; Pocomoke First Vice President, George Tasker.
    At the Berlin Mayor and City Council meeting on November 23rd, Berlin Mayor Gee Williams, proclaimed December 1st as Giving Tuesday. Pictured from L to R: AGH President/CEO, Michael Franklin; Berlin Mayor, Gee Williams; and AGH Foundation Chair, Todd Ferrante.

About #GivingTuesday

Now in its fourth year, #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. Observed on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving. Since its inaugural year in 2012, #GivingTuesday has become a movement that celebrates and supports giving and philanthropy with events throughout the year and a growing catalog of resources. Created by 92nd Street Y—a cultural center in New York City that, since 1874, has been bringing people together around the values of service and giving back—#GivingTuesday connects diverse groups of individuals, communities and organizations around the world for one common purpose: to celebrate and encourage giving. As a global movement, #GivingTuesday unites countries around the world by sharing our capacity to care for and empower one another.

About Atlantic General Hospital

Atlantic General Hospital has been providing quality health care to the residents of Worcester, Wicomico, Somerset (Md.) and Sussex (Del.) counties since May 1993. Built by the commitment and generosity of a dedicated community, the hospital’s state-of-the-art facility in Berlin, Md., combines old-fashioned personal attention with the latest in technology and services. It provides quality specialty care such as weight loss surgery, orthopedics, outpatient infusion for individuals with cancer or blood/autoimmune disorders, retina surgery and a comprehensive women’s diagnostic center. Atlantic General Health System, its network of more than 40 primary care providers and specialists, care for residents and visitors throughout the region. For more information about Atlantic General Hospital, visit www.atlanticgeneral.org.