#GivingTuesday: A Global Day of Giving

#GivingTuesday: A Global Day of Giving #GivingTuesday: A Global Day of Giving

By: Wendy TurkucHolly L. Thacker, MD • Posted on November 19, 2018

As we reflect on 2018, we have much to be thankful for at Speaking of Women's Health. The end of the year is the time to look back on major accomplishments and recognize the people who have supported Speaking of Women's Health throughout the year.

We are very thankful for our national supporters, Clever Crazes for Kids, a wonderful non-profit advancing children's health, and Cleveland Clinic, a non-profit, multispecialty academic medical center that integrates clinical and hospital care with research and education.

And we are so grateful for you, our online supporters who visit our site, read our columns, respond to our social media and download our free treatment guides.

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Have you heard of #GivingTuesday, yet? #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. It harnesses the potential of social media and the generosity of people around the world to bring about real change in their communities.

Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, #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.

Consider Supporting Speaking of Women’s Health

Please consider donating to Speaking of Women’s Health on #GivingTuesday, November 27. Your support will help us continue to provide women’s health education nationwide. Tell us who you are thankful for when you make your tax deductible donation to Speaking of Women’s Health, and your donation will be in that person's honor. By donating to Speaking of Women’s health you will be helping us to maintain our mission to help women and their families live a healthy life.

We look forward to serving you, and on behalf of the entire team we wish you a happy and healthy holiday!

Be Strong, Be Healthy, Be in Charge!

-Holly L. Thacker, MD and Wendy Turkuc

Holly L. Thacker, MD, FACP is nationally known for her leadership in women’s health. She is the founder of the Cleveland Clinic Specialized Women’s Health Fellowship and is currently the Professor and Director of the Center for Specialized Women’s Health at Cleveland Clinic and Lerner College of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Thacker is also the Executive Director of Speaking of Women’s Health and the author of The Cleveland Clinic Guide to Menopause. Her special interests and areas of research including menopause and related medical problems including osteoporosis, hormone therapy, breast cancer risk assessment, menstrual disorders, female sexual dysfunction and interdisciplinary women’s health.

Wendy Turkuc is the Department Administrator for the Ob/Gyn Subspecialty department within Cleveland Clinic's Women's Health Institute. With a background in Electrical Engineering, her Cleveland Clinic career began in 2008 with the IT Infrastructure Planning team. Most recently she held the role of IT Business Partner, assisting WHI with leveraging technology to accomplish clinical goals. However, her passion has always been to make an impact in the business of providing care to our patients, which led her to pursue her MBA in HealthCare Administration and to finally finding home within the Women's Health Institute. Wendy is the proud mother of twins, and in her spare time enjoys cycling across Ohio for charity or rowing in an 8-women shell down the Cuyahoga River.