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Giving Tuesday: Support for Global Health Advancement Through Timmy Global Health

by Christine Mortensen on November 27, 2012

Voting is open from November 27th until December 4th. Vote now!
Indianapolis- based non-profit Timmy Global Health has been selected as one of the 25 US charities to participate in the 2nd annual American Giving Awards (AGAs), presented by Chase. The AGAs are a celebration of America’s charitable organizations, and will air nationally on NBC on Dec. 8th, 2012. As part of the American Giving Awards, the five organizations (of the 25 nominated) that receive the most votes during a week- long voting competition will share in $2 million dollars of unrestricted grants from Chase. The top vote-getter will receive a $1 million dollar grant.

Founded in 1997, Timmy Global Health is an Indianapolis- based national non- profit with 7 projects in 5 countries, and student chapters at more than 30 US universities and 10 Indiana high schools. As an organization dedicated to expanding access to healthcare and empowering students to tackle global health challenges around the world, Timmy Global Health is thrilled to be one of the 25 national US non-profits honored by Chase.

“For us, this is an unprecedented opportunity to enhance our national visibility, increase our financial resources, and use the American Giving Awards to reach thousands more patients, families, communities, and students throughout the world,” said Matt MacGregor, Timmy Global Health’s Executive Director. “And for Indianapolis, it's a reason to be proud, and a demonstration of the incredible commitment Hoosiers have made to improving the quality of life of people both down the street and across the globe.”

Timmy Global Health was selected as one of the 25 organizations and is the only Indianapolis-based organization to be chosen. Voting begins on Nov. 27th. You can help Timmy Global Health receive up to $ 1 million by visiting the Chase Community Giving Facebook Page, clicking the “American Giving Awards” tab. Timmy Global Health is listed under the “Champions of Health and Wellness” category.

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About Timmy Global Health

Indianapolis- based Timmy Global Health expands access to healthcare and empowers the next generation of medical professionals and leaders to tackle today’s most pressing global health challenges. Founded in Indianapolis in 1997 by Dr. Chuck Dietzen, Timmy Global Health has matured into a nation-wide non-profit that provides direct medical services to low-income populations around the world, builds the capacity of partner organizations, and empowers student volunteers to lead the fight for global health equity. Timmy currently manages projects in Ecuador, Guatemala, Nigeria, the Dominican Republic, and the United States, and has student chapters at 34 US universities and 10 Indiana high schools. Since 1997, the incredible generosity of Timmy’s network has helped treat thousands of developing world patients, finance hundreds of surgeries, assist with the financing and construction of hospitals and medical clinics, invest in public health initiatives, and help instill the value and importance of humanitarianism in thousands of volunteers.

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