5/16/2014GiveForward Surpasses $100 Million Raised in Medical Fundraisers Across the Country -- CHICAGO, May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --http://www.printthis.clickability.com/pt/cpt?expire=&title=GiveForward+Surpasses+%24100+Million+Raised+in+Medical+Fundraisers+Across+the+Country+--…1/2
GiveForward Surpasses $100 Million Raised in MedicalFundraisers Across the Country
The nation's leading medical crowdfunding platform celebrates this milestone by reflecting on the impact of $100 million
CHICAGO, May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- GiveForward announced today that it has helped raise a total of $100 million for morethan 100,000 medical fundraisers over the past six years. By achieving this milestone, GiveForward has delivered on itsmission to empower compassion many times over to consumers across the globe.From five donations on GiveForward's first day to more than 6,726 donations in one day, GiveForward has helped more than100,000 people harness the power of kindness by getting them the funds they need to feel better or improve their quality of lifeas much as possible. Crowdfunding trends and donor demographics witnessed over the years include:
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More than $400,000 was raised in a single day – April 18, 2013 – days after the bombings at the 2013Boston Marathon. It stands as the highest day of fundraising in the site's six year history.
Donations are most likely to come from a beneficiary's own support network of family or friends.
The top three most common medical causes fundraised for are for beneficiaries who are beingtreated for cancer, require surgery or are awaiting a transplant.
Thur sday is the most popular day of the week for donations."It's both thrilling and empowering to know that through GiveForward, people going through very difficult times have been able toaccess funds that will support their healing process," said Desiree Vargas Wrigley, GiveForward co-founder and CEO. "WhenEthan and I started GiveForward in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, we were struggling with the same question that manypeople grapple with: 'How can we help?' We are happy that GiveForward has helped connect and support so many – both thedonors and those in need – and we look forward to helping even more in the future."GiveForward provides an answer to the question "What can I do to help?" that many ask when a loved one is sick or injured,and provides a platform for support networks to come together to help those in need. What does $100 million supply, in termsof direct or indirect medical expenses – or even the little things that bring families joy?1,041,666 pairs of crutches334,448 iPhones81,103 ER visits