Join Us For A Global Day of Unity – May 5, 2020
#GivingTuesdayNow is a new global day of giving and unity that will take place on May 5, 2020 – in addition to the regularly scheduled Dec 1, 2020 #GivingTuesday – as an emergency response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19.
As an organization, one of our top priorities is to prevent and rehabilitate musculoskeletal (MSK) and sport injuries in people of all ages and abilities.
With the help of our funders and supporters, we have been developing and delivering practical, hands-on workshops and educational resources to spread the word on injury prevention and the importance of rehabilitation.
During this challenging time, we want to better support our community by creating virtual experiences and content to reach those isolated due to physical distancing measures, or to reach those without access to health professionals.
While this would provide vital resources for people isolated right now, we want to make supporting those in need the norm, and not just the exception. By building these resources now, we will be better able to support our community into the future.
On May 5, 2020, people all around the world are coming together to tap into the power of human connection and strengthen communities at the grassroots level. Will you be one of them?
We will be one of the participating organizations and we need your help!
By joining the #GivingTuesdayNow movement, you’re proving that in times of uncertainty, generosity can bring the whole world together.
Ways to show your support
On May 5, donate. Your donation will be used to develop and deliver online educational content that helps reduce the risk of MSK and sport injuries.
Content such as virtual events with experts; educational videos; new injury prevention programs targeting common activities in the Bow Valley such as climbing, soccer and basketball; and digital rehabilitation programs. All free!
Think about it… wouldn’t it be amazing to access a world-renowned Orthopaedic Surgeon or Sport Medicine Physician from the comfort of your living room and ask them anything? We think so!
Please follow us on Facebook ( @BanffSportMedicineFoundation ) and Twitter ( @BanffSportMed ) and invite your friends to do the same.
3. SPREAD THE WORD
Encourage your friends and family to join you in creating real impact on May 5 by sharing what our mission means to you and why you support our organization. Make sure to use the hashtag #GivingTuesdayNow.
4. STAY INFORMED
Stay informed by adding your name to our email list. Here you will get expert injury prevention tips, a sneak peek of our latest research, inspiring patient stories and more, direct to your inbox.
5. TELL US
If you have ideas about how we can support you better with digital tools and resources, we’d love to hear your thoughts. Get in touch by emailing our Research & Programs Coordinator.
6. PARTICIPATE IN OTHER WAYS
Every act of generosity counts and everyone has something to give.
Donate to the Banff Canmore Community Foundation Bow Valley Emergency Fund
Donate to the Canmore Rotary Club COVID-19 Relief Fund
Donate to the Canmore & Area Health Foundation Emergency Dept. Fund, the Staff Appreciation Fund, or General Fund
Donate to the Covenant Foundation in support of the Banff Mineral Springs Hospital
Submit your Operation Support Local Business run by Mountain FM in partnership with Scotiabank
Say “Thanks” and cheer on a healthcare worker and people on the front lines by heading to your balcony, open window, or outside at 7 pm every night. Use the tag #HealthcareHeroesBowValley on social media.
Support a local eatery by ordering take out, especially on “Take-out Wednesday”
Volunteer! Check-in with your favorite local charity and see how you can lend a virtual hand, or offer your help on one of many local Facebook groups such as Stone Soup Canmore, Volunteer Canmore, Canmore Food and Friends, or Volunteer Banff.
Phone a senior.
Do one of these other ideas from the Bow Valley Chamber of Commerce to support a local business….