COVID has filled our world with changes and challenges over the past six months. With all this going on, we all know many who continue to suffer from cancer...physically, emotionally and financially. Yet with astounding courage, they still bring a sense of optimism to those around them. These individuals inspire us to help them live life to the fullest.

Over the past five years, the Young Professionals have used their voice and platform as an organization, with the help of their members to give back to those fighting the cancer battle. This year, Wiggin Out for Charity is going virtual. Due to COVID, we have shifted from an in-person event to a Wiggin Out for Charity Social Media Challenge.

What is the #WigginOutForCharity Challenge? It’s simple- you donate, post, and challenge. Individuals or businesses will donate to Vidant Health Foundation using the form below, post a photo, short video/ boomerang to social media of them wearing a wig or crazy hair and challenge someone else to keep it going.

What does this look like? With their fun hair or wig on, the individuals will mention they donated to Wiggin Out For Charity, say who they were nominated by, what the challenge is (to wear a wig/ fun hair), mention who they are donating in honor of/ in support of/ or because of, and lastly challenge another person/ business.

All donations and sponsorships will continue to benefit Vidant Cancer Care services and programs which includes oncology outreach in our 29 counties for pre-screenings and early detection services; diagnostic procedure costs for underserved patients; patient resources for those that are in need of transportation, housing, electricity and food because of substantial medical costs; support and survivorship groups and activities; and a nurse navigation program where a nurse or social worker is assigned to every patient as their care concierge at Vidant Medical Center and at Vidant’s community hospitals.

This is the Young Professional’s fifth year of Wiggin Out, and their goal is to raise $50,000 in five years. They have raised $37,000, and the goal for 2020 is $13,000. You may donate through Vidant Health Foundation form below.

We will start the #WigginOutChallenge on October 1 and will run through October 29. On October 29, we will have a virtual event with a presentation of sponsors, guest speakers, and compilation of photos/ videos of those who participated in the challenge.

 

 

Stay tuned to our website and social media pages for stories, pictures, and ideas of how to challenge others throughout the month of October. Thank you for continuing the tradition of Wiggin Out for Charity and helping to keep every dollar raised to these programs and services that are greatly needed in eastern North Carolina. We thank you for supporting your local community in Eastern NC.

 

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