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Giving Tuesday 2017

November 27, 2017

Blake Bard, CFRE
#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving, the giver’s holiday if you will, fueled by the power of social media.


Our job of helping the sick and injured in the Four States will never be done. On #GivingTuesday, you have another opportunity to become one of our Partners in Healing with a generous donation.

#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving, the giver’s holiday if you will, fueled by the power of social media. In its sixth year, we are hoping donations will top last year. It’s a day to celebrate and encourage giving, right after the big shopping days of Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday.

#GivingTuesday can be the day you give to the very important cause of helping children in the Four States, through Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals®. Or your philanthropic gifts might help purchase state-of-the-art medical equipment like the new computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) services just added at Freeman Neosho Hospital, one of the largest expansions that facility has seen in more than 30 years.

There are over 20 different areas to give from our catalog of funds listed at From autism to dialysis, and from cancer to nursing education, we have something that will connect with everyone.

Keeping your donations local helps generate funds and creates awareness programs that benefit all our patients, ensuring they receive the best medical care possible.

You can make your generous contribution count by donating to Freeman Health System or Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals on #GivingTuesday at or

Please know that with every dollar donated to your locally owned, not-for-profit health system, you become one of our Partners in Healing because you are investing in the future of healthcare in the Four States.

About the author: As Chief Development Officer for Freeman Health System, Blake Bard, a Webb City alum and graduate of Missouri Southern State University, was appointed to the National Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Chief Development Advisory Committee. For more information on donating to Freeman, call 417.347.6557 or visit us at