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MedShadow Foundation Celebrates #GivingTuesday; Benefactor to Match All Donations by 100%

MedShadow Foundation Celebrates #GivingTuesday

Benefactor to Match All Donations by 100%

Independent nonprofit’s mission is to inform people about side effects of medicine

NEW YORK, NY, November 20th, 2018 – This #GivingTuesday, MedShadow Foundation, will celebrate giving with a private benefactor matching all donations by 100%. With more than 2 million serious adverse drug reactions annually and 50% of all Americans taking two or more medicines, more information about side effects is critical.

Through its website and social media platforms, MedShadow posts original articles and curated news all focused on the side effects, long term effects, risks and benefits of medicine, both over the counter and prescription written by leading science and medical journalists. Recent articles include “Who’s Minding Your Meds,” “Can Artificial Intelligence Predict Drug Side Effects” and “Can An Opioid Addiction Drug Treat Autoimmune Disorders?

“MedShadow Foundation is proud to again join #GivingTuesday, the national giving movement,” says Su Robotti, founder, president, MedShadow Foundation. “This year, we are thrilled to announce that all donations to MedShadow will be matched 100% by a private benefactor,” she added. To donate, go to https://medshadow.org/donate-gt.

#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. Following Thanksgiving and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, this year’s #GivingTuesday will take place on November 27th and will kick off the giving season by inspiring people to collaborate and give back.

About #GivingTuesday

Founded in 2012 by the 92nd Street Y — a community and cultural center in New York City — #GivingTuesday inspired millions of people to give back and support the causes they believe in. Over $300 million was raised online to benefit a tremendously broad range of organizations, and much more was given in volunteer hours, donations of food and clothing, and acts of kindness. More details about the #GivingTuesday movement, visit www.givingtuesday.org.

About MedShadow Foundation

MedShadow Foundation is the award-winning, independent, online nonprofit 501(c)(3) that informs people about the side effects, long-term impacts, risks and benefits of medications, both over-the-counter and prescription. The organization was founded in 2012 by Suzanne Robotti, a health/patient advocate who currently serves as the consumer representative on the FDA Drug Safety and Risk Management Advisory Committee. MedShadow engages leading medical and science journalists to report on news and studies about the side effects of medicines.   MedShadow Foundation does not accept any funding or support from pharmaceutical companies or medical device manufacturers. In 2018, MedShadow was once again awarded the prestigious “Top-Rated” designation by Great Nonprofits. For more information, visit www.medshadow.org.

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About MedShadow Foundation

Founded in 2012 by Su Robotti, MedShadow Foundation seeks to empower patients and encourage discussion between patient and health care provider about the short and long term side effects of prescription medication. MedShadow Foundation uses its website and various social media platforms to gather and report breaking news and resources related to the side effects of prescription medications. While recognizing the beneficial, often life-saving effects of prescription drugs, we know that accurate and complete information on side effects is frequently lacking.

 

Last updated: November 20, 2018