Norfolk, VA November 22, 2017– On November 28, 2017 the ARDX Foundation will join the #GivingTuesday movement, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities, and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide.
#GivingTuesday is held annually on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the US) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday to kick-off the holiday giving season and inspire people to collaborate in improving their local communities and to give back in impactful ways to the charities and causes they support.
“Since our inception, the ARDX Foundation’s focus has been to shine a light on mental wellness,” states Angela D. Reddix, Founder and Board Chair of the ARDX Foundation. “Mental health is a growing epidemic in our country and it will continue to be until we begin to have real, open conversations about it – and these conversations must initiate in the home. During #GivingTuesday, we are excited to begin our end-of-year fundraising campaign to support the Foundation’s newest program in 2018, The Mental Wellness Educational Seminars. These seminars will teach women (who are the head of our households) how to start having open conversations with their families, to start transcending the stigma surrounding mental health, and to begin to create healthy mental wellness initiatives for generations to come.”
Collaborating with mental health experts from within the Hampton Roads community, the ARDX Foundation will hold on-site, quarterly seminars focused on detecting the signs of mental health, how to start having open conversations, and creating proactive mental wellness initiatives. Your support on #GivingTuesday will allow ARDX Foundation to provide these seminars at no cost to the community.
Join the ARDX Foundation this #GivingTuesday, as we continue to shine a light on mental wellness and create a community that is transcending the stigma surrounding mental health for generations to come. To donate, visit us at www.ardxfoundation.org/donate.
For more details about the ARDX Foundations initiatives, visit the ARDX Foundation website (www.ardxfoundation.org), Facebook page (www.facebook.com/ardxfoundation), or follow @ARDXFoundation and the #ARDXFoundation hashtag on social media.
About ARDX Foundation
Shining a Light on Mental Wellness
At the ARDX Foundation, our goal is to shine a light on the importance of mental and behavioral wellness and to serve as advocates, partners, educators, mentors, and change agents. We believe in the power of volunteer service and are dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of our most vulnerable populations, including women, youth, and the elderly living in disadvantaged communities.
We are committed to creating initiatives and providing resources that transform the lives of women and their families, enabling them to make their own mental wellness a top priority.
The ARDX Foundation is inspired by the work of ARDX President and CEO Angela D. Reddix, a strong advocate for and the founder of numerous community outreach programs.
#GivingTuesday is a global giving movement that has been built by individuals, families, organizations, businesses and communities in all 50 states and in countries around the world. This year, #GivingTuesday falls on November 28. #GivingTuesday harnesses the collective power of a unique blend of partners to transform how people think about, talk about, and participate in the giving season. It inspires people to take collective action to improve their communities, give back in better, smarter ways to the charities and causes they believe in, and help create a better world. #GivingTuesday demonstrates how every act of generosity counts, and that they mean even more when we give together.