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St. Vincent's Medical Center Foundation Joins #GivingTuesday

Ryan Jennens, Krissy Borgognone, and Kevin Stack, St. Vincent's staff who completed the SWIM Across the Sound marathon benefiting cancer patients and their families.
Ryan Jennens, Krissy Borgognone, and Kevin Stack, St. Vincent's staff who completed the SWIM Across the Sound marathon benefiting cancer patients and their families. Photo Credit: Contributed photo

BRIDGEPORT, CONN. -- St. Vincent's Medical Center Foundation joins in the #GivingTuesday movement Dec. 1 when more than 150 doctors, nurses, patients staff and volunteers at the Bridgeport hospital take to social media to encourage helping those in need.

St. Vincent's supporters will change their social media profile photos on Tuesday to reflect their reason for giving, be it happy or sad. They will also enourage others to give to someone in need, on the heels of Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping events.

Called "UNSelfies," the photos are meant to demonstrate the emotions behind helping others, hospital officials said. To help everyone get ready, St. Vincent's hosted a photo shoot complete with props, signs and music.

St. Vincent's supporters are being encouraged to use the hashtag #StVincentsGives. Many will be encouraging their friends and families to support the St. Vincent's Medical Center Foundation, which is the fundraising arm of the hospital.

The foundation also sponsors St. Vincent's SWIM Across the Sound, a swim marathon to fund cancer prevention and patient support programs those with little or no insurance.

For details, or to donate, visit the foundation's #GivingTuesday website .

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