Thanksgiving is a favorite holiday for many people as they gather to enjoy a feast and the company of friends and family. This year, many people are facing the holiday with heavy hearts and minds that bear the weight of divisive politics that affects all aspects of our society, environmental degradation and unacceptable danger for those that seek to protect that which keeps us healthy.   

We are grateful to be able to work locally to conduct  education, training, direct service, and advocacy through our   Environmental Health and Working with Schools programs  as  the Philadelphia chapter of Physicians for Social Responsibility, a small and powerful, non-profit public health organization.

As our thoughts turn from our regular work routines to a national holiday, let us keep in mind the blessings for which we are grateful and may each of us with our gratitude find ways to give back to those who protect the health of our shared communities at home and throughout the world.  

$1 Per Nagging Thought

So, you have decided to donate money to Physicians for Social Responsibility - Philadelphia. The next question to ask yourself is how much should I give?

I have a new formula to set your mind at ease and calculate your donation. Count the number of times today that you thought about the blight of our environment, or the health of future generations, or when you noticed disrespect among people based only on the differences between them.

If you thought about these issues 3 times today. It is worth $3 a day x 30 days. Your donation would be $90 a month. Match your mind to your wallet and together we will do some of your work to improve our society. Remember, we work every day on these issues. Please make it a recurring monthly donation because my guess is that today represents what is important to you every day of the year.

Thank you for your support.

Celeen Miller, PSR Board Chair for Development and Fundraising
Ms. Miller has worked in public health for 22 years. Her previous positions at Bucks County Health Department, local hospitals, and corporate locations have been matched by her volunteer service as an advocate for health. Currently she provides tobacco dependence treatment and diabetes prevention programs in the seven counties of Southeastern Pennsylvania and proudly serves on the board of Physicians for Social Responsibility Philadelphia.
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