Today is Giving Tuesday, a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities.

With the COVID-19 pandemic changing our entire world — in both temporary and permanent ways — many organizations need our help now more than ever before.

This is our time to show support where we can. And while it might look a little different this year, as it's more difficult to show financial support, every little bit helps make a big difference.

I'm so proud of my friend, Kristin, who is registered to run the 10K race during runDisney's Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend this November. She is participating on behalf of American Cancer Society.

What exactly does that mean?
Instead of paying the standard race fee for runDisney's 10K race, Kristin is fundraising for the American Cancer Society. All money raised directly benefits the organization.

Kristin's goal, and fundraising amount needed to participate, is $675. Yes, that sounds like a lot of money up front. (And it is!) But just imagine: Postcards from Mickey has 780+ followers on Instagram. If everyone donated just $1 to American Cancer Society, Kristin would exceed her goal by $105+.

What if the race is postponed, or cancelled due to the pandemic? Where does that money go?
Because Kristin is officially registered/partnered with American Cancer Society, and donations made to her link go directly to the organization's website, even if the race date was changed or cancelled American Cancer Society still receives 100% of money raised.

I think that's the most important part about our current situation, and exemplifies the meaning of Giving Tuesday. So much of our lives is uncertain right now, like Kristin's November trip to Walt Disney World.

But what we do know, is that this money will — no matter what — go to a great cause. Until there is a cure, cancer can't put on hold or thrown away. It doesn't wait for anyone or anything, nor does it discriminate. Despite what's happening across the globe, people are still being diagnosed with cancer every day. And American Cancer Society can continue its support and research with our help.

Click here to donate to Kristin's American Cancer Society fundraiser.

DISNEY TRIVIA — Postcards from Mickey will be hosting a Disney-themed trivia night on Thursday (5/7), at 7:30 p.m. While donations are not required to participate, they are encouraged! Follow Postcards from Mickey on Instagram and Facebook for more information.

 , Jennifer