GlobalGiving Challenges World-Wide Tuberculosis Epidemic

22 November 2010 (Washington DC, USA) - The world’s largest online fundraising campaign, GlobalGiving, today announced the launch of its new challenge to raise funds for non-profit organizations around the globe to fight the devastation of tuberculosis (TB).

Made possible through the support of the Lilly MDR-TB Partnership, the 2010 Lilly TB Challenge will introduce website visitors to 14 organizations from across the globe. Site visitors are able to choose which organization they wish to donate to, and the amount they wish to give, and make this donation on a secure site, with the knowledge that all non-profits that are part of the challenge have been thoroughly screened and endorsed by GlobalGiving.

GlobalGiving has selected TB as its focus challenge for the month of November. During this month, for each US$ 1,000 raised for each organization, Lilly will provide a match of US$ 1,000 to that organization, to a maximum of US$ 20,000. The project will continue to run indefinitely.

Organizations supported through the 2010 Lilly TB Challenge [.pdf]