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How Giving a Little Can Help a Lot

UC San Diego’s Crowdsurf is a great way for students, faculty and staff to connect directly with the innovative and meaningful work being done on our campus every day. With Crowdsurf—our university’s own crowdfunding initiative—you can support a range of unique and diverse projects, student initiatives and socially compelling activities where your small (or large!) donations can make a tremendous impact. Crowdsurf is an easy, fast and secure way to give back. Check out these projects that need immediate funding:

Help Us Meet the Healing Foods Program Match

The UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center is seeking donations to help fund cooking classes that inspire participants to eat healthy with easy, delicious and accessible menus tailored to each phase of the cancer journey. Researchers and clinicians have been investigating the link between diet and cancer since 1993. Through the Healing Foods program, participants receive evidence-based nutrition information and obtain state-of-the-science information from nutrition professionals. A donation of $50 helps to cover the costs for a patient, friend or caregiver to attend the class to keep the classes free and accessible. Learn more here.

Support Our Medical Mission Mozambique

A special team of cardiologists led by Dr. Ulrika Bigersdotter-Green and Dr. Gregor Feld from the Cardiovascular Institute at UC San Diego Health will be travelling to Mozambique for a two week medical mission in April 2019. In partnership with the Maputo Central Hospital, a teaching hospital for the University of Mozambique, the team will provide quality health care for those in need, free of charge. The team will also focus on teaching hospital staff and faculty these necessary life-saving procedures. Their goal is to provide education, expertise and care to patients in need of cardiovascular service. A donation of $100 will help fund one local technician or nurse to go to classes on pacemaker management. Learn more here.

UC San Diego Dance Team

UC San Diego Dance Team

Support the UC San Diego Dance Team

The UC San Diego Dance Team is the official competitive dance team for UC San Diego and as a spirit group, team members support the athletic department by cheering and performing at various sports games. They also have the opportunity to represent UC San Diego at the Universal Dance Association’s College Nationals in Orlando, Florida. Often referred to as the “Olympics of Dance,” the competition is located at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. The high cost of this competition takes away the dance team’s opportunity to travel to other competitions during the year, so this is their one chance to represent UC San Diego at the national level. All donations will go towards registration fees, hotel accommodations, admission into the ESPN complex and more. Give $50 and get a personal social media shoutout from the team! To learn more, click here.

Class of 2019 – For Students, By Students

The UC San Diego Class of 2019 is raising money as a collective for a variety of programs on campus like the Triton Food Pantry, scholarship funds, athletics, academics and more as a way to leave a lasting legacy. Every gift counts and every gift has an immediate impact. Give as little as $5 to make an impact across campus. To learn more, click here.

For more information about crowdfunding your own UC San Diego project or how to give back to the campus, visit the Crowdsurf website. All gifts contribute to the Campaign for UC San Diego, a university-wide comprehensive fundraising effort to transform the student experience, our campus, and ultimately the way humanity approaches problems and develops solutions.

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