Giving thanks, Bill Clinton style

Giving thanks, Bill Clinton style

Clinton volunteers for Hurricane victims.

With the holiday season in full swing and Thanksgiving a few days away, many of us will start to reflect on our blessings through a clear and thankful lens that strips away our assumptions and takes stock in how fortunate we really are. On Sunday, the former President called upon those more fortunate to participate in clean-up and relief efforts for New York residents hit hard by Hurricane Sandy.

Bill Clinton and 1,000 volunteers hit Queens area neighborhoods to help residents remove debris and flood waters in the aftermath of Sandy. Both BC and daughter Chelsea Clinton rolled up their sleeves in the effort that was coordinated by the Clinton Foundation and CGI in executing A Day of Action for New York.

On Tuesday, Clinton announced a new initiative his foundation will be undertaking: The Clinton Health Matters Initiative, which will commit to closing health and wellness gaps that are based on income, education and race. The Initiative will begin in California’s Coachella Valley and is so far sponsored by Verizon, GE, Tenet Healthcare and NBC-Universal.

The former POTUS was just named Honorary Chair of the National Breast Cancer Coalition whose goal is not just to cure breast cancer, but to end it by January 1st, 2020. President Clinton likes the organization’s deadline-driven approach, and accepted the position by stating, “It’s time to give breast cancer a deadline.”

While Bill Clinton gives shape to the year ahead, we wish him a happy and restful Thanksgiving celebrated with family and friends.