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Galens Tag Days

Every winter Galens members don red ponchos, grasp metal buckets, and take to the streets of greater Ann Arbor to collect monetary donations for the children of Washtenaw County. Held on the first weekend of December since 1927, Tag Days has become an important Ann Arbor tradition and occupies a central role in Galens' mission to support local children's charities. Galens members annually raise tens of thousands of dollars, and 100% of that money is donated. Over past years, we have donated to such organizations Perry Nursery School, Family Learning Institute, Corner Health Center, C.S. Mott Child & Family Life, and many more. We have also funded many children from Washtenaw County to attend summer camps through organizations such as Special Days Camp, National Kidney Foundation of Michigan, Cystic Fibrosis Network, and Hemophilia Foundation of Michigan, among others.

We held another successful Tag Days in 2013, raising $72,406.19! These funds will be allocated to help the children of our community in the coming year. Each year, we award the "Best New Tagger Award" to a first year medical student who displays enthusiasm and dedication during their very first Tag Days. This year we had two winners: Vadim Rosin and Erica Carballo. The 2013 "Blue Tagger Award," a prestigious award for the medical student who has demonstrated the spirit of giving through Tag Days throughout their medical school career, was awarded to Sean Lisse.

Tag Days 2014 will be held on Thursday, December 4th through Saturday, December 6th. Please generously support Galens Tag Days! All donations are tax deductible. Galens Medical Society is classified as a 501(c)(3) charity. Our Federal Identification Number is: 38-2306598.

If you would like to make an online donation, please visit our PayPal site:

If you would like to contribute to Tag Days by mail, please send a check to "Galens Medical Society" to:

Galens Medical Society
C.S. Mott Children's Hospital, Rm F-5770
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, SPC 5250
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5250

To learn more, please contact our 2013 Tag Days czars:
Becky Lane (beckersl@umich.edu)
Catherine Nosal (cnosal@umich.edu)
Ashley Miller (ashmil@umich.edu)
Katy Zahn (kmzahn@umich.edu)

Organizations Supported

Total Funding Distributed in Calendar Year 2014: $72,406.19