AAO-HNS foundation – Giving back to the specialty and beyond

November 2018 – Vol. 37, No. 10

#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities, and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. Following Thanksgiving and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, this year’s #GivingTuesday will take place on November 27. This will also kick off the AAO-HNS foundation’s 2018 end-of year Annual Fund campaign.

“Humanism has been defined as encompassing a spirit of sincere concern for the centrality of human values in every aspect of professional activity. Caring for our fellow human beings requires sensitivity and empathy, coupled with kindness, concern, and compassion for those near and far, in the United States and globally, consistent with the AAO-HNSF vision.”

Gavin Setzen, MD
AAO-HNS/F Immediate Past President

In the spirit of #GivingTuesday, we want to reach beyond the specialty to the wider healthcare community in urgent need of medical care. For the second year in a row, and in response to the most recent natural disasters, Hurricanes Florence and Michael, the foundation will partner with Americares, which will receive 25 percent of all donations to the Foundation’s Annual Fund received between November 27 and December 31, 2018. Americares provides medical personnel, medicine, and medical supplies to people impacted by these disasters. In 2017, the foundation donated $2,345 to Americares, providing the equivalent of $46,900 in medical aid to those impacted by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria. More than 97 percent of Americares’ expenses support local health programs (for every $10 donated Americares can provide $200 in aid), which is why Americares has consistently received high ratings from Charity Navigator, Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance, and Forbes.

Let’s take the AAO-HNSF theme “We Are One” one step further during this season of giving and extend our philanthropic reach beyond ENT patients to all patients in urgent need of medical care by donating to the foundation’s Annual Fund and Americares. Your donation to the Annual Fund will not only help advance the specialty today but also help rebuild lives and restore health.

Stay tuned on how you can make a difference to the specialty and beyond during the AAO-HNS foundation’s end-of-year fundraising campaign starting on #GivingTuesday, November 27.