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It's time for the second annual EAST Trauma Center Challenge! Join trauma centers across the country as they compete to raise money for the EAST Development Fund, which supports initiatives to reduce the incidence of trauma and improve the care of injured patients. 

Which trauma centers will win?! Join the Challenge! Donate anytime between July 15th and 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on August 15th and track your trauma center's progress on the leaderboards below! Five winning centers will be selected August 17th!


Traumatic injury is a major public health challenge in the USA. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it is the leading cause of death for people less than 45 years of age, with more than 200,000 deaths per year. According to the National Academies of Medicine, at least 30,000 of these trauma-related deaths are preventable. Yet despite the significant impact of this public health challenge, trauma is one of the most poorly funded areas of research relative to disease burden.   

At EAST, we are working to change that narrative by investing in awards and scholarships that fund trauma leaders who are committed to preventing injury and advancing trauma research through the EAST Development Fund.

Help us support the life-changing work of these individuals by joining the EAST Trauma Center Challenge. Donate anytime between July 15th and August 15th and link your donation to your preferred trauma center. Don’t see your center? Add it and join the competition to help your trauma center win! Five winners will be selected:

 The leading Trauma Center by total dollar amount donated
The leading Level I Trauma Center by total number of donors
The leading Level II Trauma Center by total number of donors
The leading Level III Trauma Center by total number of donors
The leading Level IV/V Trauma Center by total number of donors

The winning centers will be announced August 17th and will each receive an EAST Hawaiian shirt trophy and a prized lecture from a member of the EAST Board of Directors via Zoom. 

See the leaderboard below to track where your trauma center stands and share the competition with your colleagues, friends, and family to keep the competition going. Which trauma center will win?! Donate today!

Want to increase your donation and your chances of winning? Ask your employer to match your donation. We will recognize them by acknowledging their support on our website and on social media.  Matched donations will be counted toward the trauma center of your choice and increase your trauma center’s chances of winning. Contact us to learn more.

Click here for more information about the EAST Development Fund and follow us on social media (Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn) for updates. Remember to share photos or videos of your trauma team with the hashtag #ETCC or email them to managementoffice@east.org!  Thank you for your support and good luck! 

To see the winners of the 2021 EAST Trauma Center Challenge as well as team photos, click here. Will they retain their winning titles in this summer's challenge?! Find out August 17th!


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