Pay It Forward Day

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

On April 28, 2018, EAST celebrated Pay it Forward Day, a global initiative that encourages people to perform acts of kindness for others without expecting anything in return. Instead, recipients are asked to pay the kindness forward to others, creating a ripple effect of giving.

EAST members epitomized the spirit of Pay It Forward Day by raising $7,000 for the EAST Development Fund to support initiatives designed to reduce the incidence of trauma and improve the care of the injured patient.

Thanks to everyone's generous contributions, EAST can continue to offer valuable initiatives in research such as the Trauma Research Scholarship and the Multicenter Trials Junior Investigator Award, while developing tomorrow’s leaders in trauma and acute care surgery through programs such as the Leadership Development Workshop series.

When you consider that trauma is the leading cause of death in the USA among those 46 and younger, yet one of the most poorly funded areas of research relative to disease burden, awards and programs such as these are vital to shaping the future of trauma care and injury control and prevention.  Visit the EAST Development Fund page to learn more about the many ways that EAST supports trauma care providers who are committed to changing the future of trauma and find their stories below.

Thank you for your support.

Hear how your support benefits trauma care from EAST members


Learn how your support benefits trauma care from our scholarship and award recipients

Cherisse Berry, MD

Stephanie Bonne, MD

Michael W. Cripps, MD

Nicole Fox, MD, MPH

Ashley B. Hink, MD, MPH

Dennis Y. Kim, MD

Mayur B. Patel, MD, MPH

Danielle A. Pigneri, MD

Rishi Rattan, MD

Robert D. Winfield, MD

Dr. Brian Yorkgitis, DO

Dr. Lucy Z. Kornblith, MD


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