Get in on the EAST Pay It Forward Day Challenge

Thursday, April 4, 2019

On April 28, EAST is celebrating 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.

This year, we're asking our members to Pay It Forward to EAST by donating and helping us spread the word about our campaign on social media so that we can continue to raise funds to support the next generation of trauma leaders and improve the care of the injured patient. This April:

Be an EAST Ambassador by liking, sharing, and retweeting our Pay It Forward Day posts as we roll them out on social media throughout the month. The top three EAST Ambassadors who like, share, and retweet the most content will receive an EAST Swag Bag, complete with EAST-branded merchandise, as our way of Paying It Forward to you. Winners will be selected May 1, 2019.

Get others in on the fun! Challenge your peers to Pay It Forward by tagging them on social media and use the hashtag #EASTPayItForward.

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, it becomes clear that investment is required if advances in injury control and prevention are to be realized and the burden of disease reduced.

EAST does invest through scholarships and awards thanks to your generosity. Visit the EAST Development Fund page to learn more about the many ways that EAST supports trauma leaders who are committed to changing the future of trauma and find their stories below.

Thank you for your support!

Pay It Forward Today!

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

Alicia M. Mohr, 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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