A DAY AT THE RACES!
Foundation hosts Belmont Stakes in NYC
This year’s Belmont Stakes Reception and Auction was our most successful event to date! Hosted in NYC at the Hotel Edison, the event raised more than $200,000 for the D. Robert McCaffree Community Service Grant Program, which focuses on helping those who face health disparities. With 150 guests in attendance, the room was buzzing with excitement. Not only was the crowd overjoyed to be gathered together again after more than a year apart, the magnitude of celebrating in the nation’s hardest hit city was especially poignant. Guests enjoyed watching the live race but were even more enthusiastic to bid in the silent auction, which featured prizes such as a stay at Hilton Head island, vacation home rentals, airfare and hotel stays, and most sought after, an internship with CHEST’s Dr. Loren Harris.
CHEST President-Designate Doreen Addrizzo-Harris, MD, FCCP, as Belmont Stakes Reception and Auction host, presenting Dr. McCaffree with his award for his exceptional lifetime work in community service and the international impact his community service program has made.
Guests perused the auction items which included a stay at Hilton Head Island, vacation home rentals, hotel stays and even an internship with CHEST physician Dr. Loren Harris.
It was a day at the races! Guests were invited to wear their favorite hat or fascinator. Belmont Stakes Auction and Reception attendees excitedly participated in the live silent auction.
The Belmont Stakes reception honored Dr. McCaffree for his life work in community service and as founder of the D. Robert McCaffree Community Service Program. We also honored and awarded two of our community service program recipients for their impactful work in New York and Ethiopia.
Everyone was excited to be together again for a night that would support the Foundation’s 2021 initiatives. The room was buzzing with energy as old friends reunited after spending the last year apart.
OTHER ARTICLES IN THIS ISSUE
HEALTH CARE DISPARITIES ARE NOT LIMITED TO THE FEW
Physicians respond to lessons learned from Listening Tour
In October 2020, the CHEST Foundation launched a Listening Tour in five cities across the country to uncover health disparities in the United Stated from the patient’s perspective.
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LIVING WITH PASSION
CHEST Foundation past president Dr. Ed Diamond encourages everyone to focus on the “why”
In medicine, finding one’s passion is the key to success. For Ed Diamond, MD, MBA, FCCP, this passion is triggered by filling the voids in health care and staying focused on the “why” of medicine.
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COMMUNITY SERVICE GRANTS BEDROCK OF SUPPORT FOR COMMUNITIES IN NEED
Community service grants are one way the Foundation strives to make a tangible, lasting impact on the lives of the patients we serve – they’re not just one-off projects with limited effects. But how do we really know that we’re making a difference?
8 MINUTE READ
NETWORKS COMPETE TO COMBAT HEALTH DISPARITIES
One way members get involved in CHEST’s philanthropic efforts takes place each year with the start of the NetWorks Challenge. CHEST members compete through their NetWorks – special interest groups that focus on particular areas of chest medicine – to raise funds that support Foundation microgrants.
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