CHEST Foundation’s Buy-A-Mask Campaign
In the midst of this pandemic and conflicting sentiments, there is an undisputable truth. Frontline workers need to have the appropriate personal protection equipment (PPE) to do their jobs, and our at-risk loved ones need to feel safe and supported. Unfortunately, the people experiencing the most PPE shortages live in communities hardest hit by COVID-19.
That’s why the CHEST Foundation launched the Buy-A-Mask, Give-A-Mask campaign, which aims to help those at-risk in our most deserving, underserved communities. We’re referring to cities and areas that have experienced hot spots in demographically diverse neighborhoods, places such as New York, Chicago, Houston, Arizona, and many other locations.
The idea is simple: for every donation made to the Foundation, the American Mask Rally will provide a mask for someone living in an underserved community. This includes health-care workers, such as clinicians, nurses, and respiratory therapists; and essential frontline workers, such as delivery truck drivers, toll booth workers, and grocery store clerks. Your donation helps supply masks to the community, where supply is most needed. Most importantly, you are supporting communities, families, and the physicians who protect our members who are actively delivering the needed community outreach.
These are the heroes who put themselves at risk every day to ensure that our needs are being met — the last thing they should be concerned about is gaining access to medical-grade masks. With this campaign, the Foundation is hoping to take that burden off their shoulders.
WE’RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER
The campaign stands for something more than free PPE, however. It represents the importance of wearing a mask. We don’t do it because we have to; we do it because we want to support our clinicians, protect our families, and stand in solidarity with our communities. We’re all in this together, and we’re all going to wear masks to prove it. That is the heart of the issue, and that’s what the Foundation will continue to promote.
CONNECT WITH THE CHEST FOUNDATION AT CHEST 2020
Join the CHEST Foundation at one of its many virtual events* designed around the three pillars of the organization—access, empowerment, and research—during CHEST 2020. Please check CHESTMeeting.chestnet.org for more details on each event.
“Virtual Champion’s Circle Donor Lounge and CHEST Foundation resource booth-open daily”
The virtual donor lounge will act as the hub of a wheel – linking the spokes of Foundation programming and events to a central location for easy accessibility. Foundation representatives and leadership will be available to network and talk to you about your charitable giving, while you learn more about the Foundation and view our online content and complimentary educational sessions.
SUNDAY | OCTOBER 18
Women & Pulmonary Event 11:00 am – 12:30 pm CT
Connect with key thought leaders and participants to support the advancement of women in the fields of pulmonary, critical care, sleep medicine, and in leadership. The event includes a panel discussion on How to remain in control during a pandemic: family, career, and mental wellness. RSVPs are necessary to attend this event.
Virtual Comedy Hour | 6:30 pm CT
In lieu of our Opening Reception, we will be teaming up with Second City to warm up your evening with some laughs.
CHEST Foundation Poker Tournament 7:30 pm CT
Learn to play Texas Hold’em in a complimentary, casual poker tournament and join the ”high stakes tournament” later this month! Admission is free! Check your ticket for details!
Wine Tasting With Bob Musacchio, PhD 7:30 pm CT
After an exhausting day of work and educational sessions, unwind while talking about wine with friends. Join our CEO, Bob Musacchio, and other wine connoisseurs for an evening of fine wine and conversation. Ticketed event. Contact Angela Perillo (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more details.
MONDAY | OCTOBER 19
Young Professionals Reception 5:30 pm CT – Invite Only
Join your colleagues for a fun evening of trivia, prizes, and celebration! Let the Foundation show some appreciation for your commitment to chest medicine and come learn more about our work!
TUESDAY | OCTOBER 20
2021 Grant Funding 11:30 am -12:00 pm
Robert De Marco, MD, FCCP and Konstandina Dulu, MA, Senior Grants Specialist.
Members from the CHEST grants team and CHEST Foundation Awards Committee will be present to give an overview of 2021 grant opportunities and conduct a live Q&A.
OTHER ARTICLES IN THIS ISSUE
VIRTUAL EVENTS BRING OUR COMMUNITY TOGETHER
As we learn to adjust to what is our “new normal” during this pandemic, feeling lonely and isolated isn’t unusual. As a philanthropic organization focused on community, the CHEST Foundation needed to find ways to bring people together safely during this time. Our solution: reimagine our events for a virtual space.
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BREAKING DOWN BARRIERS THROUGH LISTENING
Underserved communities lead the conversation on listen tour. As COVID-19 spreads across our country, the spotlight it casts on the inequalities that plague our most vulnerable and underrepresented communities has never been brighter.
5 MINUTE READ
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