At the 2018 ASCRS-ASOA Annual Meeting, Aerie Pharmaceuticals challenged attendees to give $25,000 to the ASCRS Foundation to trigger an Aerie match of the same amount. And it worked! Aerie’s challenge spurred an avalanche of giving that produced over $53,000 in contributions in just a few days, including the match. This funding allowed the ASCRS Foundation and our volunteer surgeons to restore the sight of more than 200 patients last year.
This year, Aerie is generously increasing their matching dollars to $30,000. They will double the impact of donations attendees of the 2019 ASCRS-ASOA Annual Meeting make onsite and through the meeting registration process.
“Following the enthusiastic response of ASCRS members to last year’s match, we were very eager to expand the program and, together, raise funds for an even greater number of sight-saving procedures for patients in need in the United States and abroad. This life-changing mission is an inspiration to all of us at Aerie and we invite you to join us in supporting it by making a generous contribution,” said Tom Mitro, President and Chief Operating Officer, Aerie Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Register today for the meeting and add a donation during the checkout process. Or you can visit the ASCRS Foundation’s dramatic Graffiti Giving Wall in the San Diego Convention Center’s Sail Pavilion or the Aerie booth (#2945) in the exhibit hall this May to make your charitable contribution.