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. And Aerie Chief Medical Office, former ASCRS President, and current ASCRS Foundation board member, Richard Lewis, MD, has a message for his fellow ASCRS members:
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 ConventionCenter’s Sail Pavilion or the Aerie booth (#2945) in the exhibit hall this May to make your charitable contribution.