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Research Foundation "Meet the Challenge" raises $63,400 in Phoenix
Research Foundation President Dr. Anthony Senagore marks the achievement of the 2013 challenge grant goal.
Research Foundation President Dr. Anthony Senagore marks the achievement of the 2013 challenge grant goal.

The Research Foundation raised $63,400 during the 9th annual "Meet the Challenge" program, held during the opening reception of the 2013 Annual Meeting in Phoenix, surpassing its goal by more than $23,000.

Industry partner Covidien and nine Regional Colon and Rectal Societies pledged a total of $20,000 for the 2013 fundraiser. The goal was for ASCRS members to match that amount, thereby raising $40,000 to support Research Foundation grants and awards.

Participating Regional Society partners were:

  • Chicago Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons,
  • Michigan Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons,
  • Midwest Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons,
  • New England Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons,
  • New York Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons,
  • Niagara Frontier Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons,
  • Pennsylvania Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons,
  • Piedmont Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons, and
  • Southern California Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons.

Society members and Annual Meeting attendees contributed and pledged $43,400 for a total of $63,400.

"We are grateful to everyone who contributed. Proceeds will be used to support research programs in colon and rectal surgery, including Limited Project Grants, Career Development Awards, Medical Student and General Surgery Resident Research Initiation Grants, the International Fellowship and the Request for Proposal for Clinical Studies on Benign Colorectal Disorders program," said Research Foundation President Dr. Anthony J. Senagore, Los Angeles, CA.