CAP Fellow and Junior Member pathologists comprise the core that makes the CAP Foundation a strong voice for advancing the practice of pathology. When these members gathered at the CAP16 House of Delegates and Residents Forum meetings in September, they made their collective voice heard loud and clear.
The CAP Foundation proposed that if each attendee donated a portion of their travel stipend, reimbursable by the CAP, their joint contributions could add up to the amount needed for one See, Test & Treat program, potentially delivering dozens of free cervical and breast cancer screenings to an at-risk group of women.
“The gift from those who attended the meeting and gave their stipend will change the lives of many people.”
– Theresa S. Emory, MD, FCAP
Participants were also eligible for a raffle to win a luxurious prize: use of a condo for one week in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. CAP Foundation board member Theresa S. Emory, MD, FCAP, offered the incentive by donating access to the vacation property.
“The gift from those who attended the meeting and gave their stipend will change the lives of many people,” Dr. Emory said. “It not only impacts the patients who come to See Test & Treat but also all of those volunteers, family members, and community leaders who are involved in any way big or small. I am so grateful that it was a success!”
The initiative worked. House of Delegates and Residents Forum attendees collectively donated nearly $22,000, enough to fully fund a smaller-scale See, Test & Treat program. Pathologists stood together and showed their commitment to advancing the specialty through the CAP Foundation’s unique mission.