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A Message from the Chair, Michael T. Amato: 2016 — Moving the ARCF Forward

Welcome to our first newsletter of 2016 from the American Respiratory Care Foundation (ARCF), which is dedicated to promoting respiratory health through the support of research, education, and patient-focused philanthropic activities in respiratory care. This issue is focused on a number of exciting opportunities that present themselves to the Foundation and the respiratory care community.

It has been a busy start to 2016 for the ARCF and many of our subcommittees as we continue our attempts to raise funds to continue our support of the respiratory care profession. In this edition of the newsletter, you will hear about the opportunities and deadlines for the numerous awards and scholarships that are available through the ARCF. In addition, we also have upcoming deadlines for International Fellow applicants and host cities. And finally, we will highlight the upcoming Respiratory Care Journal Conference to be held in Florida this June.

I also want to remind everyone to save the date for the Annual ARCFundraiser to be held on October 14 prior to the AARC Congress in San Antonio, Texas. We have secured a venue for the fundraiser and are current develop the agenda, menus and prizes for this exciting event. This year’s event, Night in the Grotto, will be another exciting event to kick off AARC Congress and is sponsored in part by Vapotherm, Inc.

Finally, I want to thank all of you for your time, efforts, energy and financial support of the ARCF. Without each of you in the respiratory care community, we could not accomplish our Mission as a foundation. But we want to remind you that while our fundraisers are exciting and fun events, you can donate to the ARCF in several ways year round. These are through direct donations through the ARCF which may be tax deductible or through everyday online activities through AmazonSmile or web shopping through companies that will donate a percentage of your purchases to the ARCF. 

Please consider supporting the ARCF that supports you — the respiratory therapist. 

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