The NetWorks Challenge is an annual fundraising competition that encourages NetWork members to contribute to the CHEST Foundation - supporting clinical research grants and community service programs and creating patient education materials - while earning travel grants for their NetWork members to the CHEST Annual Meeting 2019 in New Orleans. Because of your generosity throughout the 2018 NetWorks Challenge, the CHEST Foundation was able to send 59 early career clinicians to CHEST 2018 in San Antonio - marked growth from the 25 clinicians who received the travel grants in 2017.
As we further improve this program based on feedback from NetWorks members, a few elements of the fundraiser are changing in 2019.
Length: This year, the NetWorks Challenge will span 3 months. Contributions made between April 1 and June 30 count toward your NetWork’s fundraising total! Just be sure to list your NetWork when making your contribution on chestfoundation.org/donate. Each month has a unique theme related to CHEST, so be sure to watch our social media profiles to engage with us and each other during the drive.
Additionally, ANY contributions made to the CHEST Foundation during your membership renewal will count toward your NetWorks total amount raised - no matter when your membership is up for renewal. Contributions made in this manner after June 30 will count toward your Network’s 2020 amount raised.
Prizes: This year, every NetWork is eligible to receive travel grants to CHEST 2019 in New Orleans based on the amount raised by the NetWork. Our final winners – the NetWork with the highest amount raised, and the NetWork with the highest percentage of participation from their NetWork, will each receive two additional travel grants to CHEST 2019. Plus, the NetWork with the highest amount raised over the course of the challenge receives an additional prize – a seat in a CHEST Live Learning course of the winner’s choosing, offered at CHEST’s Innovation, Simulation, and Training Center in Glenview, Illinois.
Visit chestfoundation.org/nc for more detailed information.