Today is the day! Nov. 28 is #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving and a great chance to support the American Respiratory Care Foundation (ARCF). As a 501c3 nonprofit organization, the ARCF is dedicated to promoting respiratory health through research, education, and patient-focused philanthropic activities in respiratory care.
Reasons to give
#1 – Better Patients’ Lives
The ARCF strives to move the respiratory therapy profession forward by promoting the work individuals do each day. This support comes from grants and awards, helping RTs conduct research, advance their skills, further their education, and more.
“Giving respiratory therapists the opportunities and resources to further develop their skills and clinical research significantly enhances our patients’ care,” said Timothy R. Myers MBA, RRT, RRT-NPS, FAARC, chief business officer for the AARC. “The ARCF helps strengthen the foundation of the respiratory care profession, all with the goal to bettering patients’ lives.”
#2 – Support Respiratory Professionals
To further the profession and encourage scientific research in respiratory care, the ARCF offers a variety of grants and awards to assist individuals in these endeavors. Awards and grants include: Undergraduate Student Awards, Postgraduate Student Awards, Research Fellowships / Abstract Awards, Achievement Awards, Literary Awards, and Research Grants.
“The education recognition award is not only an incredible honor, but has helped ease some of the financial burdens of tuition costs, books, and clinical site travel expenses,” said Melanie Walker, Jimmy A. Young Memorial Education Recognition Award recipient. “My hopes are to make a profound improvement in respiratory care by showing compassion to future patients, dedication to work and passion for my field of practice, as well as to embrace opportunities, implement new found strategies, and make my own unique contributions to the respiratory profession. I am immensely grateful to have received this award.”
#3 – Advancing Excellence in Respiratory Research & Education
The ARCF has been a longtime supporter of AARC Journal Conferences, consensus and state-of-the-art conferences on respiratory care issues, whose proceedings are published annually in RESPIRATORY CARE. The ARCF also coordinates the International Fellows program. Established in 1990, this program gives non-U.S. health care professionals an opportunity to visit the U.S. and observe respiratory care as it is practiced in the U.S.
The mission of the ARCF is rooted in the goal and desire to better the lives and care of patients everywhere. Your contributions to the ARCF help make this goal possible.