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Campaign to Honor Dr. Eduardo Méndez – We Need Your Help

On January 5, 2018 our esteemed colleague, Dr. Eduardo (Eddie) Méndez lost his courageous two and a half year fight against cancer. Eddie dedicated his entire career to the treatment of Head and Neck cancer, and he improved the lives of countless patients with head and neck cancer through his surgical abilities and his research advances.

As a leader in the AHNS, Eddie served as the Co-Chair of the Diversity Task Force. Upon learning of the Myers’ Family generous gift to establish the Myers Family Diversity Summer Fellowship, Eddie initiated a campaign to establish a second fellowship. Upon his passing, the AHNS and Foundation leadership dedicated, what will be the second fellowship in Eddie’s honor by naming it the Eduardo Méndez Diversity Summer Fellowship.

The Foundation is building on the campaign that Eddie began and we need your help. The goal of the campaign is to establish a fund within the Foundation, the annual proceeds from this fund will support a fellowship for a minority medical student to spend a summer under the mentorship of an AHNS member. The intention of the Fellowship is to encourage medical students from diverse backgrounds to pursue careers as head and neck cancer surgeons.

Click on this link to make your gift today!


Five in 5 Campaign: Create your legacy with the Foundation

Make your mark with the Foundation and dramatically influence our ability to increase grant opportunities in head and neck cancer research through the Five in 5 Campaign. This commitment is a donation of $5,000/year for a total of five years. Lifetime Centurion Club membership granted for all participants of the Five in 5 Campaign. We proudly acknowledge those who have committed thus far: Douglas Girod (co-founder), Dennis Kraus (co-founder), Carol Bradford, Randal Weber, and Mark Zafereo. If interested in joining, please complete the pledge here.


New Way to Donate:  Receiving Honorarium?

Why not consider this unique new way to support the Foundation:  If you are speaking at a conference and receiving honorarium from a company, direct your honorarium to the Research and Education Foundation.  We will handle the process for you.  Simply request the honorarium to be paid out to the Foundation and have the company contact Colleen Elkins, Foundation Director, at Colleen@ahns.info.  In addition, the company, should they chose, will receive recognition of their support on the Foundation website.  It is quick and easy, and a wonderful way to help us grow the Foundation!

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