This year’s matching campaign raised more than $20,000 from ACR and ARP members and staff and another $7,300 from volunteer leaders.
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From Oct. 15–Nov. 15, all donations to RheumPAC will be amplified by matching contributions, so it’s the best time to make your yearly investment. Donors above the silver level will be invited to a special event at ACR Convergence 2023.
The ACR is grateful to all members who donated to RheumPAC during this year’s matching campaign, which raised over $27,000 from members and another $13,000 from volunteer leaders who made a pledge for each donor.
In November, RheumPAC will be leading its annual matching campaign and hosting two events at ACR Convergence 2022. Thanks to matching donors, every contribution in November will be amplified.
RheumPAC has been working to ensure that individual legislators understand what rheumatology practices and patients face when it comes to delivering high quality care to those with rheumatic diseases and advocating for policies to support affordability of care, workforce expansion, prior authorization reform and fair reimbursement levels.
With a record-high 46 first-time contributors, this year’s matching campaign raised more than $26,000 from members and another $17,000 from volunteer leaders who made a pledge for each donor, advancing advocacy efforts on behalf of rheumatology.
“Advocacy is not about bribery. There’s nothing dirty about advocating for your patients and the future of your profession in terms of workforce, therapeutic advances and the financial viability of our practices. It’s our duty to do this,” he says. In his new role as the RheumPAC chair, he wants to help ACR/ARP members “see how vital these activities are to the success of our profession.”
Earlier this month, RheumPAC donors joined the Iowa representative, an ophthalmologist, for a virtual discussion about healthcare legislation and how it can help specialty providers and their patients.
Professional practices, state societies and other organizations can support RheumPAC’s work with corporate funds through the RheumPAC Advocacy Fund.
One thing that became clear very quickly this past year was that the COVID-19 pandemic would change the way we deliver care to patients. What has not changed amid an evolving healthcare landscape is our driving focus to ensure our patients’ access to rheumatology care and the availability of state-of-the-art treatments. We know you share…