2021 TSF Virtual Fun Run & Walk

Fri January 22 - Sun January 31, 2021

The Thoracic Surgery Foundation (TSF)

Donation Goal: $20,000

Thank you participating in the TSF 5K! This year, we need your support more than ever. We know there are many important and worthy charitable causes, and we urge you to consider TSF, and our specialty, as one of them. Please consider making a general donation now.

Despite the economic and societal disruptions caused by the COVID pandemic, the work of our Foundation has not halted. In fact, the need for research funding is more important now than ever. The frantic race to create a COVID-19 vaccine is proving just how important research funding (or lack of it) is. Right now, more than 20 TSF funded research projects are in motion; cardiothoracic surgeon-scientists currently are conducting cutting-edge, basic science, and clinical research. 

As you may know, many health care institutions are suffering financially due to the pandemic. This leaves fewer resources available for surgeons to conduct research, learn new techniques, become health care policy leaders, and perform charitable care for underserved patients. The Foundation’s award offerings cover grants in each of these critical areas.

About TSF:

TSF is a pivotal force for growth and vitality in cardiothoracic surgery, especially for research and academic career development. TSF was first established in 1988 as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit charitable organization. The TSF Board of Directors was composed of members of the four leading thoracic surgery societies: The American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS), The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS), the Southern Thoracic Surgical Association (STSA), and the Western Thoracic Surgical Association (WTSA). The mission of TSF is to foster the development of surgeon scientists in cardiothoracic surgery; increasing knowledge and innovation to benefit patient care.

In 2014, TSF became the charitable arm of The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS). STS covers TSF overhead and administration fees. This means that any donations raised through TSF are 100% attributed to cardiothoracic surgery research and education programs. Thank you for your support!

If you would like to donate by check, please mail to:

The Thoracic Surgery Foundation (TSF)

633 N. Saint Clair Street, Suite 2100

Chicago, IL 60611

For questions, call 312-202-5868, or email tsf@sts.org.


Raised of $20,000


Top Donors

$2,035 Raised By 18 Donors

$1,000 on behalf of Kim de la Cruz, MD FACS FACC FCCP
$200 on behalf of Douglas Wood
$100 on behalf of John Howington
$100 on behalf of Matthew Facktor
$100 on behalf of sara pereira
$100 on behalf of Scott LeMaire
$100 on behalf of Sean Grondin
$50 on behalf of our Fathers
$50 on behalf of Shanda Blackmon
$50 on behalf of Sibu Saha
$50 on behalf of Timothy Mullett
$25 on behalf of Doug Farmer
$25 on behalf of Kevin Gilmartin
$20 from Anonymous
$20 on behalf of Gabby Trainyte
$20 on behalf of Wesley Peart
$20 on behalf of Winston Trope
$5 on behalf of Adam Doty

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