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SDMS Foundation Launches $300,000 Fundraising Campaign

by The SDMS

PLANO, Texas -
The Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography Foundation (SDMS Foundation) has announced a three-year, $300,000 fundraising campaign that began Oct. 1, 2015. The campaign’s theme is, “Sonography. Our Passion. Our Future,” and is the largest fundraising effort in the Foundation’s history. The campaign launch coincided with the start of the 2015 SDMS Annual Conference in Dallas.

Since its 2009 inception, the SDMS Foundation has awarded more than a half million dollars to support programs that advance diagnostic medical sonography through research and education. By reaching a goal of $300,000 over the next three years, it hopes to offer assistance to more sonography students and sonographers and create new ways to foster professional learning and excellence. The SDMS Foundation currently supports the sonography community through the following scholarships, grants, and programs:

•    Student Scholarships
•    Advance Degree Scholarships
•    Certification Examination Grants
•    SDMS Annual Conference Grants
•    International Sonography Assistance Program
•    Sonography Research Institute Program
•    Sonography Clinical Instructor Program

The campaign will conclude at the 2018 SDMS Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida. Donations are accepted online at http://www.sdmsfoundation.org/. Corporate supporters interested in participating may contact Mary Rodriguez, CAE, by phone at (800) 2009-9506, ext. 180 or by email at: mrodriguez@sdms.org.

The SDMS Foundation wishes to thank American Registry of Radiologic Technologists, CIVCO Medical Solutions, Philips Healthcare, Kyoto Kagaku Co., Ltd., Mindray/Zonare, Nanosonics, Sentinel Imaging Group, Inc., Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc., Toshiba, and Ultralinq Healthcare Solutions, Inc., for their inaugural corporate support of the three-year campaign.

About the SDMS Foundation
The Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (SDMS) Foundation is a nonprofit charitable organization permanently affiliated with the Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography. The SDMS Foundation is recognized by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) as a tax exempt public charity described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Donations to the SDMS Foundation are deductible to the extent permitted by law (donors should consult a tax professional for more information). For more information, visit: http://www.sdmsfoundation.org

About the SDMS
The Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (www.sdms.org) is a professional membership organization founded in 1970 to promote, advance, and educate its members and the medical community in the science of diagnostic medical sonography. The SDMS, with almost 28,000 members, is the largest association of sonographers and sonography students in the world.

About Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Diagnostic medical sonographers use special imaging equipment that directs sound waves into a patient’s body to assess and diagnose various medical conditions. For more information, visit the SDMS Career Center and the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/Healthcare/Diagnostic-medical-sonographers.htm