The career path you chose to become a surgeon was not an easy one. Did you have a trusted mentor to help guide you? Tribute gifts—gifts made
in memory of or in honor of someone—are a thoughtful way to say thank you.
March 30 is National Doctors’ Day, and the ACS Foundation will help you
honor your mentor on this special day.
Make a donation on or before March 30, and the ACS Foundation will send
an acknowledgment letter to your honoree (or family if in memoriam)
noting the National Doctors’ Day celebration. A special recognition page,
sponsored by the ACS Foundation, will feature all participating donors and
honorees in the Bulletin, ACS NewsScope, and on the ACS website.
Your generous contribution will show your gratitude while simultaneously
advancing the ACS mission of saving lives.
I have been fortunate in my life to have had many great mentors, some for my
entire career and some for shorter time periods. Whether it was decisions in
medical school or residency, early career needs, or recent job decisions, my
community of mentors has always been there to encourage and empower me
to succeed both professionally and personally. The lessons and guidance that
have been given to me by Drs. Lohr and Gahtan are invaluable and lifelong.
Though their mentoring was voluntary, I do hope to repay them by providing
the same to my own mentees.
— Ruth L. Bush, md, facs, giving in honor of
Vivian Gahtan, md, facs, and Joann M. Lohr, md, facs