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Second Annual CAPtivating Causes Awards to Highlight Members’ Community Outreach Efforts

With much of our attention focused on safeguarding citizens during the COVID-19 emergency and on addressing social and racial justice, we are reminded that access to healthcare is a goal not easily achieved. Last year’s inaugural CAPtivating Causes gave us all a look into the selfless and creative projects that our members have undertaken worldwide to provide critical medical care to patients who otherwise would have gone without.

In announcing this year’s CAPtivating Causes, CAP is especially interested in hearing about what our members are doing in their own local communities to advance health equity among those who do not have access to traditional avenues of medical care.

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CAP will present the organization’s Community Hero Award to a CAP member whose charitable service merits special recognition. The award will include a $5,000 grant for the charitable organization affiliated with the physician’s work. One runner-up will receive the Community Leadership Award, which will include a $1,000 grant for the recipient’s associated charity. 

If you are interested in celebrating the work of a fellow CAP member who has made significant contributions to a charitable cause here at home by offering his or her time, talents, leadership, and service, you may submit your nomination to Self-nominations are welcome.

Nominations must include:

  • Name of physician
  • Statement summarizing charitable service

The deadline for nominations has been extended to September 14, 2020. CAP membership is required to qualify as a nominee. If there is a physician you would like to refer for membership, please contact Membership Development at 800-356-5672 or

After a thorough vetting and selection process conducted by CAP staff and the CAP Membership Education and Engagement Committee, as well as approval by CAP’s Board of Directors and MPT Board of Trustees, selections will be announced in November 2020. Award payments will be issued no later than January 2021.