At the plastic surgery office of Dr. John LeRoy, one of our favorite parts of the job is hearing patients talk about how thrilled they are with their results. While we have a genuine passion for plastic surgery, our patients help to make every day brighter as well. Because we feel fortunate to be members of the Atlanta community, and to spread some of our good fortune, we’ve been holding social media charity contests for the past several years. Every few months, we invite the community to help us select a local charity to receive a $1,000 donation, and our first contest of 2016 is now in full swing.
During the first stage of the contest (January 21st through February 5th, 2016), we’re asking for your nominations for Georgia charities who would put the donation to good use. The process is quick and simple: just visit the John LeRoy, MD Facebook page, “Like” our page (if you haven’t already), and comment on the post at the top of our timeline (the one inviting you to submit your nominee) with the charity of your choice and 50 words or less explaining why they’ve earned your nomination. After all the nominees have been received, we will announce the finalists on Monday, February 8th, and the new post at the top of our Facebook page will be a link where you can vote for a final winner, regardless of whether you offered a nomination.
So what types of charities can you nominate? We’re receptive to a wide variety of causes, and all nominations need only to meet these criteria:
- The charity must hold a 501(c)(3) non-profit distinction or be a valid and charitable crowdfunding page.
- The charity must be in Georgia.
- The nominator must be at least 16 years of age.
- Each nominator may only nominate one charity.
- The charity must contribute to a greater good, identifiable through a published mission statement.
- The charity may not be a previous charity contest winner (recent winners include St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Atlanta Humane Society, and Atlanta S.E.E.D.s).
Involving our plastic surgery patients and supporters in our charity contest allows us to find spectacular organizations who are doing important work in their communities, and it gives you an opportunity to bring attention and potential funding to the causes that are most meaningful to you, so we look forward to working with you to find the best use for our next donation. To stay up-to-date on our future charity contests as well as our current special offers and the latest plastic surgery news, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+. If you would like to discuss a cosmetic procedure you’re considering, schedule a consultation with me, Dr. John LeRoy.