In late January, I wanted to find a way to give back.
I believe the support I’ve found this past year comes from a deep trust that I will use my platform and some of the money I’ve raised for good – to pay it forward.
I can’t imagine a more meaningful impact at this moment in time than highlighting the work of those who continue to work each day to bring us the COVID-19 data we need, and help us make sense of it all.
Throughout the month of February, thousands of people across the USA and Canada submitted their own data heroes to our program, representing more than 400 talented, dedicated individuals who focus on data and data science.
In the two weeks since voting opened, more than 20,000 people have visited the website to view our amazing nominees and finalists, and to cast their vote.
Please visit our page and learn about these amazing heroes, and vote for those you think have exemplified the principals and commitment that I’ve made this last year to data access, transparency and advocacy.
Online voting for the inaugural COVID-19 Data Hero Awards will continue through March 29.