Stanley S. Hubbard, First Visionary of the Foundation
Communications pioneer and esteemed businessman donates generously and states that you can enjoy life and you can be happy and healthy, even with an atrial fibrillation (A-fib) diagnosis
Stanley S. Hubbard serves as the Chief Executive Officer, President and Chairman of the Board at Hubbard Broadcasting Inc. In July 2008, the Heart Rhythm Foundation Received $25,000 grant from The Hubbard Broadcasting Foundation recognizing the Foundation’s Rhythms in Time exhibit. The Hubbard Broadcasting Foundation’s mission is to foster, advance, promote and administer scientific, educational, charitable and religious aims and projects.
February 28, 2011 —The Heart Rhythm Foundation is pleased to announce its first Visionary member of the Millennium Society. Stanley S. Hubbard, Chief Executive Officer, President and Chairman of the Board at Hubbard Broadcasting Inc., has upgraded his pledge to Visionary, an elite level reserved for those individuals who contribute $100,000 or more. The Millennium Society are healthcare and business professionals, patients, as well as their family members, friends, and other individuals who are passionate about the mission of the Foundation and desire to lead the way toward its success.
Mr. Hubbard has a personal stake in supporting the Heart Rhythm Society's research and education, funded by contributions to the Heart Rhythm Foundation:
“Many years ago, when I was in my early 30s, I began having intermittent bouts of A-fib. Of course this was disconcerting because, like most people, I did not know what to think. Am I having a heart attack? Could this shorten my life? Could this affect the way I live?
“That was a long time ago. I am now going on 78 years of age and I have learned that handled properly A-fib is something that you can live with. You can enjoy life and you can be happy and healthy.
“There are two good reasons why I have been happy to invest in the Heart Rhythm Society through its Foundation. First, the ongoing research with which the Heart Rhythm Society is involved is important. Finding better ways to live with A-fib, finding ways to prevent A-fib, perhaps one day finding a way to eliminate A-fib, all will be the result of medical research, and I believe its important that we support that research in order to help others.
“The second reason is that I know that many people with A-fib lack the knowledge which is necessary to provide a safe and happy outcome from the onset of the condition. The Heart Rhythm Society does a great job of educating those affected with A-fib and educating physicians who care for patients with A-fib.
“Its very important that people have access to the facts in regard to A-fib. The Heart Rhythm Society does an outstanding job and I urge others to support its good work.
If you'd like to join Mr. Hubbard in supporting the Heart Rhythm Society and Foundation’s missions and initiatives, please contact Betsy Bogdansky at (202) 464-3454 or bbogdansky@HRSonline.org or donate online. All contributions enable the Society to be the primary resource for healthcare professionals and the voice of support for patients with cardiac arrhythmia disorders.