Please Give Generously to Your Society
Heart Rhythm Society Chief Executive Officer James Youngblood makes an end of year appeal
December 1, 2009
As 2009 winds down, let’s stop and give thanks for all our blessings by supporting the Heart Rhythm Society and Heart Rhythm Foundation. This year, the Society successfully launched a variety of new programs, including a new multi-year educational resource to help raise awareness about Sudden Cardiac Arrest. Our “Apples and Oranges” campaign debuted in October during the annual observance of Sudden Cardiac Arrest month mandated by Congress in 2008 and provides material for the health care professionals and patients
In addition, the Society:
- Collaborated with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, National Heart Lung and Blood Institute, American Medical Association and other cardiology societies to address heart rhythm disorder issues
- Launched the ICD Longitudinal Study
- Endorsed five clinical documents
- Planned new educational opportunities for health care professionals, including Reality EP webcasts, EP and Device Therapy for Allied Professionals, Prediction and Prevention of Sudden Cardiac Death Summit, Annual Board Review Course and Annual Scientific Sessions
- Launched The Furman Fund travel scholarship for physicians and scientists in training
The Society also celebrated its thirty year anniversary in May — please help make the next thirty years as successful by giving generously! Currently there are over two and a half million people affected with heart rhythm disorders every year. Donations from our members, their patients, families and friends support the Heart Rhythm Society, which is the leading organization focused on advancing heart rhythm care and uniquely positioned to impact patient outcomes. These projects support our mission to improve the care of patients by promoting research, education and optimal health care policies and standards.
Donations and matching gifts can be sent to the Heart Rhythm Foundation at 1400 K Street NW, Suite 500, Washington, DC 20005 or you can make a contribution online. If you have questions, please contact Betsy Bogdansky at (202) 464-3454 or bbogdansky@HRSonline.org for assistance.
James H. Youngblood
Chief Executive Officer, Heart Rhythm Society
Heart Rhythm Foundation
1400 K Street, N.W.
Washington D.C. 20005
About the Heart Rhythm Foundation
The mission of the Heart Rhythm Foundation is to enhance the prevention and treatment of cardiac rhythm disorders by supporting the research, education and advocacy efforts of the Heart Rhythm Society. Its goal is to promote a culture of giving in service to this mission.