Support the Foundation and Give to the Max on November 9
Nonprofits Will Raise Millions in Just 24 Hours
Beginning at midnight on Wednesday, November 9, 2011, online donations will be accepted to help raise millions of dollars for nonprofits as part of the first annual Give to the Max Day: Greater Washington. Give to the Max Day is a massive one-day regional online fundraiser that will unite local Maryland, Virginia and Washington, DC communities to support nonprofits that serve the local area, the nation and the world.
The Heart Rhythm Foundation has created a donation profile for this one-day event, emphasizing its support the Heart Rhythm Society's awareness and education efforts around atrial fibrillation and sudden cardiac arrest. Please help spread the excitement and tell your friends and family about this one-day online fundraiser — all donations put us one step closer to reducing death and suffering due to cardiac rhythm disorders!
As part of Give to the Max Day: Greater Washington, nonprofits large and small can earn their share of $125,000 in cash awards, including up to $25,000 for nonprofits with the most individual donors and the most money donated. The individuals who bring the most donors on behalf of their cause can add an extra $10,000 to their donation.
To keep it interesting for all participants, Give to the Max Day will also offer "Golden Ticket" awards of $1,000 for the nonprofits receiving the most individual donations within each hour beginning at 2:00 p.m. EDT and ending at midnight. There are also fun awards for 12th place and 44thplace (in honor of the year 2012 and the 44th President of the United States). Businesses can also participate by offering their favorite nonprofits matching grants to help them rally their supporters.
"On November 9, we want people to go to give2max.org and support their favorite local nonprofits by donating, fundraising and spreading the word," said Lesley Mansford, CEO of Razoo.com, an online fundraising platform, which partnered with the Community Foundation for the National Capital Region and the United Way of the National Capital Area to create Give to the Max Day. "In Minnesota, Razoo has held two separate Give to the Max days and helped 4,000 nonprofits raise a total of $24 million! Those kinds of funds are desperately needed in this region."
Give to the Max Day: Greater Washington was created by online fundraiser Razoo, and organized and supported by The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region and United Way of the National Capital Area. An alliance of local leading nonprofit and civic organizations have also come together to support this event: Center for Nonprofit Advancement, Greater Washington Board of Trade, Leadership Greater Washington, Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, Nonprofit Roundtable of Greater Washington, and the Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers. The Case Foundation is the Social Impact Partner of Give to the Max Day: Greater Washington. These groups have united to offer any local 501(c)(3) the opportunity to earn hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash awards.
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.
Those interested in donating to the Furman Fund or providing the Society with relevant devices and research should contact Betsy Bogdansky, Director, Donor Relations at (202) 464-3454, bbogdansky@HRSonline.org for further information. You may support the Foundation by donating online any day of the year — your contribution will enable the Society to be the primary resource for healthcare professionals and the voice of support for patients with cardiac arrhythmia disorders.