I am raising money because I know that heart disease affects many, many people. Cardiovascular diseases are the Number 1 cause of death globally, taking an estimated 17.9 millions lives a year according to the World Health Organization. While it is a miracle what advances have been made, more needs to be done. 4 out of 5 cardiovascular diseases are due to heart attack and strokes, and 1 of every 3 occur prematurely in people under 70.
My grandfather was, and is, very active - walking, and staying in shape. However, while in his 60s he had to have a heart valve replacement with a valve made of Kevlar and stainless steel. Pretty amazing.
With your help, we can continue to push forward with research, fewer people will die, and more can be helped and live a longer life, just like my grandfather.
Thank you in advance for your donation!