WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT!
Thank you for your support of The HeartBrothers Foundation and all we do. The 2016 calendar year has proven to be an amazing one for us and for Heart Failure (HF) patients throughout New England and upstate New York.
Transplant and LVAD Centers in our region are performing an all-time record number of LVAD and heart transplant procedures. This is fantastic news for so many patients who previously lived without hope of receiving a new heart. It is also fantastic news for the patients and loved ones we support through our mission—we surpassed the number of grants and other services we had anticipated giving out, and by a wide margin.
Though our patients are receiving more of the much-needed support they deserve, we as a Foundation are feeling the strain. Thanks to your past generosity, we have been able to absorb the additional costs of their increased requests. However, as we look forward, we never want to find ourselves in a position where we don’t have adequate funds to support the ever-growing number of patients in need. We are already receiving many requests from outside Region 1, but have only been able to give out a few grants. We are also concerned we may not be able to launch our new programming we’d hoped to launch in 2017.
The average cost of a heart transplant in Region 1 is more than $1 Million. Yet the average income of a recipient is only $50K.
Projections for LVAD and heart transplant procedures in 2017 show no sign of slowing. This is, again, great news for the many patients waiting for a new heart. However, this also means the HeartBrothers Foundation now has increased pressure to raise additional funds to support them all.
To date, we have done an excellent job of maintaining a significant cash flow. Proudly, we have never been in an oversubscribed position. But if we do not increase our resources—and soon—we will easily reach that point. Please don’t let that happen. We never want to be forced to say to a patient, “NO. WE CANNOT HELP YOU AT THIS TIME.”
Please help us in any way you can. Donate today by using the options below.
Designate a specific amount of your choice.
Lunch: 1 Family Member
Food: 1 Day / 1 Family Member
OR Parking: 1 Day / 1 Vehicle
Food: 1 Day / 2 Family Members
OR Parking: 2 Days / 1 Vehicle OR Transport: 1-Way Bus/Train
Hotel: 1 Night
OR Food: 2 Days / 2 Family Members OR Parking: 1 Week / 1 Vehicle
Hotel: 2 Nights
OR Food: 2 Days / Entire Family
Transport: 1-Way Ambulance (Land)
Hotel & Food: 1 Week / Entire Family
To donate via a check, please make your check payable to “HeartBrothers Foundation” and send it to:
The HeartBrothers Foundation
225 Cedar Hill Road
Marlborough, MA 01752
Thank you again for your support.