This is a remarkable year for the InterAmerican Heart Foundation as we are into our 21st year of activity to further our mission of reducing heart diseases and stroke, and related non-communicable diseases, in Latin America and the Caribbean and promote health through research, advocacy, public awareness and education. The 20th anniversary of its founding was celebrated in Santiago, Chile in December 2015. Recently the Foundation signed an agreement of close collaboration with the Interamerican Society of Cardiology. We have also joined forces with the Global NCD Alliance movement for chronic diseases, and we continue to work closely with the Pan American Health Organization and the World Heart Federation to name a few. We remain allied with the American Heart Association.
In the last few years the Foundation has created two regional affiliate offices, one in Argentina and the other in Mexico. A third in Bolivia is imminent. A branch office also exists in Jamaica to support the English speaking Caribbean. These offices, under the auspices of the IAHF central office in Dallas, are leading large projects with funding which they manage locally. We are proud of this development and we seek to expand with more such affiliates.
To continue the good work achieved to date, we rely on the good will of volunteers and supporters. Our Board is not remunerated for its work. Even our staff in Dallas is paid a token amount for the numerous hours they dedicate. While we seek project funding from national and international agencies, such funds are increasingly difficult to obtain. Having said that, we were successful in obtaining significant funding from Bloomberg Initiatives, National Institutes of Health (NIH), Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids, Mayo Foundation for Medical Education, and International Development Research Center (IDRC).
As we move into our 3rd decade of activity, we are proud to create a special category of supporting membership. In this regard we invite you to consider joining our list of friends, supporters and patrons. All those who make a contribution of at least $ 50 US, and who consent, will be listed on our website as Friends, those contributing between $51 and $499 US will be recognized as Supporters and those who contribute $500 or more will be designated as Patrons. Everyone will also be acknowledged in the year following their contribution in major promotional publications, conferences, etc., with patrons being acknowledged for two years.
On behalf of the Board of Directors of the InterAmerican Heart Foundation, we ask you to consider becoming a friend, a supporter or a patron. The InterAmerican Heart Foundation is a 501c3 tax-exempt organization and tax receipts are available for donors upon request.
Thank you in advance for your support this year.
There are three convenient ways to make your contribution:
Donate via Check:
Please send your contribution by check drawn on a US bank to:
InterAmerican Heart Foundation, Inc.
7272 Greenville Ave.
Dallas, Texas 75231-4596, USA
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