Giving Tuesday (November 28, 2023) is a global generosity movement, unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world. HFSA wants to transform the future of heart failure treatment through the Heart Failure Research Foundation.
We are encouraging the heart failure community to #Give4theHeart on Giving Tuesday and support the Heart Failure Research Foundation with a charitable donation. Take this chance to learn more about the Foundation, and its vision to support new researchers and new ideas that will improve the lives of patients.
Despite heart disease being the leading cause of death in America, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) invests just $2.7 billion annually in heart disease research, ranking it 33rd in research funding. By comparison, the second leading cause of death in the U.S. – cancer – receives $7.5 billion in funding from the NIH.
There is a significant research funding gap, and we need to do our part to bridge that gap.
The Foundation’s investments will foster the development of new researchers and new ideas, infusing the field of heart failure research with innovative concepts. Our goal is to push forward both our scientific understanding of the disease and narrow the practice gap with implementation science that advances patient treatment.
"It is increasingly difficult for young researchers who are early in their careers to get significant funding. They have to compete with established researchers. HFSA is in the unique position - with our Emerging Leader Grants - to help foster those young and enthusiastic researchers whose fresh ideas may otherwise go unsupported. HFSA is passionate about ‘moving the needle’ in treating, and better yet, preventing heart failure,” said Sara Paul, DNP, FNP the Director of the Heart Function Clinic at Catawba Valley Health System and longtime HFSA member. “We want to strengthen the next generation of researchers who share our passion and can move the trajectory of heart failure treatment in that direction."
During Giving Tuesday, HFSA wants you to both give and share your heart failure story – whether you are a patient, family member, doctor, nurse, pharmacist, or researcher. Post your story on social media, tag HFSA, and use the hashtag #Give4theHeart.