Heartbeat International Foundation (HBI), a nonprofit based in Tampa, is calling for #HeartHeroes to help raise funds benefitting its pacemaker program in observance of World Heart Day on September 29th, 2019. Donations can be made through the official Facebook Fundraiser Page:
“About 1 million people a year are dying, and it may be as large as 3 million people, because they cannot get a pacemaker,” says Dr. Benedict Maniscalco, President of HBI and a well-known Tampa cardiologist. “If it were my grandchild, I would turn over heaven and earth to take care of them. But then, I have resources, and the people we serve with Heartbeat International do not.”
For only $585, HBI is able to arrange a pacemaker surgery and provide lifelong care for the patient so they may go on to lead productive, active lives. Through the generosity of sponsors and donors, this process has been repeated to save more than 16,000 lives in more than 20 countries since 1984.
HBI calls upon the community of Tampa Bay and beyond to help them save more lives by donating to this fundraiser. Donors will be honored as #HeartHeroes and featured on HBI’s social media channels.
Engaging and educational, the campaign will highlight facts about heart health, prevention of cardiac disease, and will feature “healthy heart challenges” along the way.
Help Heartbeat International mend broken hearts – donate today:
About Heartbeat International Foundation
Founded in 1984, Heartbeat International Foundation has saved more than 16,000 lives globally by providing cardiac implantable devices and critical follow-up care for the needy people of the world. Led by Dr. Maniscalco, an experienced Tampa cardiologist, HBI relies on a growing network of volunteer physicians, corporate partners, and donors – people like you – to save the lives of people who cannot afford this critical care.
For more information, visit www.heartbeatsaveslives.org
About World Heart Day
Every year in September, World Heart Day takes place, sweeping the globe as a mission to ensure heart health equality for everyone. It also helps raise awareness that heart disease is the number one killer – taking nearly 18 million lives each year.
Founded in 2000 as an initiative of the World Heart Federation, it is the world’s biggest platform for raising awareness about cardiovascular disease.
For more information, visit www.world-heart-federation.org/world-heart-day