The COVID-19 pandemic has shaken us individually, as organizations and as a world-wide community. Many are calling this a time of war. The need for isolation seems paradoxical when we might want to be on the streets fighting the enemy. But this is a time when brains, not brawn, are needed. The enemy is invisible, unrelenting and deadly. It kills the young as well as the elderly. Above all it favours those with depressed immune systems, particularly those with comorbidities accumulated over the years. This deadly interface between communicable and non-communicable diseases forces us to take on both enemies, but the need to deal with chronic non-infectious diseases is reinforced. There is an even greater urgency now to prevent obesity, physical inactivity, diabetes, hypertension, strokes, heart attacks and so on. Resources to address these problems will be even more limited in the months and years ahead.
Even so, we cannot give in. The InterAmerican Heart Foundation is acutely aware of the challenges, particularly the need to reach the most vulnerable populations. Even as we are committed to maintaining appropriate isolation for our safety and that of others, we continue to work as a team using available technologies, particularly for communication, to our advantage. This is the time for innovative thinking, new approaches and above all the time for a fighting spirit.
Please consider showing your financial support for the InterAmerican Heart Foundation to continue its work in reaching our most vulnerable populations and ensuring health for all. There are three convenient ways to make your contribution and tax receipts are available for donors upon request.
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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Donate via Wire Transfer:
You may also send your contribution via wire transfer. For more information, please contact Mr. Javier Valenzuela via email.
For sponsorships, research or other special arrangements, please contact the Executive Director, Dr. Eugenia Ramos via email.