Since today is Giving Tuesday, we’re asking for your help.
Giving Tuesday is the time of year when people around the world support what matters most to them. We’re not asking for donations for us but instead are asking for your support for patient-driven afib research.
At the 2021 Get in Rhythm. Stay in Rhythm.® Virtual Atrial Fibrillation Patient Conference, you met Prof. Bianca Brundel, a professor at the Amsterdam University Medical Center in The Netherlands. She leads research into understanding afib mechanisms and progression. She founded the nonprofit Atrial Fibrillation Innovation Platform to do studies in collaboration with afib patients. Her patient-driven research examines the underlying mechanisms into why specific supplements help those with afib.
At the patient conference, Prof. Brundel shared her research that is helping afib patients and the research that she wants to do to help us find solutions. In addition, she shared how we, as patients, can be involved in research to help answer questions that are important to us.
Thus, we are seeking donations to help with Prof. Brundel’s research that will benefit afib patients. All donations this Giving Season will support her research next year. We will not keep any of those funds—they will go directly to her research.
Will you help to support this vital patient-driven afib research through a tax-deductible (see below) charitable contribution? Donate here:
Or, if you have questions to help you donate through your retirement fund, please let us know.
If you prefer to give through Facebook, see below.
Your contributions will make an impact. Thank you for your support of this vital patient-initiated research.
To your health,
Mellanie True Hills
Founder and CEO, StopAfib.org
PS. If you’d prefer to give through Facebook, please do so at precisely 8 am Eastern on Tuesday. They will match Giving Tuesday donations until funds run out (often in the first few seconds). However, once the matching funds are gone, we will still get 100% of your donation as no credit card fees are charged. Just click the Donate button on our StopAfib Facebook page.
PPS. In the US, you usually can’t deduct charitable contributions if you take a standard deduction. However, for 2021, you can deduct up to $300 per person ($600 per married couple filing jointly) in charitable contributions even if you take the standard deduction. If you do itemize, you can take up to 100% of your Adjusted Gross Income. (See IRS news story here: https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/expanded-tax-benefits-help-individuals-and-businesses-give-to-charity-in-2021)