Help Om Help UCSF Raise Funds for Cardiovascular Research

28 Dec

Kudos to blogger Om Malik for writing about his personal life saving experience at UCSF. In today’s GigaOm he appeals to his readers to help him raise $50K in support of UCSF’s Cardiovascular Research Initiative.Readers can make a donation to the Cardiovascular Research Institute here.

Writes Om:

It was two years ago that I had a heart attack, an event that changed my life. Had it not been for the timely intervention of some friends and some amazing medical professionals including my cardiologist, J. Eduardo Rame (who has since moved to U. Penn) at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Heart & Vascular Center, I wouldn’t be around today. Perhaps that’s why I deeply appreciate the value of their efforts.UCSF, like many of our esteemed institutions, needs our support, and I was hoping that you would join me in helping raise funds for the hospital. My target is pretty modest: Help them raise $50,000 in 2010.

Make the check to: UCSF Foundation. In the notes area of the check, write “OM/Cardiovascular Research Initiative.”

Mail the check to: UCSF Foundation, UCSF Box 0248, San Francisco, CA 94143-0248. ATTN: Kevin McAteer, Director of Development

If you have time, please take a moment and learn more about heart and vascular diseases, how to prevent them, and how to figure out if you have a problem. Visit the UCSF web site.

Thank you Om for your support of UCSF!

(NOTE: UCSF is my employer)

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