Help Save a Life and Support Health Care Professionals During COVID – 19 with Lawyers Have Heart!
Attorney Karen J. Levitt is participating in a virtual 5k on June 12, 2020, with Lawyers Have Heart, for the American Heart Association (AHA). The goal is to benefit hospitals and health care professionals during Covid-19, who provide necessary care to Covid-19 patients. To donate, go to: https://www2.heart.org/site/TR/HeartWalk/FDA-FoundersAffiliate?px=3458309&pg=personal&fr_id=5487. We appreciate any and all donations! Here is some information provided by the American Heart Association:
“The need for the mission of the American Heart Association is greater than ever before. Your support helps the AHA fill urgent training gaps for hospitals who are immediately improvising in response to overwhelming patient volume and provides guidelines through registries that help identify and manage COVID-19 patients. The Association has recently launched a free oxygenation and ventilation course to help doctors treat COVID-19 patients. These resources are critical to saving lives and improving patient care especially for the over 120 million Americans who live with cardiovascular disease and are at a higher risk for complications if they contract coronavirus.
To minimize COVID-19’s impact on the public health of Greater Boston, the American Heart Association has activated its full organizational strength to combat the spread of the virus and address the vulnerability of heart and stroke patients, caregivers, healthcare professionals and underserved populations. Here are some areas they are focusing on:
– Access to Healthy Food
– Access to Care
– Workplace Health
– Keeping Kids Healthy
The American Heart Association funds $35.5 million in research across 100 studies in Massachusetts alone. In response to the coronavirus pandemic, we have established a $2.5 million rapid research fund to fast-track scientific research to better understand COVID-19 and its interaction with cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases. Specifically, the Association will be offering fast-tracked research grants for short-term projects that can turn around results within 9-12 months to better understand the diagnosis, prevention, treatment and clinical management of COVID-19 as it relates to heart and brain health.”
You can follow everything the AHA is doing at www.heart.org/coronavirus/ .