Fundraise

Fun and Easy Fundraising Ideas You Probably Haven’t Considered

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The mission of the Family Heart Foundation is to save generations of families from heart disease through timely identification and improved care of familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) and elevated lipoprotein(a), also knowns as Lp(a).
One way you can join in this mission is by raising awareness … Read More →


Laurence and a waterfall

These Are My People: Laurence’s Story

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“I think the hardest part of my story is that I didn’t know anything. I’m still coming to grips with that.”
Laurence grew up in Ireland and came to the US in the early 1990s. He always considered himself a very healthy person with an allergy problem. “I look after my health, I do all my … Read More →


Mackenzie's Story

Life After Your Loved One’s Heart Attack

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I’m not sure where this story starts. When I ask myself, what’s life been like since my mom’s heart attack, I have to ask, which one?
Does the story start with the heart attack she didn’t know she had? Does it start with the one she nearly didn’t survive? Does it start with her emergency … Read More →


Cat Davis Ahmed's Familial Hypercholesterolemia Story

Remembering Tom Davis

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He worked hard to outrun FH

This is my first Father’s Day without my dad, Tom Davis, and I miss him.
He was 82 when he died December 7, 2022. It was only five months after my mom, Judy, passed away. Like so many of the families I have worked with at the Family Heart Foundation over the past 10 years, … Read More →


Family Hypercholesterolemia story - Isabelle B.

Why I Race: Knowledge Brings Positive Change

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As a new team member of the Family Heart Foundation, I was thrilled to join an organization aligned so well with my goal to make a positive impact on peoples’ lives.
Not only was I eager to help others, but joining the Family Heart team in March of 2023 meant I would have even more opportunities … Read More →


Family Heart Advocate Daniel H.

Why I Race: My Story Could Have Been Different

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My mother died of a heart attack when she was just 46 years old. It was the late 1960s, and I was a young kid – just 13 years old. At that time, we were only beginning to learn the connection between cholesterol and cardiovascular disease. Stents were still in development, and medical science was … Read More →


Family Heart Advocate - Charlotte M.

Not only did she give me life, but she also saved it

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After you’ve lost your mom, Mother’s Day is complicated. Sadness and “what if’s” mix with gratitude and “I remember when’s.” My heart swells with love for the woman I was fortunate enough to call “Mom.” And even though I talk about her in the past tense, my swollen heart still … Read More →


The US is Frequently Missing the HoFH Diagnosis

HoFH in the U.S.

Race to Save More Hearts

5 Past Races to Inspire Your Race to Save More Hearts

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For six years the Family Heart Foundation community has taken on the challenge of raising awareness and funds in our Race to Save More Hearts. The name has changed over those years, but the passion of the participants has always been awe-inspiring.
People with familial hypercholesterolemia (FH), homozygous … Read More →