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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Help save a life!

Non-inflammatory vascular disease can affect anyone, it does not discriminate. Men, women and children are being diagnosed everyday yet the support for women is minimal. Jennifer and I want to change that. Please help us make a difference.
MWVA applied for this grant to so that we could continue with our mission. The importance of this group really hit home in the past week when 3 of our members became hospitalized with stroke, arterial dissection and heart problems. Our support group has grown, and will continue to grow as more women are being diagnosed. Not only do we support these women, we offer support to the whole family.
Our mission: To support and educate women affected by FMD and non-inflammatory vascular diseases has been solely supported through volunteerism.  What we are asking for is your vote and support if we are chosen for this grant. Yes, this is a popularity contest which will bring awareness to unpopular disease! I will be sending out reminders frequently- so please be patient with us. 
Here is the process:
 1. MWVA applied for a Pepsi Refresh Grant, we will know if we got in on November 1! 
 2. We will need your daily votes and support by spreading the word. 

 3. We applied for a grant under the Health Care for $50,000- you will be able to find us with the URL:
or by doing a search for fibromuscular dysplasia or midwest women's vascular advocates
How will the grant be used?
 $15,000 Mayo Clinic with collaboration of Cleveland Clinic Biorepository 
That is $30, 000 that will go directly to needed RESEARCH!
 $20, 000 to continue MWVA mission so that we can continue to do our advocating on behalf of women and their families!
Thank you all for your support!
Kari Ulrich RN and Jennifer Moreen 
Founders- Midwest Women's Vascular Advocates
Please take a look at our website to see what we have been doing:

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