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Cardiovascular Disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, taking more than one million lives annually.
In 2003, more than one out of every three deaths in Wisconsin was from Cardiovascular Disease. The cost of cardiovascular disease and stroke in the United States in 2005 was estimated at $393.5 billion.
A donation to support heart research provides a solid return on investment. The Medical College's cardiovascular research projects return more than $50 in federal funds for every $1 of philanthropic funding.
No matter the size, all donations to the Cardiovascular Center are of critical importance. These gifts serve as seed monies that enable researchers to pursue promising new pathways of investigation on heart disease.
In 2011, Charity Navigator, an independent national organization that monitors non-profit organizations, awarded the Medical College the highest rating of four stars, for exceptional fiscal management.