The Saving tiny Hearts Society's mission is to raise money for grossly under-funded, lifesaving grass roots research of congenital heart defects (CHD's). This seed funding acts as a bridge for this research to millions of dollars of extramural funding from the National Institute of Health (NIH) or other outside funding. As you may be aware, CHD is the world's #1 birth defect and affects over 1,000,000 newborns per year.
What differentiates us from other charities is that StHS has no paid employees and our organization and Board of Directors function with only volunteers who share the passion for helping to improve, prolong and save the lives of children born with congenital heart defects. In just a few years, the StHS has raised over $1,000,000 and funded Twelve (12) research projects across the United States and Canada. We are one of the United States' most efficient organizations as illustrated by continuously maintaining an operating overhead of approximately only 5% of our Total Revenue.
To establish complete transparency and to assure that your donation is going to the best research possible, the StHS has assembled the most comprehensive, skilled and accomplished Medical Advisory Board (MAB) in the world created specifically for Congenital Heart Defect Research Funding. Examples of institutions represented on our MAB are Harvard (Boston, MA), Nationwide Children's Hospital (Columbus, OH), Vanderbilt University Medical Center (Nashville, TN) and Stanford University (Palo Alto, CA). The majority of our Medical Advisory Board Members are recipients of National Institute of Health "R01 Grant".
Your continued support of the Saving tiny Hearts Society will make a difference, change the future of medicine & will help to save the lives of all of these children. On behalf of all these children, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts.