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Sunday, May 2, 2010

Astra Zeneca Connections for Cardiovascular Health 7/31/2010

Established in 1993, the AstraZeneca HealthCare Foundation is a Delaware not-for-profit corporation and a 501(c)(3) entity organized for charitable purposes including to promote public awareness of healthcare issues, to promote public education of medical knowledge and to support or contribute to charitable and qualified exempt organizations consistent with its charitable purpose.

Since its inception, the Foundation has provided support to the National Breast Cancer Awareness Month organization - a partnership of national public service organizations, professional medical associations, and government agencies working together to promote breast cancer awareness, share information on breast cancer, and provide greater access to screening services.

In addition, through the AstraZeneca Employee Disaster Relief Fund program the Foundation also provides funds for AstraZeneca employees affected by federally declared disasters in the United States. The Foundation also has the Connections for Cardiovascular HealthSMprogram which supports nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations or similar nonprofit organizations working to improve cardiovascular health in the US.

Connections for Cardiovascular HealthSM

The newest program within the AstraZeneca HealthCare Foundation is Connections for Cardiovascular Health. With the mission of improving cardiovascular health within the United States.

The AstraZeneca HealthCare Foundation will award Foundation grants of $150,000 and greater annually to US-based, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations or similar nonprofit organizations through its Connections for Cardiovascular Health program.

To Qualify

To qualify for a Foundation grant, nonprofit organizations must be engaged in charitable work (at the community level or otherwise) that addresses the Foundation’s Connections for Cardiovascular Health mission, to improve cardiovascular health, by helping to:

  • Address patient cardiovascular health issues
  • Recognize and work to address an unmet need related to cardiovascular health in the community
  • Respond to the urgency around addressing cardiovascular health issues including cardiovascular disease or conditions contributing to cardiovascular disease

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