The 2019 CIRCULATE! event, Vascular Cures’ annual meeting and gala which this year focused on “Celebrating our Vascular Heroes”, was a huge success. Hosted at the San Francisco Zoo on May 2nd, the evening brought together community leaders, healthcare specialists, researchers, industry members and patients to support the Vascular Cures mission. The Zoo provided a unique venue for guests to mingle, ride the carousel, taste wine and celebrate the champions behind advancements in vascular health.
The Vascular Hero panel showcased three inspiring people (Gertrude Campbell, Dr. Foluso Fakorede, and Dr. Oliver Aalami) who are doing incredible work in their community to change the lives of others. Mrs. Campbell and Dr. Fakorede highlighted the incredible need for a different approach to PAD screening and care to prevent disease advancement and amputations, especially in at-risk and marginalized populations. Dr. Aalami discussed how technology can play a valuable role in the solution and enable improved health for patients. Vascular Cures was honored to present Gertrude Campbell with the very first Ronald J. Stoney Vascular Hero Award, sponsored by the Binkley Foundation. Mrs. Campbell, who has lost both of her legs to critical limb-threatening ischemia, is a tireless advocate for patient and physician education on PAD screening and prevention.
The event raised over $100,000 to support initiatives that transform vascular healthcare for the benefit of patients. Thank you to all of our sponsors and guests who helped make the event a success!
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A special thank you to our sponsors: The Binkley Foundation, Abbott, C.R. Bard, Gore, KPMG, Life Line Screening, Mercator, Scimitar
A Special Note from Vascular Cures Co-Founder, Dr. Ron Stoney
I am honored to be a member of the VC Board, and excited by the innovative direction VC is pursuing. The Circulate 2019 event was a game winner and brought the grateful patient into the spotlight and empowers them to bring new perspective to our research.
Collaboration expands to include more of the important players in improving vascular health, for many deserving patients. The impressive and knowledgeable guests present were leaders, who together broaden the focus of Vascular Cures’ mission and vision.
I was deeply honored to meet Gertrude, who received the Vascular Hero’s Award! Thank you all for your commitment to improving the health of so many,