Suspension of Active Fundraising Activities

by admin on March 13, 2013

Dear Friends,

Thank you for all of your previous support of the Hannah Wernke Memorial Foundation. For a variety of reasons, including job transfers and relocations of some of our board members, we are suspending our active fundraising activities. We will not be holding the “Smile With Me! 5K Run and 1 Mile Family Walk” this year. However, we will continue to accept passive donations to support research for the deadly heart arrhythmia, CPVT.

A lot of good work continues to be done and progress continues to be made with CPVT research at the Mayo Clinic and they are very appreciative of the support. The Hannah Wernke Memorial Foundation is honored to have been awarded a place in the Mayo Clinic’s Hall of Major Benefactors. This status could never have been achieved without the help and support of many, including you!

We will continue to support CPVT research at the Mayo Clinic, as donations allow. We will also continue to award community scholarships to students majoring in Education, through our scholarship program.

A few highlights from our fundraising efforts over the past 7 years include:

  • Raised over $300,000
  • Over $210,000 in CPVT research donations to the Mayo Clinic Sudden Death Genomics laboratory
  • Established a Community Scholarship fund and awarded 12 scholarships to date
  • Grants from The Rite Aid Foundation allowing for genetic testing fee assistance for 20 individuals
  • Expenses kept to about 2.5% – mostly only IRS filings and mailings

All donations have been used to support 1) Heart Arrhythmia Research and Awareness 2) Genetic Testing for Families in need and 3) community scholarships.

Please continue to check our this site for updates and information.

Donations can be made through our Donations Page.

Thanks so much for all you enable us to do!


The Hannah Wernke Memorial Foundation Board

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