Donation http://wamc.org en #GivingTuesday With CFGCR And The Red Cross http://wamc.org/post/givingtuesday-cfgcr-and-red-cross <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp; </span></p><p></p><p><a href="http://community.givingtuesday.org/">#GivingTuesday</a> is a movement to create a national day of giving added to the calendar on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday. The second annual #GivingTuesday is on December 3, 2013 – that’s tomorrow!</p><p>Karen Bilowith President and CEO of <a href="http://www.cfgcr.org/">The Community Foundation for the Great Capital Region</a> and Gary Striar, CEO for the <a href="http://www.redcross.org/ny/albany">American Red Cross Northeastern New York Region</a> join us to tell us more.</p><p> Mon, 02 Dec 2013 15:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 78937 at http://wamc.org #GivingTuesday With CFGCR And The Red Cross Vermont hospital gets $1 million for heart research http://wamc.org/post/vermont-hospital-gets-1-million-heart-research <p>A Vermont couple has donated $1 million to Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington for heart research.<br /><br />The grant from Tom and Mary Evslin of Stowe will go toward research into improving treatment for atrial fibrillation, a common type of rapid heartbeat.<br /><br />About 5.5 million Americans have atrial fibrillation, which raises the risk for stroke and death.<br /><br />The hospital says medication often doesn&#39;t provide a cure. An alternative is catheter ablation which uses heat to change how electricity flows through the heart.<br /> Thu, 26 Jul 2012 21:50:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 44082 at http://wamc.org Vermont hospital gets $1 million for heart research