#GivingTuesday 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!
Karen Bilowith President and CEO of The Community Foundation for the Great Capital Region and Gary Striar, CEO for the American Red Cross Northeastern New York Region join us to tell us more.
A Vermont couple has donated $1 million to Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington for heart research.
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.
About 5.5 million Americans have atrial fibrillation, which raises the risk for stroke and death.
The hospital says medication often doesn't provide a cure. An alternative is catheter ablation which uses heat to change how electricity flows through the heart.