ATLANTA – April 19, 2016 – MemberClicks, the leading provider of membership management software for small-staff associations, is pleased to announce its sponsorship of The Marfan Foundation’s 2016 Atlanta Walk for Victory.
The Marfan Foundation is a nonprofit organization that works to create a brighter future for everyone living with Marfan syndrome and related disorders. Marfan syndrome is a potentially life-threatening genetic disorder that affects the body’s connective tissue. People can live with the condition, but only if they are diagnosed and treated. Otherwise, they are at risk of an early death from a tear in their aorta, the large artery that takes blood away from the heart. Approximately 200,000 people in the U.S. have these conditions, but experts say that half of those affected are not diagnosed.
The Marfan Foundation’s Walk for Victory helps raise awareness for Marfan syndrome and fund life-saving programs and services. The 2016 Atlanta Walk for Victory will be held on Saturday, April 23, at noon. Participants will enjoy a mile-long leisurely walk, snacks, games, and prizes, in addition to the satisfaction of giving back.
“We are grateful to MemberClicks for its support of our Atlanta Walk for Victory. The company’s commitment to raising awareness of Marfan and related disorders, and their financial support, will save lives,” said Eileen Masciale, Director of Communications, The Marfan Foundation. “Our goal is to ensure that both the public and medical community in the Atlanta area know the signs of Marfan syndrome so that people can get diagnosed and lives can be saved.”
In addition to sponsoring the event, many MemberClicks employees and their families will be participating in the walk to further show care and support.
For more information or to donate to the Marfan Foundation’s 2016 Atlanta Walk for Victory, please visit Marfan.org/WalkAtlanta.
ABOUT MEMBERCLICKS – MemberClicks provides refreshing technology solutions to small-staff membership organizations. From public and members-only websites to online membership management and event registration, MemberClicks empowers organizations to save time and sanity by offering an all-in-one membership management solution. Founded in 1998, MemberClicks works with more than 1,400 organizations throughout North America. For more information, visit memberclicks.com or call 1-800-914-2441.
ABOUT MARFAN SYNDROME AND THE MARFAN FOUNDATION – Marfan syndrome is a life-threatening genetic disorder of the body's connective tissue. It affects the heart and blood vessels, the bones and the eyes. Knowing the signs is the key to early and accurate diagnosis and life-saving treatment.
The Marfan Foundation creates a brighter future for everyone affected by Marfan syndrome and related disorders. It works tirelessly to advance research, serve as a resource for families and healthcare providers, and raise public awareness.
Learn more and get involved at marfan.org.