Our employees have the opportunity to donate through payroll drafts and through earned FFG Reward Points to this great cause. Once the donation deadline is reached, Foundation Financial Group matches dollar for dollar or point to the cause.
Kansas City, MO (PRWEB) July 06, 2012
Foundation Financial Group, in continued support of its philanthropic initiatives, is raising funds and awareness for the ‘A Heart for Andrea’ cause.
Andrea, a Kansas City, MO native and a single mother of two, was born with a congenital heart defect known as Corrected Transposition of the Great Vessels along with Pulmonary Stenosis. When she was 2 years old, she had open heart surgery in an effort to correct the problem. However, the surgery was unsuccessful and ended with the need of an artificial pacemaker to be inserted. The doctors explained to Andrea that someday her heart would give out and she would need a transplant. Unfortunately that day arrived on November 23, 2011 when she suffered a heart attack at the young age of 35 years old, and was diagnosed with Congestive Heart Failure.
The doctors have tried to get her condition under control, but Andrea’s heart has only shown signs of weakening, which have led to her being placed on the heart transplant list at St. Luke’s Mid America Heart Institute in Kansas City, MO. The wait on this list is usually at least a year, due to her specific blood type, but there is no exact timeframe of how long it may take until she is eligible for surgery.
The disease has created a significant health issue, and Andrea is unable to return to work as a Sheriff's Deputy, leaving her no source of income. The loss of income coupled with the fact that this type of surgery is very expensive, has created a large financial void for Andrea that she desperately needs assistance with.
Foundation Financial Group’s fund raising will help cover living expenses while Andrea is waiting for the heart transplant surgery; providing food and shelter for her children during this challenging situation.
“Our employees have the opportunity to donate through payroll drafts and through earned FFG Reward Points to this great cause. Once the donation deadline is reached, Foundation Financial Group matches dollar for dollar or point to the cause,” says Tanya Mauro, Foundation Financial Group’s chief financial officer. “In addition to relieving some on the financial stress that Andrea is enduring, we are hoping that our efforts will spark more attention for the amazing ‘A Heart for Andrea’ cause.”
About Foundation Financial Group
Foundation Financial Group, one of the nation’s fastest-growing financial services companies, specializes in mortgage lending, property and casualty insurance, life insurance, retirement services, personal taxes and corporate tax services. Foundation Financial Group operates multiple regional centers as well as a branch network of retail storefronts across the Midwest. Foundation Financial Group offers mortgage refinancing and first-time buyer lending through traditional financing, as well as Federal Housing Administration and other government-backed home loan programs. Foundation Financial Group enjoys an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau, the highest accreditation the BBB gives, and an industry-leading Federal Housing Administration compare ratio.
For additional information, interview and image requests, contact the Foundation Financial Group Public Relations team at 866-659-3200.
For more information about the ‘A Heart for Andrea’ cause, visit http://www.heartforandrea.webs.com