Dennis Newman, a pioneer in ultrasound technology, founded the Vascular Disease Foundation (VDF) in 1998, when his cousin lost a leg to vascular disease. He learned first-hand that there were few resources available for people suffering from this often silent and debilitating disease.
Since its inception in 1998, the VDF has shown steady growth in its ability to reach out to the general public and medical professionals alike, and continues to provide timely and accurate information about vascular disease.
They site their mission is “…to reduce death and disability from vascular disease and improve vascular health”. Additionally their goals are to increase public awareness and concern for vascular diseases, provide information and educational programs for health care professionals, become a resource for public information, and help patients and families affected by vascular diseases.