Mended Hearts Announces New Partnership with Inspire
07/09/2013

Mended Hearts, the nations’ largest peer-to-peer support group for heart disease, has announced today it is partnering with Inspire to create the Inspire/Mended Hearts Online Support Community at http://www.mendedhearts.org/inspire.

Online PR News – 09-July-2013 – Dallas, TX – Mended Hearts, the nations’ largest peer-to-peer support group for heart disease, has announced today it is partnering with Inspire to create the Inspire/Mended Hearts Online Support Community at http://www.mendedhearts.org/inspire.

Mended Hearts is a national and community-based non-profit organization that has been offering the gift of hope to heart disease patients, their families and caregivers for over 60 years. It will work with Inspire to expand the focus of the peer-to-peer community to include multiple online discussions.

"We are very excited to create this dynamic partnership with Inspire," said Karen Caruth, Mended Hearts Executive Director. "This will give patients, caregivers and friends or family a variety of ways to interact with one another. Mended Hearts’ strength has been in its peer-to-peer support network, and we look forward to providing another avenue for support in addition to in-person visits and chapter meetings with this online community."

This partnership will create an online support community for Mended Hearts and Mended Little Hearts. The communities will provide avenues for patients and caregivers to connect with one another to share stories of inspiration and communicate important health updates.

Mended Hearts’ mission is dedicated to “Inspiring hope and improving the quality of life for heart patients and their families through ongoing peer-to-peer support”, and this peer-to-peer community is built on those principles.

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About Mended Hearts
Mended Hearts is a national and community-based, nationwide heart patient support network founded in 1951. More than 20,000 members operate through 300 chapters and satellite organizations across the U.S., with one chapter in Canada. Recognized for its role in facilitating a positive patient-care experience, Mended Hearts partners with over 450 hospitals and cardiac rehabilitation clinics offering heart patient support through visiting programs, group meetings and educational forums. Mended Hearts’ mission is “Inspiring hope and improving the quality of life for heart patients and their families through ongoing peer-to-peer support.” To locate a visit www.mendedhearts.org or to locate a Mended Little Hearts group at www.mendedlittlehearts.org.

About Inspire
About Inspire Princeton, NJ-based Inspire is the patient engagement company. Inspire creates safe, moderated online communities, organized by medical condition, and helps life science organizations connect with these highly engaged populations. Inspire builds and manages these communities in partnership with more than 80 national patient advocacy and support organizations. Inspire communities include The Arthritis Foundation, The Children’s Inn at NIH, Lymphoma Research Foundation, Sudden Cardiac Arrest Association, Vascular Disease Foundation, Women Heart and many others. For more information, visit http://corp.inspire.com.