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The HeartBrothers Foundation Receives Grant from HBRACF

Grant Received From The Home Builders & Remodelers Association Charitable Foundation

HeartBrothers Foundation to launch programs that expand services across Connecticut

FRAMINGHAM, Mass., June 21, 2016 – The HeartBrothers Foundation announced today it has received a grant from The Home Builders & Remodelers Association Charitable Foundation (HBRACF). HBRACF is the philanthropic arm of the Home Builders Association of Central Connecticut, a trade association of 400 companies in the home building industry in the Hartford, New Haven, Tolland, and Middlesex Counties of Connecticut.

The Foundation, now in its second full year of operation, will use the grant to expand “Team HeartBrothers” across Connecticut by launching programs at hospitals that treat heart failure in Connecticut and Western Massachusetts, including Yale New Haven Hospital and Hartford Hospital—two hospitals that annually perform 30+ heart transplants and 50 placements of left ventricular assist devices (LVADs) combined. Team HeartBrothers is the Foundation’s volunteer group of heart transplant and destination-LVAD survivors who meet with new heart failure patients, in-person, to share their experiences, strengths and hope. The grant will also allow the Foundation to expand the reach of its other services—financial support for lodging, meals and transportation,

“We are so thankful to have the HBRACF on our growing list of donors,” said Bob Romer, Foundation co-founder and heart transplant survivor. “This expansion will allow us to fill gaps of all sorts for up to 1,500 patients and their loved ones across the entire state of Connecticut—bringing support direct to them while they’re in the hospital and their homes.”

About The HeartBrothers Foundation The HeartBrothers Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit foundation dedicated to helping patients and families navigate the complicated world of Heart Failure (HF), Ventricular Assist Devices (VADs) and Heart Transplantation. Its mission is to fill financial gaps for patients by offering essential support through medical insurance assistance programs, informative stress-coping resources and connections to the global heart failure community. The HeartBrothers Foundation was founded in 2014 by heart transplant survivors Bob Romer and Pat Sullivan, who together have more than three decades of experience dealing with the often-fatal condition of heart failure. For more, visit

About The Home Builders & Remodelers Association Charitable Foundation The HBRACF is 501(c)(3) charitable, non-profit organization dedicated to being the philanthropic arm of the Home Builders Association of Central Connecticut. Its mission is to highlight the commitment and generosity of its members and the building industry by creating a better quality of life for residents in central Connecticut. This is done by supporting community organizations, contributing to community service projects, and providing scholarships for students and member employees pursuing a education and a career related to the building industry. For more, visit:

HBRACF Contact:  Eric Person / George LaCava 860-563-4212

HeartBrothers Contact: Patrick Sullivan 508-579-5878



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