NO One SHOULD SUFFER ALONE

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Providing emergency housing, emotional support and

stability in crisis for ADVANCED HEART FAILURE PATIENTS, CAREGIVERS and FAMILIES.

6.2 MILLION

Adults in the

United States have Heart Failure.

Heart failure is a progressive disease.  Tragically, there is

NO CURE

ONLY 4%

of hospitals are able to treat advanced heart failure.

Most patients are stressed, scared, &

FAR FROM HOME

Holding Hands

Patients & families

 desperately 

need your help

An advanced heart failure patient's only hope for survival is a heart transplant or a Ventricular Assist Device (VAD).  If no one steps in to help, their story will end in tragedy.  Together, along with our partners in Pittsburgh, PA and Nashville, TN and you we have an opportunity to impact families forever. 

LIFE IS

SACRED AND

THEIR
STORIES
MATTER

"Without people like ya'll, people like us are gonna die.  The Joe Beretta Foundation is saving lives.  People in our situations don't know what to do."
-Mike Avery

HEART FAILURE IS A MONSTER

AND WE WON'T LET IT WIN

THE EXPERTS AGREe:

We're making a difference

Several of the leading cardiovascular experts in the country serve on our Advisory Board.  Here's what a few of them have to say...  

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Dr. Ashish Shah

Professor and Chair Department of Cardiac Surgery
Alfred Blalock Endowed Directorship in Cardiac Surgery Medical Director, Cardiac Surgery OR Pod & Heart Transplant Surgery Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital,
Nashville, TN

"One of the things about this Foundation, and what’s inspiring about what the Beretta family has done, is to really address something that all of us who are clinicians recognize but really feel helpless to do something about."

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Dr. Michael Mathier

Cardiology, Professor of Medicine, Clinical Director, Heart and Vascular Institute at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA

"As medical professionals, we try to ensure that our patients are given the best medical care possible. To know that the JBF is there to care for our patients and their families practical needs outside of the hospital is invaluable to both the patient, and our staff." 

the need keeps growing

but so do we

We currently serve patients at Vanderbilt Medical Center, Tristar Centennial Medical Center, Ascension St. Thomas in Nashville, TN, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, and Allegheny Health Network, in Pittsburgh, PA.  We're continuing to expand across the country because the stakes are high and the need is BIG.

COMFORT IS FOUND

Your generosity provides patients and caregivers with an advocate who checks in on them and stands in their corner while they fight.

LIVES ARE
SAVED

Your gift covers the cost of lodging so patients can temporarily relocate to receive life saving treatment.

BURDENS ARE LIFTED

The stress of a critical illness is overwhelming.  Your donation facilitates simple acts of kindness like providing gas cards, meals, holiday gifts and more.

When you donate

MAKING AN IMPACT IS SIMPLE AND EASY

YOUR TAX DEDUCTIBLE DONATION OF...

$25

Provides one night of

lodging for a family in crisis through special rates with local organizations.

Gets the average family current on outstanding utility bills, lifting an incredible weight. 

$250

$500

Provides a gift for each inpatient family spending a holiday at one of the four hospitals we serve.

Would cover the full cost of an average family's stay, ensuring they have a warm bed through treatment. 

$1,500

YOU DON'T HAVE TO WRITE A GIANT CHECK TO MAKE AN IMMEDIATE IMPACT ON SOMEONE'S LIFE

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Families receiving the support of The 25 Club are in medical crisis.  Those unable to afford local lodging become ineligible for treatments that could save their life. 

 

By giving in the amount of $25 per month you will personally be providing one night of stay per month for a family in need.  

Join The 25 Club with a few simple clicks.

$25 will be automatically drafted from your account every month for one year.

Know your gift provides one night of lodging every month for a family in crisis.

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We have big plans

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Join us Saturday December 31, 9:00pm

Please join us for a fabulous New Year's Eve party at the historic Capitol Theater in Lebanon, TN.  This memorable evening will include an open bar, appetizers, a tremendous silent auction, dancing, photo opportunities & lots of surprises! Standard tickets are just $75, or purchase our VIP option with a private lounge & bar, upgraded food, reserved parking & more for $150.  Designated Driver tickets, which do not include access to the bar, are also available for $50.  Cocktail party attire.

If you have trouble registering, click here.  

Hey Pittsburgh, Save the Date!

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THE TALE OF THE BERETTA VINEYARD

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​The Tale of the Beretta Vineyard is a true story about family, loss and hope.  Told in the style of a children's tale, we invite you to join the Berettas as they learn the secrets of their family vineyard.  

100% of proceeds from every book sold are donated to The Joe Beretta Foundation.  Each book purchased provides one night of stay for family in crisis experiencing advanced heart failure. 

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5 PHRASES TO AVOID WHEN TALKING TO A LOVED ONE IN CRISIS

(AND WHAT TO SAY INSTEAD)

We don’t just care about heart failure patients, we care about YOU (yes, you!)

...that’s why we put together this handy guide.  Finding the right words when someone is struggling can be really hard but we’ve learned more than we ever hoped to know about navigating difficult times and spend a lot of time helping others do the same.  Enjoy this helpful, FREE download and we’ll share 5 phrases to avoid when talking to a loved one in crisis (and what to say instead).

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