Why Help?

Thank you to the generous donors who have made gifts over the past two years the Houston Center for Vascular Health. I am so pleased and impressed by the enthusiasm and support for our new center and our vision to offer a new level of outreach for the communities’ underserved populations impacted by Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD) and Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD). 

Over the past two years, the Houston Center for Vascular Health has been formed as a new 501(c)(3) organization which is a private, non-profit organization recognized by the IRS. As such, gifts to the Houston Center for Vascular Health are tax-deductible, as allowed by law.  

We originally set a goal of raising $1 million for the Houston Center for Vascular Health and have already reached 25% of that long-term goal. While we will receive income from research studies in the near future, many of our most important activities, such as public education and publication of research results, are not revenue-generating. We would also like to be able to treat all patients with vascular disease who could benefit from our expertise, regardless of their financial status. Your gifts and contributions allow our new center to thrive and realize our mission of providing coordinated care for all patients suffering from PVD and vascular ischemia in Houston and Texas.

Please consider a tax-deductible gift of cash, stock, or an estate gift to the Houston Center for Vascular Health as we move into the next phase of our important work.

Best regards,

Oscar R. Rosales, M.D.
Medical Director


Honor a Loved One Individual contributions can go a long way and have a profound impact on the fight against cardiovascular diseases.

Contributions to HCVH are tax deductible and can be made in honor or memory of someone special. 

One out three people die from vascular disease.   Vascular disease kills more people than all the cancers combined.  One out of two Americans will suffer from vascular disease in their lifetime. 

Funding for HCVH will come from research grants and contracts with pharmaceutical and medical device companies as well as fees for services from patients, and contributions from the general public.  The long-term goal is to raise a million dollars to create and operate this new center.  Philanthropic funds will provide support for operations, education and outreach, cost of equipment, and to establish an indigent care fund to assist patients who require interventional procedures.