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The Marfan Foundation

Last Update:3/13/2018
Contact:Susan Leshen
Title:Sr Dir. of Patient& Program Services, Volunteers
Address:22 Manhasset Avenue
Port Washington, NY 11050
County:Out of state
Phone:516-883-8712 ext 122
Toll Free:800-862-7326

The Marfan Foundation creates a brighter future for everyone affected by Marfan syndrome and related disorders.

  • We pursue the most innovative research and make sure that it receives proper funding.
  • We create an informed public and educated patient community to increase early diagnosis and ensure life-saving treatment.
  • We provide relentless support to families, caregivers, and healthcare providers.
Program Description

The Foundation accomplishes these goals through:

Research - Promoting research to improve diagnosis and treatment and to find a cure

Education - Providing accurate and up-to-date information about Marfan syndrome and related disorders to patients and families, health care professionals, and the general public.

Support Services - Helping individuals and families with Marfan syndrome and related disorders through:

  • The Marfan Foundation Information and Resource Center, which provides access to personalized service through a toll free information line, 1-800-8-MARFAN, and email
  • The National Volunteer Network, consisting of Chapters, Network Groups, Support Groups, and individual volunteers, which carries out the Foundation's mission at the local level
  • The Marfan Foundation Annual Conference
  • The Marfan Foundation newsletter, Connective Issues
  • Our website
Optional membership. We also accept donations.
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