Familial Hypercholesterolemia (FH) is an inherited form of high cholesterol, which if left untreated, can lead to premature heart disease and death. FH affects approximately 1 in 250 people - 30 million people worldwide - of all ethnicities and ages, including children. In the U.S. alone, FH causes some 12,000 heart attacks per year, often in men and women under the age of 45.
With early diagnosis and appropriate treatment, people born with FH can dramatically reduce their risk and live longer, healthier lives.
Why your help is important
More than 90% of people with FH do not know they have it. That means entire families are at risk.
The FH Foundation improves the understanding, diagnosis, and treatment of FH. Please help us raise awareness and fund the FH Foundation's research, education, and advocacy efforts to win the Race for FH.
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Every dollar you raise makes a difference
$25 can help someone with FH connect with a community of their peers for support.
$100 can help a person with FH get the resources they need to learn about and advocate for available treatment options.
$250 can help train an FH Advocate to raise awareness of FH in their community.
$500 can help provide educational programs for healthcare providers to improve diagnosis rates.
$1,000 can help fund FH research through the CASCADE FH™ Registry that sheds light on why FH is different and what can be done.