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Founded in 1982 as the Pacific Vascular Research Foundation by vascular surgeons at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF), the organization recently changed its name to underscore the urgency of its longstanding mission -- to prevent death and disability from vascular disease.
In addition, Joe is involved with various non-profit groups including The Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center, California Independent Film Festival, The Taylor Family Foundation, Pacific Vascular Research Foundation, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Diabetic Youth Foundation and the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
27, 2003 Because vascular (circulatory system) disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, because one in two women over age 55 dies from vascular disease, and because many people are susceptible to but largely unaware of vascular diseases other than those of the heart, the Pacific Vascular Research Foundation (PVRF) is launching an informative new web site, www.