NAC Have a Heart Foundation Mission Statement
The mission is to identify and raise awareness and funds for causes in our community which affect the quality of life of the members of our community and the world at large through both advocacy and fundraising.
About the Foundation
The NAC Have a Heart Foundation was founded by Jim Worthington, owner of the Newtown Athletic Club (NAC). His vision was to create a charitable arm of the NAC that would serve the community both locally and nationally. After giving significant contributions to the community (valuing over $1 million dollars annually) for over 20 years, he felt that he wanted to gather all of these altruistic activities under one organization and the Have a Heart Foundation was born.
While the foundation supports many causes, it currently focuses on raising funds for ALS research to find a cure for this horrific disease and supporting advocacy work for the Right to Try bill in both Pennsylvania and in Washington,DC. This bill would serve to allow all terminally ill patients in America (over 30 million) to access experimental drugs and treatments after they pass Phase 1 FDA trials, but before they take 8 – 15 years and 2 billion dollars to be approved. For more information on this work please visit www.MyRighttoTryNow.com.