SOURCE: IntelliClear Inc.

IntelliClear Inc.

April 13, 2009 09:15 ET

IntelliClear Focuses on Children's Congenital Heart Defects (CHD) for Its 2008 Clarity Trust

Disease Gains National Attention With Outstanding Charities Providing Family Support and Treating CHD Worldwide

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO--(Marketwire - April 13, 2009) - IntelliClear today announced the selection of two charities dedicated to treating and comforting families with children inflicted with Congenital Heart Defects (CHD) as its 2008 Clarity Trust recipients. As the Congenital Heart Futures Act is being introduced to both houses of the United States Congress this spring, IntelliClear recognizes this year the outstanding efforts of It's My Heart and HeartGift as leading the charge on children's CHD.

"Nearly twice as many children die from congenital heart defects in the US annually than from all forms of childhood cancers combined, yet the funding for CHD is less than one-fifth that of pediatric cancer," says Eric Shuster, President and CEO of IntelliClear. "According to the Children's Heart Foundation, the American Heart Association directs only $0.30 of every dollar donated toward research; and of that $0.30 that goes toward research only $0.01 goes toward pediatric cardiology for CHD," says Alex Kalamarides, Ph.D., Managing Director and General Partner of IntelliClear.

"According to the American Association of Thoracic Surgery, an astonishing 93% of the world's population has no access to cardiac surgery. With the assistance of generous corporate citizens like IntelliClear -- by combining our resources, our skills and our compassion -- HeartGift's all volunteer team of pediatric physicians will continue to save the lives of children born with CHD," says Lisa Rodman, Executive Director of The HeartGift Foundation.

"Since CHD is America's #1 birth defect, it is vital that we bring awareness to the nation via community outreach, hospital programs and other support services that bring families and resources together. It's My Heart, Inc. relies heavily on the compassion of corporations like IntelliClear Inc., allowing us to further our advocacy and awareness programs for those affected by CHD," says Corrie Stassen, Executive Director of It's My Heart, Inc.

About It's My Heart (http://www.itsmyheart.org)

It's My Heart's mission is to provide support, spread awareness, educate and advocate for those affected by Acquired and Congenital Heart Defects by creating alliances with fellow families, hospitals, support groups, and the community.

About HeartGift (http://www.heartgift.org)

Each year, the HeartGift Foundation brings children from around the world, whose countries lack adequate healthcare, to Texas for free surgery to correct life-threatening heart defects. These children return home with repaired hearts -- and a new sense of hope for the future.

About IntelliClear (www.intelliclear.com)

IntelliClear is a market research and business consulting firm committed to the delivery of actionable market intelligence to the global IT community. IntelliClear's mission is to bring clarity to IT market intelligence by delivering results-oriented research, responsive industry experience, and effective data synthesis -- leading to confident go-to-market plans. The Clarity Trust is an annual program in which IntelliClear donates 1% of its net income to one or two selected charities that exemplify a clear and committed resolve to make a difference in the communities in which they operate, or the causes which they serve. For more information on IntelliClear's Clarity Trust go to http://www.intelliclear.com/community.html.

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