It all started as an idea for one image, and then the idea grew and Lady Aorta started getting a life of her own. Perhaps Lady Aorta can be a help for doctors and nurses, when talking to families about rare aortic diseases in the future. Especially when trying to explain for younger persons about aortic disease.
Sometimes photos and images found on internet and in medical brochures can be quite frightening. Also for adults. If you think Lady Aorta is a good thing, please help us share her to doctors, nurses and paramedics. Perhaps they can have use of her already tomorrow.
As all our image, they can only be used for use that does not involve money, no sales of items, no soliciting, no fundraising etc. To print them and give them for free to hospitals is one example of a great use.
April 9, 2019, The Marfan Foundation have launched a NEW WEBSITE for September 19 and the Aortic Disease Awareness Day. We recommend all our friends to visit this page. In one month from today, May 9, 2019, we will shut down this page. The new page you find here: September 19 – The Marfan Foundation
We have made all material for Aortic Disease Awareness Day – FREE – for all friends all over the globe. For you who want to download an print on your own printer or bring it to your local print-shop to get more copies of flyers or posters we have made folders on Google Drive – from where you easily can download your own national material. We also have these download folders:
IMPORTANT TO KNOW: our material can only be used for nonprofit use to create awareness around our rare diseases of the aorta like aortic dissection and aortic aneurysm. Neither modifications nor commercial uses are permitted. It can never be used in combination with money collection or sales of any kind, or making fundraising solicitation. The material may not be sold.
The reason is that many of the designs (the original flyer, the medical drawings on the flyers, the design of t-shirt, design of design- and profile-items, the logotype, the slogan) have been donated or allowed for use by this campaign – since we do not run charities, we do not sell things and we do not charge people money in any kind, to take part in our aortic awareness movement. Some items are bought under such licenses from photographers through photo sites with use of funds from donors who made donations since we go the “non-money” way to make this campaign free for anyone to take part in. Also for people who have no money to spare. Music used in our videos are used also with these same kind of limited rights for use, from the composers and musicians.
When we say free, there is no hidden part where payment is done though fundraising or other kind of fees. Free is free. Also free of postage if printed material is given away as gifts and shipped or sent by post. So feel free to download, print or share, and give away for free. But if you try use if for other uses that what it is inteded for, you need to know that there are agreements made for the use of our free material – to keep it free.