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For Immediate Release — July 18, 2007


Bard Peripheral Vascular Inc. Renews Commitment to Support Vascular Disease Foundation

The Vascular Disease Foundation (VDF) announced today that Bard Peripheral Vascular Inc, a subsidiary of C. R. Bard, Inc., has renewed its commitment as a VDF National Industry Advocate for the next three years and will serve as a member of VDF’s National Corporate Advisory Board. Bard Peripheral Vascular’s membership in VDF was supported through a donation from the C. R. Bard Foundation, Inc.

Bard’s contribution will support VDF’s top priorities including activities related to the P.A.D. Coalition and the continued distribution of free educational material to the general public and medical facilities. Educational materials include VDF’s quarterly newsletter, Keeping in Circulation, the creation of a new electronic newsletter and distribution of patient brochures on vascular diseases.

“We are pleased to announce that Bard Peripheral Vascular has decided to continue its partnership with the Vascular Disease Foundation,” said Mark Creager, MD, President of VDF’s Board of Directors. “The goal of the Foundation’s National Corporate Advisory Board is to reduce the mortality and morbidity from vascular diseases. The Advisory Board is allied with the Foundation in the belief that patient quality of life and longevity can be improved through education and prevention, prompt diagnosis, comprehensive treatment and effective rehabilitation of arterial and venous disease.”

Founded in 1998, VDF is the country’s leading nonprofit information and education resource on the diagnosis and management of vascular diseases.

“Our membership in the VDF National Advisory Board supports our desire to help improve the quality of life for patients suffering from arterial and venous diseases,” said Jim Beasley, President of Bard Peripheral Vascular, which is based in Tempe, Arizona.

About Bard Peripheral Vascular and C.R. Bard, Inc.:

C. R. Bard, Inc. (, headquartered in Murray Hill, N.J. and the parent corporation of Bard Peripheral Vascular, is a leading multinational developer, manufacturer and marketer of innovative, life-enhancing medical technologies in the fields of vascular, urology, oncology and surgical specialty products. Bard Peripheral Vascular ( provides a comprehensive range of surgical and interventional medical devices for the treatment of peripheral vascular disease, dialysis access and maintenance, cancer detection and therapy. 

About the Vascular Disease Foundation

The Vascular Disease Foundation is a national, nonprofit, public education organization dedicated to increasing awareness of the prevention, diagnosis, and management of vascular disease. Its outstanding board of directors includes physicians, nurses, vascular technologists, rehabilitation professionals, and clinical researchers who have been on the forefront of fighting vascular diseases for many years. For more information, visit or call 888-VDF-4INFO.