Membership in the "Save A Leg, Save A Life" Foundation is open to anyone desiring to participate in regular local Chapter Meetings and Community Outreach projects (screenings, educational lectures, and fund raising activities).
It is a goal of the SALSAL Foundation to foster a collegial, non-adversarial team approach to Wound Care and Limb Salvage that will facilitate essential care to those at risk for Amputation, Heart Attack, Stroke as well as pain and suffering attributed to non-healing wounds.
There will be no financial obligation or dues required of any individual member. It is our intent to be an Organization of inclusion, not exclusion. All are welcome, but are expected to enhance the growth of SALSAL and our Mission through active participation in meetings and community outreach.
There will be no overt promotion of any product, service or individual through the "Save A Leg, Save A Life" Foundation.
An annual Chapter dues of $250 will be assessed annually and is required to maintain active status.
A Chapter Agreement must be signed by Chapter leaders and returned to National Headquarters.
Each Chapter shall have at least 2 Chapter leaders/Chairpersons. Chapter leaders may be from Industry during the Organizational stages of development, but it is recommended that leadership be turned over to Medical Providers after Chapter stability has been achieved.
Chapter Leaders will have access to the National website for the purpose of adding and editing content in the individual Chapter pages.
A minimum of 10 individuals are required to establish a Chapter, and all contact information of each member must be forwarded to National headquarters to allow for inclusion in our database.
Chapters agree to hold 6 meetings annually and perform a minimum of 3 Community service activities, that typically involve screenings for Diabetes and Peripheral Arterial Disease.
At least 2 members from each Chapter must attend the SALSAL National Conference.
Chapters will participate in monitoring of local data pertaining to amputation rates in their communities. This will be on-going as a part of our "Drive for 25", our Organization's initiative to reduce lower extremity rates by at least 25% in communities where SALSAL Chapters have been established. National will provide specific details on how to obtain and maintain such data.
Local fund raising must go towards the "Save A Leg, Save A Life National" Foundation to assist in the funding of all administrative, community, educational expenses. The National Foundation will in turn assist in the support of approved local Chapter activities.
Individual Chapters may not establish or maintain bank accounts as doing so jeopardizes the non-profit status of our Organization.
Donations and contributions from individuals and industry will be acknowledged.