Heart diseases and stroke are the #1 cause of death in South Carolina. Learn about the lifesaving work of the American Heart Association. Since 1924, we have been working to keep you, your loved ones and your community safe from heart disease and stroke.
We're building healthier lives where you live and work and making your community healthier by advocating for key health issues. We train millions of Americans each year in CPR and first aid, and educate healthcare providers every day. Find out more through our online tools, including Go Red For Women, Power to End Stroke, My Heart. My Life, our Youth Programs, and the Heart Hub, our online patient portal for information, tools and resources.
Each year we host multiple events in your area to bring awareness and education about our key issues and to raise support for invaluable heart disease and stroke research. Join in the fight against heart disease and stroke by attending one of our events or volunteering, including joining You're the Cure, hosting a speaker at your next event, distributing materials at a health fair, finding a CPR Class, or contributing to our online communities. Here's the chance to make a real difference!
Elizabeth Greene, AHA speaker and You’re the Cure advocate, suffered a heart attack at age 35.
“I was seven months pregnant with twins when I had my heart attack. Fortunately, I was already at a hospital that had a very good cardiac unit. My girls were fine, and I am too, thanks to the cutting-edge treatment I received. Now I serve as an AHA regional spokesperson, and I love being part of the You’re the Cure network.”
Be a part of the cure. Be an advocate.
You don't have to be a doctor to save lives. Just be willing to deliver a lifesaving message to public officials whenever you can.
You're the Cure when you speak up for vital research funding. Or when you advocate for public policies that advance the fight against heart disease and stroke. That's why You're the Cure, a nationwide network of people dedicated to finding a cure for heart disease and stroke, needs your talent and time...now!
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