Laura shared her story at the Springfield Go Red For Women Luncheon.
Regional Office 2446 E. Madrid Springfield, MO 65804 phone: (417) 881-1121 fax: (417) 881-8972
Live a healthier, longer life
April is Physical Activity Month
By exercising for as little as 30 minutes a day you can reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke. The American Heart Association's My Heart. My Life. initiative can help you and your family get active and eat health.
In Missouri during the past five years (2010-2014) the American Heart Association funded over $15.86 million in new research - 136 studies at 9 Missouri institutions.
1 study at Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics, Kansas City - $149,644
1 study at Missouri State University, Springfield - $214,500
1 study at Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City - $143,000
15 studies at St. Louis University - $1,460,652
2 studies at Stowers Institute for Medical Research, Kansas City - $104,000
27 studies at the University of Missouri, Columbia - $3,623,112
6 studies at the University of Missouri, Kansas City - $702,224
22 studies at Washington University in St. Louis - $1,434,483
61 studies at Washington University, School of Medicine in St. Louis - $8,033,165
Nationwide, we invest almost $145 million a year ($3.7 billion since 1949) in heart and stroke research that has led to recent breakthroughs such as clot-busting drugs and drug-eluting stents. Healthcare providers learn about medical advances and new treatment guidelines though our journals, conferences and online courses.
The American Heart Association Midwest Affiliate funds projects that help us achieve our Impact Goal:To improve the cardiovascular health of all Americans by 20% by the year 2020, and to reduce deaths from heart disease and stroke by 20%.
Communications Director: Stephen Hall, (417) 881-1128 Office, (417) 551-1654 Cell
Many area businesses and organizations will be supporting the American Heart Association on National Wear Red Day through a variety of ways – from encouraging employees to wear red to turning their buildings/facilities red in some fashion.
With a degree from Missouri State in sports medicine, and as the owner of CrossFit Springfield, Jeremy Mhire knew all about performing CPR. He’d never used those skills, though – not until his wife needed her life to be saved.