Heart disease and stroke are the #1 cause of death in Virginia. 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, the Start! Program, and our Education Programs.
Each year we host multiple events in our 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 becoming an empowered advocate, hosting a speaker at your next event, distributing materials at a health fair, or contributing to our online communities (Facebook, Twitter). Here’s the chance to make a real difference!