How Your Donation Can Make a Difference

Updated:Aug 26,2016
American Heart Association
How Your Donation Can Make a Difference…
Provides resources for one of 200,000 You’re the Cure volunteers to encourage their local, state and federal lawmakers to make changes on important issues such as menu labeling and state health programs.
Teaches more than 100 adults save a life by recognizing the signs of heart attack or stroke and how to administer CPR or use an AED. Provides a wallet card they can keep in their back pockets for reference.
Makes it easier for people to find  AEDs in public places. This donation covers the costs of placing nine identification stickers in public places, directing people to these devices that can save someone’s life.  Congress mandated the public placement of AEDs in response to AHA lobbyists.
Provides informational videos and brochures to lead a Power To End Stroke campaign and heighten awareness of the impact of stroke in the African-American community.
Reaches 100 African-American or Hispanic individuals with heart disease and stroke prevention information, and encourages them to participate in Search Your Heart, our cultural health program.
Highlights stroke risks for 50 individuals and gives them a better understanding of how they can help prevent cardiovascular disease.
Helps healthcare providers prevent heart disease in women by translating  American Heart Association science into evidence-based guidelines for their practices.
Allows church and organization leaders to launch our cultural health program, Search Your Heart, delivering information to help people in the African-American and  Hispanic communities to reduce their risk for heart disease and stroke.
If one of every 50 people in the United States made a donation of this size, the American Heart Association could award more than 1,000 qualified researchers with the grants and scholarships that were not funded this past year. This critical research could lead to the next generation of advancements in preventing, treating or even eradicating cardiovascular disease.
Empowers 25 underserved African-Americans to help end stroke by educating them on topics such as risk factors, prevention and healthy eating.
Educates two healthcare providers via webinar about Get with the Guidelines-Outpatient or any of our programs that continually improve clinical care.
$40 a month
for a year
Sends a doctor or scientist to the International Stroke Conference to learn the latest advancements in the treatment and prevention of stroke.
Provides information and inspiration to help four stroke survivors maximize recovery and independence with a subscription to Stroke Connection, a bi-monthly periodical and our biggest outreach to stroke families.
Engages 1,000 women to learn their risk of heart disease by conducting their own Go Red Heart CheckUps.
Teaches 10 families in your community the connectionbetween good food and good health by showing them the ultimate heart-healthy recipes in The New American Heart Association Cookbook.
Can save lives by training more than 45 members of your community on essential CPR skills using our innovative CPR Anytime self-directed personal CPR kit.
Sends a researcher or cardiologist from around the globe to present the latest scientific findings at the annual Scientific Sessions conference, the world’s premier annual meeting on cardiovascular science.
Teaches more than 2,500 children how to avoid obesity and live longer, stronger lives through our nutrition and exercise educational materials.
Mobilizes 2,000 women with our Go Red for Women movement and empowers them to take charge of their heart health with a personal record tracker and other health information.
Sends a heart disease or stroke survivor to our annual Heart and Stroke Lobby Day in Washington to educate decision makers about issues that affect the nation’s cardiovascular health. Recent efforts include funding for education and prevention of childhood obesity.
Helps 9,000 individuals get active using online tools such as the Start! Walking Programs Tracker, which records physical activity.
Helps give 2,500 individuals a plan to live better through My Life Check Assessment, an online tool that calculates your personal heart score in just a few minutes.
Funds a one-year pre-doctoral fellowship to help a medical student begin a career in heart or stroke research. Research is the starting point for all scientific advances. Pacemakers, new forms of surgery and lifesaving drugs could not have been developed without thousands of hours and thousands of dollars first spent in research. The American Heart Association is proud to have funded research that has led to these and other important breakthroughs.
Awards deserving undergraduate students the sponsored opportunity to work with an American Heart Association established investigator such as Dr. Christine Moravec, whose groundbreaking work led to the finding that a mechanical heart pump can reverse heart failure. Investigators such as Dr. Moravec are working with us to train the next generation of researchers.