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  • 31. Judy Coffey, R.N.-- What the American Heart Association means to me My life-long commitment to supporting the mission and vision of the American Heart Association (AHA) stems from both personal and professional reasons. Professionally, I have worked in health care for more than three decades and I have seen first-hand the effect the AHA has had in reducing the incidence of heart attack and stroke. Personally, I have survived the loss of a daughter who was born with three different heart defects.
  • 32. Dr. Robb MacLellan leads UW cardiovascular research team American Heart Association (AHA) research volunteer Robb A. MacLellan, M.D., is pioneering the next generation in cardiovascular regenerative medicine. He pursues new therapies for damaged hearts at the University of Washington (UW) where he is Professor of Medicine, Head of the Division of Cardiology and the Robert A. Bruce Endowed Chair in Cardiovascular Research.
  • 33. 2013 National Eating Healthy Day The American Heart Association and Premera Blue Cross invite you to celebrate National Eating Healthy Day 2013. The official day is November 6, but you can plan your event that day or any day.
  • 34. Family history inspires Heart Walk dedication Azziem Hassan Underwood?s commitment to the American Heart Association took on added meaning this summer. As he was gearing up for a second year as a Team Captain for the Puget Sound Heart and Stroke Walk, his identical twin brother Azzad suffered a massive heart attack.
  • 35. Promatoras promote blood pressure control Western States Affiliate Health Equity volunteers have trained a new wave of health mentors in recent weeks who are working to improve heart health in their communities. Known as Promatoras, they help their families and friends control high blood pressure and reduce risk for diabetes, heart disease and stroke.
  • 36. Youth advocate Gladdys Arboleda making an impact in Hawaii Hawaii high school senior Gladdys Arboleda is an energetic advocate for the American Heart Association (AHA). She joined our You?re The Cure network as part of her high school senior project which focuses on the role that sugar-sweetened beverages play in Hawaii?s obesity epidemic. Approximately one in three students entering kindergarten in Hawaii is already overweight or obese, and 56 percent of adults in the state are overweight or obese.
  • 37. Researchers and donors connect at local receptions A series of Research Receptions is providing researchers the opportunity to share their work with donors whose generous gifts are advancing our mission. Five receptions have been held to date with attendees gaining insights into cardiovascular science and meeting face-to-face with researchers funded by the American Heart Association. The Southern Arizona Research Reception in Tucson was highlighted by a check presentation representing the $1.5 million dollars in research funded by the American Heart Association over the past few years at the University of Arizona. Local board member Robert Poston, M.D., was instrumental in planning the event.
  • 38. Ted Stream inspires Inland Empire Heart and Stroke Walk This has been a landmark year for the Inland Empire Heart & Stroke Walk in Ontario, CA. Chairman Ted Stream notes, ?In one day we were able to provide 5,000 people with free blood pressure screenings, echocardiograms, consultations with personal trainers and so much more. When you go to the Heart & Stroke Walk, you walk away with the tools and resources that you need to live a long, heart-healthy life ? and you have fun doing it.?
  • 39. The American Heart Association's Fit-Friendly Worksites Program Requirements The American Heart Association explains the unique requirements of the Fit-Friendly Worksites program and determine where your organization fits in or what you would like to achieve in the future at your worksite.
  • 40. National Walking Day - Individuals and Community Organizations Individuals can sign up for the American Heart Association's National Walking Day using this form.


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American Heart Association
2012-2013 Expenditures

  • Research: 21.7%
  • Public Health Education: 36.8%
  • Professional Education & Training: 14.7%
  • Community Services: 6.1%
  • Management & General: 8.5%
  • Fundraising: 12.2%