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  • 41. Connecticut Little Heart Hero Day The American Heart Association is hosting an event for children with congenital heart defects and their families to come together for fun activities, support and networking. The second annual Little Heart Hero Day will take place Sunday, Sept. 7 from 12-3pm at the Elks in Branford. This FREE event is open to all Connecticut families who have a child with a congenital heart defect. The event will include heart healthy snacks, fun activities like face painting, crafts, games and more! Little Heart Hero Day and is rain or shine. Space is limited and RSVP is required by August 25th. Little Heart Hero Day is sponsored by the American Heart Association in partnership with the Gabrielle Dinsmore Heart & Hope Fund.
  • 42. Fellows Research Day - Pittsburgh Heart Ball Fellows Research Day - Pittsburgh Heart Ball
  • 43. Fit-Friendly Worksites Downloadable Recognition Seals The American Heart Association?s Worksite Wellness Kit encourages companies to give employees an excuse to get away from their desks.
  • 44. 2017 Dayton Heart Ball 2017 Dayton Heart Ball
  • 45. Tips for Eating Healthy The American Heart Association explains that Eating healthy isn?t just something to do on National Eating Healthy Day, it?s something you can do every day. And if you slip up today, then start over tomorrow. Every day is a new opportunity.
  • 46. Papa Joe is an Advocate for Walking Papa Joe Aviance, Youre the Cure, Heart Walk, National Walking Day, Volunteer Voice, April 2015
  • 47. 2017 Greater Dayton 5K Heart Walk/Run 2017 Greater Dayton 5K Heart Walk/Run
  • 48. Ohio Advocacy Day Ohio Advocacy Day
  • 49. Move More in April Find any opportunity you can to move more with the American Heart Association! Visit our website to register and get a free toolkit to help your community move more during the month of April!
  • 50. Salt Lake City "Walks With A Doc" on National Walking Day National Walking Day, Lillian Khor, University of Utah Health, Together to End Stroke, Volunteer Voice, April 2017


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  • More walkable and bikable streets, roads and parks
  • Better nutrition and high-quality physical education in our schools
  • Adequate, affordable and available health care for all

We’re making your community healthier by advocating for key issues such as:

  • Smoke-free public places
  • More walkable and bikable streets, roads and parks
  • Better nutrition and high-quality physical education in our schools
  • Adequate, affordable and available health care for all

We’re improving the quality of care for heart and stroke patients by:

  • Training millions of Americans in CPR, advanced life support, AED (defibrillator) use and first aid; promoting AED placement in businesses and public places
  • Improving emergency care for heart attack victims through our Mission: Lifeline community-based initiative
  • Helping hospitals treat cardiac and stroke patients according to proven guidelines using our Get With The Guidelines® program
  • Strengthening stroke systems of care, teaching the public to respond to warning signs, and providing resources for stroke survivors and caregivers

We’re reaching at-risk populations through cause initiatives and online tools:

Nationwide, we invest over $132 million a year ($3.2 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.

American Heart Association
2015-2016 Expenditures

Pie chart showing breakdown of expenses
  • Research 20.3%
  • Public Health Education 36.7%
  • Professional Education and Training 16.7%
  • Community Services 8.1%
  • Management and General 7.1%
  • Fund Raising 11.1%