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  • 1. Tacoma Girls Night Out Have a fun night out at Watson?s, a sponsor of Go Red For Women. You deserve it! Enjoy relaxed shopping, delicious wine and light appetizers in the company of friends. Includes two drink tickets per person and a 10% discount on your entire purchase.
  • 2. 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.
  • 3. Puget Sound Women?s Show Goes Red On the heels of Wear Red Day (February 7), we continue the Go Red momentum as the American Heart Association co-hosts the Puget Sound Women?s Show with Tacoma Mall and ShowCase Magazine. Go Red with us at this fun event focused on loving yourself! You?ll find great wellness tips, beauty advice, new fashion ideas, and fun activities such as free chair massages and hand aromatherapy. The first 200 ladies to register get a free gift bag and entry into a drawing for an overnight stay and dinner at Alderbrook Resort and Spa.
  • 4. Go Red makes a splash across the affiliate Wear Red Day shined bright across the Western States Affiliate on Feb. 7. People, statues, buildings and a wide range of activities reflected the Go Red for Women movement raising awareness about women and heart disease.
  • 5. Hong Chartrand wins Go Red Multicultural Scholarship Hong Chartrand, a University of Arizona doctorate student, has been awarded the Go Red? Multicultural Scholarship presented by the American Heart Association and Macy?s Multicultural Fund. This year, 16 students in health-related studies across the country will each receive this $2,500 scholarship.
  • 6. Affiliate renews four Innovative Science Awards The Western States Affiliate (WSA) has renewed funding for four Innovative Science Awards supporting highly innovative, high-risk, high reward research on cardiovascular and/or stroke. These projects could ultimately lead to critical discoveries or major advancements that will accelerate the field of cardiovascular and stroke research.
  • 7. Idaho ramps up Heart Month excitement Our Idaho division kicked off American Heart Month in a big way -- complementing the Go Red for Women movement with multiple awareness events in the first week of February.
  • 8. Emergency Cardiovascular Care 2020 Impact Goals Emergency Cardiovascular Care 2020 Impact Goals
  • 9. Jestine Salazar raising awareness among Latinas Jestine Salazar's efforts to promote healthy lifestyle choices in the local community led to Utah?s inaugural Go Red Por Tu Corazon Luncheon on Feb. 20.
  • 10. Power To End Stroke - Los Angeles The Power Fitness Challenge was an overwhelming success in Los Angeles!Power To End Stroke is an education and awareness campaign in Los Angeles that embraces and celebrates the culture, energy, creativity and lifestyles of Americans. It unites people to help make an impact on the high incidence of stroke within their communities.


Our Mission

Community

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

  • Smoke-free public places
  • More walkable and bikeable 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 bikeable 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%