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  • 1. My Heart. My Life. The American Heart Association's My Heart. My Life. healthy living initiative helps people understand what it means to be healthy and empowers them to take action. Recent events in Alaska ? the Anchorage Heart Run and Fairbanks Heart Walk ? are among this initiative?s many activities bringing communities together across the Western States Affiliate to advance the fight against heart diseases and stroke.
  • 2. Scientific Sessions 2010: Fun Walk/Fun Run Fun Walk/Fun Run article page for 2010 Scientific Sessions Science News Website.
  • 3. 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.
  • 4. 2011 Pittsburgh Heart Walk_1303913038809 2011 Pittsburgh Heart Walk
  • 5. Walk the Walk for Heart Health One of the simplest types of physical activity ? walking ? is also one of the most beneficial. Just 30 minutes of brisk walking, at least five days a week, can lower your risks for heart disease, stroke and diabetes.
  • 6. Team Chloe celebrates Super Hero in Anchorage Team Chloe is one of the Alaska division?s top Heart Walk teams, dedicated to a spunky 18-month-old who is a local Heart Super Hero. Chloe?s parents Ron and Melanie Miller were alerted she would likely be born with heart problems ? but they had no idea how serious it would be when she arrived on July 27, 2013
  • 7. Grandfather inspires healthy lifestyle for Utah DJ Jon Watkins? dedication to the American Heart Association is inspired by his grandfather -- who always supported his dream of being an entertainer.
  • 8. Jackie Leonard leads Oahu Walk fundraising for 13 years Jackie Leonard led individual fundraisers for the 13th consecutive year at the Oahu Heart Walk ? she has raised over $100,000 for the fight against heart disease and stroke. Her commitment to our mission and an understanding of how it will improve and save lives is why.
  • 9. Memorial Gong tribute inspires Anchorage Heart Walk This year Casey Sullivan had the honor reading 11 names that are currently engraved ? including his brother Harvey P. Sullivan, whom the family lost to heart disease when he was in his 40?s.
  • 10. Walking; Morning, Noon or Night The American Heart Association provides tips on walking whenever it fits your schedule.


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%