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  • 21. Laine's Story: Why I Fight Laine's Story: Why I Fight
  • 22. Don Hamman – YOU are Why As a survivor of heart disease and bypass surgery at age 45, I have been blessed with the proverbial ?second chance? and reminded that we are called to ?love your neighbor as yourself.?
  • 23. Jennifer's Story: Survival Story Jennifer's Story: Survival Story
  • 24. Quick action saves dad's life Father?s Day has extra-special meaning for Peyton Smith?s family this year. The 34 year old father of three suffered a cardiac arrest just three months ago and the outcome could have been very different if family members hadn?t known what to do.
  • 25. School CPR response saves student’s life Skyler was jogging around the gym with classmates when he went down to the floor face first. ?He just dropped,? recalls PE teacher Alan Nakagama, who first thought Skyler was joking.
  • 26. Rise Above Heart Failure: Rita Owens' Story Read how Rita Owens and her daughter Queen Latifah have joined the American Heart Association's Rise Above Heart Failure movement to spread the word about heart failure and to help others understand the signs and symptoms of the condition, and how to manage it
  • 27. Rise Above Heart Failure: Queen Latifah's Story Read how Queen Latifah and her mother Rita Owens have joined the American Heart Association's Rise Above Heart Failure movement to spread the word about heart failure and to help others understand the signs and symptoms of the condition, and how to manage it
  • 28. Tim Gamble turns stroke into a career path Tim Gamble is a young stroke survivor who hopes to turn his personal experience into a career helping others.
  • 29. Maine Survivor Gathering Join us for the inaugural Go Red Survivor Gathering. This free event, from 5:30pm-6:45pm, is open to heart and stroke survivors to meet and chat with other survivors. Starting at 7:00, Pat Kirby, former Baltimore detective, FBI agent and inspiration for the character Clarisse in The Silence of the Lambs, will speak.
  • 30. Diane Graf: Heart Disease and Stroke Survivor Meet Diane Graf, who discovered she had heart valve disease and had suffered a stroke.


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American Heart Association
2014-2015 Expenditures

Pie chart showing breakdown of expenses
  • Research: 19.3%
  • Public Health Education: 38.8%
  • Professional Education & Training: 15.6%
  • Community Services: 7.3%
  • Management & General: 7.7%
  • Fundraising: 11.3%