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  • 1. Survivors Gene Jensen, Abigail Ellis, Lori Hewlett stories
  • 2. Sean Maloney joins local board to advance stroke awareness in Silicon Valley Four years ago Sean Maloney was a top senior executive at Intel Corporation -- a well-respected leader, gifted speaker and innovator. Around Silicon Valley it was assumed he would take over as the next CEO at the high-tech firm in Santa Clara, CA. However, a stroke sidelined his career in February, 2010.
  • 3. Support Network comes to life in Phoenix Stroke survivor Janice Edwards-Jackson is helping our new Support Network come to life in Phoenix, AZ. She notes, ?It?s nice to have others to identify with. You don?t understand something until you go through it.?
  • 4. 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.?
  • 5. 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.
  • 6. 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.
  • 7. 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.
  • 8. Jang Jaswal owes his life to heart research Jang Jaswal began his long struggle with cardiac disease in 1989. He was just 33 when he had his first angioplasty to open blocked arteries. A heart and kidney transplant saved his life in 2013 after more than 20 years of cardiac procedures and two strokes. He says, ?My story is one of the modern medical miracles made possible by the American Heart Association (AHA)."
  • 9. Stroke Survivors Starting Over – a priceless connection in the Bay Area Barbara Combs has instilled hope in stroke survivors for over 15 years by simply visiting them in the hospital. Stroke Survivors Starting Over, the peer visitor program she founded in San Francisco, has reached over 6,324 stroke survivors and their caregivers -- providing a priceless connection for those dealing with stroke outcomes.
  • 10. Vermont Go Red For Women Luncheon The American Heart Association's Vermont Go Red For Women Luncheon--filled with fun and educational opportunities--is a great day to share with friends and family.


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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%