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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. Harlem Go Red Fo Women Educational Forum Harlem Go Red For Women Educational Forum
  • 8. The Christ Hospital - Cincinnati Goes Red Sponsor The Christ Hospital - Cincinnati Goes Red Sponsor
  • 9. Ninth Annual Southern New Jersey Go Red For Women Luncheon Go Red Luncheons are wonderful social events where women (and men) dedicated to making an impact in their community come together to raise awareness, educate and fundraise to fight heart disease and stroke.
  • 10. York County Go Red For Women Event The American Heart Association volunteers from York County are planning an evening filled with informative breakout sessions, spectacular auction items and a heart-healthy meal.
  • 11. Utah Goes Red For Women Utah Goes Red For Women - It's easy, it's free, and it could help save your life. Join the Go Red For Women movement and get the tools, resources and inspiration you need to love your heart.
  • 12. 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.
  • 13. Inland Empire Go Red For Women Lifestyle Change Nomination Inland Empire Go Red For Women Lifestyle Change Nomination Form
  • 14. Emergency Cardiovascular Care 2020 Impact Goals Emergency Cardiovascular Care 2020 Impact Goals
  • 15. Merrimack Valley Go Red in Your Own Fashion Join us, along with guest speaker Rachel Doucette, for an evening of fashion and cocktails to celebrate women?s heart health and the Go Red For WomenŽ movement.
  • 16. Go Red for Women Recipes for the Heart Cookbook The American Heart Association's 2014 limited-edition magazine cookbook, Recipes for the Heart, is a 96-page digest-size publication created to inspire women to take care of their hearts by eating wisely.
  • 17. 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.
  • 18. Go Red For Women Leadership Forum Go Red For Women Leadership Forum: The Evolution of Heart, Empowerment & Legacy
  • 19. Columbus Goes Red with a Powerful Team Columbus Goes Red with a Powerful Team
  • 20. Thirteenth Annual Garden State Go Red For Women Luncheon The Garden State Go Red For Women Luncheon is one of the premier women?s events in New Jersey. It is an annual celebration of the Go Red For Women movement, sponsored nationally by Macy?s, and attended by 400 to 500 of New Jersey?s influential women, and men, in business, industry, health, education and civic affairs.
  • 21. Portland Go Red Total Makeover Go Red Total Makeover Community Event: Friday, February 6 at Macy's in Downtown Portland! Share your Go Red Total Makeover Story and you could win a $500 Macy's Gift card!
  • 22. Queens Go Red For Women Dinner The Queens Go Red for Women Dinner is dedicated to expanding the focus of the American Heart Association?s national movement, Go Red for Women and teaching women to love their hearts.
  • 23. 2015 Columbus Go Red For Women Luncheon Columbus Go Red For Women Luncheon 2015
  • 24. Twin Cities Go Red For Women Find the American Heart Association's Go Red For Women and American Heart Month (February) activities in the Twin Cities
  • 25. 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.
  • 26. Cleveland Go Red sponsor page Cleveland Go Red sponsor page
  • 27. Wear Red Day Cooking Demo Chef Kirsten Helle, recent winner of a Food Network show, will share her inspiring health story and cook her winning recipe! It all takes place as Pike Place Market celebrates Wear Red Day in their own special way. Join us Feb. 6, 2015 for this free, tasty and healthy celebration of healthy lifestyle in action?and Wear RED!
  • 28. 2014 Columbus Wear Red Day Columbus Wear Red Day
  • 29. 47th Annual Elkis-Love Golf Tournament In 1968, this event began as a simple golf outing known as the Heart Tournament. During the last 44 years it became the longest-running American Heart Association event in New Jersey. The tournament has grown in size and spirit over the years and is now known as the Annual Elkis-Love Memorial Golf Tournament in honor and memory of two volunteers, Nancy Elkis and Jack Love, who realized early on the devastating impact cardiovascular diseases and stroke can have on families and loved ones. Each participant helps raise money to fund lifesaving research, valuable education and advocacy efforts of the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association.
  • 30. 2015 Louisville Go Red For Women Luncheon 2015 Louisville Go Red For Women Luncheon

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  • Better nutrition and high-quality physical education in our schools
  • Adequate, affordable and available health care for all

American Heart Association
2013-2014 Expenditures

Pie chart showing breakdown of expenses
  • Research: 21.8%
  • Public Health Education: 36.4%
  • Professional Education & Training: 14.2%
  • Community Services: 6.7%
  • Management & General: 8.6%
  • Fundraising: 12.3%