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Results for '2013'
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  • 1. The Heartbeat of St. Rose The Heartbeat of St. Rose, Volunteer Voice, April 2013, Julie Gebhardt, Pepper Steppers
  • 2. Awareness and treatment are top priorities Awareness and treatment are top priorities, Volunteer Voice, April 2013, Susie Fisher
  • 3. Los Angeles volunteer inspires youth Los Angeles volunteer inspires youth. Helping youth develop leadership and wellness traits is a professional passion for Christine J. Oh, Ph.D.
  • 4. Students pump up exercise on YouTube Students pump up exercise on YouTube, Yeba Buena High School, Volunteer Voice, April 2013
  • 5. Union Bank is top Heart Walk team in the nation Our long-time supporter Union Bank was named the No. 1 Heart Walk team in the nation for 2012. Volunteer Voice, April 2013
  • 6. Cori Fowler spreads AHA message in Uganda ?It is important that these parents and children understand that Hands-Only CPR is a safe and easy procedure,? Cori Fowler explains.
  • 7. Durazo and Anderson are WSA Volunteers of the Year The Western States Affiliate 2012 Volunteers of the Year are Ray Durazo and Jeffrey L. Anderson, M.D., who are honored for distinguished commitment to the mission of the American Heart Association during the year and over time.
  • 8. Young professionals engaging peers in AHA mission A wave of energetic volunteers is evolving among young professionals dedicated to engaging their peers in the American Heart Association?s lifesaving mission. Their efforts have attracted elite participants to recent high-profile events in California and Arizona.
  • 9. 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.
  • 10. Las Vegas Lifestyle Change Award Nomination The American Heart Association wants to recognize individuals who have made positive changes to improve their quality of life and health. No change is too small, and every accomplishment is significant! Nominations for the Lifestyle Change Award can be submitted by friends, co-workers or relatives and individuals can nominate themselves. Winners will be chosen by a volunteer committee. Submit your nomination below.
  • 11. David P. Lee, M.D. What the American Heart Association means to me To me, the American Heart Association (AHA) represents the best of organizations, providing important leadership to prevent and treat cardiovascular disease.
  • 12. 2013 Powerful Black Family Celebration RSVP Join us Saturday, August 3, 2013 in Inglewood, CA for our 3rd Annual Powerful Black Family Celebration! A fun filled day with a farmers market, health screenings, sports activities, personal Q & A with doctors, makeovers and exciting giveaways!
  • 13. AHA honors Mary Caldwell and Hank Wasiak Two exceptional volunteers from the Western States Affiliate have received national recognition for their many years of service to the American Heart Association (AHA). Mary Caldwell, R.N., M.B.A., Ph.D., FAHA, is the Healthcare Volunteer of the Year Award and Hank Wasiak was presented with the prestigious Gold Heart Award.
  • 14. Funding applications hit an all-time high Research is the foundation of our lifesaving mission and the volume of applications continues to increase each year -- hitting an all-time high in FY 2012-13. According to Brian Black, Ph.D., Chair of the Western States Affiliate Research Committee, pictured at left, we received a total of 454 applicants in the spring cycle, up 19 percent over the fall. The committee approved 76 new awards totaling nearly $8 million.
  • 15. Chef Anthony Vidal promotes healthy eating The connection between healthy eating and better living is personal for Chef Anthony Vidal of Las Vegas, NV. He has Type 2 diabetes and a family history of heart-related illnesses. This father of three is taking steps to assure his family will not soon experience the heart-breaking loss of another loved one. Diabetes claimed the lives of both his mother and aunt over the past two years.
  • 16. Chef Phillip Dell shares cooking insights Sharing the amazing possibilities for a healthy, tasty diet with those who want to eat better is Chef Phillip Dell?s goal in life. He is an award winning chef who has won top honors at the American Heart Association?s Flavors of the Heart food festival in Las Vegas, NV. He is also a competitive natural bodybuilder and three-time world champion power lifter who shifted to a healthier lifestyle by losing 92 pounds and keeping it off for years.
  • 17. Judy Coffey, R.N.-- What the American Heart Association means to me My life-long commitment to supporting the mission and vision of the American Heart Association (AHA) stems from both personal and professional reasons. Professionally, I have worked in health care for more than three decades and I have seen first-hand the effect the AHA has had in reducing the incidence of heart attack and stroke. Personally, I have survived the loss of a daughter who was born with three different heart defects.
  • 18. Dr. Robb MacLellan leads UW cardiovascular research team American Heart Association (AHA) research volunteer Robb A. MacLellan, M.D., is pioneering the next generation in cardiovascular regenerative medicine. He pursues new therapies for damaged hearts at the University of Washington (UW) where he is Professor of Medicine, Head of the Division of Cardiology and the Robert A. Bruce Endowed Chair in Cardiovascular Research.
  • 19. 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.
  • 20. Promatoras promote blood pressure control Western States Affiliate Health Equity volunteers have trained a new wave of health mentors in recent weeks who are working to improve heart health in their communities. Known as Promatoras, they help their families and friends control high blood pressure and reduce risk for diabetes, heart disease and stroke.
  • 21. 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.
  • 22. The American Heart Association's Fit-Friendly Worksites Program Requirements The American Heart Association explains the unique requirements of the Fit-Friendly Worksites program and determine where your organization fits in or what you would like to achieve in the future at your worksite.
  • 23. 2013 Heart Smart Challenge 2013 Heart Smart Challenge Altoona PA
  • 24. Workplace Wellness Guide for Organization Leaders The American Heart Association offers this workplace wellness guide for organization leaders.
  • 25. Greater Phoenix Community Event and Health Fair Request Form The American Heart Association is committed to helping educate the community we serve about cardiovascular disease and stroke. Thank you for your interest in having a representative for the American Heart Association attend your event!
  • 26. 2013 Central Ohio Heart Walk 2013 Central Ohio Heart Walk
  • 27. AHA Orange County Recognizes Union Bank as the 2013 Top National Heart Walk Team The American Heart Association?s (AHA) longtime supporter, Union Bank, N.A, has been named the 2013 Top National Heart Walk Team, making it the third time the bank has earned this distinction. Union Bank was also the Top National Heart Walk Team in 2012 and 2010. Bank employees, family, friends and customers collectively raised more than $580,000 during the 2013 Heart Walk campaign.
  • 28. AHA Central Coast Recognizes Union Bank as the 2013 Top National Heart Walk Team The American Heart Association?s (AHA) longtime supporter, Union Bank, N.A, has been named the 2013 Top National Heart Walk Team, making it the third time the bank has earned this distinction. Union Bank was also the Top National Heart Walk Team in 2012 and 2010. Bank employees, family, friends and customers collectively raised more than $580,000 during the 2013 Heart Walk campaign.
  • 29. Why Walking? There are countless ways you can get active, but walking has the lowest dropout rate of them all! It?s the simplest positive change you can make to improve your heart health.
  • 30. Fit-Friendly Worksites Downloadable Recognition Seals The American Heart Association?s Worksite Wellness Kit encourages companies to give employees an excuse to get away from their desks.

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  • Smoke-free public places
  • More walkable and bikable streets, roads and parks
  • 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%