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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. Walking Clubs Walking Clubs
  • 7. 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
  • 8. 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.
  • 9. 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.
  • 10. 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.
  • 11. Walking; Morning, Noon or Night The American Heart Association provides tips on walking whenever it fits your schedule.
  • 12. Heart Walk is Jasmine's birthday bash Jasmine Winning?s first birthday was a bit of a miracle. She was diagnosed with a rare heart defect before birth and was the veteran of two surgeries before she was a year old on Sept. 23.
  • 13. National Walking Day in Dayton National Walking Day in Dayton
  • 14. 2016 Clark & Champaign Counties Heart Walk 2016 Clark & Champaign Counties Heart Walk
  • 15. 2013 Central Ohio Heart Walk 2013 Central Ohio Heart Walk
  • 16. My Why Lynn Rust Henderson, My Why, Volunteer Voice, June 2016, Anchorage, Premera, Heart Walk
  • 17. What to Wear When You Walk The American Heart Association offers these tips to make sure you?ve got what you need to wear to keep you walking all year long.
  • 18. The American Heart Association's Fit-Friendly Worksites Program is Evolving 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.
  • 19. Wearing the Right Shoes for Walking Confused when choosing shoes for walking? Find the right ones in your budget with these tips from American Heart Association.
  • 20. The American Heart Association's Workplace Walking Program Kit The American Heart Association?s Workplace Walking Program Kit encourages companies to give employees an excuse to get away from their desks.
  • 21. Anchorage Lifestyle Change Nomination The American Heart Association of Anchorage, together with our Lifestyle Change Sponsor Premera Blue Cross Blue Shield, wants to recognize people 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 and relatives. In addition, individuals are welcome to nominate themselves. Winners will be selected by a volunteer committee.
  • 22. National Walking Day - Columbus National Walking Day - Columbus
  • 23. Get Employees Moving The American Heart Association offers this general Information and registration links for National Walking Day, April 2, 2014.
  • 24. 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.
  • 25. Phoenix Heart Walk - MidFirst Bank MidFirst Bank is proud to support the American Heart Association's Phoenix Heart Walk as the Community Teams sponsor.
  • 26. 2016 Calloway County Heart Walk 2016 Calloway County Heart Walk
  • 27. Fit-Friendly Worksites Downloadable Documents The following documents are intended for companies like yours that have received this designation from the American Heart Association.
  • 28. Jeremy White's Toughest Journey Jeremy White, Volunteer Voice, Spokane, Heart Walk, October 2016
  • 29. Wayne Lubin's Strange Trip Wayne Lubin's Strange Trip, Stroke, Saving Strokes, Heart and Stroke Walk, Volunteer Voice, December 2016
  • 30. 2017 South Central Kentucky Heart Walk 2017 South Central Kentucky Heart Walk in Barren County

Our Mission


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%