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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. 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.
  • 8. Emergency Cardiovascular Care 2020 Impact Goals Emergency Cardiovascular Care 2020 Impact Goals
  • 9. 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.
  • 10. 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.
  • 11. 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!
  • 12. Montana Men Go Red For Women In a fun twist on a signature cause, more than 80 men gathered recently in Billings, MT, to celebrate ?Men Go Red For Women.? This inaugural breakfast event at St. Vincent Hospital raised nearly $5,000 for the cause in addition to St. Vincent Healthcare?s sponsorship.
  • 13. Go Red For Women at Alderwood Mall The American Heart Association is calling on women to take action for a healthier heart with fun activities, resources and tips at Alderwood Mall. Know the keys to preventing heart disease, the No. 1 killer of women, and celebrate the Go Red For Women® movement. This event is free and open to all ages.
  • 14. Go Red Por Tu Corazón empowers Latinas On average, Latinas are likely to develop heart disease 10 years earlier than other women and high-profile Go Red Por Tu Corazona luncheons held recently in Salt Lake City and Las Vegas are helping reverse that trend.
  • 15. The California Endowment recognized for worksite wellness achievements The California Endowment is not only on the forefront of health equity in California but also on the job with their employees. It has received its first Fit-Friendly Gold Level award as part of the American Heart Association?s My Heart. My Life initiative for exemplary performance in worksite wellness.
  • 16. Inland Empire Go Red For Women Lifestyle Change Nomination Inland Empire Go Red For Women Lifestyle Change Nomination Form
  • 17. Fulfilling Dreams Through Research Because of her congenital heart disease, Nina Linder?s doctor told her that she would probably never have children. ?That?s alright,? she thought, ?I?ll go to the Olympics instead.?
  • 18. Sacramento Go Red Total Makeover - Share Your Story Share your Go Red Total Makeover Story and you could win a $500 Macy?s Gift Card!
  • 19. 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.
  • 20. Lifestyle Change Winner Walks 66 5Ks When her husband Doug died suddenly of a heart attack, Kathy Godsey, a self-described introvert, found herself sitting at home alone. She knew it wasn?t good for her physically or emotionally.
  • 21. Fellows Research Day - Writing a Good Abstract Fellows Research Day - Writing a Good Abstract
  • 22. 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 Women® movement.
  • 23. Lidia Morales is a Double Winner She was only 33 years old when she was diagnosed with a very rare heart condition that required immediate open heart surgery. With no history of cardiovascular disease in her family, no high blood pressure or high cholesterol, the incident frightened her.
  • 24. 2015 Go Red For Women Casting Call Raising your voice and sharing how you or a loved one have overcome heart disease or stroke is the strongest action you can take. Too many women die each year because they are unaware that heart disease is their No. 1 killer. Go Red For Women® is looking for women to share their heart stories and the choices they make to live a heart-healthy lifestyle, empowering others by example. Whether you are a survivor, have made a significant lifestyle change, or have another personal connection to heart disease, we encourage you to share your story with us. Women who share their stories have the chance to become a local spokesperson for the cause ? representing Go Red For Women® in marketing materials, at events, online and in the media.
  • 25. 2015 Go Red for Women Healthy Recipes for Your Heart Cookbook The American Heart Association's 2015 limited-edition magazine cookbook, Recipes for Your Heart, is a 56-page digest-size publication created to inspire women to take care of their hearts by eating wisely.
  • 26. Sacramento Go Red Total Makeover Go Red Total Makeover Community Event: Friday, February 6 at Macy's at Arden Fair! Share your Go Red Total Makeover Story and you could win a $500 Macy's Gift card!
  • 27. The Christ Hospital - Cincinnati Goes Red Sponsor The Christ Hospital - Cincinnati Goes Red Sponsor
  • 28. Las Vegas Go Red Total Makeover - Share Your Story Share your Go Red Total Makeover Story and you could win a $500 Macy?s Gift Card!
  • 29. A Gift of Hope After years of struggle and uncertainty, we feel so lucky. It?s my job to share with other moms and little heart warriors who are in the middle of their struggle, that there is hope.?
  • 30. Greater Miami-Fort Lauderdale Go Red Greater Miami-Fort Lauderdale Go Red
  • 31. 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!
  • 32. Portland Go Red Total Makeover - Share Your Story Share your Go Red Total Makeover Story and you could win a $500 Macy?s Gift Card!
  • 33. Detroit Go Red Por Tu Corazon Detroit Go Red Por Tu Corazon
  • 34. Cleveland heart transplant patient now enjoys the simple things Cleveland heart transplant patient now enjoys the simple things
  • 35. Gloria Castro Wears Her Message Well Gloria Castro, Go Red Por Tu Corazon, Juntos, November 2016, WSA
  • 36. Go Red For Women Fashion Show at Brookside Golf & Country Club Go Red For Women Fashion Show at the Brookside Golf Country Club
  • 37. 15th Annual Garden State Go Red For Women Luncheon We believe everyone deserves to live a healthier, longer life. Go Red For Women is the American Heart Association?s national movement to end heart disease and stroke in women.
  • 38. 11th 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.
  • 39. Lilian Tsi Stielstra Prefers Prevention Lilian Tsi Stielstra Prefers Prevention, Stroke, Go Red For Women, Multicultural Initiatives, Volunteer Voice, December 2016
  • 40. 2017 Lehigh Valley Go Red For Women Luncheon 2017 Lehigh Valley Go Red For Women Luncheon
  • 41. Conozca Su Corazón Holds Its First Training Program in Arizona Conozca Su Corazon, Go Red For Women, November 2016, Juntos
  • 42. Just a Panic Attack Just a Panic Attack, Elizabeth Hanna, Volunteer Voice, October 2016, GRFW, Go Red For Women
  • 43. Eighth Annual Northern New Jersey Go Red For Women Luncheon Join us for the annual Northern New Jersey Go Red Luncheon to raise awareness, educate and fundraise to fight heart disease and stroke in your community!
  • 44. 2nd Annual Go Red Survivor Gathering Join heart disease and stroke survivors for an informal night of networking, sharing, and education with a guest speaker.
  • 45. Shay Beckwith Beats the Odds Shay Beckwith, CPR, chd, GRFW, Go Red For Women, Volunteer Voice, April 2017
  • 46. Philadelphia Goes Red Champion Philadelphia Goes Red Champion
  • 47. Blair Go Red For Women Blair Go Red For Women
  • 48. Maria Guerra -- Fitness Role Model Juntos, March 2017, Maria Guerra, Go Red Por Tu Corazon, Go Red For Women
  • 49. Media PGR Partnerships Philadelphia Goes Red
  • 50. Nikki Sherrell's "Little Heart Attack" Nikki Sherrell's Little Heart Attack, Volunteer Voice February 2017


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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%