Live a Long and Healthy Life
Keeping hearts beating gets our hearts pumping.
I can't stop smoking.
Smoking is the most important preventable cause of premature death in the United States. Make a plan to quit and don’t give up.
I can't get my blood pressure under control.
High blood pressure is like a pipe with too much pressure. Don’t let it burst before you get the facts.
Keeping up with my meds is hard.
Your medicine may not work properly if you don’t take it as prescribed, leaving you frustrated and vulnerable.
Stress gets the best of me.
You can overcome stress! In addition to feeling terrible, stress can take a toll on your health. But you can overcome it.
Events in Your Area
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- Greater Washington Region Heart Ball, Location: Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Date: SAT Feb 23 - 06:30 PM
- Hearts Delight Wine Auction and Tasting, Location: Washington, DC, Date: WED Mar 06 - 06:00 PM
- 34th Annual Golf Tournament, Location: Woodmont Country Club, Date: MON Apr 29 - 08:30 AM
- Lawyers Have Heart, Location: Washington Harbour, Georgetown, Date: SAT Jun 08 - 07:00 AM
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Around the American Heart Association
Woman’s Best Friend: Flynn to rock the runway and support women’s heart healthFor the first time ever, “America’s Top Dog” will appear on the runway and help kickoff New York Fashion Week.
Moving into the fashion show spotlight
Two emerging designers are creating couture designs of red lace, tulle and silk to highlight women’s heart health and kick off New York Fashion Week.
Wearing red, raising awareness for heart health across the nation
Mika Leah wears red Feb. 1, joins advocates for heart health across the nation to raise awareness about cardiovascular disease.
American Heart Association volunteer testifies before Congress about coverage for pre-existing conditions
Andrew Blackshear shares his story about fighting for access to critical care while also fighting for his life after heart surgery. He was invited to testify at a hearing about the importance of insurance coverage for pre-existing conditions.
Join Us For A Heart Walk In Your Area
Heart Walk is the American Heart Association's premiere event for raising funds to help save lives from heart disease and stroke.
Your donation will help us save and improve lives with research, education and emergency care.
Learn about the warning signs of heart attack, stroke and cardiac arrest.
Hands-Only CPR can save lives. Your actions can only help.
Find volunteer opportunities that fit your time and talent.