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  • 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. Get Employees Moving The American Heart Association offers this general Information and registration links for National Walking Day, April 2, 2014.
  • 23. World Stroke Day Philly World Stroke Day Philly
  • 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. Ohio Lobby Day Advocacy, Lobby Day
  • 26. Fit-Friendly Worksites Downloadable Documents The following documents are intended for companies like yours that have received this designation from the American Heart Association.
  • 27. 14th Annual National Wear Red Day National Wear Red Day For Women is a massive national public awareness day the first Friday each February.
  • 28. National Walking Day Cleveland National Walking Day
  • 29. Connecticut Little Heart Hero Day The American Heart Association is hosting an event for children with congenital heart defects and their families to come together for fun activities, support and networking. The second annual Little Heart Hero Day will take place Sunday, Sept. 7 from 12-3pm at the Elks in Branford. This FREE event is open to all Connecticut families who have a child with a congenital heart defect. The event will include heart healthy snacks, fun activities like face painting, crafts, games and more! Little Heart Hero Day and is rain or shine. Space is limited and RSVP is required by August 25th. Little Heart Hero Day is sponsored by the American Heart Association in partnership with the Gabrielle Dinsmore Heart & Hope Fund.
  • 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.


Our Mission

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%