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  • 1. Gerry's Story: Know Your Risk Gerry Turer's Story: Know Your Risk
  • 2. Sean Maloney joins local board to advance stroke awareness in Silicon Valley Four years ago Sean Maloney was a top senior executive at Intel Corporation -- a well-respected leader, gifted speaker and innovator. Around Silicon Valley it was assumed he would take over as the next CEO at the high-tech firm in Santa Clara, CA. However, a stroke sidelined his career in February, 2010.
  • 3. Support Network comes to life in Phoenix Stroke survivor Janice Edwards-Jackson is helping our new Support Network come to life in Phoenix, AZ. She notes, ?It?s nice to have others to identify with. You don?t understand something until you go through it.?
  • 4. Laine's Story: Why I Fight Laine's Story: Why I Fight
  • 5. Don Hamman – YOU are Why As a survivor of heart disease and bypass surgery at age 45, I have been blessed with the proverbial ?second chance? and reminded that we are called to ?love your neighbor as yourself.?
  • 6. Jennifer's Story: Survival Story Jennifer's Story: Survival Story
  • 7. Quick action saves dad's life Father?s Day has extra-special meaning for Peyton Smith?s family this year. The 34 year old father of three suffered a cardiac arrest just three months ago and the outcome could have been very different if family members hadn?t known what to do.
  • 8. School CPR response saves student’s life Skyler was jogging around the gym with classmates when he went down to the floor face first. ?He just dropped,? recalls PE teacher Alan Nakagama, who first thought Skyler was joking.
  • 9. Tim Gamble turns stroke into a career path Tim Gamble is a young stroke survivor who hopes to turn his personal experience into a career helping others.
  • 10. Jang Jaswal owes his life to heart research Jang Jaswal began his long struggle with cardiac disease in 1989. He was just 33 when he had his first angioplasty to open blocked arteries. A heart and kidney transplant saved his life in 2013 after more than 20 years of cardiac procedures and two strokes. He says, ?My story is one of the modern medical miracles made possible by the American Heart Association (AHA)."

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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
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%