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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. 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.
  • 3. 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.
  • 4. 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
  • 5. Greater Union County Heart Walk The American Heart Association's Heart Walk is a fun family event where you can walk to celebrate your heart health or recommit to taking better care of yourself.
  • 6. 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.
  • 7. 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.
  • 8. Morris County Heart Walk The American Heart Association's Heart Walk is a fun family event where you can walk to celebrate your heart health or recommit to taking better care of yourself.
  • 9. 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.
  • 10. 2016 Clark & Champaign Counties Heart Walk 2016 Clark & Champaign Counties Heart Walk


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%