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Help us ensure everyone in Chicago has the opportunity to live longer, healthier lives. 

Healthy for Good

Living healthy and free of disease makes a critical difference in quality of life. That’s why we’re working to raise awareness about the vital effect lifestyle has on health and helping communities form healthy habits.

Chicago's Health Gap

When it comes to heart disease and stroke, your zip code can be as important as your genetic code.
Life expectancy in Chicago's neighborhoods varies by as much as 16 years. Here's a look at why.

Fight the No. 1 Cause of Cardiovascular Disease

One way your gift helps save lives is through healthy eating programs, since poor nutrition is a leading cause of cardiovascular disease.

Grandfather, a son, and grandson together

Heart disease and pregnancy

Struggling to control her blood pressure and weight after the birth of her daughter, Michelle Emebo got serious about her heart health. Just a few years later, she’s in the best shape of her life and no longer requires medication to control her blood pressure.

Sometimes strength comes in knowing you aren't alone

Four-year-old Everly was born with a complex congenital heart defect, and her family is fighting for a healthier future. Thank you to Evie, Jack, Lauren and Matt for sharing your story at this year’s Chicago Heart Ball.

Students Practicing CPR

CPR & First Aid Training

Emergencies leave us feeling helpless, but they don’t have to. Take two minutes to learn Hands-Only CPR™ now. 70 percent of out-of-hospital cardiac arrests happen in homes. When a person has a cardiac arrest, immediate CPR can double or triple their chance of survival. Prepare to save a life, find a CPR course near you today.

Contact Us

300 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 1200
Chicago, Illinois 60606

Phone: 312-346-4675