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The American Heart Association is working to create a world of longer, healthier lives. That starts in Philadelphia.

A Culture of Health Across Philadelphia

Imagine a community where healthy choices are equitable and accessible, where your ZIP code doesn’t determine your health. We are fighting heart diseases and stroke, the No. 1 and No. 5 killers of all Americans. From working alongside community leaders, to supporting more walking and biking routes, to driving initiatives that make healthier food options available in all neighborhoods, to providing our kids with more opportunities to be active in school – together we are making it easier to be healthy where we live, work, learn and play.

Our Greater Philadelphia Quarter 1 Impact Report is now Available(link opens in new window)

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Philadelphians are dying early from cardiovascular disease more rapidly than the residents of any other major city in the United States.

A Moment That Truly Matters with Twice the Impact

Heart disease is still the leading cause of death in America – more than all cancers combined. It has stolen too many holiday memories from too many families. You can make this a moment that matters in the fight against heart disease and stroke. Donate now when it will be DOUBLED, thanks to a $500,000 matching gift!

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Stephanie Austin

Faces of Heart

Inspirational stories of women and survival. These stories highlight the faces of heart disease.

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In Our Community

As a member of the community, you have an important role to play in helping to improve the long-term health of Philadelphia.

2020 Philadelphia Heart Ball

The 63rd Annual Philadelphia Heart Ball was held on February 22, 2020 at the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum. The Philadelphia Heart Ball raised $1.9 million toward reducing the risks of heart disease in all Americans. Locally, we work with programs like the Alain Locke Food Pantry to help fill gaps in food access in West Philadelphia; most recently, supporting infrastructure upgrades to the pantry which gave them additional storage and factory-grade refrigeration systems. The American Heart Association supports these types of grassroots initiatives in effort to supply all Philadelphians with access to a healthy lifestyle.

2021 Go Red for Women

The American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women movement is the trusted, passionate, relevant force for change to end heart disease and stroke in women all over the world. While nearly 80 percent of cardiac events can be prevented, cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in women, claiming the lives of 1 in 3 women. For 15 years, Go Red for Women has provided a platform for women to come together, raise awareness, fund life-saving research, advocate for change and improve the lives of all women everywhere. The Go Red for Women movement is nationally sponsored by CVS Health, with local support from Main Line Health.

Philadelphia Magazine Go Red

Contact Us:

One Penn Center at Suburban Station
1617 JFK Boulevard, Ste. 700
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Phone: (215) 575-5200

Executive Director:
Earnestine Walker - 215-575-5217

Sr. Communications Director:
Lauren Rose - 215-575-5244

Questions about a community event?
Email: phil.health.fair@heart.org

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