We Celebrate Founders Day 2022

It all began June 9-10, 1924. For close to 100 years, the American Heart Association has saved and improved lives, pioneered scientific discovery and advocated for healthy public policies in communities across the country.

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Second Century Campaign

As our 100th anniversary draws near, the American Heart Association’s Second Century Campaign is off to a grand start, thanks to these generous donors and sponsors. Your support is the heartbeat of the American Heart Association and will help us achieve our anniversary celebration goal of raising $500 million by June 2024.

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Support Our Work

We could not have saved lives for nearly a century without the generous philanthropy, volunteerism, advocacy, membership and leadership of people like you. Together, we can build a future where every person has the opportunity to be healthy. We’re respectfully requesting your support. Your philanthropic legacy will be synonymous with championing health equity and bold solutions for a world of longer, healthier lives.

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Share Your Story

Has the American Heart Association impacted your life or the life of someone you love? There are close to 100 years of stories out there, and we want to hear yours.

Our Lifesaving History

Founded in 1924 by six cardiologists, our organization is grounded in the belief that scientific research leads the way to better treatment, prevention and – ultimately – a cure for these leading causes of death and disability. We’re proud to be the leading nonprofit funding cardiovascular and cerebrovascular disease research. Bold investments have led to significant medical advancements including the first artificial heart valve, implantable pacemakers, cholesterol-lowering medications and techniques for CPR.

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