American Heart Association

"Life is Why."

Since 1924, The American Heart Association has worked to keep individuals safe from heart disease and stroke. The AHA team works to achieve the association’s mission through education, support, research and advocacy. The association also trains millions of Americans each year in CPR and first aid. More than 7,000 adults and teenagers in the Waco and Temple area have been trained with AHA guidelines, methods and materials in CPR, AED usage and basic lifesaving skills. More information can be found through the association’s online tools, including Go Red For Women, Power to End Stroke, the Start! Program, Youth Programs and the Heart Hub, an online patient portal for information, tools and resources. Educators, students and anyone on a school campus can make a difference by joining the School Partnership Program which works to implement the Jump Rope for Heart fundraisers. The association garners valuable support from the community through the hard work of volunteers and the generous spirit of donators. These donations help fund vital research which is key to the American Heart Association; since 1949, the association has spent more than $3.8 billion on research to increase knowledge of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. Thirteen Nobel Prize winners have been funded by the AHA during their careers. The association has also worked to help link dietary fat to cholesterol, funded the creation of the first pacemaker and supported early research for the arterial stent. Through the team’s extensive and comprehensive work, the association has made a palpable difference in countless lives. As a volunteer-driven organization, the American Heart Association would not be able to fulfill the association’s mission and make a difference without the help of volunteers. You can join the mission of the American Heart Association by going to www.heart.org to learn how you can make a difference and find how you can connect with your local AHA office.

American Heart Association

888/433-7220, ext. 2425

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