The American Heart Association
|Last updated on July 3, 2012|
“Building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.” For the 2020 impact goal, the
association categorizes cardiovascular health as poor, intermediate or ideal — depending on where people are
in each of the seven areas. The ideal cardiovascular health for adults is defined by the presence of these seven health measures, known as Life's Simple 7. Visit http://mylifecheck.heart.org/ to take advantage of this program.
Greater Knoxville Heart Walk -- The American Heart Association has reinvigorated the Heart Walk, its premier fundraiser, to be our “mission in action.” Through My Heart. My Life., the Heart Walk has transformed into an opportunity for people to improve their health by walking and simultaneously raising funds to fight heart disease and stroke. Click here to sign up for a team today http://tinyurl.com/cpsffvw .
Go Red For Women — Go Red For Women is a year-round campaign dedicated to increasing awareness among women that heart disease is their leading cause of death. Women enrolled in this movement are inspired to Go Red in their own fashion by learning their risk factors and taking action to lead healthier lives. The Go Red For Women Luncheon is the signature fund-raising event for the Go Red movement. Visit www.goredforwomen.org to register for the movement and take the Heart CheckUp, an on-line10-year risk assessment for cardiovascular disease.
Knoxville Heart Gala -- The Heart Gala, a black-tie affair scheduled, brings together Knoxville’s finest individuals for an evening of great cuisine, excitement, and dancing. The sole purpose of the American Heart Association is to fight heart disease and stroke, the main killers of both men and women nationwide, through research and education. The fundraising efforts of last year’s volunteers for the Heart Gala raised over $500,000.
Alliance for a Healthier Generation — The American Heart Association has teamed up with the William J. Clinton Foundation to tackle one of this nation’s most serious health problems — childhood obesity. After two successful on-air seasons of the Let’s Just Play Go
Healthy Challenge on Nickelodeon and some amazing grassroots events and collaborations, empowerME is taking it to the next level. Kids are being engaged at the community level and are learning important healthy living skills. They're also using their voices to speak out about their health. To learn more, visit www.healthiergeneration.org.
Power To End Stroke — Power To End Stroke is a campaign dedicated to increasing awareness among African Americans about the increased risk for developing stroke. The campaign teaches participants about stroke risk and prevention. During May (American Stroke Month), churches nationwide will hold Power Sundays to raise awareness in their congregations
that African Americans are at the highest risk for stroke. Power To End Stroke Ambassadors will spread lifesaving messages to their circles of influence, encouraging them to know the warning signs and recognize the risk for stroke. Individuals can join the movement and take the Power Pledge at www.powertoendstroke.org.
Start! — Start! is a groundbreaking national campaign calling on all Americans and their employers to create a culture of physical activity and health through walking. The American Heart Association recognizes corporations through the Fit Friendly Company Recognition program, and individuals through Lifestyle Change Awards. A reinvigorated Heart Walk, the American Heart Association’s premier fundraiser, is the cornerstone of Start! The American Heart Association encourages companies and their employers to show their commitment to physical activity and heart health by participating in National Start! Walking Day. Please visit www.americanheart.org/start for more information.
Founded in 1924, we are the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary health organization dedicated to “Building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.” These diseases and all other cardiovascular diseases claim nearly 870,000 lives a year. Each year we invest in pioneering research, professional and public
education, advocacy and community service programs to help all Americans live longer, healthier lives.
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Web Site: http://www.heart.org
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Knoxville, TN 37909
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|Last updated on July 3, 2012|
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