imageAmerican Heart Associate Directors, Board Members, Doctor’s, Corporations, and Community Members attended a breakfast at Hillcrest Country Club in recognition of AHA National Wear Red Day to bring awareness to heart disease and stroke.
“Building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.” 2020 Impact Goal: “By 2020, to improve the cardiovascular health of all Americans by 20 percent while reducing deaths from cardiovascular diseases and stroke by 20 percent.”
GOALS 2013-2014
The American Heart Association is committed to the well-being and heart health of the citizens of Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties. With a $5,125,000 campaign goal across the three counties, the organization and its strong contingency of volunteer leaders are raising critical funds for heart disease and stroke research, education and community programs. Among many other initiatives, the American Heart Association in your community is advancing surgical techniques, establishing PR guidelines and training programs, and working with hospitals to treat patients according to evidence-based guidelines proven to improve heart health. Additionally, the organization relies on its network of volunteers to advocate for strategies that promote strong public policy aimed at reducing heart disease and stroke. “You’re the Cure” advocates are the hearts of the American Heart Association’s advocacy efforts, lending their voices to lawmakers and making a difference in the community.
GO RED to fight heart disease on National Wear Red Day, Friday, February 7, 2014!
Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of Americans, killing more than all forms of cancer combined. Many of these deaths can be prevented, but most people don’t notice the symptoms until it’s too late. That’s why it’s been called the silent killer. You can help by wearing red, speaking up, and uniting with millions of volunteers to help save lives across America. Speak Red at
• Get Your Numbers: Ask your doctor to check your blood pressure and cholesterol.
• Own Your Lifestyle: Stop smoking, lose weight, exercise and eat healthy.
• Realize Your Risk: We think it won’t happen to us, but heart disease kills 1 in 3 Americans.
• Educate Your Family: Make healthy food choices for you and your family. Teach your kids the importance of
staying active.
• Don’t be silent: Tell everyone you know that heart disease is our No. 1 killer.