February Charity of the Month: American Heart Association
The Gingrich Foundation
February 5, 2018
The Gingrich Foundation is pleased to announce that the American Heart Association is its Charity of the Month for February to recognize the Association’s commitment to improving heart health across the nation.
Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. It claims more lives each year than cancer, and more lives than Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes, respiratory diseases, and accidental deaths combined, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Nine out of 10 people in the U.S. have at least one risk factor for heart disease, such as obesity, high cholesterol, physical inactivity, or high stress levels.
Preventing, treating, and ultimately curing this disease is an urgent priority for millions of Americans.
Since its founding in 1924, the American Heart Association has been the nation’s leading organization dedicated to promoting cardiovascular health. Today, AHA has offices in all 50 states and coordinates millions of volunteers in support of its public health mission.
The American Heart Association funds basic science and research focused on preventing heart disease and stroke. Its awards have supported many of the most important research milestones in cardiovascular health during the past half century.
In addition to its important work on scientific research, the Association is also the country’s leading provider of CPR training. Its education programs save countless lives each year by giving health professionals and members of the public the instruction they need to respond to critical medical emergencies. Find an AHA CPR and First Aid course in your area today. It could save a life.
Finally, AHA is a tireless advocate of public health through increased awareness of the risks of heart disease and the best behaviors for people to live a healthy lifestyle for their hearts.
Please join us in supporting the American Heart Association today.