Monday, October 25, 2010

"How do my donations to the American Heart Association make a difference?"

Thinking about making a donation to the American Heart Association but you don't know how the money is used? Your donation can make a difference! When you donate to the American Heart Association, you are joining us in the fight against our nation’s No. 1 and No. 3 killers – heart disease and stroke. Your donation will support such life-saving efforts as research, education, advocating for better health, improving patient care and reaching populations at risk.

$5 can provide resources for one of 200,000 You're the Cure volunteers to encourage their local, state, and federal lawmakers to make changes on important issues such as menu labeling and state health programs.

$10 can make it easier for people to find AEDs in public places. This donation covers the costs of placing nine identification stickers in public places, directing people to these devices that can save someone's life. Congress mandated the public placement of AEDs in response to AHA lobbyists.

$15 can reach 100 African-American or Hispanic individuals with heart disease and stroke prevention information, and encourages them to participate in Search Your Heart, our cultural health program.

$30 can educate two healthcare providers via webinar about Get with the Guidelines -- Outpatient or any of our programs that continually improve clinical care.

$40/month for a year sends a doctor or scientist to the International Stroke Conference to learn the latest advancements in the treatment and prevention of stroke.

Every donation, big or small, helps the AHA work towards its mission of building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.

1 comment:

car donation said...

You're right! Any amount you donate will help those people who keep on fighting just to survive heart disease or stroke. You can convince others to help them to fight against their disease.