ELEANOR BOOKSTAVER

The American Heart Association was founded in 1924 and, since then, has been an innovative nonprofit that is ever-evolving and being shaped by what can make the largest impact on overall health and wellbeing in people. The six cardiologists who founded the American Heart Association in 1924 would be amazed today. From humble beginnings, the American Heart Association (AHA) has grown to the nation's oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. Heart disease is the number one killer worldwide, and stroke ranks second globally. Even when those conditions don't result in death, they cause disability and diminish the quality of life. We want to see a world free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke, and we are grateful to the Aiken Women's Heart Board for supporting our mission!

Locally, the American Heart Association has $6.5 million invested in research funding this year alone. We are educating our communities on Hands Only CPR, the importance of monitoring blood pressure and living a healthy lifestyle. 

The Aiken Women's Heart Board exemplifies the mission of the American Heart Association - to be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives. The generous support of the Aiken Women's Heart Board allows the American Heart Association to continue our life-saving work!

For information on heart health or stroke please visit heart.org.

Ansley Howze
Executive Director
American Heart Association