A heartfelt thanks to the Aiken Women’s Heart Board for your continued support of the American Heart Association and our mission—to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.
Our mission drives everything we do. Heart disease is the number 1 killer of Americans. Stroke ranks fourth, and is a leading cause of severe adult disability. Each year these diseases kill more than 811,000 Americans, which is roughly the same as the entire populaton of El Paso,Texas; Baton Rouge, Louisiana; or Tacoma, Washington.
The generous donations raised through the efforts of the Aiken Women's Heart Board help us in our goal to improve the cardiovascular health of all Americans by 20 percent, and to reduce deaths from cardiovascular disease and stroke by 20 percent, all by the year 2020.
You may be surprised to find out everything the American Heart Association has done to keep America's hearts beating stong. Do you think you have ideal heart health? Our fight against heart disease and stroke provides many tools for you to realize your true heart health and how to improve it.