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February 3, 2017 is National Wear Red Day.
Let's unite to fight heart disease and stroke.
Wear red and give to support research and education.
Fundraising Goal: $800,000

Buffalo Niagara Heart Walk

Life is why we walk.

Thanks to all our walkers, donors and volunteers who have accepted the challenge to help fight heart disease and stroke. We cannot achieve our mission without each one of you!

Contact

Cathy LoDico
Email Cathy LoDico
(716) 243-4610

$128,984
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$270,000
Our
Goal

*IMPORTANT NOTICE*

As the culture of health is changing, the American Heart Association is uniquely positioned to make an impact and that means lending our expertise to elevate the health of our community. We know to accelerate change we need to take a new approach that will focus on the day-to-day, year-round effort to improve health in Western New York - we call this Healthy for Good. With that new campaign, we have decided to forego the upcoming Heart Walk event day scheduled for October 7, 2017 and look forward to working with you on our exciting, new initiatives.  

If you would like to volunteer and/or learn more about the American Heart Association, please contact us by email at nina.lenhard@heart.org.

 


At the American Heart Association, we’ve committed to improve the cardiovascular health of all Americans by 20% and reduce deaths from heart disease and stroke by 20%, all by the year 2020. Our current trajectory indicates we will not reach the 20% improvement of health goal for the Buffalo Region. With heart disease still being the #1 killer and incidence of stroke higher than the national rate as the #3 killer in our community we must come together to solve these complex underlying issues giving rise to the current projection that puts this generation and generations to come at risk.

There is no quick fix to solve these issues and we know to accelerate change we need to take a new approach - one that is focused on the day-to-day, year-round effort to improve health in our community - we call that Healthy for Good.

With that we recognize there will be departures from AHA’s traditional approach. We will be engaging in more mission-related and education focused activities that will address health disparities and social determinants of health through our Healthy for Good and Go Red for Women campaigns, our quality improvement and systems change programs, investment in scientific research, our youth initiatives, advocacy and more.

*As such we have decided to forego the upcoming Heart Walk event day scheduled for October 7, 2017.

We want to assure you that the dollars you have raised will still be used for the very same purpose you intended of funding our life-saving mission. The website will remain active until October 31st.

Please feel free to reach out us directly at 716/243-4609 with any questions concerns or email nina.lenhard@heart.org.  

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