We invite you to join us again at the AHA’s 2020 Bay Area Digital Heart Walk Experience - a meaningful way to honor and celebrate heart and stroke survivors, raise lifesaving funds and encourage physical activity. This year will be the biggest Heart Walk you have ever seen. By moving the action online, we’re going to reach even more employees by bringing the experience to them. We’re going to touch more hearts, move more feet and raise more lifesaving funds than ever before.
On September 25th, the entire Bay Area will come together for an exciting event, where we will share the impact of your efforts, and hear from some special guests. With the inaugural digital experience event, you can get active however you want, go for a walk, run, cycle or play! We are all touched by these challenging times, but together we can continue to build stronger families, workplaces, healthcare systems, schools and much more.
When you join the AHA’s Heart Walk, together we can make a difference in YOUR community, WITH YOUR community.
Thank you for being part of this one of a kind experience and we look forward to celebrating what we accomplish together. Get ready to “lace up” and make sure everyone on your team is registered today so they don’t miss a step with us!
Funding the Mission: Community Impact
How does the AHA impact the community? Understandably, over the past few months, we’ve been very focused on how the COVID-19 virus affects heart and brain function. Here are some of the ways the American Heart Association has made a difference to patients during the pandemic:
- Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory is utilizing the technologies created by the AHA Center for Accelerated Drug Discovery - specifically, a drug discovery pipeline, scalable virtual screening, machine learning algorithms, and a draft database - and applying those technologies to a COVID-19 response
- Established a $2.5 million rapid research fund, COVID-19 and Its Cardiovascular Impact Rapid Response Grants, to fast-track scientific research to better understand COVID-19 and its interaction with cardio & cerebrovascular diseases
- Provided reliable, science-based information for the approximately 120 million people in the US who currently have one or more cardiovascular conditions and who are at higher risk for COVID-19 complications
Looking Toward Tomorrow, Today
Our commitment is not fleeting. We can’t stop here. Not now. Join us in being a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives.
Help us be there for others today and tomorrow. We need you to help us continue to play a critical role in the COVID-19 relief efforts. Every dollar counts! Let’s get walking!