Life is Why! Join me in supporting the American Heart Association!
My name is Mary Beth and I just celebrated my 60th birthady. I am particpating in the American Heart Walk to help support the research of the American Heart Association. I was born with a congential heart defect (Tetralogy of Fallot). Since birth I've had three major surgeries and a pacemaker inplanted. It is because of their outstanding research that I'm able to live a normal healthy life.
I am also taking part in the walk because of other health related issues the American Heart Assocation embraces. In March of 2020, it teamed up with the American Cancer Society and lobbied at the Massachusetts Sate House to stop vaping due to its effects. Also, the American Heart Association received a 2.5 million dollar grant to study the effects of the Corvid-19 virus on the brain and heart in people who have cardiovascular disease, hypertension and who are stroke survivors. It will also collabrate with national and global health colleagues to address urgent clinical care issues as they arise in people with these conditions. Because of what the AHA has done for me and strives to do for so many others, I want to encourage and continue my strong support to this dedicated organization.