I am raising money in memory of Grandpa Pat. Grandpa Pat died on Thursday, March 8, 2018 after suffering a stroke.
Unfortunately, stroke is a leading cause of death and long-term disability in the United States. Join me today by making a donation to support the American Heart Association / American Stroke Association. Where does your money go, and what does the AHA/ASA do to save and improve lives?
We are helping to prevent stroke & lowering stroke risks by making it easier to live healthy. We are effectively treating stroke by helping healthcare providers deliver the right treatment quickly. Over 1,800 hospitals have adopted our stroke treatment guidelines into practice. And, we are beating stroke-- we have helped 20 states pass legislation for better stroke care, and we are continuing efforts in other states. ALL of these efforts have helped reduce stroke from the No. 3 cause of death in the U.S. to the No. 5 in just 5 years.
I am also raising money in honor of Grandpa Al who is living with diabetes. Diabetes significantly increases one's risk of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.