I have many reasons why I choose to support BGCAPPs AHA Fundraising Campaign. The top three reasons are my father, my husband and my brother-in-law who were all affected by heart disease. Dad at age 56, husband at age 65, brother-in-law at age 50 and all survived.
Heart issues touch everyone in some way. The AHA has been leading the fight to save lives from heart disease and stroke for almost 100 years. They have invested more than $5 billion in heart and brain research, leading to the development of the artificial heart valve, the defibrillator and even CPR.
Heart disease is the cause of death in 1 of 5 people…… My hope is that one day, possibly with the help of the AHA, there will be annual preventative heart screenings available for all.