The mission of the American Heart Association (AHA) is one that is very close to my own heart. Earlier this year, and thankfully before the pandemic hit, I went to the doctor for a sinus infection, The doctor noted my very low pulse (45 BPM) and ordered an EKG. Long story short, I now have a pacemaker. It is no exaggeration that this doctor probably saved my life.
Heart disease has impacted my life in many other ways. My dad lived with congestive heart failure for years, before passing away in 2013. My mom was diagnosed with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) many years ago and is still here today due to the amazing medical advancements in this area. My schnauzer, Luke, also lived with congestive heart failure for a couple of years before we lost him. In every case, both the quality of life and length of time after diagnosis were impacted by the research and support of the AHA.
These unprecedented times have critically impacted all non-profits, including the AHA. The live events that are their cornerstone cannot be held at this time. But the very important mission has never been more vital. Will you please join me in participating in the virtual event activites that will be offered in place of the actual walk? And if you are able, any financial contribution to my team will be so appreciated and guaranteed to be used judiciously.
Thanks for your support, and for doing your part in taking positive steps towards good heart health for yourself and your loved ones.