We invite you to join us again at the AHA’s 2020 Bay Area Virtual Heart Walk - a meaningful way to honor and celebrate heart and stroke survivors, raise lifesaving funds and encourage physical activity. This year, our walk will be VIRTUAL so that we can all walk together safely. 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 virtual 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. 

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!