America's Greatest Heart Run and Walk
America's Greatest Heart Run and Walk is a great opportunity to get some exercise, win prizes and serve the community. Even more importantly, it's a chance to raise money to support the American Heart Association's fight against heart disease -- our nation's number one killer.
The American Heart Association is the oldest and largest national nonprofit voluntary health organization in the world dedicated to reducing death and disability from cardiovascular diseases and stroke. In fact, by 2010, the American Heart Association's goal is to reduce coronary heart disease, stroke and risk by 25%.
Since 1924, the American Heart Association has funded over $1.9 billion of cardiovascular and stroke research in the United States. American Heart Association funded research has yielded such discoveries as CPR, coronary bypass surgery, pacemakers, artificial heart valves, the heart-lung machine, life-extending drugs and techniques to repair heart defects.