2016 Ignite Heart Ball
Imagine a world without heart disease or stroke. Many say this is unattainable, considering heart disease kills more Americans than the next four leading causes of death combined. But this vision — for a world free of heart disease and stroke — drives the lifesaving mission of the American Heart Association. Open Your Heart gives donors the opportunity to make a direct impact on the AHA’s mission by making a personal gift.
Your generosity enables the American Heart Association to fund groundbreaking research, develop guidelines to improve patient care and help people lower their risk factors for heart disease and stroke. As long as heart disease continues to be the nation’s No. 1 cause of death, the importance of our work will only grow. Please consider making a gift to Open Your Heart.
Together, we can change lives and saves lives!
How your dollars make a difference
$25,000 Funds a one-year Pre-Doctoral Fellowship to help a medical student begin a career in heart or stroke research, such as local researcher, Dr. Vidu Garg. Research is the starting point for all scientific advancements. Pace makers, new forms of surgery, life-saving drugs and more have been developed because of thousands of research hours, funded by the American Heart Association.
$10,000 Enables 10 hospitals to implement our Get With The Guidelines quality improvement program. These programs are designed to provide optimal treatment and outcomes for cardiac and stroke patients, like survivor Drew McCartt, who has needed life-long cardiovascular care, and is thriving today.
$5,000 Sends two physicians or scientists to the International Stroke Conference, to learn the latest advancements in the treatment and prevention of stroke, which improves and extends the lives of stroke survivors like Marv White.
$2,500 Sends two heart disease or stroke survivors to our annual Heart and Stroke Lobby Day in Washington, D.C. to meet with legislatures and urge them to support policies that improve the nation’s cardiovascular health. This year, local efforts are working to require CPR training for high school graduation – creating a new generation equipped with the essential life-saving skill that saved Gail Hogan’s life.
$1,000 Teaches 5,000 children, like Drew Whitman, how to avoid obesity and live longer, stronger lives through nutrition, exercise and educational materials. Drew has reversed his risk for heart disease and stroke through his healthy lifestyle changes.
Saturday, April 16, 2016
6:00pm - 11:30pm
Hilton Columbus Downtown
401 North High Street
Columbus, Ohio 43214