DALLAS — The American Heart Association (AHA), the world’s leading voluntary health organization devoted to fighting cardiovascular disease and stroke, has enlisted the support of corporations in raising funds for the cause. When consumers visit a pharmacy, fill up at the pump or add a new item to their wardrobe, they may have the opportunity to give to the American Heart Association via the Life Is Why We Give™ fundraising campaign.
Walgreens, Pilot Flying J and Stein Mart are a few of the businesses helping the American Heart Association to fight heart disease and stroke – the number one and number five causes of death in America.
“After having and recovering from three strokes at a young age, I knew I needed to do something to help raise awareness and advocate for stroke policies to make a positive impact on others,” said Keturah White, an American Heart Association Stroke Hero and volunteer in Northwest Arkansas.
“Volunteering with the American Heart Association has helped me to feel that I’m making a difference, especially for my sons and my mother, who are the reasons “why” I give. Companies like the ones participating in Life Is Why We Give™ are also making a difference. By allowing customers to donate to the AHA, they are providing resources to support heart-healthy programs in communities around the country. Their commitment, and your donations, go a long way to helping prevent heart disease and stroke for future generations.”