The American Heart Association Founders Day renews commitment to equitable health
Submitted by the American Heart Association
On the 98th anniversary of the founding of the American Heart Association, Buffalo-area leaders are making bold commitments to stand with the association as it drives toward its 2024 “Impact Goal,” which is focused on improving cardiovascular health for all while identifying and removing barriers to health care access and quality.
“As champions for health equity, the American Heart Association believes that everyone everywhere deserves the opportunity to live a full and healthy life,” said Jason Stulb, executive director of the American Heart Association in Buffalo/Niagara. “Although we have made tremendous progress in fighting heart disease and stroke in our community, our work is far from complete. The American Heart Association Founders Day provides a great reminder that we must continue the fight so every single person in our community has access to the resources they need to be healthy.”
The American Heart Association, the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke, was founded in 1924 by six cardiologists, and the distinguished achievements of the organization over nearly 100 years are the result of the passion of more than 40 million volunteers, supporters and employees who together have raised – and funded – more than $4.8 billion in research
For nearly a century, the American Heart Association, has saved and improved lives, pioneered scientific discovery, and advocated for healthy public policies in communities across the country. These bold moves have helped transform the nation’s overall health and significantly reduce heart disease and stroke death rates.
”We are just getting started on the next chapter of our relentless work to end heart disease and stroke,” Stulb said. “We know that we can’t achieve our monumental goals alone and are grateful to the Buffalo community for the passion and commitment they give to support the mission of the American Heart Association.”
Driving to achieve the 2024 “Impact Goal,” the American Heart Association will continue to lead breakthroughs in science and technology, improve health care and advocate for federal, state and local policies drive healthier lifestyles.
The American Heart Association is a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives. We are dedicated to ensuring equitable health in all communities. Through collaboration with numerous organizations, and powered by millions of volunteers, we fund innovative research, advocate for the public’s health and share lifesaving resources. The Dallas-based organization has been a leading source of health information for nearly a century. Connect with us on heart.org, Facebook, Twitter or by calling 1-800-AHA-USA1.