ERADICATING HEART DISEASE IS THIS ORGANIZATION’S #1 GOAL
ERADICATING HEART DISEASE
IS THIS ORGANIZATION’S
by AT&T Staff, 5 min read
Heart disease plagues countless individuals across the world, often ending in death. Thankfully, there are organizations like the American Heart Association that are well-equipped to fight it. The size and scope of the AHA affords the non-profit opportunity for real impact. As the country’s oldest – and largest – organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke, it has taken the pursuit of heart health to new heights since its humble beginnings.
Founded by just six cardiologists in 1924, the AHA now comprises of 40 million volunteers and 2,800 employees with a focus on cardiovascular health and the advancement of heart disease research. Aiming to reduce heart disease, the number one cause of death worldwide, with stroke ranking second globally, the organization wants to see a world free of cardiovascular diseases.
The AHA has invested over $4.6 billion in research and ranks as the largest not-for-profit funding source for cardiovascular and cerebrovascular disease research, only second to the federal government.
Donations Matter, Life is Why
AT&T is proud to support the American Heart Association’s Life is Why campaign that fights against heart disease and stroke.
As a longtime supporter of the American Heart Association, AT&T has raised more than $7 million for the health organization’s mission. As their continued support grows, AT&T is once again asking customers throughout the month of August to donate $1, $3, $5, $10 or more in-store or online or by texting HEART to 50555.
With the annual Life is Why consumer campaign, AT&T invites customers to make a donation to the American Heart Association at checkout, both in-store and online. AT&T also offers a text-to-give option. Last year the campaign broke the $1 million mark, raising over $1.1M for the AHA mission.
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The information included within this article is AT&T sponsored content written by Currently Media editorial contributor Robbie Imes. The statements in this article are his own and don’t reflect the positions, strategies, or opinions of AT&T.