The American Heart Association
The Stroke American Heart Association is an operated affiliated organization to the American Heart Association which is focused on medical care, research and prevention of strokes. The Stroke American Heart Association is a non-profit organization based in the United States, Dallas, Texas. It is a national voluntary agency which has the mission of “Building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke”. The volunteers working for the association are persons related to the medical care domain, mainly doctors who put effort in reducing the disability and deaths caused every year by all types of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. Apart from the center in Dallas, the organization has eight affiliate offices in the United States and in Puerto Rico.
Currently, the association is run by the President Dr. Timothy Gardner, M.D. who was under his authority over 3,000 full-time and part-time staff and more than 22 million volunteers. The agency has also a board of directors (also formed by volunteers) with members from science, medicine, business and even industry.
The American Heart Association provides trainings for first aid, as well as standards for proper performance of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (which is commonly known as CPR) and was certified for basic life support (or BLS).
The American Heart Association or AHA was founded in 1924 by six cardiologists who decided to share their education and research in the heart diseases field in order to fight the first two causes of death in the United States, heart diseases and stroke. The division called the American Stroke Association was created in November 1998 and since then its mission is to support stroke-education programs or stroke related research. The agency is also supporting stroke survivors and their caregivers.
The last campaign launched by the Stroke American Heart Association is the “Take 2 To Save 2″ campaign which provides various life-changing health messages to persons who are considered to be at risk for stroke.” Take 2 To Save 2″ is a part of the “Power to End Stroke” cause campaign intended to reach the African Americans. The campaign involves calling for persons who could save two loved ones, friends or family, by taking two minutes and texting a part of the message of the campaign “Take 2″ to “64244″. Those who receive the text get a personalized message related to their health and it could help in saving their lives. The messages can be also got via phone cell, e-mail or Facebook.
Both Stroke American Heart Association and AHA can be contacted by e-mail, phone or via its national center mailing addresses. Local information may be provided on the Stroke American Heart Association website http://www.strokeassociation.org/presenter.jhtml?identifier=3006177 by typing in the ZIP code of the area you live in.
Phone: 1-888-4-STROKE or 1-888-478-7653
The Stroke American Heart Association can also be contacted at 7272 Greenville Ave. Dallas, TX 75231