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5/15/2017 Non-Profit Spotlight
Non-Profit of the Month | May 2017 | American Heart Association

Non-Profit Profile
This special feature showcases 1si’s non-profit members. Spotlighting members from across the community, 1si’s Non-Profit Member Spotlight reflects the variety of our membership. If you would like to be featured in this section, please fill out the following and return it along with a company logo (JPEG, GIF or PDF format) to Connie Mudd via email at :

Company Name: American Heart Association
Address: 240 Whittington Parkway
City/State/Zip: Louisville, KY 40222
Business Phone: 502-371-6041
Contact Person: Mary Witsiepe
Contact Title: Heart Walk Director
Contact Email:

Agency Mission Statement or Description:

The American Heart Association is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. Founded by six cardiologists in 1924, our organization now includes more than 22.5 million volunteers and supporters. We fund innovative research, fight for stronger public health policies, and provide critical tools and information to save and improve lives.

The American Heart Association works to improve the lives of all Americans. We provide public health education in a variety of ways. We’re the nation’s leader in CPR education training. We help people understand the importance of healthy lifestyle choices. We provide science-based treatment guidelines to healthcare professionals to help them provide quality care to their patients. We educate lawmakers, policymakers and the public as we advocate for changes to protect and improve the health of our communities.

Year established: 1924

Counties/regions serviced: The Louisville office serves the Kentuckiana region, including Jefferson, Shelby, Oldham and Bullitt counties in Kentucky and Floyd, Harrison and Clark counties in Indiana.

Focus areas: We are working to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular disease and stroke, through research, education, and policy work.

Impact in community: This year, AHA is working on a new health initiative called Healthy For Good. This has a focus on nutritional, physical, and emotional health, and how to improve health at home, work, and school to create a culture of health, and increase the health in our communities.

Volunteer Opportunities: Event Leadership Committees, Event Set-up/breakdown, In-office volunteering, volunteering for health fairs

How 1si members can help your organization: We are looking for more companies to take the pledge to be Healthy For Good, and implement or enhance wellness opportunities in their workplace. If interested in learning more about our Healthy For Good initiative, or any of our events (Heart Walk, Go Red For Women, Heart Ball, Heart Chase, Jump Rope For Heart, or Hoops For Heart), please call 502-371-6041.

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