American Heart Month was established by President Lyndon B. Johnson under Presidential Proclamation 3566 in December 1963, 10 days after Congress issued a joint resolution requesting the president to issue an annual proclamation.
Cardiovascular Disease is the umbrella term for coronary heart disease, heart attacks, stroke, heart failure and peripheral artery disease.
1 in 3 deaths in the US are from cardiovascular disease
800,000 people every year
Yes, this is a big deal!! Staying Alive is committed to helping you prevent or survive heart disease in all forms. Our Guardian Angels learn CPR and how to use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED). See our upcoming classes.
Did you know that people who have close relationships at home, work, or in their community tend to be healthier and live longer? One reason, according to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), is that we’re more successful at meeting our health goals when we work on them with others. NHLBI launched the #OurHearts movement to inspire us to protect and strengthen our hearts with the support of others.
Wear Red on Feb 2nd!