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Why does Hopkins participate in the Heart Walk?

  • The American Heart Association (AHA) has awarded grants to Johns Hopkins since 1971 in the amount of $47 million over the past 38 years
  • We are the largest recipient of American Heart Association research funding in the Mid-Atlantic region
  • The funds you raise in Start! Heart Walk will support projects like these:
    • Putting up-to-the minute research into doctor's hands so they can better prevent and treat heart disease among patients.
    • Groundbreaking pediatric heart and stroke research. About 36,000 babies are born with heart defects each year- research is key to saving babies' lives.
    • Getting life-saving information to those who need it most- information that can save a life, like how to eat better, how to recognize the warning sign of heart attack and how to talk to a doctor about critical health choices.
  • Current Johns Hopkins leaders within the AHA, including:
    • Dr. Gordon Tomaselli- National President Elect
    • Charlie Reuland- Baltimore Board of Director's Chair
    • Dr. Eric Aldrich- Mid- Atlantic Affiliate Board President