American Heart Association

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Your donation helps save lives

It's distressing but true: Someone dies from heart disease, stroke or another cardiovascular disease every 43 seconds in this country.

When you donate to the American Heart Association, you are joining us in the fight against our nation’s No. 1 and No. 4 killers – heart disease and stroke.

Your contribution will support such life-saving efforts as research, education, advocating for better health, improving patient care and reaching the millions of people at risk. Your generosity brings us one step closer to a world free of heart disease and stroke.

In short, you’re helping to save lives.

Ways to give

Honor a loved one

A memorial or tribute is a meaningful way to celebrate someone.

Help save lives all year long

Become a monthly supporter today.

Planned giving

Fight heart disease and stroke by planning your gift through wills, trusts and estate giving.

Giving societies

The groups recognize those who, in one way or another, have made a significant contribution to the AHA and our mission.

Paul Dudley White Legacy Society Named in honor of one of the founding members of the AHA, this society honors planned giving donors who are furthering the cause of a heart-healthy world.

Cor Vitae Society The Cor Vitae Society recognizes donors for annual private gifts and commitments of $5,000 or more, as well lifetime gifts and commitments of $500,000 or more. Such generosity propels innovative research and new treatments, destined to help save lives.

Other ways to give

Heritage Brick Walk Honor a friend or loved one with an enduring reminder of your support for lifesaving research. For $120, a special brick paver will be engraved with the text of your choice.

FUNraiser Support our shared mission in your own way. Organize a car wash, run a marathon or come up with something completely unique. Whatever the event, our FUNraiser tool will help you pull it all together.

Life Is Why We Give™ Life Is Why We Give™ inspires consumers to give as a way to honor their reasons to live healthier, longer lives. You can make a purchase (or a donation) at participating retailers, with a percentage of each sale going toward the AHA and our causes.


Find an event in your area

We look forward to seeing you there. Are you interested in volunteering?

Create your own event

Our online fundraising tool can help you customize an event that’s right for you.

Get your company involved

Add us to your workplace giving program, sponsor an event or conduct your own fundraiser.