The Open Your Heart Campaign is a year-round giving campaign that provides critical funding for our mission to support awareness efforts and cutting-edge research related to cardiovascular health and stroke. Everyone needs a healthy heart, healthy brain, and to be armed with the resources they need to fight their number one health threat.
With one out of every three U.S. adults affected by heart disease or stroke, we have a lot more to do before everyone has the same opportunity to live a long and healthy life. That’s what Open Your Heart is trying to achieve. The dollars we raise through Open Your Heart will be used to fund lifesaving research, support health and education initiatives in our community, improve the quality of care in our hospitals, advocate for healthy policies, and so much more.
Together, we can change lives and save lives!
"I had a very close and personal relationship to both Levi Watkins and Elijah Saunders essentially throughout my career and their lives. Both made me aware of the tremendous need for changing our thinking -- and more importantly our actions and commitment -- to advance the Black biomedical community in this country, as well as the prevention and care of Black patients who are so at risk for cardiovascular disease and stroke." – Dr. Myron Weisfeldt
Friends and family who wish to honor our 2021 Watkins-Saunders award winner, Dr. Myron “Mike” Weisfeldt by supporting the work of the American Heart Association, please complete the giving form below.