Heart Association Partnership

 

KMRY Radio has teamed up with the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association because We our listeners!

  • Did you know there are 2500 heart attacks and 2100 strokes nationwide each day?
  • By the end of that day, half will not survive.

The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association want to improve the cardiovascular health of all Americans by 20% while reducing deaths from cardiovascular disease and stroke by 20% by the year 2020. That means saving 863 lives each day! We’ll share information and life-saving messages throughout the next year to help reach these goals.

Eighty percent of risk factors for cardiovascular diseases are preventable by making healthy choices like eating right, exercising and not smoking.  We’ll help! In the meantime, put these important dates on your calendar!

  • Cedar Rapids Go Red for Women Luncheon–Friday, Dec 1st at Double Tree by Hilton
  • 26th Annual Cedar Rapids Heart Ball–Saturday, Feb 24, 2018 at Double Tree by Hilton

We’ll give you more information on these fun events as the dates get closer.

Here’s our message for the month of October:

America’s multicultural population faces disproportionately high risks for heart disease and stroke. Good health requires more than simply behaviors, and The American Heart Association is committed to helping bridge these gaps by addressing social determinants of health like housing insecurity, healthy food access, education and poverty. Visit Empoweredtoserve.org to learn more.

Join our team so you don’t miss a beat!