For the past several years the American Heart Association has had the opportunity to participate in an annual event called Giving Hearts Day. Giving Hearts Day is hosted by Dakota Medical Foundation, Impact Foundation, and Alex Stern Family Foundation. Once again the American Heart Association is participating in Giving Hearts Day on February 11th, 2016. Through the contributions made by donors on Giving Hearts Day, the American Heart Association has been able to fund numerous advances in North Dakota including Go Red for Women education, support for Cardiac Ready Communities, and a blood pressure awareness initiative. In addition, thanks to the generosity of our donors, the American Heart Association was able to award a $4500 grant to the South East Education Cooperative for advanced training of the new Physical Education Standards in North Dakota.
Throughout the state you can see the impact this day of 24-hour online giving can make. Thanks to some great organizations, companies, and the Dakota Medical Foundation, donations made on February 11that www.impactgiveback.org of $10 or more are matched. It’s a great day for donors to multiply the results of their giving. So mark your calendars for February 11th, 2016, as Giving Hearts Day and together we can advance our mission, because everyone deserves to live a longer, healthier life free of heart disease and stroke.