The Orioles, in partnership with the American Heart Association (AHA), served as event chair for the 30th Annual Baltimore Heart Ball that took place on February 1, 2014. The Orioles are the first professional sports team to lead such an effort since the AHA's founding in 1924.
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Executive Leadership Team
AHA HEART BALL TEAM
JANUARY - ADVOCACY
80 percent of cardiovascular disease doesn't have to happen. Tell your state and federal representatives that disease prevention is an investment that can help Americans get healthy and keep our economy strong.
FEBRUARY - HEART MONTH
For 10 years, women have been fighting heart disease individually and together as part of the Go Red for Women movement. More than 627,000 women's lives have been saved, and 330 fewer women are dying per day. But the fight is far from over.
Heart disease is still our No. 1 killer - it affects more women than men and is more deadly than all forms of cancer combined. But the strength of mothers, sisters, daughters and friends fighting side by side is more powerful than any killer.
Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women, yet only one in five American women believe heart disease is her greatest health threat. With the right information, education and care, heart disease in women can be treated, prevented, and even ended.
MARCH - NUTRITION MONTH
The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association are increasing awareness of sodium through the "Salty Six." These commonly consumed foods may be loaded with excess sodium, which can increase your risk for heart disease and stroke.
APRIL - PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
By exercising for as little as 30 minutes a day you can reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke. The American Heart Association's My Heart. My Life. Initiative can help you and your family get active and eat healthy.
MAY - STROKE MONTH
Stroke is largely preventable. In fact, it is the No. 1 preventable cause of disability. The American Stroke Association is here to empower you and your loved ones to prevent stroke through knowledge, action and hope.
Stroke is treatable. The American Stroke Association is here to help you to recognize the warning signs, so you can respond fast in a stroke emergency. When you recognize a stroke and act fast by calling 9-1-1, you have a greater chance of survival and recovery. Remember the acronym F.A.S.T. to help you recognize symptoms and what to do:
Stroke is beatable. Stroke survivors and their families are not alone in the recovery. The American Stroke Association is here to help with resources to help.
JUNE - CPR WEEK/HANDS-ONLY CPR
Anyone can learn to save a life. And everyone should.
JULY - QUALITY OF CARE
AUGUST - HEART WALK/PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
Did you know that cardiovascular diseases are the No. 1 killer of Americans? Someone dies from a cardiovascular disease about every 40 seconds! Heart disease also kills more women than all forms of cancer combined. And congenital cardiovascular defects are the most common cause of infant death from birth defects. Visit www.heartwalk.org to learn how you can help.
SEPTEMBER - PATIENT EDUCATION
What if you could manage and prevent the worsening effects of peripheral artery disease (PAD)? With proper care, it's possible to alleviate leg and hip cramping, and pain and tiredness while walking or climbing stairs. The American Heart Association has information to help you learn more at www.heart.org/pad.
OCTOBER - DIVERSITY AND DISPARITIES
NOVEMBER - RESEARCH
DECEMBER - YEAR-END GIVING/PLANNED GIVING
Your donation helps the American Heart Association provide heart-health information and CPR training year-round. Remember to make your tax deductible gift by Dec. 31. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information, or to give today.
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