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Our January Gift – The Heart Foundation | DollarFund

January Donation Recipient - The Heart Foundation

February is the month of love and hearts! We thought a great way to gift a donation this month would be to help heal the sick by giving to help heart health! We are excited to announce that your donations from the month of January are going to help heal the sick as we give to help bring awareness, detection and innovation to help those with heart diseases. 

Feb 11, 2022 | Blog

Our January Gift – The Heart Foundation

February is the month of love and hearts! We thought a great way to gift a donation this month would be to help heal the sick by giving to help heart health! We are excited to announce that your donations from the month of January are going to help heal the sick as we give to help bring awareness, detection and innovation to help those with heart diseases. 

Did you know?

  • Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. It is also one of the most preventable.
  • Coronary Heart Disease (also known as atherosclerosis) is the most common type of heart disease and accounts for 1 in 7 deaths in the United States.
  • In the United States, someone has a heart attack every 40 seconds. Every 60 seconds, more than one person in the United States dies from a heart disease-related event.
  • The estimated annual incidence of heart attack in the United States is 720,000 new attacks and 335,000 recurrent attacks. The average age at the first heart attack is 65.6 years for men and 72.0 years for females.
  • 37.7% of US adults are obese, one of the risk factors for heart disease.
  • Heart disease is the leading cause of death for people of most racial/ethnic groups in the United States, including African Americans, Hispanics and whites. Nearly half of all African American men and women have some form of heart disease. For Asian Americans or Pacific Islanders and American Indians or Alaska Natives, heart disease is second only to cancer.
  • Nearly 1 of every 3 (about 33.3%) of American adults have high levels of LDL cholesterol (the “bad” kind).
  • The majority of Out of Hospital Sudden Cardiac Arrests (OHCA) occur in public settings (39.5%). In 2015, home or residence (27.5%) and nursing homes (18.2%) were the second and third most common locations of OHCA.
  • Heart disease costs the United States about $200 billion each year. This total includes the cost of health care services, medications and lost productivity.
  • From 2005 to 2015, the annual death rate attributable to coronary heart disease declined 34.4% and the actual number of deaths declined 17.7% – but the burden and risk factors remain alarmingly high.

We are not okay with these statistics and we want to work to see these numbers decrease as we help heal the sick. DollarFund is excited to partner with The Heart Foundation, an amazing organization that works to help heal the sick with heart diseases. The Heart Foundation’s mission is to save lives by increasing awareness of heart disease, promoting early detection, and supporting the innovative research taking placate Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai under the direction of world-renowned cardiologist Dr. P.K. Shah. 

The Heart Foundation seeks to create a world where no life is lost to heart disease.

 

 

The Heart Foundation’s INSPIRATION

On December 7, 1995, Steven Cohen came home from work, changed his clothes, kissed his wife Eva and his daughters Ashton (age 5) and Lindsay (age 2), and walked out the door to play his weekly basketball game with friends. No one could imagine what would follow. During the basketball game this healthy-looking, 35-year-old man complained of not feeling well. He left the court, sat down and suffered a massive heart attack that took his life.

The Heart Foundations’ PURPOSE 

Too often, the only sign of heart disease is sudden death. Steve exercised regularly, didn’t drink, didn’t smoke, wasn’t overweight and had just received a clean bill of health two months prior at his annual check-up. Steve died suddenly with no warning signs or symptoms. His wife, daughters, family members and friends were left behind in a state of shock and disbelief. How could this have happened to someone so young, vital and seemingly healthy?

Driven to do something to honor Steve’s memory and save other families from suffering the tragic loss of a loved one to heart disease, Steve’s friends, family and community formed The Steven S. Cohen Heart Fund in 1996. In 2004, the name was changed to The Heart Foundation.

 

 

Because of your heart and your support of DollarFund, you are able to be apart of helping fund awareness, education, detection, innovation and research to support The Heart Foundation in the work they do as they seek to create a world where no life is lost to heart disease. You are making a huge impact in the world to help heal the sick today and in the future. We want to see the shocking statistics of heart disease decrease, we don’t want any more people to be affected by these diseases, we want to help heal the sick and see a world where no life is lost to heart disease!

Thank you for all that you do to partner with DollarFund as you give and help share this movement with everyone you know! We need you to help continue to grow our army of people coming together to give just $1 and multiple 1 to thousands and then to millions. Let’s continue to impact and make a difference in the world as we help those in need!

 

If you know of any non-profit organizations that are working to help heal the sick, please let us know as we consider them for future gifts! We want to hear your voice and want you to have a say in what we as an organization do! Nominate any non-profit organizations that you love here.

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