The American Heart Association is calling all kids across the country to Ride with Heart during the month of June! We are excited to invite saddle clubs and equine enthusiasts to support the AHA’s mission to end heart disease by Riding with Heart. This is a fun and exciting platform where your club members can learn what they can do to take care of their own heart health while helping others and raising money for the American Heart Association. We already have several saddle clubs joining the campaign, including some kids from the AHA Beach Ride. Read Savannah’s testimonial below:)
“My name is Savannah Lewis and I am raising money for the AHA because I think it is great to help people with heart disease. I am raising money for the American Heart Association because heart disease has affected my family. We have a swim fundraiser, donation tables at local festivals, and have a Facebook page for our team. My grandfather (Mom’s Dad) had heart disease. My Great Grandfather (Daddy’s Grandpa) died from a heart disease. My Great Grandma Lewis also died from complications of heart disease. My friend, Faith and I are co-captains of our team Triple H and we are making a difference by raising awareness about heart disease with the American Heart Association. My horse, The Kid, and I will be riding in honor of my grandparents. Together we are giving heart disease the hoof.”
To register and start your fundraising campaign, visit www.heart.org/ridewithheart. You can get competitive with other 4-H clubs across the country who are also passionate about being Heart Heroes. The 4-H club member who raises the most amount of money will win a package to the 2019 American Heart Association Beach Ride in Myrtle Beach, SC on November 6th-10th where 2,000 horseback riders come from across the country travel to ride on the beach to Ride with Heart!
Our mission is to be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives. For nearly 100 years, we’ve been fighting heart disease and stroke, striving to save and improve lives. Heart disease is the No. 1 killer worldwide, and stroke ranks second globally. Even when those conditions don’t result in death, they cause disability and diminish quality of life. We want to see a world free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.