We are thrilled to announce that Washington, D.C., joins 34 states in requiring CPR training to graduate high school, making the Mid-Atlantic Affiliate the first in the country to be covered by this life-saving legislation! Nearly 3,000 students graduating each year from Washington, D.C., public and charter schools will now be trained in Hands-Only CPR. Congratulations to the entire Arlington, Va. team who worked tirelessly to get this law on the books.
Also, please join me in congratulating the North Carolina advocacy team for winning AHA’s Grassroots Innovation of the Year Award, for developing an innovative way to increase the historically low engagement of volunteers recruited at Heart Walks.
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.