Each year, the American Heart Association holds a nation-wide art contest to find student designs to feature in their. The nearly 500 entries are narrowed down to 10, which are voted on online to find two winning designs, one for Jump Rope for Heart and one for the Hoops for Heart programs.
Whitley Frame, a 10-year-old student at Moorefield Intermediate School in West Virginia, entered her artwork and won for the Hoops for Heart, an AHA program for middle-schooler students across the country. Whitley hopes her design will raise awareness and encourage her community to live their healthiest and fullest lives. She believes it’s important for organizations like the AHA to help people understand the consequences of an unhealthy lifestyle, and for people at risk of heart disease and stroke to make changes to prevent them. She hopes that through Hoops for Heart people her age are inspired to prioritize their health now.
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.