What We Do in Michigan

OUR MISSION
Building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.
The American Heart Association is working to improve the cardiovascular health of all Americans by 20% while reducing deaths from cardiovascular disease and stroke by 20% by the year 2020.

Our My Heart. My Life.TM prevention platform includes:

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MI Melissa Blount Our Mission Survivor
 
In 2009, clinical psychologist Melissa Blount had a 95% blocked artery that required a stent.

Today, she has reduced stress, and completed two 5Ks and a triathlon.

As vice-chair of our Detroit Go Red Passion Committee, she urges women to “learn to take care of yourself.”