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American Heart Association Focuses On Equitable Access


Earlier this month, on the 98th anniversary of the founding of the American Heart Association, Greater Sacramento and Valley area leaders made bold commitments to stand with the Association as it drives toward its 2024 Impact Goal which is focused on improving cardiovascular health for all while identifying and removing barriers to health care access and quality.

“As champions for health equity, the American Heart Association believes that everyone everywhere deserves the opportunity to live a full and healthy life,” said Chris Hoffman, American Heart Association Sacramento Division Board Chair. “Although we have made tremendous progress in fighting heart disease and stroke in our community, our work is far from complete. The American Heart Association Founders Day provides a great reminder that we must continue the fight so every single person in our community has access to the resources they need to be healthy.”

The American Heart Association, the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke, was founded in 1924 by six cardiologists, and the distinguished achievements of the organization over nearly 100 years are the result of the passion of more than 40 million volunteers, supporters and employees who together have raised – and funded – more than $4.8 billion in research.

For nearly a century, the American Heart Association, has saved and improved lives, pioneered scientific discovery and advocated for healthy public policies in communities across the country. These bold moves have helped transform the nation’s overall health and significantly reduce heart disease and stroke death rates.

A bold commitment made by local leaders is the commitment to serve as chair for Greater Sacramento and Valley area signature events through 2024. These chairpersons have demonstrated the leadership needed to catapult the American Heart Association into achieving their 2024 Impact Goal. The 2022-2024 chairpersons are:

• Phil Bonnell, President of PABCO Building Products, LCC as Sacramento Heart Challenge Chair.

• Kevin Nagle, Chairman and Owner of The Nagle Companies including Sacramento Republic FC as Heart of Sacramento Chair.

• Jessica Coleman, President and Founder of Color the Skies, Inc. as Modesto Go Red for Women Chair.

Driving to achieve the 2024 Impact Goal, the American Heart Association will continue to lead breakthroughs in science and technology, improve health care and advocate for federal, state and local policies drive healthier lifestyles.

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