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Speaking on Business: American Heart Association

For nearly 100 years, the American Heart Association has spent billions of dollars researching ways to improve our quality of life, specifically through reducing heart disease and strokes.

Chris Redgrave Sep 7, 2018


This is Chris Redgrave for Zions Bank Speaking on Business.

Making positive changes to your health can be one of the most beneficial decisions you can ever make and helps to ensure a high quality of life. For nearly 100 years, the American Heart Association has spent billions of dollars researching ways to improve our quality of life, specifically through reducing heart disease and strokes. Some of this non-profit organization’s accomplishments include the first implantable pacemakers, the first artificial heart valve, CPR techniques and cholesterol-lowering medications.

Laura Western, executive director of the Utah Division of the American Heart Association, says the major push right now is addressing obesity, which is a society-wide health challenge, through education. Their initiative focuses on encouraging people to find ways to move, lower blood pressure and add more color to food their plate. They also host events to raise critical research dollars and increase awareness, like the annual Heart and Stroke Walk held this Saturday, September 15, at Sugarhouse Park in Salt Lake City, beginning at 8 a.m.

In addition, the Utah Chapter of the American Heart Association also hosts Wear Red Day every February and Go Red For Women events, including a luncheon that is attracting up to 500 women every year, not to mention the Kids Heart Challenge so kids can be involved too.

Find out about how to get involved online at www.heart.org/utah.

For Zions Bank, I’m Chris Redgrave, speaking on business.

American Heart Association
465 S. 400 East, Ste. 110
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
801-702-4420

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