Heart disease is the leading cause of death worldwide, but is largely preventable.
In 1924, six cardiologists founded the American Heart Association (AHA) to improve the lives of Americans by advocating for heart health. Their hope, by the year 2020, is to improve “the cardiovascular health of all Americans by 20 percent.” According to the AHA, more than one in every three adults has some form of cardiovascular disease, almost half of the U.S. population.
Public health education is the platform for the AHA’s mission. They provide global lifesaving programs like first aid, CPR, and advanced life support training; host national specialty conferences to share scientific knowledge; and educate and encourage the general public to live healthier lives.
At KC Engineering and Land Surveying, P.C. (KC), we are dedicated to promoting cardiac awareness both internally and throughout the community. We recognize the severity of heart disease and the importance of education and prevention.
This quarter, KC placed special emphasis on heart health by celebrating American Heart Month in February with Go Red for Women Day, hands-only CPR training in March, and will culminate our events with the annual Tri-County Heart Walk on May 6 at Lake Welch Beach in Stony Point, NY.
So far, the KC Team has raised $2,032 of our $3,000 goal. Raj Ravilla, KC’s President, will generously match donations to our team up to $5,000.
To donate or to join to the KC Team, visit: http://www2.heart.org/site/TR?team_id=385089&fr_id=3019&pg=team.