June 10 marks 100 years of scientific discovery and innovation by the American Heart Association (heart.org). Founded in Chicago by six cardiologists, the Association was inspired by a social worker who felt more could be done to help people who suffered heart attacks.

The Association is now the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. During its second century of bold action, the Association is committed to advancing health and hope for everyone, everywhere.

A shared focus on cardiovascular health unites more than 35 million volunteers and supporters as well as our more than 2,900 employees. Working as a global force, the Association is transforming the way the world understands, treats and prevents cardiovascular diseases and stroke.

With bold hearts, the American Heart Association’s volunteers, supporters and staff forge ahead into the organization’s second century. The Association will continue to fuel science and innovation, fund lifesaving research, stand for the rights of patients and caregivers, work with communities and transcend the way you live, work and play.

Join AHA as they harness 100 years of saving and improving lives to boldly build a Second Century of equitable health for all. Visit heart.org/centennial to learn more. You can also connect with other survivors, caregivers and patients via the Association’s online Support Network supportnetwork.heart.org.

The American Heart Association’s mission is to be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives. For more information, visit heart.org.