The American Heart Association is a national voluntary health agency that promotes cardiac care so that individuals and families can build healthier lives. Founded in 1924, it is the nation's oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke, and includes more than 22.5 million volunteers and supporters with over 156 local offices. Through publishing standards on life support, operating numerous public service campaigns, and various other events and activities, the AHA has become a leading nonprofit in combating cardiovascular diseases today.
CyberPoint is very involved with the local Baltimore chapter of the American Heart Association, and one of the main ways we support such a great cause is our partnership with the AHA's Recess Baltimore program. Recess Baltimore, a year-round education program for Baltimore youth, aims to educate kids on healthy eating and physical activity. An AHA pamphlet revealed a CDC youth Risk Behavior Survey that reported that Baltimore high school students are 40% more likely to be obese than other high school students statewide, and we're teaming up with Recess Baltimore to help empower kids in the community to combat this obesity and stay fit – a cause that we take very seriously here at the office.
Along with Recess Baltimore, CyberPoint is also a sponsor of AHA CPR kits as well as the nonprofit's annual Baltimore Heart Ball. The campaign, which raised over $51 million nation-wide last year, brings community and philanthropic leaders together for a celebration of the association's work. While CyberPoint may not be in the health care industry, we still recognize the importance of living a healthy life, and the American Heart Association's dedication to improving healthcare in the community is something we truly value.
To find out more about the American Heart Association and their work, click here.