Equipment Finance Cares Foundation Friday: American Heart Association

This week’s Equipment Finance Cares Foundation Friday’s showcase is with the American Heart Association. The interview is with Julia Gavrilov, partner at Moritt Hock & Hamroff LLP.

Before the American Heart Association existed, people with heart disease were thought to be doomed to complete bed rest — or destined to imminent death.

But a handful of pioneering physicians and social workers believed it didn’t have to be that way. They conducted studies to learn more about heart disease, America’s No. 1 killer. Then, on June 10, 1924, they met in Chicago to form the American Heart Association, believing that scientific research could lead the way to better treatment, prevention and, ultimately, cures. The early American Heart Association enlisted help from hundreds, then thousands, of physicians and scientists.

In 1948, the association reorganized, transforming from a professional scientific society to a nationwide voluntary health organization composed of science and lay volunteers and supported by professional staff.

Since then, the AHA has grown rapidly in size and influence — nationally and internationally — into an organization of more than 35 million volunteers and supporters dedicated to improving heart health and reducing deaths from cardiovascular diseases and stroke.

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