Have a Heart This Christmas!
Finn (6) was born with multiple heart defects and spent the first 8 months of his life in the hospital. Finn has had 17 heart surgeries and last year underwent a customized procedure to correct his special heart anatomy and give him the gift of life. Today, Finn is energetic as ever and loves to have fun!
Ask Santa and Red Sled Santa Foundation are proud to support the American Heart Association's work helping children like Finn receive life-saving treatment for healthier, heart-tastic futures this Christmas. Please give today for happy hearts!
When you give to the American Heart Association, you are making a dramatic impact in the fight against heart disease and stroke—our No. 1 and No. 2 global killers. Your full mission gift to the American Heart Association will help save and improve lives by funding a variety of programs and initiatives like these:
Give $25: Every year, nearly 40,000 infants are affected by congenital cardiovascular defects. That’s nearly the entire student population of UCLA. $25 combined with gifts from others could help fund lifesaving research that will save and improve lives from heart disease and stroke.
Give $40: Imagine 140 school buses filled with children who suffer cardiac arrest. That’s how many kids each year who need immediate CPR response from a bystander. $40 could teach a family how to save a life through Hands-Only CPR.
Give $100: 1 out of 3 adults have high blood pressure and don’t even know it. These are parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles. $100 combined with gifts from others could provide doctors’ offices with best practice blood pressure improvement programs for their patients.
Give $300: Approximately 1 in 12 U.S. children do not have healthy foods readily available, which increases their risk for health problems, including high blood pressure. $300 combined with gifts from others could expand the use of food benefits (SNAP) to farmers markets, providing under-resourced communities a way to buy fresh fruits and vegetables.
Give $650: For every minute that passes that a cardiac arrest victim doesn’t receive CPR, their chance of survival diminishes by 10 percent. $650 combined with gifts from others could train hundreds of students how to perform hands-only CPR.