American Heart Association

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2022 Goals:

The American Heart Association — now in its 97th year — is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization devoted to saving people from heart disease and stroke, the two leading causes of death in the world. In New Hampshire, heart disease and stroke annually claim the lives of nearly 2,500 and 500 residents, respectively. The nation’s leader in CPR education training, the Association teams with volunteers and community partners to fund innovative research, fight for stronger public health policies, and provide lifesaving information to prevent and treat cardiovascular diseases and stroke.

Fundraising Events:

New Hampshire Go Red for Women Luncheon
Spring 2022

New Hampshire Heart Ball
Spring 2022

New Hampshire Heart Walk
June 5, 2022

Giving Opportunities:

Donations help fund lifesaving research, advocate for better health, improve patient care and reach at-risk populations. Personal donations, memorials and tributes, corporate gifts, event sponsorships and workplace giving are just a few ways to support the Association’s efforts to improve the health of our schools, families, businesses and communities. Nearly 80 cents of every dollar raised supports research, education and community outreach. As the largest, private nonprofit funding source for cardiovascular disease and stroke research next to the federal government, the Association has invested more than $4.8 billion in research since 1949 to enhance our knowledge of cardiovascular diseases and stroke and has funded 13 Nobel Prize winners.

Volunteer Opportunities:

The American Heart Association depends on the time and talent of volunteers to help create a healthier world. Millions of volunteers — including thousands in New Hampshire — help fund innovative research, fight for stronger public health policies, and provide lifesaving tools and information to prevent and treat heart disease. Whatever your capabilities, interests or schedule may be, the Association can find a volunteer opportunity that’s right for you. Visit

Board Officers   /   Board Members

Chris Bond
Board Chair
New Hampshire Department of Education

Dr. Michelle Ouellette
Board President
Catholic Medical Center

Joshua Benton
Executive Health & Sports Center

Mark Dell’Orfano
Sheehan Phinney Bass & Green, P.A.

Dr. James Flynn
Catholic Medical Center

Melissa Golightly
Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center

Emily Knight
Wentworth Douglass Hospital

Denise Poudrier Normandin
Enlighten Nutrition & Wellness, LLC

Mel Passarelli, Esq.

Michael Ramshaw
New Hampshire Fisher Cats


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