Nonprofit Spotlight: American Heart Association | Atmos Energy

Nonprofit Spotlight: American Heart Association

February 1, 2020

Nearly 100 years old, the American Heart Association (AHA) is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. With more than 33 million volunteers and 3,400 employees, the AHA focuses on tackling heart disease and strokethe two greatest health threats worldwide, to save and improve lives.   

With the motto, “let’s make moves together, starting now,” the AHA has invested more than $4.5 billion in innovative research, advocated for stronger public health policies, and shared lifesaving resources and information to improve the heart health, brain health and wellbeing of Americans. 

The Atmos Energy Mississippi Division made its move in 2014 to partner with AHA to combat heart disease by supporting the Heart Walk, the Heart Ball, and the Go Red for Women Luncheon 

  • The Heart Walk is the AHA’s premier fundraising event, promoting physical activity and a heart-healthy lifestyle with a focus on adults in the workplace. The funds raised through this event support life-saving research, educational programs and advocacy efforts that deeply impact the Mississippi community. 

  • The Heart Ball is an annual gala where community leaders unite to help the AHA connect, innovate, influence and invest in initiatives to combat heart disease and stroke. The Heart Ball celebrates these efforts to build a foundation of health in the Mississippi community and ensure longer, healthier lives. 

  • The Go Red for Women Luncheon is an empowering event focused on preventing heart disease and stroke by promoting healthy lifestyles, building awareness and raising critically-needed funds to support research and education initiatives. Cardiovascular diseases, which include stroke, claim the life of a woman about every 80 seconds. Go Red For Women provides a platform for women and their families to lead healthier lives and drive collective action for community transformation.  

For the past five years Atmos Energy’s Mississippi Division has dedicated more than 150 volunteers and $100,000 dollars to these three life-saving AHA events to improve the health and wellbeing of Mississippians. 

AHA is making great strides toward a healthier Mississippi, and the Atmos Energy Mississippi Division has played a vital role in our efforts within the community through corporate contributions, employee fundraising and countless volunteer hours,” said Whitney Humphrey Morehead, American Heart Association Metro Jackson heart walk director.  

To join the American Heart Association’s fight against heart disease and stroke, please visit: https://www.heart.org/en