At the Alaska Heart & Vascular Institute, we believe that increasing awareness and supporting research efforts can help prevent heart disease and lower the staggering statistics that continue to plague our state and nation. As Alaska’s only provider of complete cardiovascular care, the Alaska Heart & Vascular Institute is committed to supporting nonprofit organizations that aim to spread heart-health awareness, raise funds to further research and offer support for those affected by cardiovascular disease. We also believe it is important to support our community in other areas, from youth causes to the arts.
Here are just a few of the many ways in which we try to make a difference in our community.
American Heart Association
The Alaska Heart & Vascular Institute strongly supports the American Heart Association’s mission to raise funds and awareness for the fight against cardiovascular disease and stroke through its support of numerous events. AHVI has been supporting the American Heart Association for more than a decade.
Go Red for Women Conference and Luncheon
AHVI sponsors the Go Red for Women Conference and Luncheon in Anchorage, which aims to bring awareness to the fact that heart disease is the number one killer of women.
Alaska Heart Run
AHVI is the longtime presenting sponsor of the Alaska Heart Run, one of the largest footraces in Alaska. The Heart Run, held each April, kicks off Alaska’s warm-weather running season, reminding Alaskans to get outdoors and get active.
Alaska Heart Walk
AHVI supports the combination of heart-healthy activity, fundraising and awareness at the annual Alaska Heart Walk, held each September in Anchorage.
Alaska Mended Hearts
The Alaska Heart & Vascular Institute proudly supports Mended Hearts Chapter 290’s mission to inspire hope and improve the quality of life for heart patients and their families. AHVI provides Mended Hearts hats for the Alaska Heart Run and Heart Walk and also actively participates in and promotes Mended Hearts’ monthly meetings and annual seminar. Since 2013, AHVI was pleased to be the Diamond Sponsor of the Mended Hearts Annual Charity Golf Tournament.
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF)
AHVI supports the JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes as a fun and healthy way to show support for those living with type 1 diabetes and to raise funds for the leading global organization focused on T1D research.
United States Junior National Ski Jumping Championships
In 2014, AHVI was a proud gold sponsor of this important youth athletics event. Held at the Karl Eid Jumping Center at Hilltop Ski Area in Anchorage, this event provides an opportunity for talented youth to compete in a challenging and exciting sporting event while also providing an exciting exhibition for spectators.
Anchorage Symphony Orchestra
Being a part of the Anchorage community for over 25 years, AHVI supports the health and emotional benefits of music, art and creativity through its sponsorship of Anchorage Community Orchestra.