AHVI in the

At 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, Alaska Heart & Vascular Institute is committed to supporting non-profit organizations that spread heart-health awareness, raise funds to further research, and offer support for those affected by cardiovascular disease.

American Heart Association

Alaska Heart & Vascular Institute strongly supports the American Heart Association’s (AHA) mission to raise funds and awareness for the fight against cardiovascular disease and stroke through its support of numerous events. Each year—and for more than a decade—we have proudly partnered with AHA as this partnership meets our unified commitment to providing healthy lifestyle resources, encouragement, and education across our Alaska communities.

Go Red for Women Conference and Luncheon

AHVI sponsors the Go Red for Women Conference and Luncheon in Anchorage and Fairbanks, 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 Alaska Heart Run (Walk) in Anchorage and Fairbanks, one of the largest foot races in Alaska. The Heart Run reminds Alaskans to get outdoors and get active.

Community Initiatives

As part of our continued effort to support Alaskans and the communities they call home, AHVI also supports local organizations and efforts that spread heart-health awareness, raise funds to further research, and offer support for those affected by cardiovascular disease.

Dave Thorsness Rowing Challenge

For over 18 years, AHVI has been participating in “The Dave Thorsness Rowing Challenge.” This annual charitable rowing race honors the man who helped bring the sport of rowing to Alaska, and supports local community initiatives. It also provides participants with the opportunity to learn a new sport, encourage competition, and support the team—all skills that are very important to how our teams work together at AHVI.

Clean Air Challenge + the American Lung Association

The Clean Air Challenge is an annual cycling event and fundraiser that challenges cyclists to get outside and ride in support of the American Lung Association. AHVI is proud to to be a past sponsor of the event, and continues to support our own providers and staff members in completing the ride.

The Dome + AHVI

A healthy community is what drives our mission at AHVI. To this end, we are very excited to be partnering with The Dome in Anchorage as a part of their own Community Health Initiative. As a part of this initiative, The Dome is providing free access to all community members from 11am-1pm, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

Additionally, if participants cannot make it to the Dome during those specified times, The Dome offers a “Prescribed Exercise” program. Simply ask your Alaska Heart doctor for a prescription for walking and you can use your prescription to walk at The Dome for up to five (5) complimentary visits and receive a certificate of completion at the end.

You can learn more about The Dome’s Community Health Initiative here.


Mended Hearts of Anchorage

Mended Hearts, Inc. is the largest nonprofit heart patient and caregiver peer-to-peer support program in the nation. For over sixty years, it has provided the gift of hope to heart patients, their families, and their caregivers. Made up of heart patients and caregivers alike, Mended Hearts' physician-endorsed, peer-to-peer support network assists patients and caregivers from "diagnoses through the journey of recovery" with social, emotional, and practical support.

AHVI has been a proud sponsor of Anchorage Mended Hearts Chapter 290’s annual charity golf tournament for over 10 years and is excited to see it continue to grow in support of our local community!

Learn more about Mended Hearts here.