SHIFT to Heart Health with the American Heart Association

Every year ICAN partners with another non-profit organization doing work in our community and beyond to transform the lives of leaders in our community and beyond. We are honored to feature the critical work of the Metro Omaha American Heart Association and American Stroke Association on April 6.


Did you know that Cardiovascular Diseases are the #1 killer of women? 1 in 3 women will pass away from heart disease. When we were reminded of this fact we knew our featured organization for the 2016 conference should be the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association. Our conference attendees will learn to SHIFT to better heart health and Go Red. 

Our theme of transformation extends past your leadership in business and at work in your career – we care about your personal, whole life transformations too. That’s why we’re excited to help you SHIFT to taking charge of your heart health with a healthy, active lifestyle.

If you would like to support the work of the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association, you can text ICANGORED to 41444. A link will be sent back to you with a portal to donate any dollar amount.

The Metro Omaha American Heart Association and American Stroke Association will be featured throughout the day on April 6. Their booth will have many resources, heart healthy recipes, CPR instruction, their “Life’s Simple 7” steps to a healthier life, and more. A local survivor will also share her story on the main stage in the afternoon to SHIFT your perspective and TRANSFORM your way of thinking about cardiovascular disease. April 6 is also National Walking Day – so we’ll be tracking all the minutes of walking our 2,500 take at the conference!

Before the conference day, take a moment to check out these resources to take the initial step to educating yourself on heart health:

Guest Blog by the Executive Director of the Metro Omaha American Heart Association and American Stroke Association – Take Charge & Schedule your Well Woman Check!
Heart Disease Impact Series on the Huffington Post
American Heart Association Workplace Health Solutions Program
Learn more about National Walking Day

Members of the ICAN Team (with our CHD Survivor Oliver) on Go Red for Women day. Hope you have been celebrating Heart Month all February long with us!