2019 Hot Springs Sweethearts
The American Heart Association Sweethearts are high school sophomores who actively participate in a program designed to teach them about heart healthy lifestyles and about the prevention of heart disease and stroke through education and volunteerism.Through this program, these young ladies learn that heart disease is the number one killer of Americans, stroke is the number five killer and the leading cause of disability. During their tenure as Sweethearts, they learn the mission of the American Heart Association and how to implement those goals daily.
The mission of the Sweetheart Program is to empower a new generation with lifesaving knowledge while developing a genuine commitment to life-long heart health, community service and leadership. Sweethearts accrue volunteer hours, learn valuable leadership skills and the concepts of team building as well as fundraising and advocacy to support important research for heart disease and stroke. They are certified in CPR and learn other heart health related information. After successfully completing the program, the Sweethearts are presented at the Heart Ball to highlight their achievements throughout the year.
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