We’re energizing a nation to get brain and heart healthy through the power of the bicycle.
let’s ignite a health revolution!
CycleNation is spearheading a variety of high-energy stationary cycling events to raise funds for the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.
what’s at stake.
In the United States, someone has a stroke every 40 seconds — and it’s the fifth leading cause of death.
Knowing the symptoms of a stroke and getting treatment quickly are the most important factors for survival. High blood pressure, high cholesterol and smoking are major risk factors — and almost half of all Americans have one of them.
Every 40 seconds, someone in the United States dies of heart disease.
It’s the No. 1 killer — more than all cancers combined. The American Heart Association is aiming to reduce that number by 20 percent by 2020. What will it take? More research. Educating people about living heart-healthy. Advocating for legislation that transforms health in America.
feeling the call?join the nation
Start a team. Fire up support.
Let’s celebrate our power to transform health in America. And let’s have fun! Let’s band together for a high-energy, endorphin-pumping ride where everyone is a winner.
Ride to high-energy music and inspirational instructors in a 4-hour relay-style event.
powered by your efforts
1,000 new research studies in 2015
Last year, the American Heart Association funded nearly 1,000 new research projects — the highest number outside of the U.S. government. But there were thousands more that we couldn’t fund.
Championing legislation for brain and heart health.
The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association are supporting the Furthering Access to Stroke Telemedicine (FAST) Act, which can increase the stroke survival rate by expanding diagnostic services through Medicare. Also, obesity among our children is a growing epidemic. So the American Heart Association is advocating for the Child Nutrition Reauthorization Act, which governs federal school meal and child nutrition programs.
We’ve helped save 18,000 people from stroke since 2010
The American Stroke Association is devoted to saving people from stroke — America’s No. 5 killer and a leading cause of serious disability. We team with millions of volunteers to fund innovative research, fight for stronger public health policies, and provide lifesaving tools and information to prevent, treat and beat stroke. The Dallas-based association was created in 1997 as a division of the American Heart Association.