American Heart Association

participating on behalf of

American Heart Association


About the Artwork

Heart Strings hold the World together. Our artwork celebrates the binding strength a community finds when it commits to living strong, healthy lives. The Upstate is unique in our globally diverse business community, and is also a leader in businesses making changes from within the corporate walls to ensure heart health for its employees. This change has an effect on the overall health of the community in not only physical health, but mental health as well. Each red heart on our artwork has the word “heart” written in a different language found across the Upstate. Each portion of the heart is tied together with both strong and weak strings, but they are all held together.

About the Team

The American Heart Association’s mission is to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular disease and stroke. We have set an impact goal to improve the cardiovascular health of all Americans by 20% while reducing deaths from cardiovascular disease and stroke by 20%. This is historic because defining and measuring “cardiovascular health” hasn’t been done before. This new goal reflects our organization’s focus on improving health and quality of life by looking at 7 metrics that focus on health factors and health behaviors.