About the event
This extra-special adults-only fundraiser has been organized by The Black Heart Association to offer you an evening of fun, excitement, and nostalgia to help save the community from heart disease.
Unfortunately, Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the US and African American adults are 3 times more likely to be diagnosed with some form of heart disease each year!
Our organization was created to change these numbers and the narrative! We fight to spread awareness, and educate people of color on heart health, lifestyles and help them to detect early symptoms of heart disease and or work to mitigate the effects of it.
Our ultimate goal is to have 1 Million screens to save lives! But we need your help...
Why should you sponsor?
Black Heart Association is a “boots on the ground” organization, so we implement our three key strategies by meeting people where they are. Since 2017, BHA’s staff and community health worker volunteers have traveled to community events in the Dallas-Fort Worth area to provide the following services:
Health education on a variety of heart health topics such as nutrition, physical activity, stress, and tobacco cessation.
No-cost health screenings, including blood pressure, glucose, triglycerides, and cholesterol.
With past supporters, BHA has been able to purchase and supply a mobile health unit that has greatly expanded our capacity to reach marginalized communities. With additional support, BHA will not only expand the number of people we reach, but also the services we offer, including:
Additional health screenings. BHA will begin testing for plasma lipoprotein (a) [Lp(a)] to help individuals better identify and mitigate their lifetime risk for life-threatening cardiac events. Having a high level of Lp(a) is a strong indicator that a person will suffer from a heart attack, stroke, and/or atherosclerosis during their lifetime.
Black Heart Association (BHA) provides heart health education, screenings, and treatment for Black communities in the Dallas-Fort Worth area that experience disparities in heart health outcomes due to limited access to affordable and high-quality health care.
Over the past four years, BHA has 1) helped over 30,000 people identify and mitigate their personal risks for heart attack and stroke, 2) increased awareness of the heart health disparities Black communities experience, and 3) advocated for improved access to health care for underserved communities in Texas and throughout the United States.
Each year, Robinson’s story of survival and commitment to reducing the number of deaths related to cardiovascular disease within Black communities reaches millions of people through featured stories in major media outlets. Select stories:
American Heart Association, Tara Robinson – Black Americans making history every day
Everyday Health, Life after heart attack: 3 people share their recovery journey
New York Post, Why do doctors ignore signs of heart attack in women?
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Black Enterprise, 8 ways to reach new career levels in 2020
Yahoo Life, You could have a heart attack without even knowing it
Voyage Dallas, Meet Tara Robinson of Black Heart Association in Fort Worth