The JHF has already been instrumental in developing and assisting in community outreach programs that have been beneficial to our cardiovascular health.
Heart Beats of Jackson is an annual cardiovascular health screening hosted by the Jackson Heart Foundation and a local chamber, along with local community hospitals.
This event has touched nearly 1,500 lives in Jackson, MS, and the healthcare providers have performed tests costing approximately $1,861,500. Screenings include an EKG, ABI, echocardiogram, lipid panel, and a doctor consultation. The medical staff involved in performing the screenings includes approximately 35 cardiologists and approximately 100 nurses, med techs, lab techs, and other personnel. This event has been extremely successful and has received much support from the community.
The Young at Heart Gala is our annual fundraiser. First held in 2011, the gala enables us to raise the funds necessary to continue to host/support community events that are directly related to heart disease.