Leading up to the American Heart Association’s (heart.org) centennial on June 10, 2024, Omaha is beginning the anniversary celebration as the organization looks to build a new century of equitable health for all. The American Heart Association was founded in 1924 by six cardiologists, but the distinguished achievements of the organization for the past century are the result of more than $4.8 billion in research and the passion of more than 40 million volunteers, supporters, and employees.

The signature events of the Omaha American Heart Association have named event chairs that will drive the Association into the next century. The 2022-2024 Omaha Heart & Stroke Ball Honorary Chairs are CL and Rachel Werner of Werner Enterprises and Cornerstone Legacy.

The American Heart Association’s centennial is a celebration of the lifesaving achievements and shared vision for a bold Second Century that will exponentially advance heart and brain health. Reaching for bold goals is made possible because of like-minded organizations who share in the vision of better health for Omaha. WoodmenLife of Omaha has pledged support of donations of time, talent, and funds at the Second Century donor.

The American Heart Association is a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives. To learn more about accomplishments in the first 100 years of the organization or how to participate in the second century campaign, contact Chris Shives at Chris.Shives@heart.org for more information. Connect with them on heart.org, Facebook, or Twitter, or by calling 1 (800) AHA-USA1.