The Aiken Women’s Heart Board (AWHB) was founded in 1968 by a group of women in Aiken, SC determined to save and improve the lives of others. With the purpose of raising funds to support the American Heart Association and its mission to fight and cure cardiovascular disease, the AWHB has raised over 2.6 million dollars.
The Aiken Women’s Heart Board (AWHB) sponsors special events like musicals, fashion shows, and concerts to fundraise and promote awareness to the importance of heart health programs and education.
Why is our Purpose Important? Because Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of Americans, and on average is the Number #1 killer of persons worldwide. Over 600,000 US citizens die each year of heart disease. The American Heart Association provides cardiovascular research, educational resources and offers lifesaving tools to save lives, and we work to foster and support that ongoing mission.
Show your support by attending and supporting events of the AWHB.
Together We Can Make a Difference
The AWHB is a registered South Carolina non-profit organization, that is a qualified IRS 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization.
Heart disease is the No. 1 killer worldwide, and stroke ranks second globally. Even when those conditions don’t result in death, they cause disability and diminish quality of life.
Heart Disease in the United States
Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men, women, and people of most racial and ethnic groups in the United States.
One person dies every 33 seconds in the United States from cardiovascular disease.
About 695,000 people in the United States died from heart disease in 2021
—that’s 1 in every 5 deaths.
The AWHB continues to raise heart health awareness and generate financial offering in support of heart disease education and research.
Your support of AWHB has made a positive difference in lives of many individuals throughout our community and nation.
Heart Health Facts and Information:
CDC Heart Disease Info
American Heart Association Health Notes / Topics
Donated to the
American Heart Association
Community Service within the Aiken, SC Area