The American Heart Association wants to recognize the meaningful impact of a community members who are making an impact and fueling the mission forward for the association. These individuals are relentless for a world of longer healthier lives.
Nominations can be submitted by friends, co-workers or relatives, and individuals can also nominate themselves. Winners will be chosen by an American Heart Association volunteer committee.
The winner of each category will be celebrated at the 29th Annual Heart & Stroke Ball, taking place on Friday, June 16, 2023, at The Hilton Cleveland Downtown.
- February 1, 2023: Submissions open.
- March 1, 2023: Submissions close & review panel meets.
- April: Winners will be notified.
- June 16, 2023: Winners celebrated at Heart & Stroke Ball
There are three categories for submission, as follows:
The Extending & Improving People's Lives Award recognizes the importance of promoting the goals of the American Heart Association as a healthcare clinician. This award can be given to any practicing healthcare provider, such as a physician, nurse, physicians’ assistant, or other clinical role. Healthcare clinicians are a critical link between using the AHA science and best practices, and the general population of our community. They help keep us safe, healthy, and cared for, in both the healthy times and difficult times. With cardiovascular disease remaining the #1 killer of all Americans and stroke the #5 killer and #1 disabler, it is so vital that we have healthcare practitioners who help with prevention, risk reduction, symptom management, care plans and beyond.
Submit your nomination for The Extending & Improving People's Lives Award
The Bringing Science to Life Award will recognize a local American Heart Association funded researcher, for their steadfast and innovative research work, bringing science to life through their research related to cardiovascular and/or neuro health. For many advancements, the American Heart Association relies on volunteer scientists and lay stakeholders to ensure funding for the most-high-impact and ground-breaking research. As we develop the future treatments and protocols for these devastating diseases, we will need to ensure a robust pathway of AHA research remains available. This award celebrates and honors one such researcher for their contributions!
Submit your nomination for The Bringing Science to Life Award
The Live. Fierce - Stand for All Award recognizes an individual who not only Live Fierce for themselves and their loved ones, but also serve as a catalyst for longer, healthier lives for everyone, everywhere, regardless of who they are or where they live. This person is a champion of our mission, whether it be around advocating for our policies to advance equity, creating a sustainable health program to improve more lives, or providing education and resources to a population in our community who is at greater risk for developing cardiovascular disease or stroke.
Submit your nomination for The Live. Fierce - Stand for All Award