Six Receive Association's Award of Meritorious Achievement

DALLAS, April 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Heart Association presented six Awards of Meritorious Achievement yesterday at its 2008 "You're the Cure on the Hill" Awards Luncheon in Washington, D.C. The award recognizes individuals for specific, significant accomplishments or projects that affect the association nationally.

The recipients are:

About the American Heart Association

Founded in 1924, the American Heart Association today is the nation's oldest and largest voluntary health organization dedicated to building healthier lives, free of heart diseases and stroke. These diseases, America's No. 1 and No. 3 killers, and all other cardiovascular diseases, claim nearly 870,000 lives a year. In fiscal year 2006-07, the association invested more than $554 million in research, professional and public education, advocacy and community service programs to help all Americans live longer, healthier lives. To learn more, call 1-800-AHA-USA1 or visit americanheart.org.

SOURCE American Heart Association

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