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American Heart Association, Eastern States - Share Your Birthday

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Want to Share Your Birthday?

Creating a birthday fundraiser is a special opportunity to bring people together for the purpose of reaching a common goal.

When you fundraise for the American Heart Association, you're joining the fight against our nation's No. 1 and No. 5 killers — heart disease and stroke. These donations help fund lifesaving research, advocate for better health, improve patient care and reach at-risk populations.

In short, you're helping save lives.

Tell people why you are fundraising: Share your story about what makes the American Heart Association important to you. 

Ask for specific amounts: Ask everyone to give the dollar amount that corresponds with the date of your birthday (i.e. If you were born on the 11th of the month, ask everyone to donate $11). Or ask friends and family to forgo their morning coffee on your birthday and instead donate the $5 they would have spent.

Give a deadline: Deadlines inspire people to respond faster, so make sure to stress that donations are due by the day of your birthday--or the day after.

Get the word out: Share on social media, start an email campaign, text to friends and family--just make sure everyone knows about your fundraiser!

Posted by American Heart Association