US Air Conditioning Distributors and Source 1 proudly support American Heart Month this February with specialty t-shirts and fundraising efforts at all 50 of their parts store locations.
American Heart Month raises awareness for heart health and urges people to prevent heart disease. Heart disease is the number 1 killer of Americans, about 647,000 die from the disease each year – that’s 1 in every 4 deaths. 2020 marks the 56th anniversary of the federally designated national holiday. The first proclamation was issued by President Lyndon B. Johnson in February 1964, nine years after he had a heart attack.
USACD has rolled out a specialty American Heart Month t-shirt, sponsored by Source 1. The t-shirts are worn by staff and can be purchased by customers as well. 100% of donations will go to a local Southern California nonprofit, Save the Heartbeat.
Save the Heartbeat was founded in 2015 and fights to improve the lives of those affected by CHD by raising awareness, funding early detection & research, and engaging in community outreach. CHD is the most common birth defect, occurring in about 1 in every 110 live births worldwide. Over 40,000 children will be born with a heart defect in the U.S. every year and 25% of those will need open-heart surgery or other interventions to survive.
T-shirts can be ordered at our parts stores with cash and will be available for pick up at the branch or sent via USPS. Purchases can also be made directly at https://www.savetheheartbeat.org/products/us-air-heart-month-t-shirt.