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American Heart Association, Inc.
February 17, 2013

As someone with family members struggling with cardiovascular disease, you have been consistently disappointed with the American Heart Association. Specifically,. . .

* Stunned by the inflated salaries, exorbitant incentives and excessive benefits packages given to its executives and high ranking employees across the organization hidden the the costs of "programs" rather than disclosed properly in costs of "administration." Also, the association's compensation ratios and rates exceed those for most for-profit enterprises.

* Saddened that science positions and recommendations are altered or delayed due to the heavy influence of the association's corporate sponsors, donors and conference exhibitors, specifically Campbell Soups and the beef industry.

* Disheartened by the association's overstated claims of its contributions to scientific research and breakthroughs when really government and foundation funding have been the chief financial sources for this work.

* Put off by the association's focus on short-term, splashy events and media coverage driven by highly-compensated celebrity spokespeople.

TO REALLY FIGHT HEART DISEASE, DON'T DONATE TO THE AHA - rather support your local medical school or research hospital where the real work and family support are delivered.

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Some

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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General Member of the Public

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