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American Heart Association Celebrates 99 Years

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On June 10, 2023, the American Heart Association celebrates its ninety-nineth anniversary. Since 1924, the American Heart Association, devoted to world of healthier lives for all, has saved and improved lives, pioneered scientific discovery and advocated for healthy public policies in communities across the country. These bold moves have helped transform the nation’s health and significantly reduce heart disease and stroke death rates.

Here in Montgomery County, the mission and the work of the American Heart Association is critical, focusing on bystander CPR, blood pressure, women’s health, and nutrition security.

The signature events of Montgomery County’s American Heart Association have named event chairs that will drive the Association into the next century. These chairpersons have demonstrated the bold leadership needed to catapult the American Heart Association’s next 100 years of relentless work and transformative innovation. The 2022-2024 Montgomery County chairpersons are:

  • Misti Jeter, President of Black Pearl Technology and Kerrie Guerrero, VP/ Chief Nursing Officer at Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital, as co-chairs of the Heart Walk on November 4, Northshore Park The Woodlands
  • Elvira Graham & Lonny Soza, President of Post Oak Motors as co-chairs of the Go Red For Women Luncheon, April 18, The Woodlands Waterway Marriott

The American Heart Association’s centennial is a celebration of the lifesaving achievements and shared vision for a bold second century that will exponentially advance heart and brain health. The Association will continue to lead breakthroughs in science and technology, improve health care and advocate for federal, state, and local policies drive healthier lifestyles.

Reaching for bold goals is made possible because of like-minded individuals and organizations who share in the vision of better health for Montgomery County. We are beyond grateful to our area donors and partners who have pledged their support of donations of time, talent, and funds as Second Century campaign donors. The leading organizations and generous individuals include:

  • Bob and Suzanne Potter
  • Misti Jeter, Black Pearl Technology
  • St. Luke’s Health, The Woodlands
  • Tomball Regional Health Foundation
  • UTMB

Thank you to the leaders and donors who whole heartedly support the mission of the American Heart Association. It is through our collective passion that the American Heart Association closes out the first 100 years and begins the next. To learn more about Founders Day, visit

Source: American Heart Association