Iowa Has Heart

Iowa Has Heart is an awareness campaign developed by the Iowa Heart Foundation providing education on the prevention of heart disease - the leading cause of death in the United States.

We invite you (and your teams) to show that You Have Heart by taking the PLEDGE and getting involved in a variety of ways:

  • Promote heart health through education events and social media - Iowa Has Heart Calendar
  • Learn about Hands Only CPR and share the location of an AED
  • Visit your healthcare team and know your heart health numbers
  • Share personal heart health stories to increase awareness
  • Show support with promotional items - Iowa Has Heart Store
  • Donate to support programs and initiatives across Iowa - Iowa Has Heart Giving Campaign

Sign up to receive the Iowa Heart Foundation Newsletter! 

Iowa Has Heart Sample Social Media Posts

Share your work in promoting heart health by using the hashtag #IowaHasHeart and tagging the Iowa Heart Foundation on social media posts. Facebook - LinkedIn - Instagram - Twitter

  • World Heart Day (September 29): @WorldHeart Day is an opportunity to unite for heart health. Beating cardiovascular disease is something that matters to every beating heart.
    #UseHeart #WorldHeartDay #IowaHasHeart #IowaHearts #OurHearts @iowaheartfoundation 

Iowa Has Heart Stories

The following individuals have shared their Iowa Has Heart stories to create awareness of AEDs (automated external defibrillators). Click on each of their names to read their story. 

Ottumwa Has Heart 5K

The Ottumwa Has Heart 5K Run/Walk was held in April 2022 and raised $10,000. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in Iowa and Wapello is one of the most impacted counties. Proceeds for the event will support heart health initiatives in southeast Iowa. 

Fort Dodge Has Heart 5K 

The Fort Dodge Has Heart 5K Run/Walk was held in September 2022. Proceeds from the event will support heart health initiatives in southeast Iowa.