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In 2015, the American Heart Association officially endorsed the Tobacco 21campaign, urging local, state and national governments to raise the tobaccoand nicotine sales age from 18 to 21.In 2018, it was announced that the American Heart Association has partneredwith Charity Dynamics and Mitek to enable participants in their national youthmarket fundraising program to quickly and easily deposit check donationsdirectly from their mobile phone.Nancy Brown has been Chief Executive Officer since 2009. See a list of theAssociation's key staff and volunteer leaders at - about us.()Elliott Antman, M.D., was president of the American Heart Association for its 2014–15 fiscal year. As president,Antman is chief volunteer scientific and medical officer, responsible for medical, scientific and public health matters.He is a professor of medicine and Associate Dean for Clinical/Translational Research at Harvard Medical School anda senior physician in the Cardiovascular Division of the Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston.Melania Trump was the Chairwoman for The American Heart Association's West Palm Beach Heart Ball in 2010.In 2012, singer-songwriter and actress Michelle Williams became an ambassador for the Power to End Strokecampaign.Shahbudin Rahimtoola Chairman, Council on Clinical CardiologyHypertensionArteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular BiologyStrokeCirculationCirculation ResearchJournal of the American Heart Association: Cardiovascular and Cerebrovascular DiseaseBasic life supportAdvanced cardiac life support(ACLS)Automated external defibrillator(AED)American Heart MonthAHA Paul "Bear" Bryant AwardsJump Rope for Heart, pictured in 2014.Volunteers with the 6th Squadron, 8thCavalry Regiment assisted the students incelebrating the end of the school'sfundraising event, "Jump Rope for Heart",to raise funds for the American HeartAssociation.Key peoplePublicationsJournalsStandardsSee alsoReferences
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