To increase awareness of heart disease, to promote heart healthy lifestyles
Welcome to The Heart Society of Gaston County
The Heart Society is a local, independent organization working to meet needs of people in Gaston County.
Our mission is to increase awareness of heart disease, to promote heart healthy lifestyles and to provide services to local heart patients. Outcomes for our programs show that they have a lifesaving impact for the participants.
We assist heart patients in Gaston County who cannot afford their prescriptions by purchasing medication through local pharmacies and enrolling clients in the pharmaceutical companies’ patient assistance programs. Clients must be a resident of Gaston County.
Cardiovascular Health Education
We provide education about modifiable cardiovascular risk factors such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure, obesity, smoking and a sedentary lifestyle through free blood pressure screenings, Art for Heart, the Junior Heart Board, and My Healthy Heart.
Three special events provide crucial funding for the Heart Society’s programs.
- Heart Ball
- Heart Walk
- Open Heart Open Golf Tournament