No one is immune to cardiovascular disease (heart and stroke).
A vicious killer, this disease does not discriminate and has no boundaries. Annually, over 16.7 million people (8.6 of which are women) die of cardiovascular related issues worldwide. Nearly 1.4 million cardiovascular related deaths occur yearly in North America: 600,000+ in the United States, 400,000 in Canada, and 470,000 in Mexico.
In 2016, the Save1Heart hot air balloon will soar through the skies of North America.
Paying tribute to those who have lost their lives to heart disease, the balloon's fabric will be inked with over 450,000+ names.
Curated by Save1Heart and designed by Cameron Balloons, this endeavor will join some of the world's most iconic tributes, including the World Trade Center Memorial, the AIDS Quilt, and the Vietnam Memorial.
Join us as we honor a collective group of loved ones who have lost their lives to this debilitating disease.
Ascend the Memory. Ascend The Advocacy. Ascend the Health.
Save1Heart is committed to stopping cardiovascular disease in its tracks.
For every name submitted and inked on the balloon, Save1Heart will donate one free cardiovascular study. This will provide over 500,000 screenings, at a value of over $12.5 million dollars to individuals throughout North America.
Please refer to our tour dates for screening locations and registration information.
Cardiovascular screenings will be conducted for those who register and on a first-come-first-served basis throughout the tour.
The Save1Heart balloon will tour North America, visiting over 105 US and Canadian cities.
Save1Heart will host the first-ever Health Village™ in conjunction with the #AscendtheMemory Balloon Tour. This location will serve as the official site for the #AscendTheMemory Morning Launch (watch the Save1Heart Balloon lift off with other balloons as handheld balloon fill the morning sky representing names of individuals who have lost their lives to cardiovascular disease), allowing spectators and family members an up close view of the balloon and interactive media exhibits from various sponsors. During the evenings, The Save1Heart balloon and others will glow (weather permitting) among LED staging and intelligent lighting illuminating the night skies of North America.
The tour will also offer 12 concerts by TBD artists (in various locations throughout North America, please refer to the tour dates link for artists, locations, and other relevant information), the MedForum™ (a medical symposium featuring some of the best and brightest physicians in the country - set up similar to TED Talks™), celebrity signings, booking signings, and complementary cardiovascular screenings.
The World's First Soaring Monument
Measuring eight stories high, inflated with over 105,000 cubic ft. of air, your loved one's name will climb the majestic skies of North America during morning flight and glow at dusk as we ignite our flames to honor their profound lives.
Join us as we pay tribute to your loved one while we draw attention to heart disease and end its tyranny.
We invite you to join us in this endeavor by adding a name to the Save1Heart balloon.
For $10 we invite you to add a single name (limited to 15 characters); or, for $20 we invite you to add two names (limited to 26 characters).
Because of the innumerable loved one's who have lost their lives, we recommend adding a middle initial.