Today heart disease is the No. 1 killer of Americans, and Ross is proud to support efforts to help keep our employees and customers free of cardiovascular disease and stroke. Ross has worked with the AHA for over a decade with fundraising drives and awareness campaigns.
AHA HEART CAMPAIGN
In February of 2014, our Ross Dress for Less stores raised nearly $3,000,000 from our Associates and customers to support the AHA’s CPR in Schools Program. Thanks to the generosity of our community, the program delivered CPR training to 334,000 students in under-served middle schools. Over the next three years, the program will train 1 million students in hand-only CPR. The program yielded outstanding results, and with additional funding from the Ross Stores Foundation in 2015, we are excited to extend this program to 250 additional high schools to equip more students with the skills to save lives in the event of a cardiac arrest.
AHA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES
Ross Associates and vendors participate in two annual events to support AHA. In September, hundreds of Associates in our corporate headquarters and select stores raise funds for the AHA and participate in the Bay Area Heart Walk. Additionally, Ross invites our vendors to join us in sponsoring the East Bay Heart Gala each year, and we are proud to be an event sponsor.