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Cooper Aerobics is a proud partner of the American Heart Association. Both organizations share a mission to improve heart health and end cardiovascular disease and stroke—the number one and number four killers of Americans.
Since 1970, Cooper Aerobics has been helping people Get Cooperized through the practice of preventive medicine by identifying early signs of heart disease. Dr. Kenneth Cooper first proved the benefits of aerobic exercise for heart health in his 1968 book, Aerobics.
Dr. Cooper founded Cooper Aerobics to help people achieve optimum health and fitness at every stage of life. He has since directed research establishing the cardiovascular benefits of exercise and has effectively worked to translate these findings into public policy and institutional programs.
Dallas Heart Walk
The Heart Walk is American Heart Association's signature fundraising event by cities around the country to support ongoing research. In 1992, Dr. Cooper launched the first Dallas Heart Walk and served at its chairman. He returned as the honorary chairman in 2011 and 2014. Today, Dallas hosts the largest Heart Walk in the country, bringing together more than 60,000 walkers raising $5.1 million in 2013.