American Heart Association Relationship

AHA Relationship

AHA DonationMerry Maids® is a proud national supporter of the American Heart Association® and their Go Red For Women® movement. Since the beginning of the relationship in 2013, Merry Maids has contributed over $280,000 in funds through nationwide local efforts from our customers, franchise owner network and branches. Merry Maids supports Go Red for Women through American Heart Month, local fundraising programs like coin bank collections and additional service promotions. Merry Maids also leads internal cause education awareness (Go Red Education) for their network of franchise owners and team members.

Merry Maids Goes Red

Donate to American Heart AssociationDuring the month of February, Merry Maids will match 100% of donations up to $75,000. Team members in offices across the country "Red Out" showing support of the cause. Participating Merry Maids locations will provide customers with a signature coin bank in which to collect funds, 100 percent of which will be donated to the cause to fight heart disease, which is the cause of death for 1 out of 3 women in the US, claiming more lives than all forms of cancer. During American Heart Month, Merry Maids encourages everyone to "Get Moving, Start Cleaning, and Be Heart Healthy" by transforming cleaning routines into heart healthy activities (Press Release).

Alys GrissomA Heartfelt Voice — Betty de Aragon's Story

Hi! My name is Betty de Aragon, and I am a heart disease survivor.

I was born with Tetralogy of Fallot, a heart problem consisting of four serious defects. I was a “blue baby,” because my heart defects kept my blood from getting adequate oxygen. A Blalock -Taussig shunt was placed to help my heart increase blood flow to the lungs. After three open-heart surgeries and regular cardiologist visits, I have maintained a healthy lifestyle.

Physical activity and moderation in physical exertion have also always been part of my routine. But taking care not to exceed my limits hasn’t prevented me from enjoying life. I have to listen to my body, but I’ve done everything I’ve wanted, including skiing and dancing until dawn.

I’m very passionate about research the AHA does because without it, I may not have been able to survive. The money you contributed from Merry Maids’ campaign efforts will allow the American Heart Association to continue with important research, education, and programs like Go Red For Women that save hundreds of lives like mine every day.

I want to personally say thank you, Merry Maids, for your nationwide campaign and for your ongoing support of the American Heart Association and Go Red For Women.

With heart,