Akerman is a sponsor of the American Heart Association's Tampa Bay Heart Ball. The event celebrates the lifesaving work of the American Heart Association and its efforts to fight heart diseases and stroke. The American Heart Association is the nation’s oldest, largest voluntary organization devoted to building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.
By providing science-based treatment guidelines to healthcare professionals, the American Heart Association works to ensure the best treatment for every patient, every time. Some examples of the American Heart Association’s work are helping people in the community understand the importance of healthy lifestyle choices, providing CPR education training, and educating lawmakers, policy makers, and the public to advocate for changes that will protect and improve the health of our communities.