The American Heart Association (AHA) has announced ThedaCare health system as its first “Life is Why” sponsor in Wisconsin.

According to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, cardiovascular disease took the lives of more than 11,000 Wisconsinites in 2016 alone.

Focus throughout this three-year sponsorship will be on creating a culture of health for area residents. Life is Why is a national brand element of AHA which encourages people to consider what or who they are living for as they look at their health. For more information see www.heart.org/lifeiswhy