Our Commitment to Build Something Remarkable

Hard Hats

American Heart Association (AHA) recently launched its 4th Annual Hard Hats with Heart event in the Triangle and will also host again in Richmond, Virginia, on the evening of September 17th. As AHA continues to raise awareness of heart health, Draper Aden Associates continues living out its commitment to AHA’s mission. Our goal as a partner, and as a firm, is to create a Lasting Positive Impact and Build Something Remarkable with those in the communities we serve while drawing awareness to heart disease, which affects many Americans.


For the past two years, Draper Aden Associates has sponsored Hard Hats with Heart’s Tools for Schools program, in the Triangle and in Richmond. Hard Hats with Heart benefits AHA’s commitment to be a relentless force for a world of longer and healthier lives and focuses, specifically, on the construction industry’s elevated risk. As the program’s sponsor, Draper Aden Associates donates the use of its truck as a collection site for donations, at the entrance of the event. Attendees contribute physical education equipment and other supplies that promote heart health, to later be donated to local schools, encouraging them to build a stronger foundation for healthier kids.


Back Of Truck



DAA announced in late 2018, the American Heart Association was named the firm’s official philanthropic partner. As AHA’s partner, DAA is committed to the involvement and support of the amazing work AHA does. From educating people about heart disease, funding lifesaving research that impacts children and adults, to training people to perform CPR, and much more, we are excited to #BuildSomethingRemarkable. Be sure to learn more about our partnership with the American Heart Association and also check out our involvement in AHA’s Annual Heart Ball!


All professionals associated with the Construction industry – general contractors, subcontractors, etc – attend this highly anticipated business networking event while raising awareness of heart disease and stroke. To learn how your organization can get involved, visit the American Heart Association’s Fundraising page.