Texas Health Stephenville will host a fundraising event from 1:30-3 p.m. Monday to show support for the American Heart Association and recognize the memory of one of its own, the late Danny Decker who was the hospital’s director of engineering for more than 25 years.

“Every 39 seconds a person dies from cardiovascular disease. Despite the alarming statistics, up to 80 percent of all cardiovascular diseases are preventable,” Chandra Caradine, of Texas Health Resources, sent in a release. “With this in mind, Texas Health Stephenville has two very important goals in mind - honoring one of its own and showing support for the American Heart Association.”

All Texas Health Stephenville employees and community members are invited to attend the ceremony that will be held in the lobby, 411 N. Belknap Street.

This type of disease is the number one killer of adults and the funds from this event will help kick off the hospital’s Heart Walk taking place on Sept. 10.