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Southern Coast Heart Ball Reaches New Heights

Kayla, Lilly and Cat The 22nd annual Southern Coast Heart Ball raised a record-breaking $290,000 at the Westin Resort in Hilton Head, making the community one step closer to fighting heart disease and stroke. This year’s theme was “The heart of it all,” which honored our local heroes from our first responders and survivors to caretakers and volunteers. [...]

By |February 7th, 2019|Categories: coastalsouthcarolina, Events, South Carolina|0 Comments

Baseball Mascots Knock it Out of the Park and Go Red Too!

On the first Friday of every February, which is designated as American Heart Month, the nation comes together,igniting a wave of red from coast to coast. From landmarks to news anchors and neighborhoods to online communities; this annual groundswell unites millions of people for a common goal: the eradication of heart disease and stroke. Baseball teams in Maryland and DC [...]

Upstate Mom Raises Awareness for Congenital Heart Defects

Blair Sucher says she was destined to become a mother her whole life.  On July 17, 2017, her and her husband welcomed Robert "Jones" Sucher into the world.  They were overcome with joy and could not wait for the journey ahead. However, the next year would bring hardship as they found out about Jones’ congenital heart defect and the need for [...]

Upstate AHA Showcases Local Impact

Throughout 2019, the American Heart Association will be launching a series of videos highlighting key community events and efforts. Through programs at the community level, the American Heart Association is carrying out their mission of being a relentless force for longer, healthier lives. From blood pressure initiatives to local research studies, the fight against heart disease is in full swing [...]

Greensboro’s Leadership Breakfast Brings Health Equity to the Table

The Guilford Heart and Stroke Walk team had a record-breaking Executive Leadership Breakfast in Greensboro! Jennifer Lawson, Garet Beane and Candy Carter talked to the huge crowd and a Health Equity Panel with CEOs and Presidents from Cone Health, United Healthcare, Novant Health, Wake Forest Baptist Health High Point and Bethany Medical tackled the hard questions around how to improve [...]

By |January 29th, 2019|Categories: North Carolina|0 Comments

Upstate Women Take a Stand

On Friday, February 1, 2019, the American Heart Association will celebrate National Wear Red Day in recognition of the fight against cardiovascular diseases. It may seem simple. It’s as easy as grabbing the red shirt or skirt out of your closet instead of the black one. However, the impact this day has is huge. By wearing red, you are showing [...]

By |January 28th, 2019|Categories: Go Red For Women|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Charleston Donors come together to support Cor Vitae and the Heart Ball

The Cor Vitae Society – Latin for heart of life – is the annual philanthropic giving society of the American Heart Heart Ball Open Your Heart Chairs and Champions Circle Cor Vitae Society Members, Tony and Rebecca Sue Boor Association. On, December 18, the Charleston Heart Ball Open Your Heart Chairs and Champions Circle Cor Vitae Society Members, Tony and [...]

By |January 22nd, 2019|Categories: charleston, South Carolina|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Healing Stroke Patients and Caregivers Through Art

Katie Hinson This year, the American Heart Association and MUSC Health are teaming up in a community art therapy project: Strokes for Strokes. Open your Heart honoree Katie Hinson is dedicated to helping stroke survivors and caretakers heal through art therapy. The therapeutic art will be displayed at the Charleston Heart Ball on April 12, 2019. Last year, [...]

By |January 17th, 2019|Categories: Community Health, South Carolina, Stroke|0 Comments

American Heart Association, Upstate highlighted in local publication

Check out the latest issue of GSA Business Report "Book of Experts" to read how the American Heart Association, Upstate is making a local impact. Check out page 36-37: https://issuu.com/scbiz/docs/2017_gsa_book_of_experts_issuu   

By |January 14th, 2019|Categories: South Carolina, upstate|0 Comments


Coach Dabo Swinney took home the title of the college football Coach of the Year at the American Heart Association’s 33rd annual Paul “Bear” Bryant Awards presented by Marathon Oil Corporation Wednesday. Swinney is the first coach in the Bryant Awards history to win the award three times. The first to also win the award in consecutive years—2015 and 2016—Swinney [...]