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American Heart Association Celebrates 37th Annual Beach Ride

Charleston, SC - This year the American Heart Association celebrated their 37th annual Beach Ride where more than 1,100 horses and riders arrived at Lakewood Camping resort in Myrtle Beach from over 22 states for our 5-day event where they rode to raise awareness, honor loved ones and survivors, and celebrate funds raised to fight heart disease and stroke. One of [...]

By |November 7th, 2018|Categories: South Carolina|0 Comments

Mid-Atlantic’s Little Hats, Big Hearts

Volunteers around the country are helping raise awareness of of heart disease, the number one killer of Americans, and congenital heart defects, the most common type of birth defect in the country by knitting and crocheting little red hats to be given out through the American Heart Association's Little Hats, Big Hearts. The Mid-Atlantic Affiliate is proud to be continuing the [...]

Community Celebrates a Life Saved by Teaching Hands-Only CPR

Midlands, SC - On October 10, Josh Boyd was playing a pick-up game of basketball with a couple of friends and two members of the Columbia Fire Department.   As an athletic senior at Richland Northeast High School and Quarterback of the football team, no one would have imagined what would happen during the game. After missing a shot and running [...]

By |November 5th, 2018|Categories: CPR, South Carolina|0 Comments

Five Ways to Enjoy a Healthy and Happy Holiday Season

Hampton Roads, VA - November is Eat Smart Month and while we promote eating healthy all year, we know the holidays can take a toll on your health if you don't have a plan in place. We believe you can be the best YOU by eating smart, moving more and making your well-being a priority. And you don’t have to wait [...]

By |November 5th, 2018|Categories: Virginia|0 Comments

A legacy that is saving lives in Baltimore, MD

There are discrepancies between black and white neighborhoods in responses to cardiac arrest. People who live in predominantly black communities are less likely to get CPR or defibrillation from a bystander, and that means African-Americans have a worse survival rate when it comes to cardiac arrest. The American Heart Association estimates that more than 80 percent of the 383,000 out-of-hospital [...]

By |November 2nd, 2018|Categories: Maryland|1 Comment

Target: BP Highlighted Resources

We are excited to begin highlighting resources for improving clinical care around blood pressure and cholesterol from around our networks each month.  Continue to check back for more updates and the latest news.   Action Needed: Submit Comments by 11/7 We must show the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) that the medical community supports ambulatory blood pressure monitoring [...]

By |November 1st, 2018|Categories: Greater Washington Region, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia|0 Comments

Primary Care Coalition Sites in Greater Washington Recognized for Target BP

Greater Washington Region- On Friday October 26th the Greater Washington Region American Heart Association recognized the Primary Care Coalition (PCC) and their 11 Montgomery County Maryland clinical sites for Target BP recognition. PCC represents 50,000 diverse patients from clinics such as Mary’s Center, Chinese Culture and Community Service Center/Pan Asian Volunteer Health Clinic, and Muslim Community Center Medical Clinic and [...]

By |October 29th, 2018|Categories: Community Health, Greater Washington Region|0 Comments

Cor Vitae Society Celebrated at the Charlotte Heart Walk

Cor Vitae Society Members were celebrated at the recent Greater Charlotte Heart Walk on September 29, 2018. The AHA is honored to recognize the more than 115 local Cor Vitae Society members at AHA events and through exclusive society experiences. The Cor Vitae Society – Latin for heart of life – is the annual philanthropic giving society of the American Heart Association. The [...]

By |October 23rd, 2018|Categories: Heart Walk, North Carolina, Volunteerism|0 Comments

Infant Born with Multiple Heart Defects Now Thriving at Age Three

Four months pregnant with her second child, Nykia Ward walked into her doctor’s office eager to learn the sex of her baby during her appointment that day. After the joy of discovering she was carrying a girl that she would name Kaycee, the doctor presented her with some concerning information. A bright spot appeared on Kaycee’s heart during the ultrasound. [...]

By |October 21st, 2018|Categories: Congenital Heart Defects, Survivor Stories, Virginia|4 Comments

American Heart Association Team Member and Survivor Receives Award for Outstanding Fundraising

Midlands, SC - On Thursday, October 18, Lizzie Smith, Executive Assistant in the Midlands AHA office, was named 2018 Outstanding Rising Star by the Association of Fundraising Professionals SC, Central Carolina Chapter. Lizzie received this award because of her lifelong passion for promoting and supporting heart health.  As a survivor of a congenital heart defect and open-heart surgery at the [...]

By |October 19th, 2018|Categories: South Carolina, Survivor Stories|0 Comments