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Coach Frank Beamer and Teen Athlete from Virginia to be Honored at Paul “Bear” Bryant Coach of the Year Awards Ceremony

High school baseball player, Johnny Oates, overcame a fatal heart condition. The American Heart Association (AHA) is hosting the 2019 Paul “Bear” Bryant Awards tonight at the Post Oak Hotel in Houston, Texas.  Two special Virginians will be honored during the ceremony and dinner:  Coach Frank Beamer and standout teen athlete and heart survivor, Johnny Oates, from Chester, [...]

By |January 9th, 2019|Categories: centralvirginia, Hampton Roads, Richmond, Virginia|0 Comments

New Bern Volunteers Rally for 25th Anniversary Heart Ball After Historic Flooding

When New Bern, NC was hit hard by Hurricane Florence in September 2018, New Bern Heart Ball volunteers were busy preparing for the 25th annual event.  The area experienced historic flooding that damaged or destroyed homes, businesses and schools across Craven and Jones counties. Many wondered, would the Heart Ball go on? The community, sponsors and members of the New [...]

By |January 4th, 2019|Categories: easternnorthcarolina, North Carolina, Volunteerism|1 Comment

Guilford County and American Heart Association Join Forces for Heartbeats of Thanks Partner Recognition Breakfast

The American Heart Association & Guilford County Department of Public Health worked together to hold the Heartbeats of Thanks Partner Recognition Breakfast. Jennifer Lawson recognized our Triad Target: BP recognitions for Cone Health, Wake Forest Baptist Health and Novant Health. Linda King was also able to thank the Hampton Family for all of their support for the Hampton Family Mobile Kitchen [...]

By |January 3rd, 2019|Categories: North Carolina, triad|0 Comments

Inaugural Jazz Brunch & Health Equity Symposium Brings in 200 Attendees

The inaugural Jazz Brunch & Health Equity Symposium with Winston-Salem State University was a huge success! The Triad, NC office of the American Heart Association was so proud to partner with the WSSU Physical Education Program where 200 people attended a panel focused on health equity and Yolanda Rabun got everyone moving and their hearts pumping during the brunch. Huge thanks to Linda [...]

By |January 3rd, 2019|Categories: Community Health, North Carolina, triad|0 Comments

Stroke Survivor’s Mom Saves Her Life By Knowing F.A.S.T.

Sylvia May recalls the day clearly. At 21-years-old, she woke up on a typical Friday morning and headed to her job with the Air Force working on fighter planes. Her day began with an inconvenient headache; however, this was the first sign of an impending stroke. Throughout the work day, Sylvia’s headache persisted. Along with this, she began hearing a [...]

By |December 23rd, 2018|Categories: Richmond, Stroke, Survivor Stories, Virginia|0 Comments

Charlotte Billboard Campaign Addresses Social Determinants of Health

Trying to explain our new community transformation model and how it applies to Charlotte and the surrounding region has created a unique opportunity for the American Heart Association. We have always been known for science and research. The kind that has afforded us medical advancements and guidelines that save lives. Our community also knows us for our inspirational events: Heart [...]

By |December 19th, 2018|Categories: charlotte, Community Health, North Carolina|0 Comments

Over 1200 Horses and Riders Gallop for Heart in Myrtle Beach

Every Fall, 1,200+ horseback riders from across the country take to the beaches of Myrtle Beach, SC for the 5 day, 4 night American Heart Association Beach Ride. Entering it’s 38th year, the event raises over $350,000 per year for the AHA. Patron Circle member of the Cor Vitae Society and rider, Paul Riefenberg is dedicated to the cause due [...]

Tips to keep blood pressure in check this holiday season

Let’s be honest. Holidays can be stressful.  Schedules are hectic, we’re scrambling for last minute gifts and it’s the season of stuffy noses and financial woes. All of these stressors can negatively impact our health and for those with hypertension, stress can cause a fluctuation in blood pressure. The good news? We’ve teamed up with Bon Secours St. Francis Health [...]

By |December 11th, 2018|Categories: South Carolina, upstate|0 Comments

Heart Healthy 2018 Policy Accomplishments in the Greater Washington Region

Washington, DC- Thanks to the dedication, passion, and hard work of You’re the Cure volunteers, 2018 was another successful year of public policy accomplishments for heart health in Greater Washington. You’re the Cure advocates were active in Washington, DC, Maryland, and Northern Virginia to support, defend, and help pass legislation that will continue to make our region a national leader [...]

By |December 11th, 2018|Categories: Community Health, Greater Washington Region, Heart Disease, You're The Cure|0 Comments

Baltimore Celebrates the Passage of Complete Streets

The City of Baltimore’s Complete Streets Bill became a law on December 6. This legislation is the most progressive, equity-focused Complete Streets ordinance in the country. Councilman Ryan Dorsey and the Baltimore Complete Streets Coalition introduced the Complete Streets Ordinance in July 2017 to increase safety and mobility and help curb reckless driving. It will: Ensure streets are designed for [...]

By |December 10th, 2018|Categories: Maryland|0 Comments