hidden The AHA Supports D.C. Council’s Effort to Remove Flavored E-Cigarettes as First Step to Protect Youth

The AHA Supports D.C. Council’s Effort to Remove Flavored E-Cigarettes as First Step to Protect Youth

The American Heart Association Supports D.C. Council’s Effort to Remove Flavored E-Cigarettes as First Step to Protect Youth Statement from Soula Antoniou, Executive Director of the Greater Washington Region American Heart Association Washington, D.C., September 17, 2019- “D.C. Councilmembers Mary Cheh, Vincent Gray, and a majority of the Council have taken necessary and appropriate first

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Working to end LGBTQ health disparities in the Commonwealth of Virginia

Black Pride RVA was held the weekend of July 18th-21st. The goal for the weekend of events was to educate, embrace and celebrate the unique lived experiences of the black LGBTQ community of greater Richmond, Virginia and across the Commonwealth of Virginia. The AHA is increasing our outreach and engagement with the LGBTQ community to

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Make Kids’ Meals Healthier in Washington, DC

Last month we introduced you to Lara, an 11 year-old Washington, DC girl who’s become an incredible advocate for healthy eating and drinking following her own health journey. Among the many ways to help kids like Lara make healthier choices is to support the DC Council’s legislation that would make healthier beverages like water, milk,

hidden Greater Washington Region AHA teams up with Whitman-Walker Health to host Healthy Living Workshop

Greater Washington Region AHA teams up with Whitman-Walker Health to host Healthy Living Workshop

Research suggests that LGBTQ individuals face many health disparities that ultimately lead to a higher incidence of cardiovascular diseases. The American Heart Association is excited to work with community organizations to target these populations in need and help all Americans live their healthiest lives. Whitman-Walker Health in Washington, DC shares the same vision as it

hidden Complete Streets Funding in City of Richmond Promotes Safety and Health

Complete Streets Funding in City of Richmond Promotes Safety and Health

The City of Richmond in Virginia allocated $15 million in their budget to make transportation in the city safer for pedestrians and bicyclists through implementing Complete Streets policies.  “Complete Streets” is a term describing a community that has safe and convenient travel for everyone and for all modes of transportation. Complete streets have safe crosswalks,

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Roanoke Go Red for Women Luncheon helps local women and families build healthy lives

The American Heart Association and F&S Building Innovations encouraged Roanoke Go Red for Women Luncheon guests to support the health and well-being of individuals served by the Bedford Pregnancy Center and Street Ransom by donating personal care items. The two local charities and the American Heart Association share a common goal of helping Roanokers build

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Baltimore has PRIDE at Heart

Baltimore Pride is one of the oldest pride celebrations in the country, celebrating 44 years this year. The American Heart Association of Greater Maryland was proud to participate in the festivities this year. Our mission at the AHA is to be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives. We strive to save

hidden Inaugural CycleNation Event in Richmond, VA Raises Funds and Awareness

Inaugural CycleNation Event in Richmond, VA Raises Funds and Awareness

The energy and spirits were high at the inaugural Richmond CycleNation event on May 30th.  CycleNation empowers participants to use bikes to get brain and heart-healthy – all while raising funds for community programs that will prevent stroke and heart disease. Co-workers, friends and family rang cow bells and cheered on teams at this relay

hidden Playground Refresh Creates Healthy Environment for At-Risk Youth in Richmond, VA

Playground Refresh Creates Healthy Environment for At-Risk Youth in Richmond, VA

The American Heart Association in Richmond recently teamed up with Bank of America and United Way to restore old and install new playground equipment in Mosby Court, one of four public housing communities in Richmond’s East End.  The project also includes the installation of an early learning path.  New playground equipment and the early learning