Triangle’s First AHA Blood Pressure Kiosk Placed at Food Bank

Representatives from the Triangle community gathered this week at the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina for a ceremonial ribbon cutting of the first American Heart Association blood pressure kiosk in the Triangle area. Once the ribbon was cut, everyone took a step back while a volunteer leaped forward to be the first one to use the kiosk. [...]

By |November 8th, 2018|Categories: Community Health, Events, Go Red For Women, North Carolina|1 Comment

Celebrating social entrepreneurs: EmPOWERED to Serve Urban Health Accelerator awards funding for community focused solutions to problems that are barriers to health and wellbeing

We are pleased to introduce the 2018 EmPOWERED to Serve Urban Health Accelerator grant recipients! Hosted in Baltimore, MD at the Reginal Lewis Museum the Urban Health Accelerator brought together entrepreneurs from around the country to present their business models to a panel of judges including, Sidra Smith, Film Producer, Brian White, Executive Vice President of LifeBridge Health and the [...]

By |October 18th, 2018|Categories: Community Health, Events, Maryland|0 Comments

Mission in Action: The Annual Greater Washington Heart Walk will take place on November 3, 2018

Washington, D.C. – Join 12,000 walkers for the Greater Washington Region Heart Walk on November 3, 2018 to raise funds and support the American Heart Association’s mission to be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives. The Heart Walk is the American Heart Association's premiere event for raising funds to save lives from heart disease and stroke. Designed [...]

By |October 18th, 2018|Categories: Community Health, Events, Greater Washington Region, Mission|0 Comments

Leadership Announced for the 2019 Lawyers Have Heart 10K Run & 5K Run & Fun Walk

Affie Ambrose Lori Sher Washington, D.C. - Lawyers Have Heart brings runners and walkers -- of all ages, levels of experience -- to raise awareness of heart disease and stroke. In 2018, the event raised more than $1 million, and we hope to exceed that goal in 2019. Since its creation, Lawyers Have Heart has raised [...]

By |September 21st, 2018|Categories: Events, Greater Washington Region|0 Comments

Richmond Hard Hats With Heart Builds Blueprint for Better Health in Central Virginia

Richmond, VA - On Wednesday, September 19, the American Heart Association hosted the inaugural Hard Hats With Heart event at Atlas 42 in Innsbrook.   Hard Hats With Heart is an initiative that brings science-based, workplace wellness resources to the construction industry. With higher than national averages for smoking and obesity, workers in the construction industry are at an increased risk [...]

By |September 20th, 2018|Categories: Community Health, Events, Heart Disease, Virginia|Tags: |0 Comments

Mid-Atlantic Affiliate Hosts Quality Heart and Stroke Summit

The American Heart Association - Mid-Atlantic Affiliate hosted the 2nd Annual Heart & Stroke Quality Summit in Raleigh, NC, April 23 - 27, bringing together healthcare professionals from across the region to learn from top-quality care heart and stroke experts. Online presentation slides and photos are available for viewing. Applications to present at the 2019 MAA Heart and Stroke Summit are [...]

West Broad Village Goes Red: A Kick-Off to American Heart Month

Richmond, VA – (February 15, 2018) – On Thursday, February 1 businesses in Shortpump’s West Broad Village came together to support the American Heart Association at the American Heart Month Kick-Off event at Gather, a local co-working space that has recently opened up in the West Broad Village shopping center. Renee Lacy, local survivor and volunteer for the American Heart [...]

By |February 15th, 2018|Categories: Events, Go Red For Women, Virginia|0 Comments

Richmond Employers Recognized for Outstanding Workplace Health Practices

Richmond, VA – (December 13, 2017) – On Wednesday, December 6, the American Heart Association (AHA) hosted the 2017 Richmond Workplace Wellness Symposium along with the University of Richmond.   Through this event the AHA provided local employers with tools and resources to help them create healthier workplaces for all. Laura Linnan, ScD, Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs [...]

By |December 13th, 2017|Categories: Community Health, Events, Virginia|0 Comments

RSVP for State Lobby Day

We are excited to announce that our third annual South Carolina State Lobby Day will be on Wednesday, February 21 at 8:00 AM with breakfast and training at the Capital City Club before heading over to the Statehouse for meetings. Please plan to be with us for the entire day. It may not be necessary to stay past mid-afternoon, but legislative [...]

By |December 11th, 2017|Categories: Events, South Carolina|0 Comments

Upstate Chefs Promote Heart-Healthy Eating

On November 8, four of Spartanburg's leading chefs competed in the annual American Heart Association Spartanburg Chef Challenge.  The event, which was locally sponsored by Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System, attracted over 200 guests from the Upstate region. Guests had the opportunity to taste heart-healthy dishes prepared by each chef and vote for their favorite.  Chef Bill Zabala from Morrison Healthcare Food [...]

By |December 11th, 2017|Categories: Events, South Carolina|0 Comments