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

Survivor Story – Malissa Bradshaw

While working out at the gym six years ago, I felt a pop in my head and developed a sudden and severe headache.  I had what would be the first of three strokes within a couple of weeks caused by a ruptured aneurysm.  I was only 25 years old. The second stroke caused the left side of my body to [...]

By |August 30th, 2018|Categories: Go Red For Women, Survivor Stories, Virginia|3 Comments

RVA Heart Sisters Spread Awareness About High Blood Pressure

Eight years ago, Tina Johnson learned she had high blood pressure and was pre-diabetic during a routine physical.  “I was eating fast food and drinking sodas several times a week,” said the former VCU track athlete. The doctor said, “I could put you on medication, but I’m not going to.  I’m giving you three months to get your health in [...]

Richmond Luncheon Speaker Receives New Heart!

At the Richmond Go Red for Women luncheon on February 23, 2018, Amber Eck moved the audience with her incredible story of how a case of pneumonia at age 20 attacked her heart, ultimately developing into advance heart failure.  For nearly 3 years, an LVAD (left ventricular assistance device) has been helping Amber’s failing heart pump properly.  Struggling physically and [...]

By |April 6th, 2018|Categories: Go Red For Women, Heart Disease, Survivor Stories, Virginia|0 Comments

South Carolina Wear Red Day Highlights

On Friday, February 2, South Carolina went red in celebration of National Wear Red Day and the Go Red for Women Movement. Television anchors wore red, local businesses and landmarks went red, and social media sites exploded with posts supporting the fight against the No. 1 killer of women, heart disease. Here is a snapshot of support across the state: Over [...]

By |March 12th, 2018|Categories: Go Red For Women, South Carolina|0 Comments

Five Midlands, SC Women to Represent Local Go Red Campaign

On Wednesday, January 24, the Midlands AHA hosted their annual Go Red For Women Casting Call. Five ladies were selected to serve as faces for this year's campaign and will share their passion for the cause throughout the year.  Congratulations to, Amy Speaks, Iman Renai Davis, Go Red Chairwoman Punam Patel, Shaleita Minor, Latasha Hunter, and Lisa Lichtenberg.

By |March 12th, 2018|Categories: Go Red For Women, South Carolina|0 Comments

Survivor Spotlight: Pauline Meyer   In 2016, Pauline Meyer suffered cardiac arrest after her heart unexpectedly malfunctioned and stopped beating in her sleep.  "Nothing, I don't remember anything" Pauline said.  Pauline's husband, Travis, noticed that she was cold to the touch and immediately started performing hands-only CPR.  Their daughter Hayley also jumped in and performed CPR for 10 minutes before EMS [...]

By |March 12th, 2018|Categories: Go Red For Women, South Carolina, Survivor Stories|0 Comments

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

Local Survivors to Represent Go Red for Women Across South Carolina

This October, the Charleston and Upstate markets hosted casting calls to find local women to serve as ambassadors for the 2018 Go Red For Women Campaign. We are very excited to announce that the following 17 women have been selected to represent their local market. Charleston Market Terri Hix, 53, Cardiac Arrest Nicolette Johnson, 53, CHD Survivor Chaquis Maliq, 36, Juvenile [...]

By |December 11th, 2017|Categories: Go Red For Women, South Carolina|0 Comments

2017 Go Red Real Women from MAA

We are happy to announce that two of the eleven national Go Red For Women 2016 Class of Real Women are from the MAA. Chicarra Jones (37) from Columbia, SC has from high bloodpressure and cholesterol as well as a family history of heart disease and Evelyn McMahon (70) from Raleigh, NC is one of three stroke survivors chosen from [...]

By |October 28th, 2016|Categories: Go Red For Women, North Carolina, South Carolina|0 Comments