Join the Urban Health Accelerator – Historically Black College (HCBU) Legacy Kick Off Session!

The Empowered To Serve Summit and Urban Health Accelerator expands the work of American Heart Association in local communities as we seek to address social issues impacting the ability of individuals to attain the healthiest life possible. Thanks to the Barbara Houston Urban Health Accelerator HBCU Legacy Grants, made possible through the support of Mr. John Houston, III, the American Heart [...]

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

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

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

AHA Recognizes Companies in Forbes Magazine

Imagine a healthier community for all, where heart diseases and stroke are no longer our leading killers, and every member of every community is able to achieve well-being supported by the places they live, learn, work, play, pray and heal. At the American Heart Association, we are dedicated to promoting health and well-being for all and have made it our mission to be a [...]

Are You Fit Enough For Heart Walk?

Whether it’s prepping for the Upstate Heart Walk on April 13 or getting ready to tackle your first 5k race, there are many ways you can train your body to take on that next challenge.  The good news?  The Upstate offers a variety of free programs and resources to get you ready, like these from our Upstate Life is Why [...]

By |September 14th, 2018|Categories: Heart Walk, South Carolina|0 Comments

Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the Lowcountry Heart Walk

Charleston, SC - The Charleston team is gearing up for the 25th anniversary of the Lowcountry Heart Walk on September 29th at Riverfront Park. This event is a celebration of funds raised throughout the year to fight heart disease and stroke, fund critical lifesaving research, continue CPR trainings and education initiatives, and build a healthier community. AHA ambassadors Pauline and [...]

By |September 13th, 2018|Categories: Heart Walk, South Carolina|0 Comments

Limiting Screen Time to Keep Kids Healthy

Greenville, SC - The Upstate Team in Greenville, South Carolina made the front page of The Greenville News!  The paper featured a recent AHA study on screen time limits for children that highlighted two local families to share this vital study.  Read the full article here.

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