American Heart Association to Celebrate First Hard Hats with Heart Event in Charleston

The American Heart Association is teaming up with Seamon Whiteside to raise awareness about heart disease and stroke in the construction industry. They will be hosting an event called “Hard Hats with Heart,” which is a brand-new construction industry event bringing together general contractors, subcontractors, health care and business executives to shine a light on the prevalence of heart disease [...]

By |March 12th, 2019|Categories: charleston, Community Health, Events, South Carolina|0 Comments

Five HBCUs Advance in the American Heart Association Urban Health Accelerator-HBCU Healthy Communities Challenge

The American Heart Association hosted the first EmPOWERED to Serve Urban Health Accelerator-HBCU Leadership Summit on Thursday, February 28, 2019 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Leadership and students form HBCUs spent the day engaging in group discussions and learning from esteemed panelists on how to be a force for change on campus and in the community. The event concluded with the [...]

Wells Fargo Raises Awareness Around Congenital Heart Defects in the Lowcountry

The American Heart Association and Wells Fargo teamed up to raise awareness about congenital heart defects in the lowcountry. Wells Fargo's Dita Brown and Kate Marty Caperton, the chairwomen of the Go Red for Women Campaign in Charleston, led the charge in the AHA's Little Hats Big Hearts program. This program dons newborns with knitted red caps and raises awareness of heart disease, the number one [...]

By |February 15th, 2019|Categories: charleston, South Carolina|0 Comments

Charleston American Heart Association Office Announces New Executive Director

The American Heart Association (AHA) is proud to announce that Katie Schumacher will be the Charleston office’s Executive Director. Schumacher will focus on overseeing and managing AHA fundraisers, working with our board and Executive Leadership teams, and actively engaging with community members to reduce health disparities in the Charleston tri-county area. “I’m so excited to be part of this amazing [...]

By |February 7th, 2019|Categories: charleston, MAA Staff, South Carolina|0 Comments

Southern Coast Heart Ball Reaches New Heights

Kayla, Lilly and Cat The 22nd annual Southern Coast Heart Ball raised a record-breaking $290,000 at the Westin Resort in Hilton Head, making the community one step closer to fighting heart disease and stroke. This year’s theme was “The heart of it all,” which honored our local heroes from our first responders and survivors to caretakers and volunteers. [...]

By |February 7th, 2019|Categories: coastalsouthcarolina, Events, South Carolina|0 Comments

Upstate Women Take a Stand

On Friday, February 1, 2019, the American Heart Association will celebrate National Wear Red Day in recognition of the fight against cardiovascular diseases. It may seem simple. It’s as easy as grabbing the red shirt or skirt out of your closet instead of the black one. However, the impact this day has is huge. By wearing red, you are showing [...]

Charleston Donors come together to support Cor Vitae and the Heart Ball

The Cor Vitae Society – Latin for heart of life – is the annual philanthropic giving society of the American Heart Heart Ball Open Your Heart Chairs and Champions Circle Cor Vitae Society Members, Tony and Rebecca Sue Boor Association. On, December 18, the Charleston Heart Ball Open Your Heart Chairs and Champions Circle Cor Vitae Society Members, Tony and [...]

By |January 22nd, 2019|Categories: charleston, Cor Vitae, MAA Board, South Carolina|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Healing Stroke Patients and Caregivers Through Art

Katie Hinson This year, the American Heart Association and MUSC Health are teaming up in a community art therapy project: Strokes for Strokes. Open your Heart honoree Katie Hinson is dedicated to helping stroke survivors and caretakers heal through art therapy. The therapeutic art will be displayed at the Charleston Heart Ball on April 12, 2019. Last year, [...]

By |January 17th, 2019|Categories: Community Health, South Carolina, Stroke|0 Comments

American Heart Association, Upstate highlighted in local publication

Check out the latest issue of GSA Business Report "Book of Experts" to read how the American Heart Association, Upstate is making a local impact. Check out page 36-37:   

By |January 14th, 2019|Categories: Mission, South Carolina, upstate|0 Comments


Coach Dabo Swinney took home the title of the college football Coach of the Year at the American Heart Association’s 33rd annual Paul “Bear” Bryant Awards presented by Marathon Oil Corporation Wednesday. Swinney is the first coach in the Bryant Awards history to win the award three times. The first to also win the award in consecutive years—2015 and 2016—Swinney [...]