Wake County Commissioners Celebrate Heart Month

American Heart Association volunteer, Tiffany Gholston, promoted American Heart Month at the Wake County Board of Commissioners meeting. Gholston is a heart disease survivor, Triangle Board member and You’re the Cure advocate. Gholston spoke to Wake County Commissioners on February 4th to celebrate the strong partnership between the American Heart Association and the County, and to recognize February as American [...]

By |February 12th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Baseball Mascots Knock it Out of the Park and Go Red Too!

On the first Friday of every February, which is designated as American Heart Month, the nation comes together,igniting a wave of red from coast to coast. From landmarks to news anchors and neighborhoods to online communities; this annual groundswell unites millions of people for a common goal: the eradication of heart disease and stroke. Baseball teams in Maryland and DC [...]

Triangle Construction Industry Makes P.E. More Fun for Students

RALEIGH, NC – Students at Barwell Elementary School have new physical education equipment to use thanks to Triangle Hard Hats with Heart attendees. At the September event Draper Aden Associates, the Tools for Schools sponsor, and the American Heart Association asked attendees to bring P.E. equipment to be donated to a local school. Attendees exceeded expectations and filled an entire [...]

By |November 15th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Mid-Atlantic, AHA Boards Honored for Excellence

Recently, the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association announced recipients of the 2017-18 Gold Standard Board Awards — the highest board honor bestowed by the AHA/ASA. Of 108 local boards nationwide, 24 received gold recognition, 20 earned silver status, and 53 garnered bronze designation. All awardees are celebrated for executing best practices that generate revenue, sustain and strengthen volunteer leadership, and [...]

By |October 8th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|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 [...]

A Teachable Moment Film to be Shown at Utopia Film Festival

We have exiting news to share! A Teachable Moment has been accepted into its first film festival, the Utopia Film Festival in Greenbelt, MD. The documentary will be shown on October 14th from 12-2p.m. LAI Video’s film follows the stories of recovery of four survivors, including American Heart Association volunteers, Anne Dailey, Lee Stroy, Mark French and the late Roderick [...]

By |September 28th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Scientific Sessions

The American Heart Association 2017 Scientific Sessions were held on November 11–15 in Anaheim, California. This incredible, five-day event attracted thousands of doctors, scientists, researchers, investigators, and other healthcare professionals from around the globe who came together to discuss new science to reduce the impact of cardiovascular disease. Attendees built their calendars around this meeting because of its extensive offerings, to [...]

AHA Highlights Impact2020 Sponsors in Forbes’ Centennial Issue

The Centennial Issue of Forbes Magazine, which hits stands 9.28.17, features a full-page list of sponsors that have committed to the mission of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Mid-Atlantic Affiliate through the year 2020.  Highlighting these sponsors in this unique way is a small token of appreciation for their generous investment in our mission for multiple years at a significant level, helping us [...]

Scientific Sessions 2016 Recap!

I was excited to join the more than 16,000 people from around the world at the AHA’s Scientific Sessions in New Orleans last week. To get caught up on all of the research presented there visit http://scientificsessions.org/sciencenews. Also, check out this video showing Scientific Sessions through the eyes of a few of our MAA staff and volunteers. (Please give it a [...]

By |November 29th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Jenny’s dramatic cardiac arrest story is the stuff of nightmares

Driving in Atlanta last May, she went into sudden cardiac arrest. The notion of losing complete control on an open road is horrifying enough. But considering her young age – 42 – it’s that much more shocking. Also surprising is the notion that Jenny doesn’t remember a thing about the entire day. Not the emails she’d sent for work that [...]

By |February 2nd, 2016|Categories: CPR, Go Red For Women, Heart Disease, South Carolina, Survivor Stories, Uncategorized|1 Comment