Richmond’s Top Chefs Compete in Annual Chef’s Challenge

Richmond, VA – (March 19, 2019) – Spring is almost here which means the 27th Annual Richmond Heart Ball is right around the corner.  As we look forward to the big day, we are excited to celebrate healthy eating as a part of National Nutrition Month by challenging Richmond’s top chefs to create heart healthy hors d’oeuvres and desserts as [...]

By |March 19th, 2019|Categories: Events, Richmond, Virginia|0 Comments

Hampton Road’s first American Heart Association blood pressure kiosk unveiled at the Hampton Roads Community Health Center in Portsmouth

The American Heart Association installed a new blood pressure monitoring kiosk at the Hampton Roads Community Health Center (HRCHC) in Portsmouth. American Heart Association, community leaders and HRCHC staff were on hand at the Hampton Roads Community Health Center for a ceremonial ribbon cutting. The newly installed public blood pressure kiosk will make monitoring blood pressure simple and accessible for [...]

By |March 12th, 2019|Categories: Community Health, Hampton Roads, Virginia|0 Comments

Postpartum Cardiomyopathy Survivor Reflects on her 22 year-long Journey

In March of 1997, Beth Williamson Ayers gave birth to her son, Owen. Healthy and happy after a smooth pregnancy and delivery, Beth returned home with her son and visiting family members. Five days later, however, while spending time with her sister, Beth began experiencing shortness of breath. Immediately, her sister called Beth’s OB-GYN to explain the situation. The doctor [...]

By |March 6th, 2019|Categories: Richmond, Survivor Stories, Virginia|1 Comment

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 [...]

Virginia Beach City Schools Superintendent and young son promote healthy lifestyle through Kid’s Heart Challenge

As superintendent of Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS), Dr. Aaron Spence oversees the operation of 86 schools (serving almost 69,000 students) as well as all administrative support functions for the school division. As a Hampton Roads, Virginia American Heart Association Board Member, he jumped at the chance to help promote Kid’s Heart Challenge featuring his young son. Over the [...]

By |February 25th, 2019|Categories: Hampton Roads, Kids Health, Virginia|0 Comments

VA Beach City Schools Superintendent and Young Son Promote Healthy Lifestyle Through Kid’s Heart Challenge 

As superintendent of Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS), Dr. Aaron Spence oversees the operation of 86 schools (serving almost 69,000 students) as well as all administrative support functions for the school division. As a Hampton Roads, Virginia American Heart Association Board Member, he jumped at the chance to help promote Kid’s Heart Challenge featuring his young son. Over the [...]

By |February 25th, 2019|Categories: Hampton Roads, Kids Health|0 Comments

Kroger Supports American Heart Association Life is Why We Give Campaign

Every 40 seconds, someone in America has a stroke or a heart attack. Less than one third of high school students get the recommended amount of daily physical activity and 30 million people in the United States have no easy access to healthy food . The American Heart Association, the world’s leading voluntary organization focused on heart and brain health, [...]

By |February 20th, 2019|Categories: centralvirginia, Hampton Roads, Richmond, Virginia|Tags: |0 Comments

Custom Ink Supports the American Heart Association in Life is Why We Give Campaign

Every 40 seconds, someone in America has a stroke or a heart attack. Less than one third of high school students get the recommended amount of daily physical activity and 30 million people in the United States have no easy access to healthy food . The American Heart Association, the world’s leading voluntary organization focused on heart and brain health, [...]

By |February 15th, 2019|Categories: Greater Washington Region, Virginia|0 Comments

Local Hampton Roads Businesses “Go Red” to Bring Awareness to Women’s Heart Health

Stores, restaurants and businesses across Hampton Roads are joining organizations and companies across the nation in the effort to “Go Red” to highlight heart disease symptoms and prevention methods for women this February during American Heart Month. Sherwin-Williams generously donated red paint and brushes to the American Heart Association in Hampton Roads and will allow red dresses to be painted [...]

By |February 11th, 2019|Categories: Go Red For Women, Hampton Roads, Virginia|0 Comments

Hampton Roads Employers Learn Strategies to Create Culture of Health in the Workplace

Hampton Roads, VA - Sentara Healthcare and World Financial Group sponsored the first Hampton Roads Wellness Symposium on January 30th at Hilton Norfolk, The Main. Close to 100 human resource professionals from companies across the region listened to informative breakout sessions, an inspiring keynote speaker and received valuable resources about the benefits of AHA's free Workplace Health Achievement Index. With [...]

By |February 8th, 2019|Categories: Community Health, Events, Hampton Roads, Virginia|0 Comments