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 [...]

Survivor Story – Jay Lambert

Richmond, VA - On January 30, 2015, Jay Lambert was enjoying his Friday evening before planning on going into work the following morning. What Jay expected to be an ordinary night, however, resulted in Jay waking up three days later at a hospital. “My life was changed forever when I felt this excruciating pain in my head and within a [...]

By |September 28th, 2018|Categories: Stroke, Survivor Stories, Virginia|Tags: , |4 Comments

Virginia Tech’s Frank Beamer Will Receive The 2019 Paul “Bear” Bryant Lifetime Achievement Award

Virginia Tech legend Frank Beamer, the winningest collegiate coach in his NCAA division when he retired in 2015, will receive the 2019 Paul “Bear” Bryant Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Heart Association. Beamer will receive the award presented by Marathon Oil Corporation at the 33rd annual awards dinner Jan. 9, 2019 in Houston. Marathon Oil’s President and CEO Lee [...]

By |September 20th, 2018|Categories: Virginia|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Richmond Hard Hats With Heart Builds Blueprint for Better Health in Central Virginia

Richmond, VA - On Wednesday, September 19, the American Heart Association hosted the inaugural Hard Hats With Heart event at Atlas 42 in Innsbrook.   Hard Hats With Heart is an initiative that brings science-based, workplace wellness resources to the construction industry. With higher than national averages for smoking and obesity, workers in the construction industry are at an increased risk [...]

By |September 20th, 2018|Categories: Community Health, Events, Heart Disease, Virginia|Tags: |0 Comments

Mobile Kitchen Cooking Classes to Continue in Portsmouth, VA

Hampton Roads, Virginia - The American Heart Association Hampton Roads, VA team secured a grant to continue the success of mobile kitchen classes in Portsmouth, VA. Through partnerships with the Food Bank of Southeastern Virginia and Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS), the program will provide a 5-week mobile kitchen class series at four locations to help reach underserved community members. [...]

By |September 11th, 2018|Categories: Community Health, Virginia|0 Comments

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

VCU Health’s Melinda Hancock to Chair Richmond Heart Walk® on October 6, 2018

Richmond, VA –  Melinda Hancock, the Chief Financial Officer of VCU Health, will chair the American Heart Association’s 2018 Richmond Heart Walk held Saturday, October 6th at Innsbrook Pavilion.  Members of Hancock’s Executive Leadership team include: Anthony Conte, Pat Robertson, Brett Butler, Jim Litsinger, Jim Daniel, Ann Vaughters, Leigh Sewell, Walter Coleman, Brian Shaw, Tray Isley and Greg Lowe.  “I [...]

By |August 24th, 2018|Categories: Heart Walk, Virginia|0 Comments

Teacher Copes with Newly Diagnosed Heart-Stopping Condition

On November 7, 2017, Elisheva Marks was in line to board a plane back to her hometown of Boston. The teacher was excited to return home after beginning a new job the week earlier. Unfortunately, Elisheva never made it home that day. Without warning, her heart stopped beating, and she went into cardiac arrest. Fortunately, she received bystander CPR at [...]

By |August 14th, 2018|Categories: Survivor Stories, Virginia|0 Comments

J.B. Watkins Elementary Recognized by American Heart Association as #1 School in Virginia

During the 2017-18 school year, J.B. Watkins Elementary School students in Chesterfield, Virginia took over 400 heart healthy challenges and raised over $42,000 for the American Heart Association, making them the No. 1 school in Virginia and the No. 19 school in the country for their participation with the association. Students pledged to either drink water in place of sugary sweetened beverages, [...]

By |August 13th, 2018|Categories: Kids Health, Virginia|0 Comments

Walking Toward a Healthy Heart

The American Heart Association recommends at least 150 minutes of moderate intensity physical activity a week.  That breaks down to at least 30 minutes per day, five times a week. So what’s the payoff?  You’ll feel healthier, stronger and live longer. Research shows that regular exercise, like walking, helps lower a person’s risk of heart disease, obesity, cancer, and diabetes. [...]

By |July 31st, 2018|Categories: Heart Walk, Virginia|0 Comments