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Cor Vitae Society Celebrated at the Charlotte Heart Walk

Cor Vitae Society Members were celebrated at the recent Greater Charlotte Heart Walk on September 29, 2018. The AHA is honored to recognize the more than 115 local Cor Vitae Society members at AHA events and through exclusive society experiences. The Cor Vitae Society – Latin for heart of life – is the annual philanthropic giving society of

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RVA Heart Sisters Spread Awareness About High Blood Pressure

Eight years ago, Tina Johnson learned she had high blood pressure and was pre-diabetic during a routine physical.  “I was eating fast food and drinking sodas several times a week,” said the former VCU track athlete. The doctor said, “I could put you on medication, but I’m not going to.  I’m giving you three months

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Little Hats, Big Hearts in South Carolina

  Little Hats, Big Hearts made a splash this February with babies in 29 hospitals across the state going red. The American Heart Association and the Children’s Heart Foundation teamed up to spread the message of congenital heart defects (CHD), the most common type of birth defect in the country.   With the help of 250

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Little Hats, Big Hearts Goes Viral!

Last month, the American Heart Association’s #LittleHatsBigHearts program was trending on social media. All that buzz has led to a flurry of knitters and crocheters from across the affiliate looking to donate hats to help raise awareness of congenital heart disease and to empower moms to live heart healthy lives while encouraging their children to

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Gold Standard Board Awards

I’m excited to announce that four of our volunteer boards in the MAA have been named as recipients of the 2015-16 AHA Gold Standard Board Award. With this designation, the AHA is recognizing that best practices are being followed to generate revenue, sustain and strengthen volunteer leadership, and drive our mission to the market level.

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To the next President of the United States

This month the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA) had the distinct honor of joining with the Obama Administration as co-partners of a White House briefing focused on cardiovascular disease, part of the White House’s “Making Health Care Better” series.  AHA President Dr. Steven Houser gave opening comments, and AHA CEO Nancy Brown was a

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AHA Honors MAA Volunteers

The AHA honored several leading volunteers at its annual Awards Luncheon in Dallas on June 24. Congratulations to the MAA’s prestigious award winners! Awards of Meritorious Achievement were presented to Pegui Maridueña, CMC, MBA, and Bertram L. Scott. They were recognized for their leadership and guidance as advisors for multicultural inclusiveness and relevance in AHA communications and marketing campaigns, including the Life

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MAA Volunteers Share their Stories on National Stage

Our Youth Market team has worked hard and exceeded the money raised in last year’s breakout growth year. This week, Nancy Brown’s blog featured a student from Durham, NC who raised more than $60K for Jump Rope for Heart this year. I have a couple of national media hits to share that tell the stories of two