ASRC Federal Leads the 2018 Greater Washington Heart Walk to a Record-Breaking Year

Washington DC- Mark Gray, President and CEO of ASRC Federal and 2018 Heart Walk Chair, helps raise $2.458 Million in support of the American Heart Association’s Mission. The American Heart Association announced that is has raised a record-breaking amount of $2.458M from the Heart Walk on November 3, 2018. The funds raised support the American Heart Association’s mission to be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives. The 2018 Heart Walk Chair was Mark Gray, President and CEO of ASRC Federal. ASRC Federal is dedicated to its communities and a heart-healthy culture. The company hit the ground [...]

Keeping Maryland Smoke Free: National Harbor Cigar Lounge Proposal Defeated

Prince George’s County, MD- Following pressure by the American Heart Association and our national and state partners, on January 24, 2019 MGM Resorts withdrew their application to the Prince George’s County, Maryland Planning Department for a “special exception” to open a cigar lounge at their National Harbor venue. MGM previously had submitted a proposal for a 2,038 square-foot cigar store and lounge inside the casino that was under review by Prince George’s County agencies and decision makers. However as AHA argued, Maryland’s strong smoke-free law restricts smoking in all indoor workplaces, including casinos AHA and coalition partners including the American [...]

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 evening dinner, held at the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African American Arts and Culture where five schools were announced to move forward to the EmPOWERED To Serve Urban Health Accelerator-HBCU Showcase event on April 29. The EmPOWERED to Serve [...]

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, is on a mission to improve these statistics, and has teamed up with more than 70 companies around the country to do so through the Life Is Why We Give™ fundraising campaign. During American Heart Month this February, when consumers [...]

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 also got into their best red to help save lives. The American Heart Association Greater Washington and Maryland offices issued a challenge to sports mascots - help us save lives and support Wear Red Day!  Three local teams heard the [...]

DABO NAMED 2018 PAUL “BEAR” BRYANT COACH OF THE YEAR

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 has led Clemson to eight straight seasons of at least 10 wins, along with five ACC titles, seven ACC Atlantic Division titles and 11 straight bowl appearances since 2008. Dabo Swinney’s 11 seasons as Clemson head coach have propelled him [...]

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