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 [...]

New Bern Volunteers Rally for 25th Anniversary Heart Ball After Historic Flooding

When New Bern, NC was hit hard by Hurricane Florence in September 2018, New Bern Heart Ball volunteers were busy preparing for the 25th annual event.  The area experienced historic flooding that damaged or destroyed homes, businesses and schools across Craven and Jones counties. Many wondered, would the Heart Ball go on? The community, sponsors and members of the New Bern Heart Ball Executive Leadership Committee rallied behind the American Heart Association mission and decided to move forward, even in the face of massive hurdles.  Volunteers like co-chairs Joe and Laura Peters were committed to staying the course to ensure [...]

Guilford County and American Heart Association Join Forces for Heartbeats of Thanks Partner Recognition Breakfast

The American Heart Association & Guilford County Department of Public Health worked together to hold the Heartbeats of Thanks Partner Recognition Breakfast. Jennifer Lawson recognized our Triad Target: BP recognitions for Cone Health, Wake Forest Baptist Health and Novant Health. Linda King was also able to thank the Hampton Family for all of their support for the Hampton Family Mobile Kitchen with Chef N’gai Dickerson for serving over 10,000+ families in Guilford County! Even better, AHA was able to stand side by side with the Health Department celebrating community partners working together for a healthier Triad!

Inaugural Jazz Brunch & Health Equity Symposium Brings in 200 Attendees

The inaugural Jazz Brunch & Health Equity Symposium with Winston-Salem State University was a huge success! The Triad, NC office of the American Heart Association was so proud to partner with the WSSU Physical Education Program where 200 people attended a panel focused on health equity and Yolanda Rabun got everyone moving and their hearts pumping during the brunch. Huge thanks to Linda King for making this such a success!

Charlotte Billboard Campaign Addresses Social Determinants of Health

Trying to explain our new community transformation model and how it applies to Charlotte and the surrounding region has created a unique opportunity for the American Heart Association. We have always been known for science and research. The kind that has afforded us medical advancements and guidelines that save lives. Our community also knows us for our inspirational events: Heart Walk, Heart Ball and Go Red Luncheon.  They even know us for CPR trainings and advocacy efforts around tobacco cessation. What they don’t know is that the AHA is working hard to address issues relating to health equity, access to [...]

Go Red For Women Appears in Triad Holiday Parade

Greensboro, NC - The American Heart Association was proud to have a Go Red For Women entry in the Triad Holiday Parades on Saturday. National Go Red For Women Sponsor Macy’s and Forsyth County Go Red For Women Sponsor Novant Health joined with local Go Red Women, survivors, volunteers and the Jazzy Jumpers to share heart-healthy messages and holiday wishes with our Triad community!  

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