Monthly Archives: January 2015


Hold ‘em for Heart

The American Heart Association is known for some of our tried and true events. Jump Rope For Heart, Go Red For Women Luncheons and Heart Walks are just a few of the staples we are known for. Sometimes we have the opportunity to do things a little different – and that’s just what happened in Orange County when Mike Bolen, [...]

By |January 30th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

How to eSave a Life

I wanted to share some exciting news about one of our Southern California volunteers. A radio story featuring Vyshali Rao, M.D., of Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena, CA, recently won the division B "Golden Mike" award from the Radio and Television News Association of Southern California for best medical and science reporting. The program titled "How To eSave A Life" [...]

WSA Staff are winners!

I am excited to share that we have had several staff win prestigious National awards recently. Our Los Angeles Heart Walk Vice President Nichole Guzman was selected to receive the National “Transformational Rookie” award in recognition of the great work she has done with the Heart Walk team in LA. The LA Walks have undergone a transformation, achieving their fiscal year [...]

Learn for Morgan

Congratulations to our volunteers and staff in Orange County! With leadership from division Board of Directors, their collaborative work is bringing a CPR training milestone to California! The group worked with Placentia Yorba Linda Unified School District to become the first district in the state to require all students to learn Hands-On CPR and have AED training as part of [...]

Heart Month and Go Red Preparations Start NOW!

It’s still a couple of weeks until Heart Month, and I’m hearing about all sorts of plans and preparations that will definitely make it a month to remember. In Utah, Passion Committees are driving the way to Wear Red Day success. The committee met earlier this week and we had 25 members who are committed to helping ensure landmarks throughout [...]

By |January 16th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Toby and Friends Prepare to Go Red

Research shows pets actually help reduce your risk of heart disease. In fact our very own Rolando Narciso affectionately named his eldest dog “BP,” or Blood Pressure, because every time he sees BP his blood pressure drops. Health benefits aside, pets bring joy to your family and nothing is cuter than your furry companion dressed to the nines or donning [...]

Any way you slice it, these healthy kids reinvigorate the mission

Dear Kathy, I am the Chairman of Northern Nevada Division AHA board of directors. I recently got to experience a hands on activity that was just too good not to share… “I’ve never tasted a blueberry before… mmm this is good.” “What’s this green stuff (basil)? It sure smells good…” These were just a few of the many things I [...]

A health tip to start the New Year

Did you make a New Year’s resolution this week? So many of us use the calendar flipping over to January 1st to make the mental commitment to do something different – usually improve upon on something in our lives. These mental challenges are often health related. That’s why I thought it would be great to share a health passion of [...]