Monthly Archives: March 2015


Grocer takes a stand for health

I would like to take a moment to recognize Raley’s Family of Fine Stores (a Northern California and Nevada grocer) for recently removing all tobacco products from its stores. The stores, which include Raley’s, Bel Air and Nob Hill supermarkets, announced earlier this year that they would no longer sell tobacco products in any of their 128 stores throughout Northern [...]

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Sean Maloney’s journey begins…

Hats off (or more like helmets off) to the entire Silicon Valley Team! Last week hundreds of supporters and cycling enthusiasts filled the streets of Downtown Palo Alto to cheer on Sean Maloney, stroke survivor and well respected high tech executive, as he geared up for an epic 5,000 mile bike ride from the Bay Area to New York City. [...]


Photo Credit: Staci, East Valley Mom's Blog Kudos to Len Gutman in the Phoenix office for meeting people where they are – on social media. Len reached out to key “mommy bloggers” in the area and invited them to visit and write about the Halle Heart Museum. His efforts paid off last week when one of the most-followed [...]

10th Annual Utah Go Red For Women Luncheon

Another amazing fundraising success comes from the 10th Annual Utah Go Red For Women Luncheon, which raised $124,000 – a 40 percent increase over last year’s revenue! Congratulations to Laura Western, Paula Axelrod and Amelia O’Neill for strategically engaging 21 new companies, increasing attendance by 87 people and nearly tripling the amount raised in Open Your Heart donations! Held on [...]

2015 Phoenix Heart Walk

A special congratulations to the Phoenix Heart Walk Team for a stellar event that raised more than 1.4 million toward their $1.5 million goal….and donations are still being made! On Saturday, March 21st, an estimated 20,000 participants including 133 companies and 120 community teams, gathered in downtown Phoenix. Introducing a couple of new facets to the Heart Walk;  Phoenix unveiled [...]

World Stroke Organization Awards AHA/ASA First Place

You may have read about it on the national blog – the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association earned the World Stroke Organization’s “Gold Award” (first place) for our World Stroke Day campaign! And, with American Stroke Month right around the corner in May, I thought it would be a good time to remind ourselves about some of the incredible stroke [...]

Oregon 5th grader raises over $7,000 for children with heart problems

Photo Credit: Gail Wickers Nothing can touch a heart more than stories showing the pure heart and love of a child. When Blake Wickers was in second grade, he was moved to tears by a video PE teacher Lee Cody showed his Umatilla, Oregon class. The video highlighted children in the U.S. born with heart problems. Because of [...]

New Apple App May Revolutionize Research Studies

There is a transformation coming in the way research studies find participants – thanks to Apple’s new app called ResearchKit. I recently attended the launch, and got really excited seeing its possibilities! Apple worked with researchers across the world to develop the new application that will find study participants more easily. And it’s working. In just one day – ResearchKit [...]

Mission: Lifeline – Montana receives $400,000 Grant

Big news out of Montana! Our Mission: Lifeline Montana initiative that was launched a year ago, recently received $400,000 from the MJ Murdock Charitable Trust! The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust gave more than $4.6 million to fund Mission: Lifeline in Montana. Along with this gift came a fundraising challenge of $833,000. This generous grant goes a long [...]