Monthly Archives: August 2015


Mission: Lifeline — up close and personal

High-level volunteers in our Boise division recently got a closer look at the power of Mission: Lifeline. Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center provided a group of our board members, sponsors and Circle of Red members with a moment-to-moment demonstration of emergency response for heart attack victims. Guests were led through the lifesaving process from the initial 9-1-1 call, the EKG [...]

By |August 26th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Great strides in Washington State

Thanks to our advocacy volunteers and staff in Washington State, we took a few great strides in our fight against childhood obesity. Governor Jay Inslee recently signed a transportation revenue package that funds a statewide Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Program (PBSP) and it includes $56 million for our Safe Routes to School project! Our advocates joined with our partners the [...]

By |August 25th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Aloha and mahalo, Hawaii!

There were nothing but smiles during Oahu’s recent Heart Walk at Kapiolani Park. Kumu Sky Gora (a kumu is someone who, through lineage or lifelong tutelage, is a master of a certain craft) started the day off on a spiritual note with a blessing oli (chant). Mayor Kirk Caldwell was also on hand to rally and cheer on the 4,000 [...]

A Healthy Selfie reaches new heights

Wow – beautiful pictures shared by Amy Crabb! Amy just returned from a “bucket list” trip climbing Mt. Whitney. At 14,494 feet, it is the highest peak in the lower 48 states. She said that she recorded 1,050 minutes of physical activity on her Health Portal and that her Fitbit recorded 82,692 steps over three days! The TEAM of fellow [...]

By |August 19th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Kristen Criss – a true inspiration!

Heart disease is hereditary in Kristen Criss’ family and she is the only one left living to tell their story. She recently celebrated a very emotional 34th birthday realizing she has now outlived her big sister, who collapsed jogging in New York City nine years ago at the age of 33. Her mother died of heart disease at the age [...]

Seattle Kids Cook Up Healthy Dishes

Our Kids Cook With Heart program has garnered some well-deserved attention in Seattle! The program was recently featured on KING TV news. Spokesperson volunteer and dietician Amy Reuter touched on the reason why this program is so important, sharing that research has shown is that if kids are exposed to cooking and being involved in the process, they are more [...]

Super Selfies!

    During a day-long meeting, the Portland team took advantage of the beautiful day and went for a walk during one of the scheduled breaks. Way to live the mission!       It’s easy to be friends at the office and away – Los Angeles staff Kyle McCauley, Laura Baker and Megan French took a selfie while hiking [...]

Our Heroes – WSA Youth Market Team

I had the pleasure of attending our Youth Market awards dinner in Los Angeles where we celebrated the team’s heroic achievements from last year: Collaboration Superhero – Katie Martin Lowest Attrition – Karen Hake YMD of the year – Dawn McCutcheon Team of the year – Northwest Green Team Rookie of the year – Emily Anderly Again All Odds – [...]

Gift will help continue a great program!

Great news from our Los Angeles Multicultural Initiatives Team. They received a $7,000 grant from Kaiser Permanente, which will support the expansion of our collaboration with the Allied Pacific of California (APC) Senior Wellness Center to create a culture of health among seniors in the Asian community. The AHA and APC Senior Wellness Center have been working together for two-and-a-half [...]