Monthly Archives: October 2015


Oracle takes the Heart Walk global!

Oracle has taken the Heart Walk global! Employees at corporate headquarters in Redwood City are our longtime supporters in the Greater Bay Area and corporate enthusiasm now extends all the way to India. Oracle coworkers in the city of Hyderabad staged their own Heart Walk event on Oct 16 utilizing the company’s Mega Heart page. Participants in this international Walk [...]

Hallmark channel features teen CPR hero

The Hallmark Channel’s popular Home & Family Show focused on CPR in a segment aired Oct. 20 and 21 featuring our own Community CPR Manager Sylvia Beanes and Los Angeles teen hero Madi Giese. Madi saved a fellow teen’s life with CPR and shared the rescue story, speaking candidly about what went through her head when she initially saw the [...]

CPR heroes among us

Jennifer Zanganeh lives our mission with lifesaving skills Jennifer Zanganeh, an ECC Account Manager in our Los Angeles office, recently exhibited her own lifesaving skills when she jumped in to help save a young boy at a roller skating rink. Within seconds, the boy started responding. “When I felt his heartbeat … it was indescribable,” Zanganeh said of the mid-September [...]

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USC filmmaker chronicles family’s stroke journey

Linda Brown is a filmmaker and a faculty member in the School of Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. When she learned her father Stanley had suffered a stroke she decided to make a film. The documentary You See Me takes a different and hard look at the impact of stroke on families. The world [...]

By |October 22nd, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , |1 Comment

Thanks to Ross Stores, Inc., for fundraising excellence

Ross Stores, Inc., is a valued longtime supporter of AHA in the Greater Bay Area. The firm’s incredible attention to detail brings our mission to the fingertips of its employees. The corporate headquarters activates at two signature events -- Heart Ball and Heart Walk. Congratulations to Liz Wright, Liza Mudd, and Lindsay Ring – their work with Ross employees has [...]

By |October 20th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Advocacy scores state funding for “Healthy Kids –Healthy Schools” in Washington

Congrats, Team Washington! Our advocates there are celebrating the recent passage of an obesity prevention appropriation bill. This is the second policy goal win this year in the state of Washington, and the WSA’s sixth goal win of this fiscal year! Many of our local board members were among the many You’re The Cure volunteers on who lobbied for passage [...]

Veteran walkers bolster Walk company teams

Company teams have long been the backbone of our Heart Walk success. In Los Angeles, Merrill Lynch has participated for 25 years. Donna De Leon-Burnett (pictured with her daughter at the Pasadena Heart Walk) is a long-time member of that team – she’s stepped up to support our mission for 23 years. Thanks Donna and your team members at Merrill [...]

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Hands-Only Mobile Tour rolls through Southern California

Our national Hands-Only CPR Mobile Tour rolled through Southern California recently with stops in Reseda, Los Angeles and San Diego. Every location offered a different level of energy with a total of over 700 new lifesavers trained. The stories we heard along the way truly confirmed the value of learning CPR and the importance of calling 9-1-1. A couple of [...]

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Super Heroes from Heart!

I had a SUPER time in Dallas, enjoying our affiliate leadership and other AHA friends from across the country. The super hero themed event was so fun – and one that we’ll remember for some time! The purpose was celebrate successes and jump right into planning and strategizing to make 2015-2016 our best year yet. I was so proud and [...]

Four Walks in six days – a busy and fun time for the Greater Bay Area!

Four #HeartWalkBayArea events over six days garnered huge fundraising and engagement goals! More than $3 million was generated including five Circle of Excellence companies (companies that raise $100,000+) and nearly 17,000 walkers helped make this season a great success. We kicked off festivities in San Francisco with World Series Champion Giants’ manager, Bruce Bochy. Bochy had stent surgery during spring [...]