Monthly Archives: December 2015


Union Bank hosts Health Expo in Westminster, CA

We recently collaborated with MUFG Union Bank, N.A., to host a Health and Wellness Expo at the bank’s Westminster branch. Eighty-five participants took advantage of various health screenings during the four-hour event – that added up to more than 400 complimentary blood pressure, body mass index (BMI), cholesterol and glucose screenings. Guests also had the opportunity to consult one-on-one with [...]

Union Bank and AHA join forces for Rose Parade float

Be sure to watch the Rose Parade New Year’s Day to see our joint float with Union Bank as it travels down Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena. I’m excited to join heart disease and stroke survivors, heart health advocates and our friends at Union Bank in bringing a message of health to the wide audience enjoying this iconic parade. Union of [...]

World Stroke Day lives on

World Stroke Day lives on thanks to enthusiastic staff at University of Utah Health Care’s Clinical Neurosciences Center. Their F.A.S.T. song and video was produced by Cory McCann (with guitar in the video) and the Stroke Center manager pitched the idea and encouraged all staff to join the effort. Our Utah division recognized the university’s amazing work with stroke patients [...]

Stroke of Luck for Larry

We are constantly inspired by remarkable survivors with whom we cross paths. Meet Larry and Teri Bobko whose well planned retirement journey took an unexpected turn when he suffered a stroke just as they were settling into their new home in Phoenix. GUEST BLOGGER: Teri Bobko Life is what happens when we make plans. We all had heard that expression [...]

AHA shines as a great workplace

Great Place to Work has published a favorable review of the American Heart Association as a result of our staff response. It’s the first step leading to Fortune Magazine’s designating the 2016 Top 100 Companies to Work For. While we won’t know the outcome of making the Top 100 list until January, the positive feedback from AHA employees is the [...]

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Lifesavers trained at Abbott Medical Optics

Thanks to Abbott Medical Optics (AMO) for embracing our mission with Hands Only CPR training for employees at its Orange County facility. Our Corporate Engagement and Community CPR teams collaborated to provide the training at AMO, which is a long-time Workplace Giving participant. They trained 70 new lifesavers in four sessions held over two days.

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56th Annual Phoenix Heart Ball raises over $1,000,000!

As the most prestigious social event in Phoenix, the Heart Ball is a true celebration of the generosity of the Phoenix community. With over 600 guests in attendance, this year's Heart Ball was the culmination of Chairman Kimberly Afkhami’s yearlong mission to fight heart disease and stroke and promote healthy living in Arizona and across the nation. The enchanting evening [...]

Play, Play, Play!

Are we changing lives? You bet! Our amazing Youth Market and Community Health teams are making it happen in Phoenix, where the Field Day Celebration for our 8th PLAY 60 Challenge with the Arizona Cardinals yielded many lifestyle change success stories. For me, the most inspiring was about a school that has historically had low test scores. The school’s fifth grade teacher really embraced [...]

Advancing our mission in many directions at the same time

Exceptional volunteers advance our mission in many directions at the same time. CASE IN POINT: Jacqueline Alikhaani. She is pictured first with her husband Sadegh at a community a health fair held recently at a church in South Los Angeles. The second photo is AHA CEO Nancy Brown with Jacqueline at a national meeting of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute [...]