Monthly Archives: January 2016


Check. Change.Control grads honored in Alhambra

Our Multicultural Initiatives continue to impact lives in the San Gabriel Valley region of Los Angeles with the Check.Change.Control. blood pressure management program. Our collaboration with Allied Pacific of California (APC) recently celebrated the program’s sixth graduating class. The group at APC’s Senior Wellness Center in Alhambra included 35 hypertensive seniors from the local Chinese community. As they completed the [...]

Super-size Thank You from cooking students

Students who recently completed the Kids Cook With Heart program at Lake Grove Elementary in Federal Way, WA, have dished up a super-size Thank You. It is posted in the school lunch room, where students are pictured recently making turkey chili as part of the program. They also made their own Lake Grove Kids Cook With Heart t-shirts! The school is [...]

Lifestyle Change Inspirations

If you have worked with the Western States Affiliate for more than a few years you may recognize our next female superstar, Chef Kirsten Helle, a Seattle, WA volunteer with an incredible lifestyle change story. She grew up with a love of food and a family history of obesity, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes. With a burgeoning family [...]

Health for future generations

Ensuring the health of future generations is one of our most significant strategies to achieve our 2020 Impact Goal. In Arizona we have a wonderful opportunity through the Halle Heart Children’s Museum to provide fun, healthy learning experiences for many Phoenix area children. This spring the museum is hosting a unique series of Kids Cook With Heart classes thanks to [...]

Target: BP – motivating millions to lower blood pressure

One in three American adults has high blood pressure. Over one third of these people – that’s over 26 million people – do nothing to control their condition, which puts them at risk for heart disease and stroke as well as a host of other health problems. The American Heart Association has joined the American Medical Association (AMA) to launch [...]

CPR Saves Lives – Jenylyn

Survivors are the heart of our organization. Hearing their stories evoke feelings of inspiration, recognition and support. They are the reasons we work each day to fight heart disease and stroke. I’m pleased to share with you this guest post from Jenylyn Carpio. She is a mother, a survivor, a runner, a volunteer and most recently has become an intern [...]

A beautiful “Union of Hearts”

On New Year’s Day, more than 700,000 people watched the Tournament of Roses Parade make its way down on Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena, California. The “Union of Hearts” float, which celebrated Union Bank’s 30 years of steadfast support for the American Heart Association in the fight against heart disease and stroke had its own multitude of supporters working behind the [...]

HBP Algorithm gets boost in Bay Area

Congrats to our Silicon Valley volunteers and staff for coordinating the first training in the Greater Bay Area focusing on our High Blood Pressure Treatment Algorithm. The event at Mayview Community Health Center (MCHC) in Palo Alto has the potential to reach some 7,000 individuals in that area. Physician volunteers conducted the training, which was the result of over six [...]

Congratulations to Francesca Minas –national Life is Why Champion Award winner

Let’s hear it for our Puget Sound division Communications and Marketing Director Francesca Minas! “Frankie” is recipient of a national Life is Why Champion Award communications award for her work creatively and beautifully bringing the Life is Why theme into Seattle and Tacoma’s 2015 Go Red For Women media campaign. The presentation was made by Miriam Hansen, National Director for [...]

Kings rule when it comes to CPR training

The Sacramento Kings are helping create a new generation of lifesavers in the State Capital. The NBA team began a series of Hands Only CPR trainings at its Dec. 10 game, working with our Sacramento division to increase public awareness about the life-saving skill. Volunteer EMS personnel assisted our Community CPR Manager Jenny Roberts in training over 70 people at [...]

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