Monthly Archives: February 2016


AHA and UCSF Combine Efforts to take Bay Area’s Go Red For Women campaign to the next level in 2017

Great news out of the Greater Bay Area… the Go Red For Women team recently announced that Sheila Antrum, President of UCSF Medical Center and Senior Vice President of UCSF Health for Adult Services, is the Chair for the 2016 – 2017 campaign. In the past 10 years, cardiovascular disease deaths in women have decreased more than 30 percent. Yet there [...]

Kern County REALLY goes red!

AHA volunteers and staff in Kern County have been busy. Very busy. This small but mighty team put together five successful Go Red For Women events during the first two weeks in February – and that’s not including their Go Red Luncheon! Festivities began with the “Honks for Hearts” fundraiser the day before Wear Red Day, where volunteers stood near [...]

Your smart phone just might save a life!

Technology inserts itself into our lives, why shouldn’t it help advance our CPR campaign? When administered at the onset of a cardiac arrest, research shows that CPR doubles or triples survival rates. Approximately 80 percent of cardiac arrests occur outside of hospitals, which leaves the immediate response in the hands of bystanders. According to the Pew Research Center, approximately 90 [...]

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She puts them on our plates

Guest Blogger: Stacy Johnson I have always believed that eating healthy is a lifelong pursuit – especially when you have children. I also think it’s important to celebrate “parenting wins.” This story was just too good not to share. I have three boys – Daniel is 10, Cooper is 8 and Travis is 6. Recently our pediatrician asked Cooper what [...]

Tenet engages staff in Go Red fun

In an effort to raise awareness of women and heart disease, Tenet Health’s network Emanuel Medical Center in Turlock, Calif., created an innovative way to engage their staff in the Go Red For Women campaign. Tenet is a regional My Heart My Life sponsor and are always looking for new and innovative ways to promote heart health. Employees were invited [...]

Making streets safer for a new generation of healthy kids

With more than 75 children in attendance, our Idaho Division recently hosted the 6th Annual Youth Lobby Day. The event was done in collaboration with the Idaho Walk Bike Alliance and made possible thanks to a grant from Voices for Healthy Kids. The students spent the day at the Idaho Statehouse talking to Legislators about Safe Routes to School(SRTS) – [...]

Every Shade of RED

Every year I am truly amazed and inspired by the response we get for Wear Red Day… it is wonderful to see our volunteers, communities, the media and more embrace what the movement is all about. Here is just a just a sampling of participation: KTLA 5 in Los Angeles shared a National Wear Red Day fashion show featuring heart [...]

A younger version of Red Hat models

Tiny red hats have exploded onto the scene in preparation for Wear Red Day. In a tradition of utter cuteness, volunteers all over the WSA have been busily knitting red beanies for newborn babies to wear in local hospitals to celebrate Wear Red Day (February 5). Knitters in Sacramento currently have 1,750 ready to go to Sutter’s Medical Centers and [...]

Year round gardening

Winter is usually considered a time of dormancy… but not for our Teaching Gardens! Schools across California are working hard through the winter months and are reaping the rewards. In Alhambra, Northrup Elementary built their garden during a two-day “Plant Day Kickoff” in October. By Thanksgiving, seventh graders celebrated their heart-healthy harvest by holding a salad potluck. And there are still [...]