Monthly Archives: May 2016

Improving the heart health of Northern Nevada

We have exciting news from Northern Nevada to share this week. Renown Health has just come on board as the Life is Why Sponsor! The healthcare network has been a long-time supporter of the American Heart Association, acting as Presenting Sponsor for Go Red, Toast Sponsor for the Heart Ball and Nutrition Sponsor for Heart Walk. Renown was interested in [...]

Coming soon to San Francisco: warning labels on soda ads

San Francisco is No. 1 on the leaderboard for sweeping policy change. Thanks to  the efforts of Greater Bay Area Chairman, Chris Tsakalakis and board member, John Maa, M.D., soda warning labels on ads in the city and county of San Francisco will be displayed starting this year. The beverage industry had filed a motion to quash the law passed last [...]

Guest Blogger: Lorna Shaw

Lorna Shaw is the External Affairs Manager at Sumitomo Metal Mining Pogo in Fairbanks, Alaska – and a very passionate and committed advocate for the American Heart Association. Having a great hair day Have you ever said something you didn't really mean? Did you choose to honor your word anyway? That's the situation I found myself in this week. I [...]

A generous donation from Stater Bros.

Stater Bros. Supermarkets once again conducted their “Have a Heart, Save a Heart” campaign, a successful in-store fundraising campaign that has raised over $5 million for the AHA mission since its launch in 2002. Each year, generous Stater Bros. customers purchase  $1 and $5 paper hearts at each check-stand in their 168 Stater Bros. supermarkets throughout Southern California. This year to demonstrate [...]

Herbs are the star of this Teaching Garden

After only five weeks since launch, students at Wilmington Park Elementary in Wilmington, California made the most of its recently harvested spinach, lettuce, cilantro, parsley and basil. The main office proudly displayed various freshly cut herbs along with an identification key to use as a teachable moment. One class sampled a tasty snack combining their basil with tomatoes and mozzarella. [...]

Two times the fun!

Collaboration was key when, Teaching Gardens and Jump Rope For Heart held a dual event at St. Anthony Parish School in Los Angeles. The school is the newest Teaching Garden in LA County whose funding was generously provided by The California Endowment. Pre-Kindergarten through 8th-grade students planted fruits and vegetables such as tomatoes and cucumbers. Meanwhile, a Jump Rope For [...]

San Francisco Teens Cook With Heart Finale

The San Francisco’s Teens Cook With Heart “Iron Chef” style finale was held at the scenic San Francisco Ferry Building. Thanks to Chef Shane’s partnership with Whole Foods Market, this finale has blossomed into a signature culinary event featuring gifted teams capable competitors. Two local high schools consisting of four teams of 16 students competed, showcasing the culinary skills and [...]

Governor Brown Makes History to Reduce Tobacco Addiction

California Governor Jerry Brown today signed into law a historic package of five bills to reduce tobacco addiction, which remains California’s, and the nation’s, No. 1 cause of preventable death. The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association Western States Affiliate is proud to have co-sponsored and helped lead these efforts. We applaud Governor Brown and California lawmakers for putting [...]