Monthly Archives: September 2016


Northern Nevada is Healthy For Good!

Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center in Reno, Nevada, has been a longtime supporter of the American Heart Association. Over the years our relationship has flourished as we’ve worked together toward the common goal of improving the health of Northern Nevadans. With our 2020 impact goal in sight, this new collaboration will allow us to work even more closely together to inspire our local [...]

Great Walk for the Greater Bay Area

The Greater Bay Area Division welcomed more than 5,000 walkers gathered in San Francisco’s Justin Herman Plaza last Friday for the first of four Heart Walks – this one featuring fan favorite Bruce Bochy, manager of the city’s beloved Giants (pictured left). Sporting team T-shirts from Union Bank, AT&T, Oracle and Charles Schwab, the lunchtime crowd waited for the official [...]

Guest Blogger — Kelly Leeper

Kelly Leeper is a survivor and volunteer with the American Heart Association. He has used his platform as a survivor to raise funds and awareness for our mission. I was born on May 21, 1984 with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS). It wasn’t until I was three days old that my mom sensed something was wrong with me and took [...]

WSA Kids With Heart — a great program for young Heart Heroes!

Kids With Heart is a special WSA-only program designed to recognize some of our youngest survivors and volunteers. WSA Kids With Heart appoints young heart disease and stroke survivors to be ambassadors for the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association. These kiddos help our mission of building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular disease and stroke by inspiring others with their [...]

Infant CPR Anytime Kits for high-risk babies in Montana

Fantastic news out of Montana! We recently delivered (via helicopter!) the first of 400 Infant CPR Anytime® kits from Reach Air Medical Services to Bozeman Deaconess Health in Bozeman, Montana. The hospital will be distributing the kits to families with high-risk infants. Check out the great story featured in Bozeman Health News... Our Infant CPR Anytime personal learning program makes [...]