Monthly Archives: February 2017


Las Vegas Go Red Por Tu Corazon inspires health and wellness for all

Another successful Las Vegas Go Red Por Tu Corazón luncheon is on the books! The sixth annual Go Red Por Tu Corazón Luncheon opened with a boutique fair and health screenings made available to its 150 participants. Roseman University nursing students provided free cholesterol, glucose and blood pressure screenings for attendees. During lunch, the audience heard from retired cardiologist, Jose Antonio Despujos [...]

WSA volunteer highlighted at Red Dress Collection Fashion Show

 It was a trip of a lifetime for 9-year-old cardiac arrest survivor Sofia Montoya. The Silicon Valley volunteer and her parents were invited to attend the Red Dress Collection show in New York City on Feb. 9 to meet her idol, “Fight Song” singer Rachel Platten, who was walking the runway and singing the song during the show. Her parents kept [...]

Measure M victory!

Exciting news from Los Angeles! Policy Measure M, also known as the “Bicycle/Pedestrian” measure, has passed thanks in part to efforts of American Heart Association volunteers, advocates and staff. Measure M will levy a half-cent sales tax increase, and will generate an estimated $860 million a year to expand transportation and mobility options in LA County. It is intended to help improve the health [...]

San Diego Gulls celebrate a special heart family

The San Diego Gulls professional hockey team took advantage of Valentine’s Day to celebrate the American Heart Association, Go Red For Women and super volunteer and survivor Kenzi Jankowski. Kenzi and her brother Tanner were featured in the pre-game “drop the puck” ceremony, and the Gulls recognized the Jankowski family between the second and third periods. They also aired a [...]

Hearts are a girls best friend in Northern Nevada

Our Northern Nevada Division recently hosted the 13th annual Go Red For Women Luncheon in a beautiful downtown Reno ballroom. Approximately 640 guests attended the “Hearts are a Girl’s Best Friend” themed event. The setting was a reminder that no matter what we do to our outsides, if we don’t care for our insides, it is all for not. You [...]

“Heart on the Hill” is a hit

National Wear Red Day also coincided with our annual “Heart on the Hill” Lobby Day in Salt Lake City, Utah. Volunteers from across the state had a chance to learn lobbying tips from former legislators as well as receive training about polices like Tobacco to 21 and Safe Routes to Schools directly from Legislators and fellow volunteer advocates! Special thanks [...]

Wear Red Day in the WSA

I was in awe of the beautiful pictures that came across my email this week. Enjoy this special pictorial edition of The WSA Why Bulletin, and thank you all for everything you did to make Wear Red Day an astounding success!

Moving the prevention needle in Montana

The International Heart Institute of Montana (IHI) has been a presenting sponsor for Go Red For Women in Missoula, Montana, for the past four years. In 2017, they will be moving beyond the event experience to generate a larger community impact. IHI is partnering with the American Heart Association Missoula to champion the mission of Go Red For Women for the next three years, as [...]

California CPR advocates receive a “Golden Mike” award

I am proud to announce that AM 830 KLAA in Anaheim, California, won a Golden Mike award from the Radio and Television News Association of Southern California. The award was presented for a segment on the public affairs radio show KLAA Community Cares which featured long-time American Heart Association volunteer, Don Hamman, discussing the importance of CPR in schools. Produced [...]