Monthly Archives: April 2017


Advocacy Team closes four policy victories!

Our advocacy team is rocking the policy world! We recently learned that county transportation ballot measures that included Stanislaus and Monterey counties in California, Clark County in Nevada and Salt Lake City, Utah, have been confirmed as FOUR additional policy goal wins for the team! Combined, the measures that were on the November 2016 ballot represent tens of millions of [...]

Legacy Leaders pay if forward

Paying it forward… Our Legacy Leader program pairs students working toward a degree in the healthcare field with an AHA program that they can facilitate as a volunteer leader. University of Hawaii nursing students recently conducted an eight-week program on AHA heart health topics at the Honolulu Community Action Program preschool. The team worked to teach the preschoolers about eating [...]

Guest Blogger Kristyn King: Listen to your body

Kristyn King is a wife, mother and heart transplant recipient living in Southern California. She is also an American Heart Association volunteer, helping whenever she can to educate and empower women to take control of their health. Every heart survivor has a story to tell. Mine has a lesson along with it… In August 19, 2014, I had two massive [...]

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Saving Strokes on par in Tucson

Great work out of our Tucson Division with over 40 golfers, volunteers and staff coming together for therapy, sunshine and fun. Saving Strokes is our popular rehabilitation through golf program, and has become a favorite among Tucson volunteers. Golf is a wonderful alternative therapy for stroke survivors. Local sponsors HealthSouth Rehab Hospital and HealthSouth Rehab Institute were thrilled with participant feedback and results – and are [...]

Guest blogger Kathy Young: #HeartsWithPride reflects diversity and inclusion

Kathy Young (pictured on the left, below) is the Western States Affiliate Vice President of our Sun Coast Youth Market team. She is also the President of the American Heart Association's "Hearts With Pride" LGBTQ employee resource group. Kathy recounts her recent experience representing the American Heart Association at a Phoenix Pride event. Bringing together many voices is key to our [...]