Monthly Archives: July 2017

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Guest Blogger Katie Coombs: Coming to Terms with my Heart Condition

Katie Coombs is a writer, speaker and radio show host in Reno, Nevada. She is a wife and busy mom to seven kids. Katie also has a chronic heart condition. She uses her experience to inspire others and give them hope. On August 5, 2012, after nine years of living with supraventricular tachycardia, I was driving to meet a client at [...]

Guest Blogger Donna Kato: Daily Reminders

Donna Kato is the Communications and Marketing Director for the American Heart Association in the Silicon Valley and North Central Coast, California and Boise, Idaho markets. She was a journalist for most of her career and became a media relations professional in 2009. She started working for the American Heart Association in April 2016. As I start my second year [...]

WSA advocates travel to Washington D.C.

The final week in June brought more than 300 American Heart Association volunteer advocates from across the country descended on Washington DC for our Heart on the Hill federal lobby day, aimed at “lifting the burden of heart disease and stroke.” More than two dozen survivors, researchers, caregivers, physicians and staff from the Western State Affiliate attended, sharing their personal stories of the [...]

Ticker makes a special guest appearance at Oceanside Parade

Ticker and the American Heart Association Life is Why platform met tens of thousands of parade goers “where they are” to celebrate community and America’s Independence at the 23rd Annual Oceanside Independence Parade. I understand that Ticker was quite excited to be featured on TV during pre-event coverage! Special thanks to Life is Why cause sponsor Tri-City Medical Center for [...]